Johns Hopkins University Doctoral Intern in Baltimore, Maryland

General Summary:

The Counseling Center offers a doctoral internship in health services psychology to qualified graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology. The internship is for a one-year period from August 6, 2018 through August 4, 2019. The purpose of the internship program is to train practitioners who are interested in developing competence and confidence for work as psychologists in a comprehensive university counseling center or other outpatient mental health setting. The training experience includes the supervised practice of intake evaluations, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, crisis intervention (including daytime and after-hours on-call services), consultation and outreach to the university community, and peer supervision with fellow interns.

The Counseling Center is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). All internship applications must have been submitted by November 4, 2016 using the APPIC Online system, available via The Counseling Center abides by the results of the APPIC National Match which were released February 17, 2017.

Essential Job Functions:

This training experience includes the supervised practice of:

  • intake evaluations

  • individual and group psychotherapy

  • crisis intervention (including daytime and after-hours on-call services)

  • consultation and outreach to the university community

  • peer supervision with fellow interns

Other opportunities include:

  • alcohol and drug assessment and treatment

  • development of preventive programs and interventions for issues or populations of the intern's own interest

Training staff interests and the diverse composition of the student population necessitate interns utilizing a multicultural perspective. Consistent with the principles and ethical code of our profession, the Counseling Center values diversity and individual differences (e.g., race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity). We are committed to training our interns to work effectively with clients who represent a full range of diversity. In keeping with this objective, it is expected that our interns will welcome and be open to this learning opportunity.

Interns receive 2.5 hours of clinical supervision per week from a primary supervisor who is a licensed psychologist. Interns have secondary supervisors for group therapy and outreach experiences. Additional clinical supervision is available as necessary. In addition to individual supervision, interns meet with a clinical staff member weekly for 1.5 hours in a group format to discuss cases and provide peer supervision to each other. Interns meet in a support group with the Center social worker for 1 hour per week.

Interns also participate in weekly seminars throughout the year focusing on topics that are relevant to clinical practice in a university counseling center.

In order to facilitate licensure eligibility in states outside of Maryland (where the minimum number of internship hours for licensure is 1750), the minimum number of expected cumulative hours for this internship is 2,000. Interns are expected to work at least 39.5 hours per week during the academic year and at least 37.5 hours per week during the summer (consistent with the hours that the Counseling Center is open). Again, to facilitate licensure eligibility in both MD and other states, it is expected that at least a quarter of accumulated hours will involve direct service. There are generally a relatively small number of non-compensatory evening and weekend hours expected during the year. Many interns also find that they need to work a few extra work hours per week during the peak client weeks in the fall and spring in order to keep up with paperwork demands.



Applicants must be enrolled in an APA-approved doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology. They should have completed all required course work, practicum experiences, and comprehensive examinations prior to the starting date of the internship.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:

The applicant’s APPI online application must include verification of eligibility and readiness provided by the applicant’s departmental Director of Clinical Training.


Applicants are required to have 500 hours of direct clinical service by the internship start date in order to be eligible for this internship. While previous experience in a college or university counseling center is not required, it is preferred.

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CC

Salary Range: $15.38 per hour

Employee group: Full-time

Schedule: Monday through Thursday- 8:30-6:00 PM; Fri- 8:30-5:00 PM; Intersession and Summer: Monday through Friday 8:30 -5:00PM

Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt

Location: Baltimore, MD

Department name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­Counseling Center

Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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