Master's Level Psychology Internship

CPS offers a nine-month Master’s level internship at both our Rose Hill and Lincoln Center offices that commences in August 2023. The internship provides a comprehensive training experience in university mental health with an emphasis on individual therapy, group therapy, crisis management, and outreach to a diverse undergraduate and graduate population of approximately 15,000 students. Clinical work and training are conducted primarily from a psychodynamic framework with particular emphasis on a social justice perspective and the integration of other treatment models. The internship requires a commitment of 16 hours per week. Interns are expected to maintain an active caseload of 10-12 individual psychotherapy clients, have 2 to 3 walk-in hours, and may have the opportunity to co-lead a psychotherapy group. They will also be expected to participate in outreach events.

Interns will receive 1 hour of weekly individual supervision with a staff psychologist or social worker and will be provided with additional supervision for co-leading groups and developing/implementing outreach activities. The internship also includes a weekly three-hour formal training component on Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm at the Lincoln Center campus that consists of a case conference, group supervision, a seminar on psychotherapy theory and process in the Fall semester, and a multicultural seminar in the Spring semester.

Our counseling center is comprised of licensed psychologists, social workers, post-doctoral fellows, psychiatry residents and fellows, and clinical externs from different graduate disciplines (doctoral programs, master’s in mental health programs, and social work programs). We value teamwork and have a strong emphasis on working collaboratively across different disciplines.

We accept Master’s students from accredited programs in social work, school psychology, and mental health counseling. We work with interns at different levels of training. We are committed to diversifying our staff and to increasing diversity in the field through quality training. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all religious backgrounds, racial/ethnic minority individuals, immigrants and international students, LGBTQ and gender-expansive individuals, second-career/non-traditional-age applicants, individuals with disabilities, and others who are historically underrepresented in the mental health fields.

Completed applications, which include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript (unofficial is fine), and two letters of recommendation, can be sent to Dr. Jessica Del Vita [email protected]. Please specify in your cover letter if you have a campus preference.

Applications can be sent starting January 9th and interviews will be conducted in person on a rolling basis through January and February.  

For any questions about the externship program, feel free to contact:

Jessica Del Vita, Psy.D.
[email protected]