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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions (Updated 9/9/2022)

Program Disclosures

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If yes, provide website link (or content from brochure) where this specific information is presented.  NA


Internship Program Admissions

"Briefly describe in narrative form important 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:"       

The intern selection team screens applications for interests, aptitudes and prior training experiences appropriate for our university Counseling Clinic’s goals and objectives.  In particular, we seek applicants who have adequate practicum experience and academic training to work effectively with a college student population. Transcripts of grades are also examined to ensure adequate number of classes covering clinical theories and intervention strategies, ethics and issues of diversity.  Although previous college counseling experience is preferred, it is not required, but an applicant must demonstrate through their cover letter how their past experience and training is applicable to our setting.  Applications that reflect supervision experiences that include video (preferred) or audio recording reviews are given stronger consideration over applications that do not have video or audio recording based supervision.       

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 No*  
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No*     
*There are no minimums for each category, but a combined 500 hours is required (see below)       

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:       

Minimum requirements for consideration of an internship application are 500 hours of combined intervention and assessment experience on the APPIC Application for Internship and 1000 AAPI Grand Total Practicum Hours.  We require that interns have their comprehensive exams and dissertation proposal completed prior to the application deadline. We also require that 2 out of the 3 letters of recommendation come from supervisors of clinical experience.  Positive references from clinical supervisors, especially if the supervisor has had the opportunity to view videotaped sessions from the applicant, are given extra weight in the final ranking process.       

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Item Response
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $36,400
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns NA
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? Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 200
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):   $400 in continuing education/professional development, ability to use clinic resources for dissertation work (e.g., computer, internet connection, allowed to schedule chair consultation during work day, etc.), dental insurace for self/partner/dependents, other optional insurances available (at intern expense), flexible spending account options (medical and dependent care) 

*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 # Interns in 3 cohorts 9

Total # Interns who did not seek employment because they returned

to their doctoral program/are completing their doctoral degree

Academic teaching 0 1
Community mental health center 1 0
Consortium 0 0
University Counseling Center 1 2
Hospital/Medical Center 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatric facility 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
Health maintenance organization 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 3
Other 0 1

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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