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Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated:  September 1

Psychology Internship Program Admissions

Applicants for our five doctoral internship positions must be from APA or CPA accredited counseling or clinical programs, have completed at least three years of graduate work, have at least 200 hours of individual therapy experience with adults, and have completed their comprehensive exams by the time of application. The internship positions are for twelve months, beginning August 1 and ending July 30.

One of our five positions is partially affiliated with the University of Rochester’s clinical doctoral program. This relationship means simply that qualified applicants from the UR program are ranked above other candidates for just one of the positions; but qualified applicants from any program are considered and also ranked. No preference is given for any program in the other four internships slots. We are interested in and committed to having a diverse training group as part of our overall commitment to diversity in training and clinical services. UCC Diversity Statement

Some doctoral programs require their students to have additional training contracts and evaluations completed by their internship programs. The University of Rochester UCC internship does not enter into training contracts with academic training programs, and the UCC supervisors do not complete evaluations on interns developed by academic training programs. Our training program’s evaluation procedures are extensive and comprehensive and copies of completed evaluations are provided to doctoral programs. If you are enrolled in an academic training program that requires such training contracts and evaluations, you are strongly encouraged to consult with your Director of Clinical Training as to whether or not you are eligible to apply to our program.


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns                                     $25,500

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns                                     n/a


Program provides access to medical insurance for interns?            Yes

Trainee contribution to cost required                                            No

Coverage of family member(s) available?                                          Yes

Coverage of legally married partner available?                                  Yes

Coverage of domestic partner available?                                          Yes


Hours of Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)                  20 days

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave                                                  5 days


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:

Eight University holidays

$300 professional development spending money (e.g., conference attendance)

Initial Post-Internship Positions


Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 14
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/ are completing doctoral degree 1
  Post doc Employed
Community mental health center
Federally qualified health center
Independent primary care facility/clinic
University counseling center 9 2
Veterans Affairs medical center
Military health center
Academic health center 1
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 1
Changed to another field


Doctoral Internship in Psychology