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

Internship Program Admissions:
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
At the time of application, the program requires a minimun of 250 total indvidual therapy hours. The hours can be fulfilled the following ways:
  1.    250 or more adult contact hours in doctoral program
  2.    250 hours with doctoral adult hours combined with doctoral adolescent hours
  3.    250 hours with doctoral adult hours combined with masters adult hours
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/Vacation): 8 hours accrued per pay period (2 per month)
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 4 hours accrued per pay period (2 per month)
Other Benefits: Contribution to retirement, optional vision and dental, and flexible spending accounts.
Initial Post-Internship Positions 2014-2017:
Total number of interns who were in the last 3 cohorts: 12
Community mental health center:  
Federally qualified health center:  
Independent primary care facility/clinic:  
University counseling center: 9
Veterans Affairs medical center:  
Military health center:  
Academic health center:  
Other medical center or hospital: 1
Psychiatric hospital:  
Academic university/department: 1
Community college or other teaching setting:  
Independent research institution:  
Correctional facility:  
School district/system:  
Independent practice setting: 1
Postdoctoral Fellow:  
Working on dissertation/Student:  
Not currently employed:  
Changed to another field:  
Other (e.g., consulting):