Internship Admissions, Support, And Initial Placement

Updated 08/31/2021

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:

Interns are selected on a competitive basis from a nationwide pool of applicants and are from both universities and professional schools of psychology.

Applicants must have permission to work in the United States. Applicants must have permission to work for the entire length of the 12-month, full-time internship period.

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 Yes 450 Hours
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No  

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:



  • The applicant is a doctoral candidate in counseling or clinical psychology at a regionally accredited university or school of professional psychology.
  • The candidate is from an APA accredited program.
  • The applicant must have completed all courses and practica.
  • The applicant will have completed and passed comprehensive examinations by rank day.
  • The applicant is from an academic program that offers training in life-span development, community psychology, multicultural counseling and group process that is directly applicable to work in a comprehensive counseling center serving an urban university community that places value on all forms of diversity.
  • The applicant is certified as ready for internship by their doctoral programs.
  • The training of the applicant complies with current ethics and standards of practice of the American Psychological Association.


  • The applicant should have a strong desire to examine attitudes, assumptions, behaviors, and values in order to learn to work effectively with all forms of diversity.
  • The applicant expresses interest in gaining breadth of knowledge and experience.
  • The applicant has expressed an interest in generalist training and career goals.
  • The applicant expresses comparable goals and interests to what is offered at this training facility.
  • The applicant expresses genuine interest in college students, i.e., an appreciation for and knowledge of the developmental concerns of this population.
  • The applicant expresses interest and openness to the training experience this site has to offer.


  • The applicant has practice experience with outpatient adults and/or adolescents with a range of symptoms.
  • The applicant has completed a minimum of 450 intervention hours as indicated on the application for Psychology Internship.
  • The applicant already possesses knowledge, skills, and interests that will meet some of the current needs of CAPS and its clientele in terms of clinical, outreach, and consultation services.
  • Previous experience in a university counseling center is desirable but not required.


  • The applicant has demonstrated higher-level interpersonal skills as described by reference letters and exhibited during the interview.
  • It is predicted that the applicant will demonstrate interpersonal fit and comfort with the current staff.

Updated 08/31/2021

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?

_____ Yes

__X___ No

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

Refer to the APPIC Directory for the date that application materials are due and the interview notification date. Interviews occur in mid January.

Dear Internship Applicant:

I offer you my congratulations for your academic and professional accomplishments as you now prepare for internship. I am very pleased that you are considering our internship and hope that you decide to apply to our APA accredited training program. I hope that our website provides you with useful information about our internship, university, and city.

We participate in the APPIC Internship Matching Program. Our program code number for matching is 112711. You must obtain an Applicant Agreement Package from National Matching Services and register for the Matching Program in order to be eligible for our internship. 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.

In accordance to CDC guidelines, we are unfortunately unable to host on-campus visits for the time being. If you have any further questions, concerns, or are interested in contacting the training director, Beth Sullivan, please use the email address below or email the Assistant to the Doctoral Internship, Joey Grant, at Interviews will be conducted via zoom. We follow the APPIC Schedule and Match Policies. You will find a list of required application materials below.


Beth Sullivan, Psy.D.
Interim Training Director
Program Code #112711

AAPI (APPIC) Online Application includes:

  • Cover Letter
  • Graduate Transcript
  • Curriculum Vita
  • 3 Letters of Reference (three references familiar with your graduate work, at least one of whom has been your clinical supervisor)

Note: All application materials are submitted online through APPIC. A CSULB application, graduate transcript, and other personnel forms will be required for interns matched with our site. Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that interns matched with this site successfully complete a felony conviction records check prior to assuming the position. We will make these arrangements for you on our campus.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Updated 8/31/2021

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full time interns $32,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time interns Not Applicable
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes

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)


Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave


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)

Comprehensive benefits include a health plan (including vision and dental); access to the university library; and a limited travel allowance when funds are available.

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed on this table.

The interns have administrative assistants available to them for scheduling, mailings, flyer design, and assistanace with personnel procedures. Opportunities for co-programming with staff from other student services offices are available. Consultation with an in-house psychiatrist and case manager is available.

Each intern occupies a well-appointed individual office that includes a PC with the Windows environment. They have access to campus email and the internet. Digital recorders are provided to each intern. A small training library includes DVDs and current books on the subjects of psychotherapy and consultation.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Updated 08/31/2022



Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts


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



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.