Training in the Core Areas of Psychology Practice

The Psychology Internship Program at UNI is an APA accredited* program that provides comprehensive clinical training for child, adolescent, and adult populations with severe and diverse psychopathology. Students eligible for the internship must have completed all coursework in an APA-approved doctoral program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology.

Program Experience

UNI currently offers four full-time doctoral-level internship positions. All interns complete three full-time, four-month rotations. Interns are involved in selecting their preferred rotations from the four clinical populations that are available: youth day treatment, adolescent-focused inpatient, child-focused inpatient, and adult inpatient. For prospective applicants, more detailed information about the internship can be found in the Psychology Internship Handbook.

The internship provides intensive experiential training in the core areas of psychology practice including:

  • Evidence-based interventions, including training in a variety of treatment modalities
  • Evidence-based diagnosis and assessment
  • Consultation and interdisciplinary communication and collaboration
  • Integrating research into clinical practice
  • Addressing individual and cultural diversity
  • Application of ethical and legal standards to practice
  • Supervision
  • Professional values, attitudes, and behaviors

All training occurs in an atmosphere of collaborative interactions with supervisors and senior staff members. Internship training is accomplished through:

  • Direct clinical experience,
  • Individual and group supervision,
  • Didactic seminars,
  • Treatment team staffing,
  • Psychotherapy seminar,
  • Professional consultations,
  • Peer-group meetings,
  • Continuing professional education,
  • Grand rounds presentations, and
  • Scholarly readings.

The breadth and depth of clinical experience combined with our training seminars/activities, and quality supervision creates a unique and excellent clinical internship experience. The goal is to prepare interns for professional practice in a variety of settings.

All internship appointments are of a continuous 12-month period beginning at the end of June. Interns are paid a stipend of $26,000 and receive a comprehensive health/dental insurance benefits package, and paid time off.


Ethnic minority and culturally diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. For more comprehensive information, please review the Psychology Internship Handbook. For additional information and questions, please contact us.

Application Deadline: November 15

Complete internship applications must be submitted to the director of psychology training by November 15 or the first business day thereafter. Prospective intern candidates will be contacted by December 1st to schedule an interview.

The following qualities are considered when selecting internship applicants to participate in the interview process:

  • Completion of all coursework, in an APA approved doctoral program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology
  • Academic excellence
  • Minimum of 500 practicum hours
  • Minimum of 100 hours of psychological assessment and report writing experience
  • Interpersonal maturity and sensitivity
  • Diverse practical experiences
  • High ethical standards and professionalism
  • Good clinical judgment
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Appropriate career interests

Application Materials

Required application materials include:

  • Letter of application/interest
  • Completed APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI - online)
  • Curriculum vita
  • Official university graduate transcripts
  • Minimum of three letters of professional recommendation
  • One sample of a psychological or neuropsychological evaluation and one case conceptualization.

Application materials should be addressed to C.J. Powers, PhD, director of psychology training (see contact information).

Internship Staff

UNI's professional staff includes thirteen licensed psychologists who are direct supervisors for the internship program and six licensed psychologists who fulfill other roles related to the internship. Psychology staff members participate and support the internship training program in a variety of ways. They may provide individual intern supervision and mentoring, participate in didactic training and seminars, provide consultation, contribute to psychology staff meetings and treatment team rounds, provide case conferences, participate as members of the psychology training committee and/or assist with ongoing program evaluation.

*Accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact:

C.J. Powers, PhD
Director of Psychology Training

University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute
501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Phone: 801-587-3145

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