Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

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Internship Program Tables

Date Program Tables were last updated: 8/7/2023

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 Lehigh University internship program is a 12-month, full-time internship program in a university setting. A strong candidate would have interest, experience, and training in working with college and university students and their presenting concerns. 

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 350 hours
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No N/A
Total Combined Direct Contact Intervention and Assessment Hours Yes 450 hours

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: 

  • Current enrollment in an APA-accredited (or CPA-accredited) doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology.
  • Previous counseling center training or experience.
  • Successful completion of doctoral comprehensive exams.


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year 

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $37,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns Not Applicable

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes

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

Hours of Annual Paid Vacation 80 hours
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 80 hours
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*

*Must be consulted and approved by UCPS and Human Resources

Other Benefits (please describe):

  • Access to dental, vision, education benefits, wellness program, AFLAC, etc.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for 3 Preceding Cohorts) 
2019-2022 Cohorts

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 6

 Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 0       

Facility Type Post-Doctoral Residency Position (PD) Employed Position (EP)
Academic Teaching 0 0
Community Mental Health Center 0 0
Consortium 0 0
University counseling center 2 2
Hospital/Medical Center 0 1
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatric Facility 1 0
Correctional Facility 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent Practice Setting 0 0
Other 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, we have shared only the setting that represents their primary position.