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Personal Growth and Counseling Center

Doctoral Internship

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables were Updated: 1/4/2021

Internship Program Admissions

CSUMB Psychology Internship is currently accepting applications for two full-time, one-year positions in our 2022-2023 doctoral internship class. The dates of the internship year are from August 1st, 2022 to July 31st, 2023. We participate in the APPIC match and use the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI Online). (APPIC Program Code Number: 244211).

CSUMB Psychology Internship considers applicants that are currently enrolled in any APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology that requires internship training. Applicants are required to have completed all required coursework and supervised practicum prior to the starting date of internship. CSUMB Psychology Internship requires that applicants have successfully completed their comprehensive examinations prior to the ranking deadline for the APPIC Match, and are certified as ready for internship by their doctoral program.

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: No minimum
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: 450
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: No minimum

Strong candidates for an internship at CSUMB would include previous experience with or interest in the following: working in a university/college counseling center setting; providing short-term individual therapy, group therapy, outreach and consultation; providing crisis intervention and management; and working with diverse clients. Particular interest in and commitment to multiculturalism/diversity is also desired. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team is an important value within our setting.

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.

Application Instructions

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


All application materials must be uploaded to the APPIC Applicant Portal no later than Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 8:59 PM (PST).

Selection Process

All complete applications received by the deadline will be considered. Notification about interviews will be made no later than December 15, 2020. Applicants who are not offered an interview will also be notified by this date.

Interviews will take place in mid to late January 2021 via Zoom. All applicants will be interviewed via Zoom by our Training Director and members of our Selection Committee. Applicants are invited to participate in a virtual open house in which additional information pertaining to the training program will be provided. The open house will be scheduled following submission of the training program's rank list in order to remove any potential unconscious bias.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Training Director via email with any questions that are not answered during the interview portion of the 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.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual stipend/salary for Full-time Interns: $29,496
Annual stipend/salary for Half-time Interns: N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
Trainee contribution to cost required? No
Coverage of family member(s) available?  Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes, with appropriate documentation
Hours of annual paid personal time off (PTO and/or vacation): Accrue 2 days of vacation per month. Receive 1 Personal Holidays. All University holidays.
Hours of annual paid sick leave: Accrue 1 day of sick leave per month.
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/resident in excess of personal time off and sick leave?  Yes

Other benefits include: Private office equipped with computer/internet/session recording equipment, Library privileges for the full California State University system (including 23 campuses), Discounted parking rates, Eligibility to access on campus gym and pool, Faculty/Staff discount at campus bookstore.

Interns will also have the option to request affordable employee housing adjacent to campus. Options are comprised of two and three bedroom apartments, attached bungalows, and townhomes in a rural cul-de-sac setting. Each neighborhood features plenty of open space, with accessible playgrounds located nearby. Ground floor homes have private, enclosed backyard patios, while second level homes feature spacious balconies offering relaxing views of the coastal hills. All homes have an attached, single car garage. Each unit is provided with washer and dryer hookups and cable and high speed internet at no additional cost. These homes are also pet friendly.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Aggregated Tally for Preceding 3 Cohorts  
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 6
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree  0
  Post-doctoral residency position Employed position
Community mental health center 1 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic  0 0
University counseling center  3 1
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center  0 0
Academic health center  0 0
Other medical center or hospital  0 1
Psychiatric hospital  0 0
Academic university/department  0 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  0 0
Not currently employed  0 0
Changed to another field  0 0
Other  0 0
Unknown  0 0