Post-MSW Fellow

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How to Apply

Submit applications through the University of Michigan Careers website. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. 

Application deadline is September 16, 2022.


The Psychological Clinic at the University of Michigan is excited to offer a full-time, 12-month Post-MSW Graduate Fellowship. This is an advanced clinical training program beginning February 1, 2023 and ending January 31, 2024 with an opportunity to extend for a second year. The mission of this Post-MSW graduate training program is to advance practice competency, professionalism, and leadership in the field of clinical social work and is designed for a clinical social worker with a limited license (LLMSW) in the State of Michigan.

The Psychological Clinic is a large, multidisciplinary outpatient mental health clinic and is housed at the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI). It focuses on the assessment and treatment of adult individuals and couples from our campus and community.

Our Impact

Visit the Get to Know MARI page to learn more about our Institute. The page was designed for recruiting trainees, but provides insights into our training approach, the people involved, our office, and life in Ann Arbor. 

Check out the 2020 MARI annual report to learn more about the depth and volume of services we provide, who our clients are, and more. 


Our fellowships give recent MSW graduates further training and experience in the field as they prepare for licensure. Fellows provide direct clinical service with supervision from expert clinicians. They also participate in a core curriculum of seminars and clinical conferences, consult with other professionals, and have the opportunity to engage in community outreach.

Fellows receive training in evidence-based psychotherapy interventions, including individual, group, couples, and family therapy. Infused throughout each internship are the following:

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Multicultural competencies
  • Professional development
  • Legal and ethical knowledge
  • Leadership, supervision, and administrative skills
  • Telebehavioral intervention competencies
  • Integrative approaches to psychotherapy

While our fellowships start as one-year programs, there is a possibility of extension for a second year with mutual consent of the fellow and his or her supervisor(s). Graduation from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) approved program is required. 

Primary supervision will be provided by licensed clinical social workers with additional supervision opportunities with licensed psychologists. Each Fellow works with their supervisor to develop a personalized training plan specific to their clinical interests. Depending on experience and desired training experiences, Fellows at the Psychological Clinic are offered opportunities to supervise social work students and engage in clinical teaching.

Required Qualifications*

Eligible applicants must have satisfactorily completed accredited Master’s level training in Social Work, provisional licensing requirements for the state of Michigan, and criminal background checks by the start of the training year. 

Desired Qualifications*

We are interested in applicants who have direct clinical experience, in person and via telehealth, using evidence- based interventions with adults in groups and individually. 

Additional Information

The fellowship offers a stipend of $31,200. Comprehensive health care through University of Michigan is available, along with paid time off and professional development time.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

Questions about the position? Contact: 
Anu Agrawal, LMSW
Mary A. Rackham Institute
University Psychological Clinic 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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