Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Western Washington University Counseling and Wellness Center Doctoral Internship Program (WWUCWCDIP) currently offers four full-time internship positions through the APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) match process. WWUCWCDIP bases its selection process on the entire application package submitted through AAPIC; however, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship are considered preferred:

  • A minimum of 350 direct service hours (this includes both intervention hours and assessment hours)
  • Dissertation proposal defended
  • Minimum of three years of graduate school training
  • Some experience or specified interest in working with a university population
  • Current enrollment and good standing in a Counseling or Clinical Psychology doctoral program

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Note: Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

Benefit Type Is Provided and/or Details
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $36,200
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes No
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes No
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes No
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes No
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 192
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 No
Other Benefits (please describe): Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance

Initial Post-Internship Positions

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. 

Years 2017-2020
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 9
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 2
Community mental health center    
Federally qualified health center    
Independent primary care facility/clinic    
University counseling center 2  
Veterans Affairs medical center    
Military health center    
Academic health center    
Other medical center or hospital 1 2
Psychiatric hospital 1  
Academic university/department    
Community college or other teaching setting    
Independent research institution    
Correctional facility    
School district/system    
Independent practice setting   1
Not currently employed    
Changed to another field    
Other 2