Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

Internship Admission Eligibility


  1. Preference is given to applicants enrolled in an APA-accredited doctoral program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology. 
  2. Applicants must complete all doctoral coursework prior to the beginning of the internship.
  3. Applicants must have successfully passed comprehensive examinations by the ranking deadline.
  4. Applicants must have an approved dissertation proposal by the ranking deadline.
  5. Applicants must be certified as ready for internship by their doctoral programs.
  6. Applicants must demonstrate a strong and genuine interest in university counseling center work.
  7. Applicants must have a minimum of 250 direct service hours by the application deadline.

Statement of Non Discrimination

Southern Utah University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Southern Utah University policies, programs, and activities comply with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, and sexual orientation.

Stipend, Benefits, and Resources

The internship appointment is for twelve (12) months, at 40 hours per week, beginning August 1st.

Three doctoral level internships are currently offered, each carrying a stipend of $27,000 for the twelve months.

Interns are eligible for university benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, sick leave, 15 days of vacation time, and 12 paid university holidays. SUU also contributes 14.2% to intern retirement plans.

Interns are eligible for additional benefits including dissertation release time, professional development time, and some funding for professional workshops and conferences.

A Note About Liability Insurance

While covered by the University's general liability insurance, interns are required to carry their own professional liability insurance coverage, which can be obtained through APA or often a student’s home institution at a reasonable cost.


The Counseling Center uses Titanium for scheduling and clinical notes, and all interns have access to Titanium on their computers.

Our front office staff provide excellent clerical support to interns.

Interns each have their own private office and are free to decorate and personalize their space. Offices each have a desk, computer, bookshelves, furniture, and space for counseling. Additionally, each intern office is equipped with digital video cameras to record sessions for review by interns and supervisors.

Office space with two red chairs             Office space with a desk          office space with brown furniture

Initial Placement Data

Year Doctoral Program Initial Employment
2016-17 Alliant International University Post-Doc University Counseling Center
2016-17 Pacific University Community Health Center
2015-16 George Washington University Post-Doc University Counseling Center
2015-16 University of South Dakota Private Practice
2014-15 Pacific University Post-Doc University Counseling Center
2014-15 Andrews University Post-Doc University Counseling Center
2013-14 University of Indianapolis Post-Doc University Counseling Center
2013-14 Brigham Young University Working on Dissertation/Student
2012-13 California School of Professional Psychology Post-Doc University Counseling Center
2012-13 University of Indianapolis Post-Doc University Counseling Center
2011-12 Brigham Young University Adjunct Instructor
2011-12 University of Utah University Counseling Center