How to Apply
To apply, submit the following information through the AAPI online service:
- Cover letter indicating your interest in our site
- Current vita
- All graduate transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably one from your major advisor and two from licensed psychologists with direct knowledge of your supervised practicum experiences
- Optional: Review our approach to diversity and care and briefly comment in your cover letter how you might contribute to or grow from our site’s commitment to intercultural competency.
Applicants will be notified of their interview status by December 12, 2022 and interviews will be conducted January 4–18, 2023. We will offer virtual interviews only for the 2023-2024 training year.
We use e-mail to conduct all internship selection correspondence. Please notify us immediately if your e-mail address changes or if you are experiencing any difficulty retrieving your e-mail.
Submit Your Application
The application deadline for the 2023-2024 internship is November 4, 2022 11:59pm EST
Our site number is 138711.
Application Policies & Procedures
Intern applicants must be currently enrolled in counseling/clinical psychology doctoral programs.
Applicants for internship must have completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised experience (300 of which must be face-to-face individual therapy hours) in counseling or clinical work, qualifying examinations and all of the coursework toward their doctoral degree. Dissertation proposals must be approved before the start of the internship. Successful applicants will have demonstrated interest in college or university counseling and/or higher education.
An intern selection committee, comprised of senior staff and an intern, evaluate internship applications. Applications are reviewed based on candidate's interest and experience in each of the competency areas, as well as experience working with college or university-aged populations. Applicants who receive the highest ratings are invited to participate in interviews.
The internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking related information from any intern applicant. St. Thomas/CAPS follows APPIC policy regarding offers and acceptance. These policies may be viewed online at www.appic.org.
University of St. Thomas appointments conform to a variety of requirements, including legal eligibility for employment in the U.S. (sometimes called the I-9 requirement) and a background check that verifies that educational credentials are valid and that candidates have no criminal or other record that would preclude employment in the University's judgment. Background checks are conducted after the APPIC Match, but the outcome of the does have the potential to preclude appointment.
The University of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. COVID-19 vaccination is required.
Interns at the University of St. Thomas receive ongoing evaluative feedback from supervisors throughout the training year. These evaluations are quite comprehensive in nature and are based on our program's training model, philosophy, goals and objectives, and competencies and benchmarks established by our profession. These procedures comply with Standard III.B of the Standards of Accreditation in Health Service Psychology.
At the end of every semester, the Internship Training Director sends the Academic Training Director a letter summarizing the intern's performance to date.
If you are enrolled in an academic training program that requires additional training contracts and/or evaluations, these will not be completed by the University of St. Thomas training staff. Your program may choose to use the data from the University of St. Thomas evaluations to complete their own forms.
You are strongly encouraged to consult with your Director of Clinical Training or the University of St. Thomas Training Director if you have questions about this policy.