Application & Selection Process

The application deadline for the 2022-2023 internship year is Friday, November 5, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EST.

The internship will start on August 2, 2021.

As a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), only applications from APA and/or CPA accredited doctoral programs, submitted through the online portal, will be considered.

All applications must include:

  1. A cover letter which addresses the applicant’s interest in the JHU Counseling Center internship, expectations of the internship, and career goals.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. Completed AAPI.
  4. All graduate transcripts.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from persons who are familiar with the applicant’s professional and/or academic performance (two of which should be from on-site clinical supervisors).

Applicants will be notified by email on or before by December 15, 2021, about their interview status. If you have not received an email by December 15, 2020, please check your spam/junk box or contact the Associate Director of Training at


All interviews will be held via the secure Zoom platform. Instructions on how to sign up for interviews will be emailed to you.

The Counseling Center internship participates in the computerized ranking system offered by National Matching Services.

IMPORTANT: As University employees, please be aware that our employment offer is contingent upon the successful completion of our pre-employment process, including education, employment, background, and reference checks.

Qualifications of Applicants

Applicants must be enrolled in an APA-approved doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology. By start date of internship, applicants should have successfully completed:

  • all required course work
  • all required practicum experiences
  • comprehensive examinations
  • dissertation proposal
  • 500 Doctoral level intervention hours (Intervention hours exclude assessment hours and the requirement must be met by the start date of internship)

Please note that although typically applicants who have not completed the minimum intervention hours by the application deadline will not be given further consideration, given the current circumstances we may make exceptions this year. If you choose to apply and have completed fewer than the required 500 intervention hours, please include in your cover letter a brief description of the circumstances that prevented you from completing your expected clinical training and a description of what you did instead. Our usual minimum of 500 hours is based on the fact that we have found that the interns who are happiest at our site are those who have had at least this level of clinical experience, due to the fast-paced nature of our work and the complexity of many of the clients we serve. We want to be flexible and encourage applicants to use their own judgment regarding the fit of this site for their interests and experience.


The current intern stipend is $35,568; interns are paid on a semi-monthly basis. Interns are considered non-exempt or bargain employees. This means that their salaries are calculated hourly based on a 40-hour workweek. Each intern also receives $500 as professional development funds for conference-related expenses.

The agency covers interns for malpractice insurance and interns are also eligible for all other benefits (medical, health, etc.) afforded to other University employees. Interns are eligible to take all University holidays and:

  • Up to 10 days of vacation per year.
  • Up to 12 days sick time (interns accrue one sick day/month).
  • Up to five days leave for professional development.