Doctoral Internship Program

Doctoral Internship Program

Doctoral internship in health service

Thank you for your interest in our APA-accredited doctoral internship in health service psychology, program # 110911. 

The internship at ASU Counseling Services is a 2000 hour, 12-month training program. Our internship program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our program is designed to provide emerging professional psychologists an opportunity to solidify existing skills, learn new competencies, and integrate their identity as a psychologist. We strive to provide a program that balances both challenge and support, while exposing interns to the variety of roles and experiences typical of university counseling center psychologists.

Doctoral Internship Program Brochure

Highlights of the internship program 

  • Individual counseling, consultation, and case management, including telehealth
  • Supervision of practicum trainees
  • Crisis intervention
  • After hours on-call experience
  • Outreach opportunities with campus partners
  • Development of intern project
  • Behavioral health rotation

We know that the application process is extensive and can be complex. We would like to provide you with as much information as possible to assist in your decision making process. If you have any questions, please contact Lilia Miramontes, the Training Director by emailing or calling at 480-965-6146.

The doctoral internship training program at ASU Counseling Services trains interns in accordance with a Developmental- Practitioner training model. The overarching philosophy supporting this model is that learning is a developmental process, and that at the internship level, learning is achieved through the practice of professional activities while receiving support, training, feedback, and the opportunity to observe professional role models. Professional socialization and the ability to observe and interact with peers and other professionals is a key element of the learning process. The internship year represents the capstone of training since it involves the application, development, and integration of knowledge and experience in an intensive learning environment. Interns become adept at balancing multiple professional roles and demands while experiencing more challenging responsibilities. Training is designed to guide and support interns, but also challenge them as they transition from a student role to that of an entry level professional. This process results in a professional identity that is unique to the individual and incorporates competencies in required professional attitudes, knowledge, skills and flexibility.

Interns are selected who have a solid foundation of professional knowledge and experience. Training and professional practice experiences are provided to help interns engage effectively in their professional roles and responsibilities. Trainees are encouraged to function as professionals within an agency where consultation, collaboration, and feedback are valued components of the professional culture. By the end of the internship year, interns are expected to be ready to function as autonomous, entry-level practitioners with an intermediate to advanced level of competency in all 9 Profession-Wide Competency areas.

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 admission

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 APA-accredited internship program at Arizona State University is a 2000 hour, 12-month training program. We use the APPIC Internship Matching Program for our selection process. Candidates must be enrolled in a counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program and have completed a minimum of 350 intervention hours. All relevant coursework must be completed.
Our program is designed to provide emerging professional psychologists an opportunity to solidify existing skills, learn new competencies, and integrate their identity as a psychologist. We strive to provide a program that balances both challenge and support while exposing interns to the variety of roles and experiences typical of university counseling center psychologists.
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: 350
Total direct contact assessment hours No   Amount: NA


Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Preference is given to applicants who have experience working with adults. Preference is given to those enrolled in an APA Accredited Counseling or Clinical Psychology program.
Please note:
Employment at Arizona State University will be contingent on satisfactory completion of a background check. The background check is performed after the intern has matched with ASU Counseling Services. Its scope includes social security number verification, and law enforcement and criminal records checks. The ASU background verification information can be found at


Financial and other benefit support for upcoming training year*

Annual stipend/salary for full-time interns $42,000
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: Yes
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 or vacation) 88 hours
Hours of annual paid sick leave 96 hours
In the event of medical conditions or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes
Other benefits (please describe):
40 hours of professional development during breaks (e.g. dissertation work, intern project)
16 hours of professional development (e.g. graduation and job interviews)
Dental and vision insurance
Private office and computer with internet access, printer and access to standard office supplies.

*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 number  of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 9
Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program or  completing doctoral degree 0
Academic teaching 0 0
Community mental health center 2 0
Consortium 1 0
University counseling center 4 0
Hospital or 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 or system 0 0
Independent practice setting 2 0
Other 0 0

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.

Selection process 

The ASU CS selection team, consisting of senior staff clinicians, current interns, and the Training Director, considers a number of aspects of each application to determine potential fit with our training program. While we do not require prior practicum experience in a university counseling center, the majority of recent interns have had that experience and are seeking a career in a university counseling center environment. The internship is clinically focused, and therefore a strong background in individual and group psychotherapy with clients similar in age and issues to the university client population is highly important, as well as diversity awareness and interest, self awareness, and openness to training. Applicants who most closely match our internship training program criteria will be invited to interview with us by telephone.


Application deadline

November 3, 2023 11:59 EST

Applicant Notification

We will contact all applicants by email by December 15, 2023 to notify them of their status (selected for an interview or no longer under consideration). If you are traveling during that time and do not have access to email, please provide us with a telephone number where you can be reached.


Since most applicants have limited travel budgets, we conduct all interviews by zoom to ensure equity in the interview process. Zoom interviews will tentatively start January 2, 2024. There will be two interviews, the first one for 45 minutes with an intern selection team that consists of one senior staff clinician and one intern, and the second one with the training director for 30 minutes. The first interview will be focusing on clinical interest, clinical skills, and fit with our program. The second interview will be rather informal.

Contact with Staff

We welcome contact from prospective applicants. We want to provide as much information as possible to aid in your evaluation of our program. Please feel free to contact Lilia Miramontes, Ph.D., Training Director by email at or by telephone at 480-965-6146. Your request will be given to the appropriate staff, who will then contact you.

To apply:

APPIC Match Program Code: 110911

Application deadline:  November 3, 2023 11:59 EST

ASU Counseling Services participates in the APPIC on-line application process. Please follow instructions available from APPIC at

Required materials include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI)
  3. Transcripts for all graduate coursework
  4. Curriculum vita
  5. Three letters of reference. Two of the letters must be from recent clinical supervisors.

The internship program at ASU CS is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979

ASU Counseling Services, a member of the Association of Postdoctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC), subscribes to APPIC guidelines, and follows APPIC procedures. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. 

 Arizona State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.