Personal Growth and Counseling Center

Doctoral Internship

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables were Updated: 7/20/2023

Program Disclosures

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values? No.

If yes, provide website link (or content from brochure) where this specific information is presented: N/A

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 program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

CSUMB Psychology Internship is currently accepting applications for two full-time, one-year positions in our 2024-2025 doctoral internship class. The dates of the internship year are from August 1st, 2024 to July 31st, 2025. We participate in the APPIC match and use the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI Online). (APPIC Program Code Number: 244211).

The aim of the California State University Monterey Bay Psychology Internship Program is to train doctoral-level psychology graduate students to practice professional psychology in a University Counseling Center setting while supporting the vision and mission of the Personal Growth and Counseling Center. An emphasis is placed on providing high-quality, culturally competent, and ethical services to enhance wellness, promote growth, and support student success.

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.

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: Is there a minimum requirement? Amount
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: Yes 450
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: No 0

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

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.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

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

Benefit Description
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $35,568
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? No
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) 192 vacation hours and 16 hours of personal holiday
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave  96 Hours
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):

Dental, Vision, HCRA/DCRA, Pretax Parking Deduction, CalPERS Retirement, Nonindustrial Disability Insurance, Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance (basic amounts with option to get more), Additional Paid Leaves like Jury duty, Bereavement, & Parental leaves, Unpaid leaves including FML

Optional benefits include: Fee waiver program, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, home & auto insurance, legal plan/representation, Pet Insurance and more

*Medical and dental benefits are activated after approximately one month after the internship start date.

*Please note that while CSUMB offers 24 vacation days a year, interns may not be able to meet their 2000-hour requirement if they were to take all 24 vacation days.

Interns will also have the option to apply for 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 of Preceding 3 Cohorts: Years 2019-2022
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
Initial Post-Internship Position Post-doctoral Residency Position Employed Position
Academic teaching 0 0
Community mental health center 0 0
Consortium 0 0
University Counseling Center 4 0
Hospital/Medical Center 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatric facility 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
Health maintenance organization 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 1 1
Other 0 0

*Note: 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.