Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions

The WFUCC Psychology Internship Program currently offers two one-year full-time internship positions to doctoral students in counseling or clinical psychology programs.  Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an internship at the WFUCC:

  • Current enrollment in a doctoral program in either clinical or counseling psychology,
  • Successful completion of comprehensive exams prior to applying to the internship program,
  • Completion of all required doctoral coursework and practica prior to the internship start date,
  • Formal approval of doctoral dissertation proposal prior to the start date of the internship,
  • Certification of readiness to begin internship from the applicant’s doctoral program, and
  • Demonstration of genuinely strong interest in counseling center work.

Note: International students currently enrolled at universities within the U.S., and who are able to obtain work authorization from the institution currently sponsoring their visa status, are eligible to apply.

The WFUCC Psychology Internship Program also requires all clinical staff, including psychology interns, live within an approximately 45 minute radius of the university as part of the after-hours on-call rotation service.

The WFUCC Psychology Internship Program will base its selection process on the entire APPIC AAPI and does not require a specific minimum number of intervention or assessment hours. However, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship will be considered preferred:

  • Current enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology
  • A minimum of 500 intervention hours
  • A minimum of 50 assessment hours

Additional qualities that the WFUCC Psychology Internship Program values and are desired in internship applicants include:

  • Goals and interests that align with the philosophy and aims of the training program,
  • Self-motivation and self-direction,
  • Openness to learn and develop throughout the training year,
  • Willingness to examine own intersecting identities and cultural values, and to reflect on feelings and reactions to clients,
  • Willingness to make mistakes and to learn from the challenges they bring.

In addition to education and training requirements and preferences specified above, WFUCC Psychology Internship requires that matched interns complete employment screening, including a drug test and background check, to begin their training year.  If a matched intern does not satisfactorily complete the employment screenings the match agreement will be terminated and the intern will not be allowed to complete his or her internship with the WFUCC.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year 

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns 32,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to 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) 187.5 (Combined PTO/Sick)
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 187.5 (Combined PTO/Sick)
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? Yes

Other Benefits:  Interns are not required to work on the approximately 13 University-observed, paid holidays (http://hr.wfu.edu/faculty-staff/leaves-and-absences/holidays/). Interns receive a University ID which allows them access to the WFU Library to check out materials as needed.  Interns also have membership at the university recreational center (for a fee), access to many cultural and social events on campus, use of the campus shuttle bus, and access to dining facilities on campus. Interns are also entitled to purchase a parking permit.  Transportation will deduct the cost monthly, pre-tax, from employees’ checks if they prefer.  More information on University provided benefits can be found at: http://hr.wfu.edu/benefits/

As staff members of the UCC, interns will be allotted generous professional development funds to attend conferences and trainings during the internship year.  Interns are assigned office space and clerical support equivalent to other full-time professional staff.  This includes private, fully-furnished offices, a laptop computer, and internet access, in addition to access to a library of assessment instruments and therapy materials.  The UCC uses Titanium for scheduling and clinical notes, and all interns have access to Titanium on their laptops along with other campus computing resources.  All offices are equipped with a panic button that alerts University Police in the event of an emergency.

Initial Post-Internship Positions (2014-2017) 

As a new internship site, the WFUCC Internship Program does not currently have post-internship data to report.

Total number of interns who were in the three cohorts 0
Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Type of Placement Setting Post-Doctoral Residency Position Employed Position
Community Mental Health Center
Federally Qualified Health Center
Independent Primary Care Facility/Clinic
University Counseling Center
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Military Health Center
Academic Health Center
Other Medical Center or Hospital
Psychiatric Hospital
Academic University/ Department
Community College or Other Teaching Setting
Independent Research Institution
Correctional Facility
School District/System
Independent Practice Setting
Not Currently Employed
Changed to Another Field
Other
Unknown