Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

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Internship Program Tables

Date Program Tables are updated: 9/1/2021

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 400 hours
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No  

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 $35,600
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) 

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       

Community mental health center 0 1
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 3 1
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 0 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 0 0
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 0
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 1
Unknown 0 0