RITS Community Based Therapist Internship

This Community Based Therapist Internship in our Recovery-Integrated Treatment Services (RITS) program in Olympia is for current Master level students in their MSW, MA, or MS programs. Interns in our RITS program in Olympia will gain experience working with a diverse adult population in the office and out in the community. Interns will meet with clients in person or via telehealth for outpatient mental health appointments. Interns will gain experience using EBPs, staffing cases, and navigating electronic health records.  Interns receive weekly supervision as well as bi-weekly group supervision from LMHCs, LICSWs, and LMFTs.  


Behavioral Health Resources (BHR) is a not-for-profit provider of community mental health and substance abuse treatment. BHR has locations in Olympia, Tumwater, Shelton, Hoquiam, and Elma. The agency's mission is to support and strengthen individuals, families, and the community by promoting mental health and substance use disorder recovery. Mental health and addiction recovery are integral to overall community health. Our vision is a community healed, through treatment, education, and advocacy. We are committed to equity and inclusion in our services, in our workplace, and in our community.


Behavioral Health Resources offers flexible internship start dates to students. As a health care provider, BHR still requires our staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid, unless they have requested an accommodation for medical or religious reasons and that accommodation has been already approved by BHR. If requesting an exemption, any internship offer will be conditional while BHR reviews and decides on whether the accommodation request will be approved or denied.