Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are Updated: August 30, 2017

Internship Program Admissions

The Training Team actively seeks applicants whose goals represent a fit with our program's aims, goals, and training philosophy.  Please review the description of our Training Program for an understanding of the wide range of experiences we provide to determine if these experiences represent a good match with your desired internship experience.

Admissions Requirements:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: 500

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours:  None Required

Other Required Minimum Criteria Used to Screen Applicants

Candidates for internship must have completed all formal requirements towards candidacy in a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in an APA-accredited counseling or clinical psychology program, including:

  • All course work necessary for the title of doctoral candidate including any comprehensive exams
  • Acceptance of dissertation proposal by dissertation committee no later than the APPIC ranking deadline
  • A minimum of 3 years of graduate training within an APA-Accredited (or CPA-Accredited) program
  • A minimum of 500 cumulative supervised hours in direct clinical service as defined by APPIC criteria (see above)
    • At least 400 direct therapy hours; with no less than 300 accrued during your doctoral program
    • All hours must be accumulated no later than the APPIC ranking deadline
  • Due to Purdue University regulations, a criminal background check must be passed (see How to Apply for more information)

Further, although not all required, the Intern Selection Committee favorably views the following qualities when reviewing applications:

  • Values consistent with advocating for the unique needs of diverse people
  • Degree of support for candidate's qualifications and fit with our program from reference letters
  • Breadth of clinical skills with previous experience and/or interest in university counseling center work
  • Sensitivity to issues of human diversity recognizing multicultural competence as a lifelong endeavor
  • Knowledge base of the research and theoretical underpinnings of health service psychology
  • Genuine investment in life-long learning
  • Solid interpersonal and relational skills

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $26,143, 12-month, full-time

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: Not applicable/No Half-time appointments

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? No

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

  • Hours of Annual Paid Vacation: 120 hours accrued
  • Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 80 hours
  • 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 off and sick leave? Yes (must be consulted and approved by the CAPS Director and Purdue University Human Resources)

Other Benefits

  • Minimum of 10 paid University holidays
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Each intern has her/his own office, equipped with a computer, printer access, internet access, and digital recording technology.
  • As Purdue University employees, interns have Purdue e-mail accounts, business cards, access to library resources, and discounts at local merchants.
  • CAPS typically funds interns for two conferences contingent upon ongoing University professional development resources: the annual Dennis H. May Conference on Diversity Issues, and the annual Big Ten Counseling Centers Conference. Interns are also supported to attend 3 joint seminar days with other Indiana university internships and an internship retreat with these schools at the end of the year.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Aggregated Tally for 3 Preceding Cohorts


Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 9

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 0

Area of Employment



Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 1 4
Veterans Affairs medical center 1 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 0 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 0 1
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 1 1
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 0

Note: PD = Post-doctoral residency position; EP = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table is counted only one time.