Internship Program Tables

Date Program Tables are updated:  

April 2017

Internship Program Admissions

The consortium currently offers 4 full-time internship positions. Three positions are offered at the University of Texas at El Paso - University Counseling Center, and one position at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso - Department of Psychiatry.  It is our expectation that interns come prepared with the requisite counseling skills commensurate with a doctoral level candidate starting in a doctoral internship program. 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 Hours Yes Amount: 500 hours
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Yes Amount: 50 hours

  Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
  • Bachelor's degree, current enrollment and be in good standing in a counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program.
  • Completed all coursework and passed all required comprehensive examinations or projected to have these completed before internship.
  • Complete at least three semesters of practicum experience at the doctoral level prior to the start of the internship program.
  • If a dissertation is required of the doctoral program, then successful completion of a dissertation proposal defense prior to starting internship is required.
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $24,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
          If access to medical insurance is provided
               Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
               Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
               Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
               Coverage of domestic partner available? *No
*domestic partner is defined as a “Common Law” partnership.
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time off (PTO and/or Vacation): 96
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 96
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

Initial Post-Internship Positions (Aggregated Tally for Preceding 2 cohorts)
Total # of interns who were in the 2 cohorts: 8
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 1
  Post-doctoral residency position Employed position
Community mental health center 1 3
Federally qualified health center    
Independent primary care facility/clinic 1  
University counseling center    
Veterans Affairs medical center    
Military health center    
Academic health center    
Other medical center or hospital    
Psychiatric hospital    
Academic university/department    
Community college or other teaching setting    
Independent research institution    
Correctional facility    
School district/system    
Independent practice setting   1
Not currently employed    
Changed to another field    
Other   1