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Internship Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

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  • Program Tables updated: 2.8.2024

Program Disclosures

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values?No

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

The following minimum qualifications must be met in order for applicants to be considered for the CAPS Internship in Health Service Psychology at Stanford University:

  1. Current enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  2. The successful completion of all required coursework, comprehensive exams, and supervised practica.
  3. A minimum of 450 direct contact intervention hours at the time of application deadline.
  4. Verification of internship readiness by academic Training Director. 

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention HoursYes450
Total Direct Contact Assessment HoursNo0

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

  1. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants who will have completed or have made substantial progress towards completion of their dissertation.
  2. Applicants with demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic setting with a wide range of clinical diagnoses from developmental concerns to moderate/severe psychopathology are preferred.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate an interest and experience working with a full range of diversity variables, comfort with brief therapy, crisis intervention/on-call services, and outreach programming. 

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns$35,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time InternsNA
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?No
If access to medical insurance is provided: 
Trainee contribution to cost required?Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available?No
Coverage of legally married partner available?No
Coverage of domestic partner available?No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)160
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave0
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?Yes
Other benefits (please describe):$2000 healthcare stipend, $250 educational allowance, and 5 days of professional development

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

Cohort Description2020-23
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts



Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree1
Type of SettingPDEP
Academic teaching00
Community mental health center00
University Counseling Center40
Hospital/Medical Center20
Veterans Affairs Health Care System00
Psychiatric facility00
Correctional facility00
Health maintenance organization00
School district/system00
Independent practice setting10

Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.