Sample Intern Work Week

Emergency Contacts


Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HOME to 741741


  • 703-527-4077

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 988
  • 800-273-8255

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line

  • 703-380-1434

The Steve Fund (for students of color)

  • Text STEVE to 741741

Trans Lifeline (for the trans community)

  • 877-565-8860

The Trevor Project's TrevorLifeline (for LGBTQ+ students)

  • 866-488-7386

Veterans Crisis Line (for Veterans)

  • 800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Police

  • 703-993-2810

A sample 40 hour work week of expected activities is provided below:

Specific hours of participation in each of the clinical activities listed below vary based on center need and time of the year.

*** Variable over the course of the academic year, with lighter caseload during clinically less active periods at CAPS (e.g., summer) and fuller caseloads at more active times during the year. Number of ongoing individual therapy appointments will decrease if/when other clinical activities (e.g., group therapy, Initial Consultations) increase.

Required Activities and Hours for Successful Completion of Internship

To ensure competency and licensure eligibility, we expect that interns will complete the following:

  • 12 months of internship
  • Engage in at least 500 hours of direct service activities during the internship year
  • Complete at least six outreach activities, two of which must be presentations
  • Co-lead at least one group a semester (as groups run)

Successful completion of the internship is defined by the following:
– Meeting all competency requirements on the end of year evaluation.
– Meeting the hours requirements, including 2000 hours total and 500 direct service hours.
– Receiving at least four hours of supervision per week, two hours of which will be with their individual supervisor who is a Licensed Clinical psychologist.
– Completing assigned clinical services and supervision provided tasks.
– Providing at least six outreach presentations, including one presentation that the interns helped develop.
– Completing the Advocacy Project.
– Completing the assessment requirements, including use of the CCAPS and implementation of two Cultural Formulation Interviews (CFIs) with associated write-up.
– Completing all required presentations, including: two clinical case presentations, a supervision of supervision presentation, and an advocacy project presentation.

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