Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables were updated 09/03/2020

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 following minimum qualifications must be met in order for applicants to be considered for the CAPS Internship in Health Service Psychology: Current enrollment in an APA- or regionally accredited (accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education) doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (preference is given to applicants from APA-accredited programs); successful completion of comprehensive examinations with completion of all formal graduate coursework and supervised practicum experiences and advancement to doctoral candidacy; a minimum of 400 direct contact intervention hours at the time of application deadline, which may include practicum training accrued during a terminal masters program (see APPI section “Summary of Practicum Experience/Intervention Hours/Total Completed Hours”); documented approval of internship readiness by academic training director.

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 Yes Amount: 400
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No Amount: N/A


Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Clearly delineated interest in working within a college or university setting or working with college- or university-age populations; experience conducting intake evaluations; and an appreciation for and experience in working with students from diverse multicultural backgrounds and identities. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants who have successfully proposed and will have made progress toward completion of their doctoral dissertation by the start of the internship year.

USF conducts background checks on all new interns. All candidates for full-time and part-time assignments with the University must authorize a lawful background check as part of the application packet. An offer of employment is contingent on verifying the accuracy of the information provided by the candidate, and the background check results will determine suitability for employment at the University.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services, and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual stipend/salary for full-time interns  30,400
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? Yes
Hours of annual paid personal time off (PTO and/or vacation) 90
Hours of annual paid sick leave  90
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: Eligibility for commuter benefit monthly subsidy. For further details, click here. Membership to University of San Francisco Koret Recreational Center, 4 hours of professional development time per week, and 3 additional days (total of 24 hours) for the purpose of completion of dissertation and/or interviewing for a training position/employment in accordance with CAPS policies. Additional professional development time for the following training activities: San Jose State University Multicultural Training Conference and the Northern California University Counseling Center Training Directors Conference. Use of University of San Francisco libraries and databases; private office with phone, computer, voicemail, e-mail account, internet access, software, and digital web camera. During times when CAPS is providing remote therapy in compliance with California and San Francisco Department of Public Health regulations regarding COVID-19 safety measures, university laptops and Zoom Health accounts will be provided. 


Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding Three Cohorts)

Total number of interns who were in the three cohorts 10
Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Community mental health center 2 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center  3 0
Veterans Affairs medical center  0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 3 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 0 0
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 1 0
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 1
Unknown 0 0

Note: “PD” = Postdoctoral 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.