Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Initial Post-Internship Positions*

Date program tables are updated: 9/10/2021

Program Disclosures

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Internship Program Admissions

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:

The goal of the internship at the NMSU Aggie Health and Wellness Center is to train social justice-oriented psychotherapists for entry into the field of health service psychology.  To support this goal, trainees at our site also have the opportunity to grow professionally in dedicated areas of special interest. Possible areas of emphasis include: training administration, Spanish language therapy rotation, LGBTQ+ health, psychopharmacology in NM, or social justice-oriented outreach. Interns may also have the opportunity to develop their own area of emphasis if resources allow.


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 Amount 400
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Amount N/A



Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
  • Passed their comprehensive examinations
  • Provided a minimum of 400 direct service hours (including both assessment and intervention)
  • Successfully proposed their dissertations by the start of internship



Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns 29824
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 (PTO and/or Vacation 168
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave N/A
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? No
Other Benefits (please describe): University approved holidays; access to university facilities and services, benefits (including vision, dental, disability and life insurance) available. (Sick Leave/Annual Leave accrue together.)


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



Initial Post-Internship Positions

 (Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)


Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 6
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Academic teaching 0 0
Community mental health center 1 1
Consortium 0 0
University Counseling Center 0 1
Hospital/Medical Center 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatric facility 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
Health maintenance organization 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 2
Other 1 0

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.