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Internship Application and Selection Process


2016-2017 Interns

2016 Inters with the Training director, pictured in front of the smokey mountains

Lauren Rosso
Pacific University
Sarah Schwarz
University of Montana 
Brandon Waits
Louisiana Tech University
Ella  Yung
Adler University


Internship Application and Selection Process

The internship year begins August 1st and ends July 31st of the following year. Interns will complete 2000 hours of supervised experience during this period of time.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Enrolled in an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology
  2. Completion of all required course work
  3. Minimum of 300 direct clinical contact hours
  4. Minimum of 3 years of graduate training
  5. Applicants must pass Comprehensive Exams by the ranking deadline
  6. Approval of dissertation proposal is strongly preferred.


The internship is a full‑time position (12 months, 40 hours per week) beginning August 1, 2017. Stipends for 2017 – 2018 will be approximately $34,739 per year.


  • Annual leave days (accrued at 16 hours per month worked)
  • Eight hours per month sick leave time
  • Approximately thirteen university holidays/scheduled closings per year
  • Professional leave time
  • Health and dental insurance available
  • Participation in retirement plan
  • Fee waivers for university classes
  • Flexible benefits program
  • Large private office equipped with personal computer/recording equipment
  • Access to e‑mail, the Internet and a LAN‑based color laser printer from each office
  • Faculty library privileges and access to many university facilities
  • Faculty/administrative parking privileges available to purchase

*Subject to change due to FLSA

Application Procedure

We participate in the National Matching Services Program (NMS). Interested applicants must obtain an Applicant Agreement Package from NMS and register for the Match in order to be eligible to match to our program. You can request an Applicant Agreement package from NMS through the Matching Program web site at or by contacting NMS at either address below:

National Matching Services Inc.
P.O. Box 1208
Lewiston, NY 14092-8208
Phone: 716-282-4013
FAX: 716-282-0611

National Matching Services Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M4S 3B1
Phone 416-977-3431
Fax 416-977-5020

The application process will occur on-line. All materials will be uploaded via the applicant portal on the APPIC website. We will not accept any paper materials. All materials must be available for review on-line by our due date of:

Friday, November 11, 2016

Materials to submit include:

  • Completed AAPI. (Accessed at
  • Current vita
  • Official transcripts of all graduate work which you will send to the APPI Online service
  • Three letters of reference. At least two of which must be from clinical supervisors who are familiar with your counseling/therapy skills. References should reflect your most recent work if possible.

Selection Process

There are four positions available in the internship class, none pre‑allocated. An Intern Selection Committee, which includes the Director of Training, and selected senior staff members, review and evaluate applications. Interns assist in the interview process. Approximately 30 applicants will be asked to interview during the month of January. Although personal interviews are preferred, telephone/SKYPE interviews will be conducted for those unable to visit the Student Counseling Center.

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant prior to Uniform Notification Day.

Appointments of applicants to internship positions are contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements. A criminal background check will be performed and clearance is required in order to be employed.

EEO Statement

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose  Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996‑3560, telephone (865) 974‑2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the UTK Office of Human Resources, 600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37996‑4125.

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