Eligibility and Application

The WFUCC Psychology Internship currently offers two internship positions. The WFUCC Psychology Internship participates in the APPIC match, and therefore, applicants are required to utilize the AAPI online applicant portal on the APPIC website (www.appic.org) when applying to the program.

The WFUCC Psychology Internship ID code is 2451.

All application materials must be received by December 1st in order to be considered. Applicants will be notified of their interview status on or before December 15th.  Interviews will be scheduled in January and applicants have the option of attending an in-person interview or interviewing using videoconferencing. Each applicant will have the opportunity to interview with members of the Internship Planning Committee, as well as additional UCC staff members, and ask questions that they may have about the program.  The on-site interviews will coincide with a UCC open house. During the open house, interns will be able to hear from supervisors about the training experiences offered by the internship program, tour the UCC professional space, and learn more about the WFU campus and larger Winston-Salem community.

Psychology doctoral students are eligible to apply to the WFUCC Psychology Internship if they meet the following criteria:

  • 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.

The WFUCC Psychology Internship Program will base its selection process on the entire APPIC AAPI; 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.

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

The WFUCC Psychology Internship abides by employment guidelines set forth by the larger University. Wake Forest University is committed to diversity, inclusion and the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status.  Applicants are individually evaluated in terms of quality of previous training, practicum experiences, and match of personal goals with the internship goals.