How to Apply

Internship applicants must have completed at least one year of supervised practica, all required doctoral coursework, and comprehensive examinations in counseling or clinical psychology. We prefer candidates who have successfully completed their dissertation proposal meeting, who have had a practicum placement in a university counseling center, and who may be interested in working in this setting in the future. Applicants with varied personal and professional backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications for the 2017-2018 class is November 1, 2016.
This year the application process will occur online. See the APPIC website for more details and instructions. We will not accept any paper materials.

The electronic application includes: 

-  Completed AAPI
-  Curriculum vita
-  Cover letter explaining interest in this site, how this internship fits with your experience & training goals, how your experience would contribute to our program & how this training experience fits with your longer-term career goals.
-  Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which address your recent clinical experience.

We participate in the computer match program through National Matching ServicesOur match number is 141111. Intern applicants who wish to participate in this match must complete and send to NMS an "Applicant Agreement" form, which can be obtained from the NMS website. Just click on "Applicant Registration" and you will be taken to a form where you can request an application online.

Our Center agrees to abide by the APPIC Internship Offers and Acceptance Match Policies (April 10, 1999), specifically, that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. A copy of these policies may be obtained from the NMS website.

In compliance with employment policies of the state of North Carolina, interns matched with our site are required to participate in pre-employment background checks. Applicants for consideration will be sent a Disclosure and Authorization Statement with information and signature to facilitate this process. The checks will be conducted by an agency contracted by the University and the results will be considered before hiring decisions are final. Applicants who match to our program but do not successfully pass the background check will be dismissed from internship (see APPIC Match Policy 6b). Applicants are welcome to discuss any questions about this procedure with the Training Director.

The internship is a twelve month full-time position that begins in early August. Salary will be $26,000 for the 2017-2018 year. Benefits include medical coverage, sick leave, eleven university holidays and 24 days of vacation per year for which payout at the end of the year of half the days not taken. Interns have private offices with telephone and computer (with Internet access), library privilege, and access to the University computer system for statistical analysis. Some financial support and leave time for professional development is also available.