Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) Internships

The LADC Internship

The LADC internship is available to all students with a degree in the helping professions (social work, psychology, criminal justice, nursing, etc.) Students may be enrolled at Bemidji State University in a degree program and complete the LADC internship concurrently while completing their undergraduate degree.

Bemidji State University also welcomes returning students seeking LADC licensure and encourages professionals in the helping professions to become dually licensed.

A few notes…

  • *All students must have all course requirements met as indicated in the required course work and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in order to enroll in the Internship.* 
  • Students will also be required to pass a state and national background check in order to complete an internship.  If you have any concerns about your ability to pass a background check please meet with a Social Work faculty member about this prior to enrolling in the addiction courses.
  • Social Work majors will complete a concurrent Social Work/ Addictions internship during the first semester for 480 hours.  The second semester students will complete an Addictions only internship for an additional 400 hours.
  • The time frame to accept transfer credits will follow the BSU policy of accepting credits completed within the last 10 years.  The department will accept credits on a case-by-case basis outside of this time frame.

Internship Course Registration Information:

Addictions Certificate for Non-Social Work Majors

First Semester Internship

SOWK 4971

Addictions Certificate Internship I

12 Credits, 440 hours

Second Semester Internship

SOWK 4972

Addictions Certificate Internship II

12 Credits, 440 hours

Internship Course Registration Information:

Addictions Certificate for Social Work Majors

 

First Semester Internship

SOWK 4970

AND

Internship: SOWK

6 Credits, 480-hours, completed concurrently with SOWK 4971

(SWIM students register for the -94 section)

SOWK 4971

Addictions Certificate Internship I

6 Credits, 480-hours, completed concurrently with SOWK 4970

Second Semester Internship

SOWK 4972

Addictions Certificate Internship II

12 Credits, 400 hours

Career Outlook

As of Dec 9, 2019, the average annual pay for the LADC jobs category in Minnesota is $53,077 a year.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $100,292 and as low as $27,780, the majority of salaries within the LADC jobs category currently range between $42,847 (25th percentile) to $61,211 (75th percentile) in Minnesota.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the LADC job market in both Minnesota and the surrounding area is very active. Minnesota ranks number 27 out of 50 states nationwide for LADC job salaries.

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