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, offered solely through the APPIC Match. The internship year begins early 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. 

Please view the SHSU Counseling Center Internship Brochure for an outline of the training program, sample schedule, and information on application and selection requirements.

Please view the Training Policies and Procedures document for summary procedures related to intern recruitment and selection, internship duration, stipend, and benefits, standards for successful completion of the internship, evaluations, due process and intern appeals, grievances, and nondiscrimination policies.

Accreditation Status

The Sam Houston State University Counseling Center Psychology internship in health service psychology is fully 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 has full membership with APPIC.

Internship Dates, Salary, and Benefits

Salary: The internship appointment period is a full year, beginning early August and ends one calendar year later, and carries a salary of $35,568 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 13 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: