Selection Process                                               


Candidates must have completed all coursework toward the doctoral degree in a clinical or counseling psychology program. Enrollment in an APA-accredited program is required. Completion of comprehensive examinations and proposal of dissertation or doctoral research project by rank-ordered submission date is required. The sum of practicum intervention hours from the following categories: individual therapy with adults and adolescents, group therapy with adults and adolescents, plus intakes, must exceed 300. Demonstrated commitment and ability to provide ethical and multiculturally competent services are required. Experience providing counseling within college or university counseling centers is highly desirable. Our search committee reviews essay responses for evidence of growth and development from practicum experiences.

Intern Selection Process Dates

November 6, 2016
UCS Application Deadline

December 13, 2016
Selection and notification by email of candidates for interviews

January 5, 6, 9, and 11, 2017
Skype Interviews

January 5, and 9, 2017 Opportunity for one-hour Skype Meeting with current interns
January 5, and 9, 2017 Opportunity for one-hour Skype Meeting with training staff

APPIC Match Registration

The University Counseling Service is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We will participate in the APPIC Match Program. To apply at The University of Iowa Counseling Service (UCS) and other participating internship sites, applicants must register separately with the National Matching Service. You may request the APPIC Matching Program registration materials from the National Matching Service Web Site. Their telephone number is (416) 977-3431. Their email address is:

APPIC Match Policy

The UCS is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

The APPIC policies for internship offers and acceptances are available at the APPIC Web Site. At the APPIC site, click on Match Policies. You will also receive a copy of these policies with your APPIC Match registration materials.

Instructions for Completing Internship Application

Interested applicants should submit the following information no later than November 9, 2015:

a. Please use the online application process available through the APPIC website at Our APPIC Program Number is 124711.

b. We highly prefer letters from academic advisor and one or more practicum supervisors.

The University of Iowa Counseling Service requests the above information for the purpose of processing your application. No persons outside the University are routinely provided this information. Responses to all items on the application form are required.

Applications from candidates representing all aspects of diversity (especially women and minorities) are encouraged. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. If you are interested in making an application to our training program, we hope the above information will be helpful to you. Please inform us if you need TDDY services to enable telephone contact.

Eligibility for Legal Employment and Background Check

The University of Iowa requires applicants who receive offers of employment to meet requirements including eligibility for legal employment in the U.S. and criminal background checks.

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