Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables were updated: 09/28/2022

Internship Program Admissions

The Baylor Counseling Center provides a generalist training in a wide range of clinical skills and professional development activities. We seek to match with applicants who are a good fit for the beliefs and values of Baylor University and of our training program.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of intervention and assessment hours at the time of application?

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Yes 250
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No N/A

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants?

Applicants must have completed all formal requirements towards Ph.D. or Psy.D. Candidacy in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, certified by your Training Directors, including:

  1. All course work, practicums, and comprehensive final exams necessary for the title of doctoral candidate must be completed by the application date.
  2. Acceptance of dissertation proposal by dissertation committee no later than the APPIC ranking date.
  3. Completed a minimum of 500 hours of supervised experience, including 250 hours in direct provision of psychological services, spending at least 50 hours in formal supervision.

Additionally, applicants should have:

  1. Ability and willingness to demonstrate a spiritual attitude and a Christian lifestyle consistent with the beliefs, methods, and goals of Baylor University. You can read about Baylor’s values at these locations:

    Core Convictions

    Mission Statement

    Christian Commitment

    Caring Community

  2. Ability and willingness to uphold all Baylor University standards of conduct. You can view Baylor’s “Personnel Policies here:
  3. The ability and willingness to submit to and pass a prospective employee background check.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns   $35,568
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns   N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?   Yes
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 (Vacation)   128*
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave   88**
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***

*Employees receive accumulate paid vacation at a rate of 10.67 hours every month resulting in an overall annual total of 128 hours.

**Employees accumulate paid sick leave at a rate of 7.33 hours/month resulting in an annual total of 88.

***We will work with an intern, when possible, to make reasonable accommodations in extenuating circumstances depending on the timing and an intern’s progress in the program, though the unavailability of office space and other resources may rule this out.

Other Benefits

  • Baylor University identification card
  • Use of campus facilities and libraries
  • Free use of Baylor’s Student Life Center
  • Free Admission to certain campus events
  • Use of dining facilities with discounts
  • Free parking
  • Each intern has a private office with computer and internet access.
  • The Counseling Center observes many state and religious holidays and is often closed for part of the winter holiday.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 12
Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree. 1
University counseling center 1 5
Independent practice setting 1 4
Academic university/department 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Community college/ teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
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.