Application and Selection Process

Internship Training Program in Clinical Psychology


To apply to the internship program, candidates must submit the on-line APPIC application form. The application form can be found at

Prior to beginning internship, interns are expected to have met certain minimum standards of performance and preparation.

The Training Program requires the following:

  • Enrollment in graduate program (Clinical/Counseling Psychology)

  • Verification of eligibility and readiness from the graduate program Training Director

  • 600 hours of successful practicum training, including 200 hours of direct service delivery

  • Experience in psychological assessment, including projective tests

  • Successful completion of comprehensive examinations

  • Three or more years of pre-internship graduate training

Intern Selection

All completed intern application packets go through a review by the Director of Training. The following are considered:

  • Interest in learning psychodynamic theory

  • Experience in psychodiagnostic assessment, including projective tests

  • Interest in group counseling/therapy

  • Interest in working with diverse populations

  • Outreach/consultation experience

  • Research interests

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Transcripts

  • Future plans

Applications must be submitted on-line by November 15,2016. Applicants will be notified of their status by December 15, 2016. Interviews will be conducted during the month of January 2017. HUCS Training Program only conducts in-person interviews..

The University Counseling Service is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We participate in the match program and adhere to the procedures established by APPIC for notifying candidates. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

The UCS internship training program adheres to and makes available to all interested parties formal written policies and procedures that govern intern selection; practicum and academic preparation requirements; administrative and financial assistance; intern performance evaluation; feedback, advisement, retention and termination; and due process and grievance procedures for interns and training staff. It complies with policies and procedures of the sponsor institution that pertain to staff and interns' rights, responsibilities, and personal development.

Last updated September, 2014