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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Program Tables Updated: June 20, 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.

The program requires that applicants have received the following minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application:

  • Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours- 500 hours
  • Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours- no minimum
  • Total Direct Intervention and Assessment Hours must equal 500

Other Required Minimum Criteria:

  • Graduate Program must be APA or CPA Accredited
  • Comprehensive Exams must be successfully completed prior to the submission of the ranking list (February 1). 
  • 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

  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $25,000.
  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
  • Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
  • Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
  • Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
  • Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
  • Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
  • Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off and Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave- 22 vacations days provided, 10 of which must be used at the end of the internship.  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? Yes
  • 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.
  • 21 vacation days, 10 of which are taken at the end of the internship to provide a transition period.
  • 15 sick days earned over the year, at 1.25 days/month.
  • 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) 


Post Doc


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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