Psychology Internship

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) of George Mason University will not accept application for the psychology internship in Fall 2016, and no new interns will begin the program in 2017-2018.

The program plans to transition from a part-time to a full-time internship beginning in academic year 2018-2019.  Applications for the full-time program will be accepted in Fall 2017.  Please check this website for more information in 2017.

Our internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association.*

Primary areas of training include individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, crisis assessment, crisis intervention, consultation and outreach, and supervision of trainees.  George Mason University has a diverse student population and the training program strongly emphasizes the development of multicultural competence.  Weekly seminars on a broad range of relevant topics are provided.  Supervisors are board-certified or licensed psychologists with a range of theoretical orientations.  At least two hours of individual and two hours of group supervision are provided. See the Training Manual  for more details.

Successful applicants must be students in a counseling- or clinical-psychology doctoral program (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)  Candidates must have completed their comprehensive examinations and dissertation proposal prior to the application deadline. Successful applicants must have at least 350 hours practicum experience in intervention/assessment Preference will be given to applicants with a specific interest in a part-time internship.

On-line applications should include:

  • Completed AAPI;
  • Curriculum vita;
  • Graduate transcripts;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Letter of interest

Please note that all application materials must be submitted on-line through the APPIC web-site. No applications will be accepted in 2016 for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The CAPS internship participates in the APPIC match process and follows all of the guidelines set by APPIC for that process.  Check the APPIC web site (www.appic.org) for more information about match policies and about submitting the AAPI on-line.  Please note that George Mason University requires that all employees, including interns, pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

For more information, please contact:

Alexis Melville, Psy.D.
Associate Director for Training

Counseling and Psychological Services
George Mason University, MS 2A2
Student Union Building 1, Room 3129
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA  22030
amelvill@gmu.edu 703-993-2380 (phone)   703-993-2378 (fax)

*Our internship is accredited by the

APA logo

For more information about APA accreditation, please contact:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
Education Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979
Fax: (202) 336-5978

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Last updated on July 6, 2016.
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