Application Process – Doctoral Psychology Internship

Thank you for your interest in NC State’s Counseling Center’s Doctoral Psychology Internship Program. We anticipate offering 4 positions for the 2017-2018 internship year. You will find information about the application process below. Please feel free to contact the Training Coordinator 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 and signature of the agency confidentiality policy are required by the Counseling Center for matched interns.

Application Deadline

Monday, October 30, 2017 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:

  • Statement of interest and 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

Skype 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. Skype interviews typically range between 30-45 minutes in length and are conducted with the Training Coordinator and members of the staff.  Applicants are notified of an invitation for a phone interview via email (by December 15th) and are asked to sign up for the interview through an on-line scheduling program.   An Open House will occur in early January, and is intended as an opportunity for candidates to see the site and meet with the Training Coordinator and other staff.  Open House is arranged by the Training Coordinator, and is completely optional.  Attending (or deciding not to attend) the Open House will not have an impact on how a candidate is ranked.  The Training Coordinator will have already submitted the rank order list before the Open House occurs.

Contact Information:

For questions about our Internship Program, please contact Dr. Chris Carden, Assistant Director of Doctoral Psychology Training at 919-515-2423, or via e-mail at

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