Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Program Disclosures, Internship Admissions, Support, and Placement Data

Internship Program Tables

Date Program Tables Are Updated: April 18, 2023


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:

Our program “wholistically” considers types of clinical experiences (e.g., DBT, mindfulness, diverse populations, special interests), achievements (e.g., leadership positions in program, community service, research record), personal qualities (e.g., foreign language, character, interpersonal skills, resilience/adversity, self-care), and unique/outstanding characteristics (e.g., diversity/multicultural background, awards). Practicum experiences will be evaluated for type of setting and clinical experiences commensurate with the respective training tracks of Adult, Child, and Pediatric Psychology.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology (APA or APCS). Applicants from graduate programs adhering to a clinical science model of training are preferred as the UW SMPH Psychology Internship Training Program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. Clinician-scientist trained Psy.D. applicants may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants from school psychology programs may also be considered on a case by case basis for the child and pediatric tracks. All applicants must have completed the third year of their graduate program by the beginning of the internship year. For more information, please see our Psychology Internship Administrative Policies and Procedures.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?
No: Hours listed are “guidelines” ONLY; they are not mandatory requirements.

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours No Minimum. Amount suggested: 500
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No Minimum. Amount suggested: 100

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: NA

Statement on Vaccinations

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Psychology Interns follow both University of Wisconsin and UW Health requirements and processes related to vaccinations (influenza, COVID, etc.). As such, all Psychology Interns must complete a COVID-19 vaccination series, including booster vaccination, or submit a waiver and receive an exemption, by the start of the internship training year which is July 1. Similarly, all Psychology Interns are required to receive an influenza vaccination or submit a waiver and be granted an exemption during the flu vaccine season (deadline announced by SMPH Human Resources). Psychology Interns may revoke their waivers in the future with proper documentation. Psychology Interns who knowingly provide false information on a waiver may be subjected to discipline up to and including termination.

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, or retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission or values.  

_____ Yes

__X__ No

If yes, provide a website link (or content from brochure) where this specific information is presented:

Not applicable


Financial and Other Benefit Support
for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns


Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns


Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?


If access to medical insurance is provided:


Trainee contribution to cost required?


Coverage of family member(s) available?


Coverage of legally married partner available?


Coverage of domestic partner available?


Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)


Yes* *unused time is not paid.
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave


Yes* *unused time is not paid.
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?


Other benefits (please describe):
$400 professional expense allowance

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

Interns receive three weeks (15 days) of vacation and 9 legal holidays. Attendance at local, regional, and national professional meetings is encouraged. Additional leave days may be negotiated for professional activities (e.g., presentations at meetings, postdoctoral fellowship and/or job interviews).

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

2019 – 2021
Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts


Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree


Academic teaching


0 0
Community mental health center


0 0


0 0
University Counseling Center


0 0
Hospital/Medical Center


7 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System


1 0
Psychiatric facility


0 0
Correctional facility


0 0
Health maintenance organization


0 0
School district/system


1 0
Independent practice setting


2 0
Other: Academic university/department


8 0
Other: Federally qualified health center


0 0

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.