Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data


To apply, submit the APPIC Application for Psychological Internship with graduate transcripts by December of the current year. Section B of the Authorization for Security Background and Sanction Check Form will need to be completed ONLY if you are invited for an interview. It does NOT need to be submitted with the AAPI. If you are concerned what may constitute a “pass” or “fail” on the Background Check Form, please contact the Training Directors as the criteria is different across various clinical sites.

Internship Program Admissions 

The Clinical Psychology Internship is a generalist program with opportunities for emphasis in one of four different clinical domains:

  1. Child, Adolescent, and Family
  2. Forensic
  3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  4. Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health

Thus, in order to be a good fit for this internship, an applicant should have a primary interest in developing a strong, general foundation for Clinical and/or Counseling Psychology. Secondarily, a strong candidate for the Internship should have a specific interest in one or more of the clinical domains represented by our tracks. Please see the general applicant requirements stated below.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? No
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours No Requirement
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No Requirement
Enrollment in an APA- or CPA-accredited Program Required
Dissertation Proposal Completed by Start of Internship Required
Experience with Both Child/Adult Populations Preferred  but not Required

Date Program Tables are updated: 8/05/2020

Internship Training Period

Each student is appointed as an Intern in Clinical Psychology by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The appointment is for the 12-month training period from July 1 to June 30.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-Time Interns: $27,500

Program Provides Access to Medical Insurance for Intern Yes
Trainee Contribution to Cost Required No
Coverage of Family Member Available (Purchased) Yes
Coverage of Legally Married Partner Available (Purchased) Yes
Coverage of Domestic Partner Available with Declaration of Informal Marriage Documentation (Purchased) Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (Vacation and Personal Days) 120
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 96
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: Paid Malpractice Insurance (Interns Must Be a Student Affiliate of the American Psychological Association) Yes
Other Benefits: Hours of Administrative Leave (for Graduation, Post Doc Interviews, Dissertation Defense and Conferences) Up to 40

Date Program Tables are updated: 8/05/2020

As noted earlier, intensive supervision is an important element of this program. In addition to being assigned supervisors for each clinical assignment, Interns have a preceptor whose duty it is to help maintain the student’s orderly progression through the training year.

Interns are also asked to evaluate the program at the end of the year. Additionally, interns are invited to attend meetings of the Psychology Internship Training Committee, a body which meets monthly to review and discuss training issues (however attendance is not mandatory). Hence, there is ample opportunity for student input to the program throughout the training year.

Intern performance is evaluated by their supervisors quarterly. Please review the Competency Assessment Form which describes the program’s competencies as well as evaluation criteria. Evaluation is a collaborative process between the supervisor and intern. Evaluation feedback is provided to the trainees’ graduate department in January (mid-year) and at the end of the internship.

A trainee’s year at the UT Health San Antonio is very busy. Work activities typically extend beyond 40 hours, with a 45- to 55-hour week being the more common experience. The work consists of demanding clinical assignments, which provide the interns with a genuinely gratifying opportunity for professional growth.

We arrange for twelve (12) days of vacation during the year and expect that interns will split vacation days between rotations. In addition, we may allow five (5) administrative days for conference attendance, etc.

If invited for an interview
, applicants for our internship program must clear a screening process to ensure that they are not listed by a federal agency as excluded, suspended, or otherwise ineligible for participation in federal programs. UT Health San Antonio will perform the screening at no cost to interns. A drug screen and/or immunizations may be required by a training site. Since many of our sites are not located within UT Health San Antonio, reliable transportation is essential.

We encourage applicants to identify any special needs that might require an accommodation during the interview process. The UT Health San Antonio Clinical Psychology Internship Program is committed to providing access for all people with disabilities and will provide accommodations if notified within 30 days of the interview.

Initial Placement Data

Initial Post-Internship Positions 2016-2019
Total # of interns who were in the last 3 cohorts (2016-2019) 31
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 2
PD=Post-doctoral residency position; EP=Employed Position PD EP
Community Mental Health Center 3 n/a
Federally Qualified Health Center 1 n/a
Independent Primary Care Facility/Clinic n/a n/a
University Counseling Center 1 1
Veterans Affairs Medical Center 5 n/a
Military Health Center n/a n/a
Academic Health Center 6 n/a
Other Medical Center or Hospital 2 n/a
Psychiatric Hospital 3 n/a
Academic University/Department 1 n/a
Community College or Other Teaching Setting n/a n/a
Independent Research Institution n/a n/a
Correctional Facility n/a n/a
School District/System n/a n/a
Independent Practice Setting 6 n/a
Not Currently Employed n/a n/a
Changed to Another Field n/a n/a
Other n/a n/a
Unknown n/a n/a

Date Program Tables are updated: 8/05/2020