Internships

Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center is proud to partner with the institutions of higher education to provide internship opportunities for the students wishing to obtain experience in the health care industry, specifically those seeking experience with a Community MHMR Center or an Early Childhood Intervention program. Please read about the process to apply below.

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The formal intern placement process is designed to maintain consistency in intern positions throughout our Center programs as well as provide important information to those Field Placement Instructors who are trying to place students in the most appropriate intern position.

The process will include the following:

  1. The Center will verify that an Intern/Practicum Student Affiliation Agreement exists between Heart of Texas Region MHMR and the applicant's college or university.
  2. Intern candidates will complete the intern application located on the Center's webpage, under Human Resources/Internships. Applicant may fax completed forms to 254-752-7421 Attn: Intern Services, or email to juli.ivie@hotrmhmr.org .
  3. An initial interview will be held with the internship candidate, to determine the best fit for potential placement.
  4. Upon notification of recommendation from program placement supervisor, a full background check will be conducted.
  5. Prior to the start date, any required documents will need to be submitted to Intern Services.
  6. State and Federal Fingerprints are required if ANY intern has lived outside the State of Texas within the previous 2 years, and for ALL interns placed in the ECI program.
  7. Cost for TB tests, drug screens, and if applicable, fingerprints will be the responsibility of the internship applicant.
  8. Required training will be conducted by the Center unless the intern can provide proof of comparable training received within the previous 6 months.

    The following training will be REQUIRED of all interns in the MHMR programs (additional specific program training may be required):

    1. Identifying, preventing, and reporting abuse, neglect and exploitation
    2. Confidentiality
    3. Dignity and Rights of individuals
    4. Universal Precautions/Infection Control
    5. TB test (Crisis Services and ECI program)
    6. CPR/First Aid (unless currently certified, proof of certification required)
    7. Defensive Driving (if transporting clients)

      In addition, the following training will be REQUIRED of all interns in the ECI program:

    8. ECI confidentiality
    9. Infant and Child CPR
    10. Common Childhood Illnesses
In keeping with our mission to deliver accessible and responsive support services to individuals and families coping with mental illness, mental retardation, developmental delays, and emotional conflict, we are asking that you be aware of the following MHMR Internship guidelines.
  • The number of positions available will be based on supervisor availability, both with regard to the number of interns as well as time constraints on the supervisor's position.
  • The Center reserves the right to request interviews and determine the appropriate match. The Center may refuse intern candidates or recommend another placement if available.
  • Due to Center rules and regulations, interns will not be assigned individual caseloads. Interns will be working under the supervision of an MHMR employee to assist with case management and other treatment/intervention activities.
  • The Center reserves the right to terminate an internship at any time during assignment.
  • Heart of Texas Region MHMR does not discriminate in any of the services or practices in which it provides. All intern candidates will be subject to mandatory background checks prior to placement.
Further information can be obtained from the Center's Volunteer & Intern Services contact:

Juli Ivie
Contract Coordinator
Phone: 254-297-7125
Email: Juli.Ivie@hotrmhmr.org

 

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