Internship/Practicum Placement

  • Job Tracking ID: 512604-848204
  • Job Location: Layton, UT
  • Job Level: Student/Internship
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Date Updated: March 07, 2023
  • Years of Experience: College
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Salary Range: Defined in job description.

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Job Description:

Davis Behavioral Health, Inc. is committed to being a vital part of the community. One way through which DBH has been able to assist members of the community is to provide internship and practicum opportunities for students in Social Work programs at accredited universities. DBH is an approved placement site for several colleges and universities, including, but not limited to Weber State University, University of Utah, Utah State University, University of Southern California (USC), University of North Dakota, and Boise State University. Currently, our undergraduate and graduate internships/practicums are limited to students who are pursuing a bachelor of social work (BSW) master of social work (MSW) degree, and students enrolled in a psychiatric nurse practitioner program. DBH also works with the University of Utah and A.T. Still university for psychiatrist resident placements.

Students are required to provide DBH with all of the contact information for the practicum advisor at your academic institution so that we can determine if we are able to meet the requirements as both an agency and that our staff are able to meet the requirements and obligations to be a field supervisor.

Practicum/internship opportunities at DBH are competitive so that we can not only provide the highest quality educational experience to our interns, but also ensure that they are a good fit for DBH as the agency historically offers employment to many interns upon graduation.


Student interns are classified as non-exempt employees. 


  • 2nd Year and Advanced Standing MSW Practicum and APRN students are compensated at the rate of $13.34 per hour.
  • 1st Year MSW students, BSW students, and all other bachelor-level interns are compensated at the rate of $7.25 per hour.
  • Any approved compensation for psychiatry residents is made by the universities.

Davis Behavioral Health, Inc.

Davis Behavioral Health's mission is to provide access to quality behavioral healthcare by:

  • Adhering to principles of choice, safety, transparency, and collaboration with our clients, staff, and partners;
  • Utilizing evidence-informed practices to best serve our clients; and
  • Being fiscally wise and responsible.

DBH is committed to excellence in community-based behavioral health treatment, progressive, vital and continually responsive to the needs of the community, and advocates for the behavioral health needs of our clients.

DBH understands that excellent clinicians are vital to meeting the standards established by its mission and vision statements. The same philosophy transfers to the students who are selected to complete their internships and practicum placements at our agency. DBH is committed to excellence in community-based behavioral health treatment, progressive, vital and continually responsive to the needs of the community, and advocates for the behavioral health needs of our clients.

It is highly preferred that individuals who are interested in obtaining employment at DBH, their spouse, or one of their dependents not be actively receiving services at DBH except for medication management services to eliminate/avoid possible conflicts or uncomfortable boundaries.

Davis Behavioral Health is an equal opportunity employer.


Experience and Skills:

Students interested in completing their graduate or undergraduate internship/practicum must be enrolled in the social work program at an accredited university. If a field placement agreement is not in place with the academic institution you are enrolled it, this will need to be completed prior to the internship begins.

Davis Behavioral Health utilizes an electronic medical record, which requires proficiency in computer-related skills. 

The selected candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. DBH will not hire individuals currently using illegal drugs or abusing alcohol; therefore, making employment at DBH conditional upon successfully passing  pre-employment drug screening by providing a valid sample. Candidates who are offered employment are required to report for a drug screen at an Intermountain WorkMed location within 24 hours of being requested to do so by the DBH Human Resources Department.

Davis Behavioral Health works with Federal grants and must comply with the Federal drug laws, including no use of medical marijuana.


Job Benefits:

The part-time positions at DBH are not eligible to participate in the agency's benefits program.

All employees at DBH are eligible to utilize the agency's robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Intermountain LiVe Well.