Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions

Date Program Tables updated: 8/25/17

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 a regionally accredited or APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (preference will be 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 500 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; Clearly delineated interest in working within a college or university setting or working with college or university-aged populations; Experience conducting intake evaluations; 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.

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 HoursYesAmount: 500
Total Direct Contact Assessment HoursNoAmount: NA

The University of San Francisco 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 upon verifying the accuracy of the information provided by the candidate and the background check results will determine suitability for employment at the University.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns 27,300
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)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, four 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 data bases, private office with phone, computer, voice mail, e-mail account, Internet access, software, and digital web camera.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts15
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree2
Community mental health center01
Federally qualified health center10
Independent primary care facility/clinic00
University counseling center 50
Veterans Affairs medical center 00
Military health center00
Academic health center00
Other medical center or hospital6
Psychiatric hospital00
Academic university/department00
Community college or other teaching setting00
Independent research institution00
Correctional facility00
School district/system00
Independent practice setting00
Not currently employed00
Changed to another field00

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.