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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data


Internship Program Admissions
Date Program Tables were updated: 05/10/2023
Information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
Our internship program prepares interns as strong generalists for entry level, doctoral positions in the practice of health service psychology. Potential applicants will be assessed for level of fit based on the following criteria: Clinical experience, counseling center experience, multicultural competence, supervision experience, group experience, crisis experience, outreach experience, ability to engage in self-reflection, cover letter, essays, and letters of recommendation.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Yes Amount: 300
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No Amount: n/a
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
– Enrolled in an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology
– Completion of all required course work
– Minimum of 300 direct clinical contact hours
– Minimum of 3 years of graduate training
– Applicants must pass Comprehensive Exams by the ranking deadline
– Approval of dissertation proposal is strongly preferred.


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns 39,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns n/a
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 192
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 96
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes
Other Benefits (please describe): Dental insurance; disability insurance; life insurance; retirement; dissertation release time; tuition waiver; spacious, private office with camera and networked computer; library access; • approximately thirteen university holidays/scheduled closings per year; professional development time and expenses paid for select professional travel.
*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table


Initial Post-Internship Positions
(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 15
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 1
Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 0 6
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 0 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 0 1
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 1
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 5
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 2
Unknown 0 0
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.


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