Internship Program Admissions
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:
Eligible applicants for the UMMC Psychology Internship Program are doctoral students in APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology programs. All coursework required for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of internship, as well as any qualifying, comprehensive, or preliminary doctoral examinations. We prefer candidates whose doctoral dissertations will be completed, or at least well under way, before the beginning of the internship year. In addition, we are interested in applicants who desire to become licensed psychologists and seek employment in academic and other clinical research settings.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?
- Total direct contact intervention hours
- Total direct contact assessment hours
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Though we do not require a minimum number of assessment or intervention hours we seek applicants who have accumulated at least 500 total hours of direct clinical contact supervised by psychologists, through a combination of therapy and assessment experience during their graduate training and which are verified by their Director of Clinical Training.
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?
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: 5 days available for professional development activities, 10 paid holidays. As UMMC employees, interns contribute at least 9% of their salary towards retirement and are given options to participate in state or other retirement plans. Interns may incur additional costs for elective health benefits coverage (e.g., lower deductible health insurance, dental, vision, etc.).
Initial Post-Internship Positions
The following table provides information regarding post-internship positions for the last three cohorts (training years 2018-2019 through 2020-2021) who graduated from our internship training program.
Training Years 2019-2022
|Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts||18|
|Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree||0|
|Community mental health center||0||0|
|University Counseling Center||0||0|
|Veterans Affairs Health Care System||1||0|
|Health maintenance organization||0||0|
|Independent practice setting||0||0|