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Internship Program

Newport Mesa Unified offers comprehensive internship opportunities for students pursuing social work and school psychology degrees/credentials through the lens of NMUSD’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.  Our Field Instructors and supervisors are highly qualified, committed to the values and ethics of their profession, and possess a genuine interest in contributing to the greater field of social work and school psychology.  Through our comprehensive program, each intern and practicum student will engage in a variety of hands on and theoretical learning experiences.


The School Psychology Intern Program is part of the NMUSD Psychological Support Services Program. NMUSD strives to provide each intern with the experience and training needed to confidently obtain a position as a School Psychologist.

  • Placement with a supervising School Psychologist at an elementary, middle, high school, transition program, or preschool assessment center setting.
  • Placement focus areas can include working with programs for students with Emotional Disturbance, Significant Mental Health Needs, Autism, Multiple Disabilities, mild moderate to severe needs, and training on reduction of assaultive behavior.
  • Monthly group supervision meetings with School Psychologist intern field coordinators to receive extensive training in assessment procedures, report writing, IEP goal writing, counseling strategies, behavior management strategies, and other prevention and intervention topic areas .
  • Attendance at quarterly District Psychologist meetings.
  • Participation in District-wide trainings on assessment, behavior, and mental health topics in educational settings.

Contact Us

Prospective Social Work Interns please contact:

Angela Allen-Hess

Prospective School Psychology Interns please contact:
Michael Tincup
Coordinator of Special Education