Instructions for Internship Application

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Successful applicants must be students in an APA-accredited Counseling or Clinical Psychology doctoral program (Ph.D. or Psy.D.). Candidates must have successfully passed their comprehensive examinations, successfully defended their dissertation proposal, and received approval for internship by their academic Training Director prior to the application deadline. Successful applicants will also have at least 350 total direct contact intervention hours. Successful applicants will have also had at least one training/clinical experience working with adults or adolescents during which they provided individual therapy,  and have interest in generalist training at a university counseling center, and interest and/or experience working with a diverse student population.

The Counseling and Psychological Center Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology is participating in APPIC’s Computer Matching Program. The NMS Match Code is 205711.

Deadline for Application: November 2, 2022.

Completed applications should be submitted via the APPIC electronic submission process.

Applications reviewed will include the completed AAPI Online (Application for Psychology Internship; as found on the APPIC website as with the following elements attached:

• Cover letter describing your interest in the internship program at George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services. The letter should describe your goals for internship and ways this program in particular would help you meet those goals.
• Three letters of recommendation reference, at least two of which are from individuals who have recently supervised your clinical work.
• A curriculum vitae.
• All graduate transcripts.

We will accept applications from interested candidates through November 2, 2022. We will offer virtual interviews to select candidates by December 9, 2022. Virtual interviews will be conducted during the first, second, and third weeks of January 2023.

This internship program abides by the APPIC Match Policies, which are published on APPIC’s Website. This internship site further agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

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George Mason University completes a national background inquiry which includes a criminal felony and misdemeanor search, national sex offender registry database search, social security number validation, and trace. Adverse information discovered in the background check will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment. Decisions concerning employment will be made on a case-by-case basis in conjunction with a review of the job description and requirements. Please visit the University policy for more information regarding Mason’s background check policy. Interns must be eligible to work in the U.S.  either by citizenship or Visa status. For additional information about the university’s response to the pandemic, including current vaccination requirements and mask mandates, please review the information at this webpage: