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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in NC State’s Counseling Center’s Doctoral Psychology Internship Program. We anticipate offering 3 positions for the 2024-2025 internship year. You will find information about the application process below. Please feel free to contact the Training Director regarding any questions you may have.


By the application date, applicants will be expected to have completed two practicum experiences with a minimum of 400 intervention hours. All formal academic coursework, accepted dissertation proposal and practicum training requirements should be completed prior to beginning the internship. Passing a criminal background check, having essential vaccines/inoculations, active enrollment at the home University, and signature of the agency confidentiality policy are required by the Counseling Center for matched interns.

Application Deadline

Friday, December 1, 2023 11:59 PM  EST

Application Process

To apply electronically, please follow instructions for the AAPI Online. Please make sure that your AAPI Online includes the following:

  • Cover Letter including how the Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at NCSU fits with your experience, training goals and longer term plans
  • A completed APPIC application packet
  • Vita detailing educational, training, practicum, and employment experiences
  • Official transcripts of graduate coursework
  • Three standardized reference forms, two of which must be from persons familiar with your recent clinical/counseling work.
  • Part I of APPIC Application for Psychology Internship
  • Academic Program’s Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness

Zoom interviews will be held in place of in-person interviews. Dates and times for these interviews will be determined by the application deadline, and will be shared with interviewees. Zoom interviews will last for 45 minutes in length and are conducted with the Training Director and members of the Training Committee in early to mid January. Applicants are notified of an invitation for a Zoom interview via email (by Friday, December 15) and are asked to sign up for the interview through an on-line scheduling program.

Successful applicants will be notified on Match Day in February 2024. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2024. Successfully matched applicants must also apply for the position on the NC State employment website once matched.

As a condition of employment, all new employees of the center are required to successfully pass a background check.

Contact Information

For questions about our Internship Program, please contact Dr. Erin Higgenbotham, Interim Assistant Director for Doctoral Psychology Training at 919.515.2423 or via email at

Counseling Center
NC State University
2815 Cates Ave.
Box 7312
Raleigh, NC  27695-7312