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Doctoral Psychology Internship

Overview from the Director of Training

Thank you for taking an interest in our Doctoral Psychology Internship here at North Carolina State University’s Counseling Center. Our internship program hosts a 3-person cohort and includes opportunities for individual and group counseling, triage, crisis intervention and therapeutic intake services, outreach services, consultation, and supervision of masters-level mental health trainees. The center’s training staff is multidisciplinary, and Doctoral Psychology Interns will have the opportunity to learn from and work with psychologists, counselors, social workers and psychiatrists. Our internship meets the requirements set forth in the North Carolina Psychology Practice Act towards licensure as a Health Services Provider Psychologist and has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 2016. It is a 12-month, 2000-hour program and carries an annual stipend of $38,000.

As doctoral interns train with us, they will notice that our training model is developmental in nature. We work to create learning experiences for interns which are unique and based upon feedback from interns regarding their needs, abilities and career aspirations. As a training staff, we are dedicated to understanding these needs, abilities and career aspirations, with the intention of providing the most useful training environment for each intern. Our staff are diverse in training and theoretical orientation, and are excited to share their knowledge. As a staff, we are also dedicated to continuing development around cultural humility, and appreciate interns who strive to develop this same piece of professional identity. 

In exploring our website and program, keep in mind that I am here to help in any way I can. I know you are looking for an internship site that matches your professional and personal needs; so, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns about our program, North Carolina State University, or living in Raleigh. You can reach me at I do wish you the best in this process, and please take care of yourself throughout.

Erin L. Higgenbotham, Ph.D., HSP-P
Interim Assistant Director of Doctoral Psychology Training
Assistant Director for Clinical Services