Application Process

APPIC Program Match Number: 2451

The WFUCC Psychology Internship currently offers two full-time 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 ( when applying to the program.  Completed applications must be received no later than November 20, 2020 at 11:59pm EST for the 2021-2022 training year.  The following components must be included in a completed application:

  • The full APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI)
  • Cover Letter including a statement of interest and how the WFUCC Psychology Internship Program fits with your experience, training goals and career plans
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts for ALL graduate coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from individuals familiar with your clinical work
  • Academic Program’s Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness


 Minimum Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology,
  • A minimum of 400 intervention hours,
  • 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.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 WFUCC internship 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, and
  • willingness to make mistakes and to learn from challenges.

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.

Please Note: Matched interns become employees of Wake Forest University and are required to complete a pre-employment screening conducted by the Office of Human Resources, including a drug test and background check. As a drug free workplace, we do not tolerate the use of drugs that are not prescribed by a physician or are illegal in the state of North Carolina, including marijuana. Criminal background checks are reviewed to determine eligibility for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the pre-employment screening will result in termination of the match agreement.

Selection and Interview Procedures

Interviews will take place via videoconference with telephone as a back-up. Each applicant will have the opportunity to interview with members of the Internship Administrative Committee and current interns, as well as additional UCC staff members, and ask questions that they may have about the program.

WFUCC Psychology Internship Program will offer an open house to all interviewees in mid-January.  Applicants are also encouraged to learn more about the University and surrounding community through the following resources:

Applicants selected for interviews are also given the opportunity to speak with current psychology interns to learn more about the UCC environment, Wake Forest University, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The WFUCC Psychology Internship agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person associated with the internship program will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.  Internship slot offers will be made through the APPIC National Matching program in compliance with the APPIC policy.  WFU is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to APPIC’s nondiscrimination policies.

The WFUCC Psychology Internship also 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.