How to Apply

Application Information

Our intern selection is based upon goodness of fit, thus we welcome applications from students seeking counseling center training experience. We look for interns whose interests and goals are consistent with our training philosophy and the experiences we can provide. We do not require prior practicum experience specifically in a university counseling center but applicants should have experience working with adults in an outpatient setting.

Qualifications of Applicants

  • Enrollment in an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology is preferred but not necessary.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 400 Intervention Hours (i.e., supervised direct client contact) at time of application in November. These may include Masters practicum hours.
  • Applicants must pass all doctoral comprehensive examinations by the start of internship.
  • Applicants must complete all appropriate coursework prior to beginning the internship.
  • Favorable consideration will be given to applicants who will have completed or made substantial progress toward completion of their dissertation by the start of the internship year.

Application Procedures

In order to be considered, applicants must submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation -- two must be from practicum supervisors or other professionals who have observed and can comment on the applicant's clinical skills.

Deadline for Applications

Applications must be submitted through email or regular mail by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Contacting the Internship Program

To communicate directly with Training Director, e-mail her directly at, or use the following mailing address.

Diane Stoebner-May, Ph.D.
Training Director
Counseling Center
Box 2059
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2059

Selection Procedures

Internship applications are reviewed by the Training Director and the Counseling Center senior staff members. Applications are reviewed with attention to match between the applicant’s training goals, clinical experiences, and goals of the internship program. The Selection Committee reviews applicants between the second and last week of November. Phone or Skype interviews are scheduled for the first three weeks of December. Instructions for what to prepare for and expect in the interview are provided to invited candidates.