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Internship Program Admissions

Date Program Tables are updated: 8/1/2023
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 program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

The UCC embraces a generalist, scientist-practitioner training philosophy to train Health Service Psychologists in a comprehensive outpatient multidisciplinary agency. Staff members include licensed psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. We provide preventive, developmental, and therapeutic services to a large and diverse university community. The agency has a strong and enduring commitment to inclusion, intersectionality, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist training. We consistently strive to integrate multiculturalism into our everyday functioning. We advocate a philosophy of acceptance, compassion, and support for those we serve, as well as for each other. We have equally strong commitments to high-quality service delivery and to training.

Specific opportunities include:

  • Counseling with individuals, groups, and couples;
  • Providing crisis intervention;
  • Co-teaching a credit-bearing undergraduate diversity focused class entitled ED PS 3010 Identity and Inclusivity;
  • Providing clinical supervision;
  • Conducting campus outreach/consultation;
  • Completing formal assessment batteries and test reports.

Each intern completes a Systems Intervention Project (SIP) of their choosing. Interns participate in ongoing staff development with permanent clinical staff. Interns also participate in training seminars in crisis services, group therapy, relationship/couples therapy, critical positionalities and inclusion, consultation/outreach, professional development, psychological assessment, applied ethics, evidence-based practice, and clinical supervision. Four hours of research and professional development time is provided each week for use at your discretion.

Does the program 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 Intervention Hours Yes Amount: 300
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No Amount: N/A
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Interns must have passed comprehensive exams or its program equivalent by ranking deadline.

Due to COVID pandemic, we will consider applicants with fewer than 300 intervention hours. We take a broad-view of intern applicants' related experiences (e.g., services across treatment modalities and mental health-related community engagement) and will look forward to reading your cover letter describing your amazing accomplishments. This is consistent with the supportive, strengths-based approach to our training program.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns  $37,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:  
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? Yes 
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 256
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave  96
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
Other Benefits (please describe): As part of the University of Utah (UU) benefits package, interns are provided 15 days of vacation leave, 12 days of university holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 2 days of personal preference leave. They are also provided 3 days of professional development time from the UCC. This is a total of 44 days leave time (352 total hours). Interns may use the free UU Employee Assistance Program, which includes free, confidential counseling  to the employee and their dependents with no co-payment, deductible, or insurance approval required. UU automatically contributes an amount equal to 14.2% of intern salary to a retirement account in which the intern is automatically vested (due to university HR policies, this may not be available to interns on certain visas). Interns may choose to invest an additional percentage of their own salary to their retirement account as well. As employees of UU, Interns may use the Salt Lake City public transportation (buses and light rail system) for free as well as the free Red Med Employee Health Clinic. Interns are provided with the opportunity to contribute to tax-free health and dependent day care flexible spending accounts, use of the WellU Wellness program, and can purchase medical and dental health care coverage at a greatly subsidized cost. Life, Disability, and Worker's Compensation Insurance as well as the Hyatt Legal Plan, home and auto insurance, the Utah Education Savings Plan, and UU tuition reduction are available for interns.  UU employees receive discounts at a number of local restaurants, businesses, and local and university sporting events.
*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 program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Community mental health center NA 2
Federally qualified health center NA  NA 
Independent primary care facility/clinic NA  NA
University counseling center  NA 1
Veterans Affairs medical center  NA  NA 
Military health center  NA  NA 
Academic health center  NA NA 
Other medical center or hospital  NA NA 
Psychiatric hospital  NA NA 
University Teaching Faculty NA 3
Community college or other teaching setting  NA NA 
Independent research institution  NA NA 
Correctional facility  NA NA
School district/system  NA NA
Independent practice setting  2 1
Postdoctoral Fellow NA 4
Not currently employed  NA NA
Changed to another field  NA NA 
Other  NA 1
Unknown  NA NA
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.
Last Updated: 8/17/23