Student Internship and Job Placements

The primary objective of the Counseling Psychology Program is to produce scientist-practitioner counseling psychologists who are capable of contributing to the field through practice, teaching, and research. The internship year is an integral component of this objective. The philosophy behind the inclusion of the internship year within the training curricula is to allow for the application of knowledge and practice of skills acquired during training within an environment consistent with the intern’s future employment aspirations.

Students in the CPP obtain internships in varied settings including university counseling centers, VA hospitals and medical centers, community mental health centers, and medical school consortia. Historically, all students have obtained placements, and most students obtain APA-accredited internships. We have a 100% internship placement rate for most years between 2013 and 2018. For specific information, please see our “Admissions Data, Outcomes, and Other Data”.

A recent list of students and placements can be found in this "Internship Placement Sites 2012-2018" document.

Students have historically attended competitive internship sites, including:

  • American University Counseling Center (Washington, DC)
  • Hofstra University Student Health and Counseling (Hempstead, NY)
  • Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center (Baltimore, MD)
  • Oregon State University Counseling & Psychological Services (Corvallis, OR)
  • The University of Akron Counseling & Testing Center (Akron, OH)
  • Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi (Biloxi, MS)
  • VA Medical Center – Hampton (Hampton, VA)
  • VA North Texas Health Care System (Dallas, TX)
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System (Palo Alto, CA)
  • VA Western New York Health Care System (Buffalo, NY)
  • Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium/Norton Sound Health (Nome, AK)
  • Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium/LSU (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
  • Boston University Medical Campus/Center for Multicultural Training (Boston, MA)
  • Ohio Guidestone (Brook Park, OH)
  • Ohio Psychology Internship Summit-Coleman Rotation (Akron, OH)

Further, as students near graduation, they are employed in full-time positions. Approximately 80% of our graduates work in applied settings, and 20% are in academic settings. Examples of full-time positions from between 2013 and 2018 include:

  • Brown University (Providence, RI) (research postdoc)
  • Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, CT) (research postdoc)
  • Columbia University Medical Center (New York, NY) (clinical postdoc)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA) (clinical postdoc)
  • Springfield College (Springfield, MA) (Assistant Professor)
  • SUNY Schenectady (Schenectady, NY) (Assistant Professor)
  • Winona State University (Winona, MN) (Assistant Professor)
  • Iowa State University Student Counseling Services (Ames, IA)
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Counseling Services (Chicago, IL)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Counseling Services (Richmond, VA)
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (Cleveland, OH)
  • Salem VA Medical Center (Salem, VA)
  • Durham VA Health Care System (Durham, NC)
  • Riveredge Hospital (Aurora, IL)
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital (Columbus, OH)
  • Premier Behavioral Health Services (Mentor, OH)