Professional Training

Psychology Internship


University Counseling Services (UCS) provides a one-year intensive psychology internship with the primary goal of preparing interns for professional practice in health service psychology.  In order to successfully complete internship at UCS, interns must demonstrate competence in the following areas:  research; ethical and legal standards; individual and cultural diversity; professional values, attitudes, and behaviors; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills.


Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are Updated: August 1

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 programs policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

Potential applicants are assessed for fit at UCS based on the following criteria: 1) Clinical Experience; 2) Multicultural Competence; 3) Counseling Center Experience; 4) Supervision Experience; 5) Group experience; 6) Crisis Experience; 7) Outreach Experience; 8) Cover Letter; 9) Essays; 10) Letters of Recommendation
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimun number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
  Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours                     Yes     250       
  Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours                     No
  Describe any other required minimun criteria used to screen applicants:      N/A
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $25, 663
Annual Stipend/Salary for Part-time Interns: N/A
Program provides 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): 28 days (224 hours) of University Leave; see description below
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 28 days (224 hours) of University Leave; see description below

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? 

Other Benefits: Interns receive 28 days (224 hours) of University Leave (paid time off) that is used for vacation, illness, and professional development. Additional details and limitations are provided upon contract to ensure that interns meet the 2000 hour requirement for internship.
*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accerditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.
Initial Post-Internship Positions 2015-2019:
Total number of interns who were in the last 3 cohorts: 15    

Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree:

  PD   EP
Community mental health center:  
Federally qualified health center:  
Independent primary care facility/clinic:  
University counseling center: 7   3
Veterans Affairs medical center:  
Military health center:  
Academic health center:  
Other medical center or hospital:  
Psychiatric hospital:  
Academic university/department: 1   1
Community college or other teaching setting:  
Independent research institution:  
Correctional facility:  
School district/system:  
Independent practice setting:   3
Not currently employed:  
Changed to another field:  
Note: "PD" = Post-doctoral residency position; "EP" = Employed Postion.