Internship Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data


Date Program Tables updated: 7.10.20

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program.  This description must be consistent with the progam's policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
There are currently four full time doctoral internship in health service psychology positions available at Tuttleman Counseling Services, and the internship begins two weeks before the start of the fall semester, typically late August.  The internship best fits with applicants who have a strong interest in collegiate mental health services.  Applicants should be prepared to work with clients presenting with a wide range of needs and concerns, ranging from developmental or transitional difficulties to serious, chronic psychopathology.  Applicants must be comfortable working with a diverse clientele.  College counseling experience is preferred, but not required. 


Does the progam require that applicants have received a minimum  number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Hours Minimum* No Yes Amount: 450
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Minimum No Yes Amount: 50

*We are aware hours may be lower due to pandemic

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

To be considered for the Temple University Tuttleman Counseling Services Internship in Health Service Psychology, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Current enrollment in good standing in an APA-accredited (or CPA-accredited) doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology, or closely related graduate program.
  • Successful completion of doctoral candidacy-qualifying exams.
  • Dissertation proposal defended and accepted by academic training program by application deadline (applicants do not have to have completed dissertation).
  • Completion of all required courses for the doctorate (at least 3 years of graduate study; completed all course work and practica).
  • Approval by the academic training program verifying readiness for internship. 


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $35,568
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns NA
Program provides access to medical insurance for interns



If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes  No
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes* No
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes* No
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes* No
*Coverage for family members, partners is available and interns pay a portion of the premiums
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off 5 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?



Other Benefits (available and/or optional):

  • Paid time off work for all university holidays.
  • Dental and Vision Insurance.
  • 12 Vacation Days.
  • Up to $250 towards professional development.
  • Each intern has their own office, equipped with a computer, phone, printer and internet access, and digital recording technology.
  • Educational Release Time (time built in to study for EPPP or work on dissertation if needed).
  • The Counseling Center uses Titanium for scheduling and clinical notes, and all interns have access to Titanium on their computers. Clients complete initial paperwork electronically, allowing clinicians to view electronic information from their offices prior to going to the waiting room to meet their clients.  
  • As a member of the Temple community interns have Temple e-mail accounts, business cards, and access to library and gym resources.

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 12
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral programs/are completing doctoral degree 0
Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 9 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 1 0
Psychiatric Hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 1 0
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 0
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 should be counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.