Defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as: “a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate
talent.” In addition, the internship is a semester (fall, spring, summer) in duration and is unpaid.
The purpose of this internship:
Assist in molding the master’s and/or doctoral student in the ownership and practice as a nurse practitioner, practice in a psychiatric outpatient setting or establishing a micro-practice. The concept of experiential learning provides students with direct experience through which they can use analytical skills and reflection to apply new ideas gained from the experience to their classroom learning.
Selection as an intern:
Based on meeting the requirements listed below, as well as three rounds of interviews. The position is open three times a year (Spring, Summer, and Fall).
- The first interview will consist of the students supporting documentation only.
- The second interview will be conducted with the CEO of Privy Oasis, LLC
- The third interview will be held with all Privy Providers at Privy Oasis, LLC.
*Note: No documentation sent via email or phone call messages will be accepted into consideration.
All students interested can submit the required documentation via standard mail prior to the deadlines listed below to:
ATTN: Dr. Taaka Cash
220 North Park Blvd, STE 114, Grapevine TX, 76051
Qualified candidates will be contacted via email if selected for a second interview. The intern is a student who performs a service willingly, without pay, in order to support PMHNP curriculum requirements. Please visit http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.pdf to learn more about The Department of Labor’s regulations governing unpaid internships.
Minimum requirements to enter the clinic as an intern are:
- Be a current student (enrolled during internship) at an accredited master’s or doctoral producing PMHNP program
- Current RN Licensure in the state of Texas (Copy of license required)
- GPA: 3.5 or higher (Official transcript required)
- Privy internship application
- One Faculty letter of recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae
- Any fees due prior to the start of internship
- Course syllabus
- Evaluation criteria that describe student performance standards required to pass a clinical course, and those that indicate when a student is at risk for failing.
- Clinical objectives
- Program coordinator contact information
- Clinical site agreement
- Days and times of commitment (8hr days, 12hr days, block times, one day per week etc.,)
- Orientation to clinic
- Proof of health Insurance
- Proof of Liability Insurance through institution
- Finger print clearance
- Drivers License
Fall 2015 Semester Deadline: July 1, 2015 (Intern selected by August 1, 2015)
Spring 2016 Semester Deadline: November 1, 2015 (Intern selected by December 1, 2015)
Summer 2016 Semester Deadline: April 1, 2015 (Intern selected by May 1, 2015)
The Privy Internship is not:
- Free help
- Meant to replace an employee
- More than 20% busy work (filing, covering phone, errands)
Making an Internship Offer
When Privy Oasis, LLC has selected the most qualified candidate a formal offer will be made via e-mail.
How do student interns benefit from an Internship Program?
- Ensure the assignment of challenging projects and tasks
- Provide adequate, reliable, and regular supervision and mentoring
- Ensure interns are keeping pace and accomplishing goals
- Real life experience
- Enable the intern to establish a professional network