Internship Admissions, Support And Initial Placement Data

(Updated: August 2017)

Internship Program Admissions

The Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at CAPS is a full-time (40 hours/week),   twelve-month position beginning July 16, 2018- July 16, 2019. 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 personal, group therapy, intake, 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:  450

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours :  N

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 (Friday, November 3, 2017)
  • 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 counseling.
  • experience, training or interest in working with college and university students and their presenting concerns
  • dissertation proposal approved by the start of internship
  • approval for internship by academic training director

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $27,000
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 the 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 2013-2017

Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 7 (2013-2015; 2014-2016;2015-2017)
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 center
Federally qualified health center
Independent primary care facility/clinic
University counseling center1
Veterans Affairs medical center
Military health center
Academic health center
Other medical center or hospital
Psychiatric hospital
Academic university/department
Community college or other teaching setting
Independent research institution
Correctional facility
School district/system
Independent practice setting 4
Not employed
Changed to another field1


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Emergency Contacts

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    National Suicide
    Prevention Lifeline
    Veterans Crisis Line
    800-273-8255, Press 1
    Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line
    Trans Lifeline

Non-Emergency Contacts

    Counseling and Psychological Services
    Student Support
    Mason Police