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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions

Date of Program Tables: October 10, 2022.

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 Doctoral Internship at NU CAPS fosters interns’ professional competencies through their experience as providers of essential services in a college mental health setting, with clinical supervision and didactic training by experienced professionals. NU CAPS clients are undergraduate and graduate students who present with a wide variety of clinical concerns. Their cultural identities and backgrounds are customarily considered alongside social and historical realities in our understanding of their psychological health and treatment plan formulation. With a developmental view of interns’ growth, clinical supervisors value interns’ identities as emerging professionals and cultural beings. Interns collaborate with other psychologists, licensed counselors, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, medical staff, and various university partners. NU CAPS is a busy and dynamic environment that calls for a comprehensive range of competencies from all its clinicians, who must also prioritize their personal well-being and professional growth.  Our supervision, mentorship, and vigorous training curriculum support and challenge our Doctoral Interns to thrive in this environment.


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

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours


Amount: at least 350 hours by Nov. 1

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours


Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

To be considered for the CAPS Internship Program, applicants must fulfill the following criteria at the time of application submission:

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns

at least $ 35,570

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 family member(s) available? Yes  
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes *  
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 135 hours
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 112.5 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 **  
 Other Benefits (please describe):
*Including same-sex spouse
** Must be consulted and approved by CAPS and Northwestern's Human Resources

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)    
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts           9
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 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 1 1
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 4 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 1 2
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 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.