Dr. Kelly Wester (Counseling and Educational Development) received new funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration for the project “Enhancing evidence-based clinical internships for 75 master’s-level counselors working with at-risk youth.” UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development offers CACREP-accredited master’s degree in Counseling. Seventy-five full-time students focusing on the at-risk youth population are anticipated to be eligible for clinical internship funding between 2014-2017, which represents 58-78 percent of our projected graduates over that time frame. At-risk children, adolescents and transitional aged youth are under-served and have high needs in our state and local community. Furthermore, we have a shortage of publicly-funded programs resulting in higher priority to develop a sufficient workforce to meet the needs of this population. We are seeking consideration for funding to support and train master’s-level counselors in their clinical internship and provide training in evidenced-based practices to these students and the primary care staff at their site placements. The internship stipends will assist 75 full-time master’s level counseling students in clinical field placements serving at-risk youth in primary behavioral healthcare settings.