Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions

The training program at Appalachian State University's Counseling & Psychological Services Center prepares interns to be well- rounded generalist practitioners in the delivery of health services psychology.  Interns are given the opportunity to specialize in specific areas (i.e., supervision, LGBT clients, eating disorders, etc.) that meet their interests.  Our Counseling Center is busy and fast-paced, staffed by supportive, team-oriented individuals.  We invite applicants who are willing to work hard, are open to learning, willing to be authentic and share their unique personalities and identities to apply!

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  


Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
3 years of graduate training, passing of a criminal background check


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $23,660
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns NA
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? Yes**  
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 288
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 96
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  
Other Benefits (please describe): numerous local discounts for App State employees, reduced price athletic facilities membership, parking eligibility, administrative and technical support, individual offices for each intern, library access
**benefits are limited; see


Initial Post-Internship Positions

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts


Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Community mental health center    
Federally qualified health center    
Independent primary care facility/clinic   1
University counseling center 3 3
Veterans Affairs medical center    
Military health center    
Academic health center    
Other medical center or hospital    
Psychiatric hospital    
Academic university/department 1  

Community college or other teaching setting

Independent research institution    
Correctional facility    
School district/system    
Independent practice setting   1
Not currently employed    
Changed to another field    
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.


Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma.  Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.

Prevent Suicide Block

Contact Us


Physical Address: 
1st Floor, Miles Annas Building
614 Howard Street 
Boone, NC 28608-2044

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 32044
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: 828-262-3180
Fax: 828-262-3182

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m

Initial Consultation Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:30-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:00 p.m.

 - Please Note -
During Summer Sessions, Initial Consultation Hours at times may vary. Please contact us at (828) 262-3180 for our current schedule and to verify availability.

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