Ayurveda Counselor Internship

Internship Dates (virtual due to pandemic) 2021
*Times posted individually to students

Feb 25, 2021
March 4, 2021
March 11, 2021
March 27, 2021
March 29, 2021
April 26, 2021
May 29, 2021
May 30, 2021
June 28, 2021
August 27, 2021
August 28, 2021

Ayurveda Counselor Internship

Our client encounter seminar fulfills an INTERNSHIP requirement (AC107) in-house that can be completed online, or, in person in Austin, TX.* (

Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of internship. A portion of this is done via client encounter observation Another portion of the internship is one in person, or online via live or recorded broadcast appointments, or, any appropriate secure online video software being used by school.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND IN PERSON, THE TRANSCRIPT WILL REFLECT THAT AND YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE NAMA EXAM. PLEASE CONTACT NAMA DIRECTLY FOR THEIR QUALIFICATIONS TO TAKE THE NAMA CERTIFICATION BOARD EXAM)

Client Encounters online may cover the following:

Method 1:

Observation: Student observes the teacher, or, an advanced Practitioner student with a client in person* during internship*, or, online via video. Students get a chance to ask questions post interview. Twenty-five client encounters are done via direct observation.*

Method 2:

Student/client one-on-one, may be done in person during onsite internship*, OR, *offline with student's family, community, friends, or other students within the group.

All paperwork regarding the clients and completed encounters may be posted via mail to the school's physical address, or, sent via secure software. Up to 25 client encounters must be devoted to the client one to one. The student is required to note client interview time in each report sent. Feedback on client encounters is given to the student in person, via phone, or, online meeting software.

*Do note that if you are planning to take the NAMA Certification Board exam, they may need you to do client observations in person. Please check with NAMA website directly. The transcript will reflect if the internship was done online or in person. If a student is planning to attend in person in Austin, they must bear the cost of airfare, travel, and hotel. The weekend internship is held twice a year at St Edwards University, South Congress, or a yoga studio.In addition, there are half-one day internships that happen once every three months.

Final Research Project

To enhance in-class learning, students are required to complete a final project outside of class related to the theory and practice of Ayurveda related to any of the class units.(AC101 thru AC112) This shall be facilitated by the class instructors. The project can take the form of workshops arranged by the school for the community, visiting Ayurveda shops or spas in your area, or, and/or writing articles for the school blog, and/or, doing research and reporting your findings, and/or conducting free Ayurveda seminars in their own community, etc.

Students will obtain permission of the faculty before embarking on their projects.

Final research project will include writing a FINAL REPORT or PAPER on your project with an introduction, conclusion and Primary and secondary references.