Common Ground offers a paid internship program for students and aspiring Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC) and mental health practitioners. Internships at Common Ground are designed to provide students with the best training possible, equipping them for a successful career in the field of alcohol and drug counseling 

Throughout their time with Common Ground, interns will experience opportunities to facilitate group sessions, conduct chemical health assessments and more. 


How to Apply

Our program is highly competitive, and all applicants will undergo a comprehensive application process. If selected, we are confident interns will experience the evidence-based teaching and thorough preparation needed for their future of practice. We are confident all students will leave an internship at Common Ground feeling excited and equipped for their future as a clinician.

To apply to be considered for the the Common Ground Paid Internship Program, please submit an application or email your cover letter and resume to If you have any questions or wish to contact Common Ground to follow-up to your application, please contact our Treatment Director, Eric Spagenski at

About Common Ground

Common Ground is a premier treatment facility in Southeast Minnesota with locations in Rochester, Red Wing and Winona, MN providing outpatient treatment services to adult men and women facing substance use issues.  Common Ground also provides medium- and low-intensity residential treatment services to males in Winona, Minnesota. 

Common Ground’s services are based on the belief that each individual has unique goals, needs and reasons for seeking our services. ”Meeting you where you are" is more than a tagline; it is the value we employ in our interaction with every client we serve.