Internship In Health Service Psychology  

Doctoral Internship

The Sam Houston State University Counseling Center offers a twelve-month, 2,000 hour doctoral internship in health service psychology open to counseling and clinical psychology doctoral candidates. There will be two internship positions available each year. These are full-time, paid positions. The internship year begins on the first Monday of August and ends one calendar year later. If after reading these materials you have questions about the internship, please e-mail Dr. Diane Stoebner-May, Training Director.

Accreditation Status

The Sam Houston State University Counseling Center Psychology internship is not accredited by the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 Email:

APPIC Membership Status

The Sam Houston State University Counseling Center Psychology Internship is not a member of APPIC at this time.

Internship Dates, Salary, and Benefits

Salary: The internship appointment period is from the first week of August to the end of July, and carries a stipend of $25,080 for 12 months. Interns receive their salary in bimonthly increments. Interns are full-time (40 hours per week), benefits-eligible university employees. Interns are provided with the same basic benefits as other Sam Houston State University staff that include health insurance, paid sick leave and vacations, university holidays (approximately 15 days annually), free access to fitness center, and use of the library. Interns may also be approved for Professional Development Time by request, for dissertation preparation or defense, EPPP, job interviews and professional conferences. For more information on SHSU staff benefits, please visit:

Interns have the option of serving as a Counselor in Residence (CIR), and those that do receive on-campus housing benefits that equal approximately $9,600 in exchange for providing emergency counseling/assessment services and presenting/participating in Residence Life trainings and programs for students. Additionally, a meal plan for the fall and spring semester valued at $2,120 is provided for the Counselor in Residence as well.