Application Procedures

To apply, please supply the following information through the AAPI online service which may be accessed at by clicking on “AAPI online”.

  • 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.
    • Optionally, we invite you to read our program philosophy on diversity and briefly comment in your cover letter how you might contribute to or grow from our site’s commitment to intercultural competency. 

The application deadline for the 2022-2023 internship is November 1, 2021 11:59pm EST. Our site number is 138711.

We use e-mail to conduct all of our internship selection correspondence. Please notify us immediately if your e-mail address changes or if you are experiencing any difficulty retrieving your e-mail.

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. UST/CAPS follows APPIC policy regarding offers and acceptance. These policies may be viewed online at  Additionally, any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

Notification of Interview Status: December 13, 2021

Interview Dates: January 4-14, 2022 

Internship start date: August 15, 2022

Intern applicants must be currently enrolled in counseling or clinical psychology doctoral programs. Applicants for internship must have completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised experience (250 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. We offer on-site, telephone, or interactive video interviews depending on the applicant’s preference or availability.

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. These are conducted following the APPIC Match, but the outcome of these background checks have the potential to preclude appointment. Click here to review the University's COVID 19 vaccination policy.

The University of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Click here to review the University's Equal Employment Opportunity policy.

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 are in compliance 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. Therefore, 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.

The University of St. Thomas Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Our program was fully re-accredited in August 2017 and our next re-accreditation is scheduled for 2027. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail:


Counseling and Psychological Services and the Career Development Center are approved by IACS (International Association of Counseling Services). We are a member of APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) and ACCTA (Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies).