Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data



Date Program Tables are updated: 08/30/20

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:

Applicants must be enrolled in either an APA or CPA-accredited doctoral in counseling or clinical psychology. Students enrolled in non-accredited doctoral programs are "eligible to apply IF their doctoral program has provided appropriate documentation to APPIC verifying approval for a site visit by an eligible accrediting organization (APA or CPA), has been accepted by APPIC as a "Doctoral Program Associate" (DPA), and had paid the appropriate DPA fees. The payment of DPA fees by the doctoral program is now required for its student's be eligible" (Per APPIC). Prior to the start of internship, interns are required to have completed all coursework and supervised practicum. Applicants must have completed 500 hours of direct contact prior to the application deadline and successfully completed comprehensive examinations prior to the application deadline for the APPIC Match. If applicable, the applicant must also have successfully completed their dissertation proposal prior to the start of internship. All applicants must be certified as ready for internship by their doctoral program.

Successful applicants have an interest and experience working in a university/college counseling setting, providing individual short-term therapy, group therapy, outreach, consultation, crisis intervention and management, and has completed 1000 total practicum hours. The applicants would also have a strong interest in and commitment to multiculturalism/diversity as well as experience in working with diverse clients and have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively.

Application Requirements

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:

Direct Contact Hours
Direct Contact Type
Total Direct Contact Intervention HoursYesAmount: 500
Total Direct Contact Assessment HoursNoAmount: N/A

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment at California State University, Northridge. Background screenings will be conducted after the Match. Applicants who match to our program but do not successfully pass the background check will be dismissed from the internship (see APPIC Match Policy).

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Financial and Benefit Support Details
Financial and Benefit Support Details
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns$28,669
With 4 hours of overtime per week, interns receive approximately $31,000 per year (most interns elect to work 4 hours of overtime per week in order to acquire 2,000 hours of supervised professional experience for licensure).
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time InternsN/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided
Trainee contribution to cost required?It depends on the coverage selected.
Coverage of family member(s) available?Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available?Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)Interns accrue 16 hours per month of vacation time and 1 Personal Holiday per calendar year (interns get a total of 2 Personal Holidays).
Hours of Annual Paid Sick LeaveInterns accrue 8 hours per month.
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 of and sick leave?Yes
Other Benefits (please describe):Interns have access to Dental Insurance and Vision Benefits. In addition, they have approximately 12 University Holidays, access to excellent library facilities, faculty/staff parking rate, faculty/staff rate for use of the Student Recreation Center, and faculty/staff discount at the campus bookstore. Interns have their own private office with telephone, voicemail, computer terminal (including secured network drive, e-mail account, internet access, and electronic scheduling and records) and webcam.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts : 2017-2020)

Post Internship Positions
Aggregate Number of Interns
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts9 (2017-2018; 2018-2019; 2019-2020)
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree0
Post Internship Positions Tally
Community mental health center10
Federally qualified health center00
Independent primary care facility/clinic00
University counseling center42
Veterans Affairs medical center00
Military health center00
Academic health center00
Other medical center or hospital00
Psychiatric hospital00
Academic university/department00
Community college or other teaching setting00
Independent research institution00
Correctional facility00
School district/system00
Independent practice setting20
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.