August 1, 2014
Dear Prospective Applicant,
Welcome to the University of Idaho Counseling & Testing Center Doctoral Internship Website! Our training faculty is committed to providing you with interesting and challenging training experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth and development that will prepare you to make the transition from graduate school to new professional. We offer a well-rounded and versatile internship at a university counseling center and have a reputation for providing high quality training and excellent supervision.
The internship prepares interns to work in a university or college counseling center or other adult outpatient setting. Core training experiences include Counseling, Diversity: Individual & Cultural Differences, Psychological Testing & Assessment, Outreach & Consultation, and Supervision (of practicum students). We also have several other unique training opportunities: a Psychiatry Rotation, an Alcohol & Drug Rotation, and training in basic Biofeedback theory and applications.
The internship emphasizes training and experiences in providing services to a diverse clientele of students. The goals of diversity training emphasize, but are not limited to, improving ethnic and cultural sensitivity, increasing awareness of different lifestyles, becoming more familiar with the literature on multi-cultural counseling, and developing greater competence in providing effective counseling for clients from diverse backgrounds. We encourage and welcome interns from diverse backgrounds to apply and value interns for their individual and cultural diversity.
The University has a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. They actively engage in the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. Some of the campus diversity resources and programs include: the Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Native American Student Center, The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), federally funded TriO programs, Disability Services, the Women’s Center (one of the longest running in the nation), LGBTQA Office, and Veteran’s Assistance.
We are located in Moscow, Idaho, a small, friendly university town in North Idaho. Moscow is known for its quality of life and has been dubbed “the Heart of Arts”. Moscow is just 7 miles from Pullman, Washington, the home of Washington State University. The two university communities offer residents access to a broad array of arts, cultural, athletic, and scholarly events. Moscow is also the gateway to major tourist destinations such as Seattle, Portland, Canada, Yellowstone and Glacier Park that are within a days’ driving distance. Idaho, nicknamed the Whitewater State, is renowned for its scenic beauty and uncrowded spaces.
I hope that you will give our internship serious consideration. I would be happy to talk with you further about the internship so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have other questions or need more information. We can also arrange for you to speak with our current interns to get their perspective on the training experience.
Martha Kitzrow, Ph.D., Director of Training
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (208) 885-6716, M-F (PST) Fax: (208) 885-4354
The University of Idaho
The University of Idaho is a publicly supported comprehensive land-grant institution with principal responsibility in Idaho for performing research and granting the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Since its founding in 1889, the functions of the university have been viewed as three-fold teaching, research and service. The broad objectives relating to these functions are, respectively:
- to offer undergraduate and graduate academic programs of excellent quality in the liberal arts and sciences and in many professional disciplines so that qualified students may develop into responsible, thinking citizens, provided with a sound general education, prepared for a lifetime of learning, and equipped with the professional and technical skills needed by society.
- to add to knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in both fundamental and applied fields, and to seek ways of applying that knowledge to the betterment and enrichment of humanity.
- to make readily available to all people of the state the results of research and the rich heritage of human culture embodied in the arts and sciences. The University of Idaho is a premier destination for higher education and Idaho's only national research institution.
- The University of Idaho is home to over 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from all 50 states.
- Students enrolled from all 44 Idaho counties, 50 states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) and 73 foreign countries
- 489 international students
- Student population is 54.3 percent male and 45.7 percent female
The University has a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. They actively engage in the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups.
- American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
- Asian: 2%
- Black/African American: 1%
- Caucasian: 80%
- Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
- Hispanic/Latino: 7%
- International: 4%
- Two or more races: 3%
- Other: 3%