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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Program Tables Updated: August 1, 2018

Internship Program Admissions 

The Miami University (MU) Student Counseling Service (SCS) APA Accredited Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology is located on MU’s campus;  a mid-sized, Midwestern university community of approximately 18,000 students.  Our philosophy of training is a culturally focused Developmental Mentorship Practitioner (DMP) model designed to train generalists to be prepared for entry-level practice in health service psychology and to function in multiple clinical contexts.  

The internship positions are for twelve months, beginning August 1 and ending July 31. Interns receive supervision from licensed psychologists and interact with our multidisciplinary team.  Doctoral interns are trained and provide services including individual, group, and couples therapy; assessment, diagnosis and triage; day time and after hours crisis intervention; supervision; consultation; outreach and programing; and teaching. One of our four internship positions specializes in working with international students. This intern will participate in the same activities as the other three interns, with an additional focus on working with international students, especially Asian international students.  

The MU SCS internship does not enter into training contracts with academic training programs, and the MU SCS supervisors do not complete evaluations on interns developed by academic training programs.  We will provide a midyear and end of internship progress letter in addition to our evaluation forms.


Required Hours and other Minimum Criteria

Required Hours:  MU SCS requires that applicants have received the following minimum number of hours of the following categories at the time of application:

1.     Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours

500 hours

2.     Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours

No minimum

3.     Total Direct Intervention and Assessment Hours must equal 500

I + A = 500

Other Required Minimum Criteria:

1.     Graduate Program must be APA or CPA Accredited

2.     Comprehensive Exams must be successfully completed prior to the submission of the ranking list (February 1). 

3.     Dissertation/ Research Project Proposal must be approved prior to the submission of the ranking list (February 1). 


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Financial Support:

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns


Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns


Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?


Trainee contribution to cost required?


Coverage of family member(s) available?


Coverage of legally married partner available?


Coverage of domestic partner available?


Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off/Vacation

21-22 vacations days provided, 10 of which must be used at the end of the internship

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave

Sick days accrue at 1.25 days 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 in excess of personal time off and sick leave?


Other Benefits:

Medical insurance (~ $20.00/month) through UMR (UnitedHealthcare); family and domestic partner benefits available. In addition, MU has a staff health clinic onsite that provides medical services at no charge.

Dental insurance (~ $5.00/month) through Delta Dental and vision care is available through VSP.

Staff parking privileges (~ $125/year). Parking is adjacent to MU SCS.

Additional professional days for: dissertation defense, graduation, job interviews, and/or attendance at professional conferences to be negotiated with the Training Director and Director.

MU budget permitting, a small travel allowance for attendance at professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.

Individual intern offices.


Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Aggregate Data for Preceding 3 Cohorts, 4 Interns each year, 12 total) 




Community mental health center



Federally qualified health center

Independent primary care facility/clinic


University counseling center



Veterans Affairs medical center

Military health center



Academic health center



Other medical center or hospital

Psychiatric hospital

Academic university/department


Community college or other teaching setting


Independent research institution

Correctional facility

School district/system

Independent practice setting

Not currently employed

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