Internship Admissions, Support And Initial Placement Data

(Updated: August 2019)

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:

The Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at CAPS is a full-time (40 hours/week), 12-month position beginning July 20, 2020. We value interns who bring with them an interest in serving diverse populations as well as engaging in a variety of professional activities (e.g. individual therapy, group therapy, brief assessment and screening, crisis management, outreach, and provision of supervision).

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours:  Y    Amount:  400


Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours :  N   Amount: 0


Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Minimum Requirements

  • enrollment in a doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology
  • successful completion of comprehensive exam/task by application deadline (Tuesday, November 5, 2019)
  • a minimum number of 450 AAPI Intervention hours
  • have had at least one training/clinical experience in an adult and/or adolescent setting where they provided individual therapy.
  • experience, training or interest in working with college and university students and their presenting concerns
  • dissertation proposal approved by the application deadline
  • approval for internship by academic training director

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $35,568
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation):192 (24 days)
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave:Depends on the election of VSDP or ORP.
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?Yes

You can find out more information about benefits here.

Other Benefits

Interns are classified as administrative professional faculty, which is the same classification held by the permanent full-time staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Thus, they are entitled to the same benefits. The benefits package includes medical and dental coverage, optional vision coverage, optional flexible spending accounts, disability insurance, life insurance, sick leave and vacation time, tuition remission for self, and retirement.

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.

Initial Post-Internship Positions 2015-2019

Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 7 (2015-2019)
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral programs/are completing their degree: 0

Post-DocEmployed Position
Community mental health center00
Federally qualified health center00
Independent primary care facility/clinic00
University counseling center01
Veterans Affairs medical center00
Military health center00
Academic health center00
Other medical center or hospital00
Psychiatric hospital00
Academic university/department 00
Community college or other teaching setting00
Independent research institution00
Correctional facility00
School district/system00
Independent practice setting 04
Not employed01
Changed to another field00


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