Internship Program Admissions

The 2017 APPIC Match Policies are available at the "Match Policies" page on the APPIC website.

The University of Oregon Counseling and Testing Center (UCC) participates in the National Matching Service as approved by APPIC. The UCC's NMS number is 152211. Information about registering for the 2017 Match Service will be available on the APPIC website. Please be aware that each applicant needs to file the necessary form with NMS only once.

Minimum hours required at time of application

  Required? Number of hours
Direct Intervention Hours Yes 500
Direct Contact Assessment Hours No  

Other Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Doctoral students in APA or CPA accredited counseling or clinical psychology programs.
  2. Completed 500 combined masters/doctoral intervention hours (not including assessment hours) by application deadline.
  3. Have a college/university counseling center practica or work experience by application deadline.
  4. Successfully completed qualifying examinations by the application deadline.
  5. Successfully defended dissertation proposal by deadline of ranking interns.
  6. All coursework are to be completed by the start of the internship. Psychologists seeking training to change specialties to the counseling or clinical areas must complete the same didactic and practicum requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Completed, or will complete by the start of internship, a supervision class or a supervision provision experience.
  2. Strong interest and commitment to social justice and multiculturalism.
  3. High number of adult intervention hours.

Application Materials

All materials must be available for review online by November 1st, 2017. Complete the Uniform Internship Application, APPI, found on the APPIC website

Please Note: Effective August 2008, the University of Oregon requires a background check that verifies that candidates have no criminal or other record that would preclude employment. These background checks will be conducted following the APPIC Match, and offers will be contingent on successful completion of the background check. A full explanation of this policy is available at the UO Policy Library.

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. A completed Uniform Internship Application (which can be accessed on the APPIC website)
  2. Current vita 
  3. Cover letter specifying why you are interested in our internship program, including what rotations you are most interested in and how that fits into your training goals
  4. Official graduate transcripts 
  5. Three current letters of reference, including two letters from clinical supervisors; one should be a recent supervisor.   
    1. We require that one of your three letters be written by a clinical staff member in a university counseling center at which you have worked or completed a practicum. 
    2. It is required that reference writers use the APPIC Form for Letters of Recommendation that is available on the AAPI website. We will no longer be accepting traditional letters in order to be consistent with other training sites and keep our selection process as fair as possible.

NOTE: Incomplete files cannot be reviewed. Late materials cannot be accepted. Please address your completed application to:

Liz Asta, PhD
Training Director
University Counseling Center
1590 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97403
Telephone: 541-346-3227
Fax: 541-346-2842

A selection committee will review all the applications. The committee will likely convene in the middle of December, and applicants will be notified no later than December 12th of their interview status. Standardized telephone or skype interviews with the candidates in the final pool are tentatively planned for December 18th and 19th, 2017. All other candidates will receive an email notification indicating they are no longer under consideration.

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.

Please feel free to e-mail us at if you have questions about the internship process.  

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual stipend for full-time interns: $31,000 base stipend+ $7200 health care stipend = $38,200
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?

*Direct access to insurance through the university cannot be provided due the interns role classification, but the University of Oregon provides an annual stipend of $7200 for interns to put toward health insurance or health care costs, and this stipend is dispersed on a monthly basis.

Hours of annual paid vacation:

184 hours (23 days)*
Interns are asked to use 10 of their vacation days in the last two weeks of internship.

Hours of annual paid sick leave: 96 hours (12 days)
Hours of professional leave (conferences, dissertations, etc.): 48 hours (6 days)
Professional development funds: $400

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns in excess of personal time off and sick leave?


Policy on Hiring Current Interns for Permanent Staff Positions

Interns who are currently participating in the University of Oregon Counseling Center Doctoral Internship are precluded from applying for open permanent positions until after the completion date of their internship. This policy was established, in consultation with the University Affirmative Action Office, to minimize the potentially negative impact of the competing demands of being an intern and being a candidate for a permanent position.

Liability and Malpractice Insurance

Interns who are matched at the UCTC need to carry their own liability and malpractice insurance, and must show proof of this insurance prior to internship start date. Interns can follow-up with the Training Director if they have more questions about that coverage.

Initial Placement Data