Personal Growth and Counseling Center

Doctoral Internship

Application Process and Selection Criteria

The CSUMB Psychology Internship Program will be accepting 2 interns for the 2024-2025 internship year. We encourage students from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, gender, and sexual orientations to apply. Applications will be due by November 13th, 2023. Applicants will be notified by December 15th, 2023, regarding their interview status. Individual interviews will take place in mid to late January 2024 via Zoom. Interviews will last approximately 50-60 minutes and will include time for applicants to ask questions. All applicants will be interviewed via Zoom by our Training Director and members of our Selection Committee. After a final discussion of candidates, the Selection Committee will submit our rank list to NMS.

We participate in the APPIC match and use the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI Online). To access the AAPI, please visit the APPIC website. The website provides instructions for how to complete and submit your APPI online application. If you have not requested an applicant agreement form and materials describing the APPIC Internship Matching Program, please contact the National Matching Service (NMS).

Our information for NMS is as follows: California State University Monterey Bay

*APPIC Match Number for NMS: 244211

A complete application consists of the following materials:

  • A completed On‐line AAPI (APPIC’s standard application)
  • Cover letter (part of on‐line AAPI)
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (as part of the on‐line AAPI)
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from persons who have directly supervised your clinical work (as part of the on‐line AAPI). Please submit no more than three letters
  • Official transcripts of all graduate coursework

Minimum and Preferred Applicant Qualifications

Applicants for our doctoral internship must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Enrollment in an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program
  • Certified as ready for internship by their doctoral program
  • Completion of all required coursework and academic requirements prior to commencement of internship, including comprehensive exams
  • Completion of all required supervised practicum prior to the starting date of internship

In addition to the minimum requirements outlined above, the Intern Selection Committee takes into consideration preferred qualifications for applicants. These qualifications include:

  • Completion of at least 450 AAPI Intervention hours by the application date, at least 100 of which are with adults
  • Interest in and experience working in a university/college counseling center setting
  • Interest in and experience providing individual short-term therapy, group therapy, outreach and consultation
  • Interest in and experience providing crisis intervention and management
  • Strong interest in and commitment to multiculturalism/diversity as well as experience in working with diverse clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Training Director via e-mail with questions regarding the application or interview process:

In considering prospective applicants for our internship program, CSUMB adheres to the CSU system-wide and campus-specific policies pertaining to discrimination and harassment in the selection and hiring process.

System-wide Guidelines for Affirmative Action Programs in Employment

The California State University (CSU) is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws and regulations. It is CSU policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

California State University Monterey Bay will not tolerate acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes, or related retaliation against or by any employee or student.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with CSUMB. Background screenings will be conducted after the Match. Applicants who match to our program but do not successfully pass the background screening will be dismissed from the internship (see APPIC Match Policy 6b). Convictions will not automatically disqualify job candidates. The seriousness of the crime and date of conviction and the specific job applied for will be considered.

Candidates selected for the position must complete the sign-in process by the date that employment begins. This includes signing the Oath of Allegiance and presenting verification of work authorization status and completing Section 1 of the I-9 form. Under Federal law, CSUMB may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States. If offered a position, candidates will be required to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, prior to employment.