Internship Admissions, Support & Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions

Date Program Tables are updated: August 28, 2021

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values?



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:

All applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree except their dissertation. We evaluate applicants on several criteria which include the total number of assessment/intervention hours, psychotherapy hours, number of integrated assessments, letters of recommendation, theoretical proficiency, cultural awareness and writing ability, among others.


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: No

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours



Amount: N/A

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours



Amount: N/A


Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Each application is evaluated in its entirety. There are no mandatory thresholds in any individual category. While there is a state civil service guideline that requires a minimum of 500 hours of assessment and therapy practica in clinical psychology, these do not need to be direct face-to-face hours and can include time in supervision and support activities (e.g. report writing). Successful applicants have a strong background in psychological assessment and individual psychotherapy, experience with both individually and culturally diverse clientele and an interest in working with the severely mentally ill.


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns


Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns


Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?



If access to medical insurance is provided:

Trainee contribution to cost required?



Coverage of family member(s) available?



Coverage of legally married partner available?



Coverage of domestic partner available?



Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation): 132


Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: N/A

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 (please describe):

Leave Plans: Interns may choose from two different plans for accruing leave time: Vacation/Sick Leave or Annual Leave.

Vacation/Sick Leave: Interns accrue 8 hours of sick time and 7 hours of vacation time per month.

Annual Leave: Interns earn 11 hours of annual leave per month. Most interns select Annual Leave because all hours can be cashed out when they separate. With the Vacation/Sick Leave plan, only vacation hours can be cashed out.

State Holidays: There are 11 paid holidays.

Educational Leave: Interns are entitled to 5 days per fiscal year based on the Bargaining Unit contract language.

Professional Development: Interns are entitled to 2 days of Professional Development Days (8 hours each) per fiscal year.

401K and 457 Savings Plans; On-site fitness center; On-site running and mountain bike trails.


Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)



Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts from 2016-2019


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






Academic Teaching



Community mental health center






University counseling center



Hospital/Medical Center



Veterans Affairs Health Care System



Psychiatric Facility



Correctional Facility



Health Maintenance organization



School District/system



Independent practice setting



Not currently employed



Changed to another field









Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed