CAPS Internship Application Procedure

Application Materials

Applications to our internship program are submitted using the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) online, which you can access at the AAPI Online website. All of the application materials will be uploaded using the applicant portal on the APPIC website.

The electronic application includes:

  • Completed AAPI
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least two from clinical supervisors
  • Graduate school transcripts

Candidate Selection

The internship selection committee typically consists of our CAPS staff members, current interns, and sometimes other SUU student affairs individuals.  Each application is read and reviewed according to the following selection criteria:

  • Clear fit between applicant’s interests and goals and the internship program’s setting, training philosophy, and experiences.
  • Therapy experience with young adults and adults in an outpatient setting, preferable a university counseling center.
  • Multicultural knowledge, awareness, and clinical skill.
  • Essays and letters of recommendation that suggest a good fit with our internship program.
  • We also value group therapy experience and assessment experience, as these are required elements of our internship program.

Interview Procedures

Because the APPIC Directory Online does not differentiate between the number of applications received in Phase I versus Phase II, we provide more specific summary information below:

  2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications, Phase I 11 22 27 30  56
Number of applicants invited for interviews, Phase I 9 15 23 25  29
Number of Completed Applications, Phase II 9 N/A 22 N/A N/A
Number of applicants invited for interviews, Phase II 9 N/A 12 N/A  N/A

For the 2023-2024 APPIC Match, we plan to interview as many candidates during Phase I as are a good fit for our internship program. We have funding for 3 full time interns this year.  If we end up going to Phase II, we plan to interview 6-10 applicants per available internship slot.  For Phase I, we have the notification date of December 16th to invite applicants for interviews or let them know that they are no longer under consideration. Applicants will be notified by email or phone regarding their interview status. 

Interviews with the Selection Committee will be 45 minutes by Zoom in January.  Applicants who have been invited to interview may contact staff or current interns to learn more about the internship training program.  Because we recognize that candidates are making decisions about which sites best match their needs at the same time that we’re assessing which candidates are the best matches for what we offer, we are sure to provide time during interviews for candidates to have any questions answered.  We are also available after the interview has ended to answer additional questions by phone or email.  We will also be offering a virtual open house this year after our rankings are submitted.  We will include additional information about the virtual open house soon.  

Program Code Number: 215411

Application Deadline: Sunday November 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM.    

For further information, contact:
Deborah Arenivar
Administrative Assistant II
Counseling & Psychological Services
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, UT 84720 

This internship site adheres to the APPIC Match Policies. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.  For more information, applicants may review the "Criminal Background Checks" policy on the SUU website.  Applicants who match to our program, but do not successfully pass this background check may be dismissed from the internship.