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Application Process

The Counseling & Testing Center adheres to all Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) guidelines and timelines. Our program code number for the National Matching Service is #179011.

Apply Through APPIC Match

Applicants are chosen through the APPIC Match. Follow the steps below to submit an application.

  • Determine eligibility for the APPIC Match. Learn more »
  • Once registered, proceed to the applicant portal »
  • Applications must be received electronically by Dec. 1, 2015. 

All finalists selected for an interview will be invited to attend an optional open house in January.


For more information, email Martha Kitzrow, Ph.D., director of training, or call (208) 885-6716.

Application Process

The Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Adherence to these policies is a condition of membership in APPIC and of participation in the APPIC Match and/or Post-Match Vacancy Service.

The CTC follows all university procedures when recruiting, screening and interviewing candidates for an open internship position. Diversity is an important consideration during the internship application screening process. We consider the applicant’s experience with diverse populations and his or her knowledge and training as it relates to multicultural counseling competencies, and the extent to which the applicant contributes to the diversity of the potential intern cohort. We welcome interns from diverse backgrounds and in no way restrict access for diversity applicants.

  • Completion of a minimum of 475 total Intervention hours by the start of internship.
  • Completion of a minimum of 50 total Assessment hours by the start of internship.
  • Completion of a minimum of 100 individual counseling hours with adults by the start of internship.
  • Experience with diverse populations, and sensitivity and responsiveness to individual diversity and cultural factors in delivering psychological services.
  • Basic competency with psychological assessment and writing integrated assessment reports. Previous experience with the WAIS is required.
  • Completion of all formal coursework for the doctoral degree and completion of comprehensive exams or their equivalent by the start of internship.
  • Approval of dissertation proposal by the start of the internship.

Prior experience is an asset but not required.

  • Experience at a university or college counseling center
  • Supervision of counselor trainees
  • Outreach, teaching or public speaking experience
  • Familiarity with motivational interviewing and/or harm-reduction approaches to alcohol and drug use in the college population

Applications must be submitted electronically through the APPIC/AAPI portal. All materials must be available for review online by Dec. 1, 2015. To be considered, applicants must:

  • Follow directions for submitting APPI online. Be sure to upload graduate transcripts and a current vitae.
  • Explain why you believe you would be a good fit with the internship program in your cover letter. Be specific about goals and how the program will help you meet them.
  • Submit three letters of reference with at least two from licensed psychologists who have supervised your clinical work. References should reflect your most recent work, if possible. Submitted letters must use the standardized reference form from the AAPIC.

Each application is thoroughly reviewed by the selection committee. Applicants are rated on the basis of their background information, stated goals for internship and whether they meet minimum qualifications. We emphasize fit between intern goals and site opportunities in our selection process. Applicants who are determined to most closely match the availability of training options will be asked to participate in a standardized Skype (preferred) or telephone interview.

Dec. 1, 2015
All application materials must be submitted through the AAPI portal by midnight

Dec. 15, 2015
Following a review of completed applications by the selection committee, applicants will be notified if they are still under consideration. Finalists will be scheduled for a Skype or telephone interview in December and January. All other candidates will receive email notification indicating they are no longer being considered.

Jan. 22, 2016
Open house for finalists - An optional opportunity for finalists to visit our site.

Feb. 19, 2016
Phase I Match Day - The director of training will immediately contact interns matched with our site on Match Results Notification Day.

March 21, 2016
Phase II Match Day

Aug. 8, 2016
Internship begins

Contact Us

Mary Forney Hall Room 306

Physical Address:
1210 Blake Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Phone: (208) 885-6716

Fax: (208) 885-4354


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