Application & Selection Process

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 internship year is Friday, November 8, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EST.

The internship will start on August 3, 2020, and end on July 30th, 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).

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Center’s training staff. Applicants will be notified via email by December 15, 2018, whether or not they have been invited for an interview. Instructions about how to schedule an interview via Genbook will be included in the email.

On-site face-to-face interviews are preferred. However, we understand that for some applicants, the mounting costs of internship applications and travel may make an in-person interview nearly impossible. Thus we do offer interviews by video-conference and phone. Please note that applicants who choose to interview via video or teleconferencing are given the same consideration as those who choose to interview on-site.

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 excludes assessment hours and the requirement must be met by the start date of internship)


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.