Office of Student Life

Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated: June 9th, 2023

Program Disclosures

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution's affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values?

 _____ Yes         __X__ No

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) prefers applicants from APA and CPA accredited doctoral programs in counseling or clinical psychology. Applicants must be in good standing with their department and have completed all doctoral coursework prior to the beginning of the internship. They must have successfully defended their comprehensive examinations by the time of application to the internship and have proposed their dissertation by the start of internship. Applicants must demonstrate a strong and genuine interest in counseling center work and should be prepared to assist clients with a wide range of clinical issues and severity of concerns. Applicants are expected to have an affirming stance toward all sexual and gender identities.  CCS expects interns to engage in efforts to deepen multicultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence related to diversity in every form.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: Yes Amount: 400
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: Yes Amount: 10

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

The Intern Selection Committee has created the following list of items we keep in mind when reviewing internship applications. This list is included in these materials to assist applicants in understanding the type of candidate we are seeking.

  • Breadth of clinical experience, with interest in a college population (counseling center practice)
  • Multicultural interest/experience
  • Various clinical and training activities, including coursework and/or experience in Assessment, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories and Practices, Group Counseling, Multicultural and Diversity Counseling and Supervision.
  • Clarity of emerging theoretical framework
  • Openness to growth (lifelong learning)
  • Interpersonal relationship skills

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year 

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $35,568
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided, trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off: 96 accrued vacation hours
40 professional development hours
10 university holidays
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 120 accrued sick hours
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 include:

  • Private office with computer, digital recording equipment, and internet and email access.
  • Use of excellent library facilities.
  • Access to additional computer resources, including consultants and computer labs.
  • The opportunity to purchase access to the excellent university recreational facilities.
  • Opportunity to purchase faculty/administrative parking permits.

 For more information on benefits at The Ohio State University, please visit                                  

Initial Post-Internship Positions 

Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 15
Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctorate degree: 0


Academic Teaching 0 0
Community Mental Health 1 1
Consortium 0 0
University Counseling Center 4 0
Hospital/Medical Center 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatry Facility 0 0
Correctional Facility 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization 0 0
School District/System 0 0
Independent Practice Setting 9 0
Other 0 0

Note: "PD" = Post-doctoral residency position; "EP" = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainings working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.

Hiring and HR Information/Requirements

Upon being matched with our program, each incoming intern must successfully verify their identity and complete the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including, but not limited to, a criminal background check.  Each matched intern will also be asked to submit their application information through the university's job portal to properly import their information into the university's hiring system. Student Life HR will coordinate and communicate with each incoming intern to facilitate the successful completion of the background check and onboarding process.  Before seeing clients, all interns will complete online onboarding modules regarding university policies and procedures.

Administrative and Technical Support

CCS has 12 administrative positions, one of which is an administrative program assistant that is designated to the Training Program.  This individual provides support to the program by managing the administrative aspects of the program.  Interns are primarily responsible for their own correspondence and professional presentations, however, the program assistant will provide consultation support to them during the internship year.   All intern offices are equipped with a computer, monitor, and video camera.  Technical concerns are managed by the Student Life Technology department and interns can submit a request for assistance directly to this office.