Higher Education Partnerships

Complete Your Fieldwork at Seneca

Graduate fieldwork (MSW internship, MFT traineeship, PsyD practicum, etc) for both Seneca employees and those unaffiliated with Seneca is available throughout our programs in Northern, Central and Southern California, as well as our programs in Washington state. There are also a number of undergraduate internships available in Southern California. For more information about these opportunities, including application process, please visit the links below.

Please note, MFT interns and other post-graduates are not eligible for our fieldwork program, which is designed for those enrolled in graduate programs (or certain eligible baccalaureate programs in Southern California). However you may qualify for any of the Clinician/Therapist positions at Seneca. As an employee, Seneca will assist you in gaining your hours, trainings, as well as supervision and support, as you move towards licensure.

Earn Your MSW While Working at Seneca: Seneca MSW @ USC

Seneca has partnered with the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to offer Seneca employees the opportunity to earn a Master of Social Work degree from USC — utilizing its online MSW@USC platform.  Seneca staff selected for this program receive significant scholarships from Seneca and USC, as well as completing their internship for pay, allowing staff to continue earning full time wages and benefits throughout the program. Seneca staff who received an undergraduate BSW from an accredited program can join the Advanced Standing cohort and complete the program in 4 semesters, while those with another undergraduate degree complete the program in 7 semesters.

Earn Your MFT While Working at Seneca: JFKU MFT at Seneca

Seneca’s partnership with John F. Kennedy University includes a 20% scholarship from John F. Kennedy University for Seneca employees to complete their MA in Counseling Psychology (MFT track). Employees selected by Seneca to participate in the embedded program will also receive a scholarship from Seneca as well as paid fieldwork when the time comes for traineeship, thus enabling them to complete the entire program while earning full-time pay and benefits.  The MFT is obtained in a unique eleven quarter curriculum designed for the JFKU-Seneca partnership.

Earn Your Teaching Credential While Working at Seneca: Seneca SpEd at LMU

Seneca employees are eligible to apply to obtain their mild/moderate special education teaching credential through Loyola Marymount University. Seneca provides substantial scholarships toward the credential, while staff continue to work and earn full time pay and benefits. Employees may obtain an optional M.Ed. following completion of the special education credential. The credential can be earned in one or two years, and the optional M.Ed. is completed after the credential.

For questions about Seneca’s embedded graduate programs, please contact Seneca’s Graduate Program Manager at GPM@senecacenter.org. Please note that admission to one of our partner universities does not guarantee a spot in the embedded program, and participation in the embedded programs does not guarantee employment as a clinician or teacher upon completion of the program.

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