Internship Program Data

Internship Program Admissions

Last updated 7/30/2021

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!

Program Data

  • Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Yes Amount: 300
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No N/A
  • 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:
    • Please note that programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $35,568
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Does the program provide access to medical insurance for an 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) 280
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 96

Other Benefits:

Numerous local discounts for Appalachian State employees, reduced price athletic facilities membership, parking eligibility, administrative and technical support, individual offices for each intern, library access.

*Benefits are limited; see Domestic Partner Benefits

  • Initial Post-Internship Positions:
    • Please note that "PD" = Post-doctoral residency position, while "EP" = Employed Postion. 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.
(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceeding 3 Cohorts) 2018-2021
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 9
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Position PD EP
Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 1 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 1 0
University counseling center 1 4
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 1 0
Psychiatric hosptial 0 0
Academic university/department 0 0
Community college or other teaching settings 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 0
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 1 0
Unknown 0 0

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.

For additional resources see our Emergency Services page.

Prevent Suicide Block