Application Information & Selection Process
Applicants Due Date All applications must be received by 11:59 PM (CST) Friday November 10th, 2023.
Interview Status Applicants will be notified of their interview status by Friday December 15th, 2023.
Applicant Interviews Will be held in early January.
Open House We are planning to hold a virtual open house in January. All applicants selected for interviews will be emailed information for the open house.
Applicants must have completed all formal requirements towards Ph.D. or Psy.D. Candidacy in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, certified by your Training Directors, including:
- All course work, practicums, and comprehensive final exams necessary for the title of doctoral candidate must be completed by the application date.
- Acceptance of dissertation proposal by dissertation committee no later than the APPIC ranking date.
Completed a minimum of 500 hours of supervised experience, including 250 hours in direct provision of psychological services and 50 hours in formal supervision.
Ability and willingness to demonstrate a spiritual attitude and a Christian lifestyle consistent with the beliefs, methods, and goals of Baylor University. At Baylor, our Christian faith is an integral part of who we are. Please read the following documents to more fully understand the Baylor culture and what it would be like to work here.
Furthermore, applicants will demonstrate the following:
- Ability and willingness to uphold all Baylor University standards of conduct. You can view Baylor’s “Personnel Policies” here.
- Ability and willingness to submit to and pass a prospective employee background check.
- International students must additionally provide proof of eligibility for employment, by the application deadline from their academic institution indicating that they are eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT), as our university cannot provide sponsorship. This proof of eligibility must be stated on the intern’s I-20 issued by the institution. In addition, the OPT/CPT process needs to be facilitated through the intern’s academic program or institution.
In addition to the minimum requirements outlined above, the Intern Selection Committee takes the following preferred qualifications into account:
- Clinical experience with college student population.
- A commitment to valuing issues of diversity.
- Interest in an internship that utilizes a relational, “use-of-self” model, focusing on self-reflection, reflection-in-action, and self-awareness.
- Interest in personal and professional integration.
- Completion of 1,000 hours of supervised experience, including 500 hours in direct provision of psychological services and 100 hours in formal supervision.
- Strong interest in and commitment to serving a university community.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively as a part of a multi-disciplinary team of university health, mental health, and student development professionals.
- Strong initiative and ability to independently complete tasks and projects.
Refer to the APPIC website for more details and complete application instructions for applying online. All application materials listed below are uploaded via the APPIC applicant portal. We do not accept any paper materials. Interested candidates should submit:
*Applicants must access the “AAPI Online” to create and submit their internship applications. Go to http://www.Appic.org and click on “AAPI Online”.
*Cover letter explaining why you believe you would be a good fit with the internship program at Baylor University Counseling Center.
*Current curriculum vitae
*Appointments of applicants to internship positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements (e.g. background check).
*Official graduate transcripts
*We require three letters of recommendation - with a least two from clinical supervisors who will speak directly about the quality of your clinical work and your engagement in clinical supervision. We encourage your recommenders to address your professional skills and knowledge, clinical skills, interpersonal skills, professional conduct, comfortableness with diversity issues, and areas of growth and development. It would be preferable if the references are from your most recent work.
*Responses to all items are required to have your application be considered complete. Failure to provide any one of the items means that your application is not complete and it may not be considered by our Internship Selection Committee.
We do not conduct on-site interviews but use video-conferencing for interviews.
* While we understand that some applicants may prefer an in-person interview, we want to give all interviewees a fair and consistent interview experience and to help keep costs down for applicants. So we do not offer any in-person interviews.
*Video conferencing interviews are conducted during the first 3 weeks of January.
* Interviews consist of a standardized set of questions developed by the staff that may be supplemented with specific questions for each candidate. Additionally, candidates will present and discuss a treatment summary. During interviews, applicants are also given opportunities to ask questions.
* Applicants are encouraged to talk to current interns, and are welcome to contact staff at any time if they have questions. Contact information for current interns will be provided upon request.
If applicants would like to visit our center to aid them in determining whether we would be a good fit for them, we will be offering an open house in early January. Follow this link for a virtual tour of Baylor:
*Attendance or non-attendance at the open house does not factor into selection decisions.
Our selection process follows all APPIC guidelines and APPIC Match Policies – www.appic.org
Specifically, our internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from an intern applicant.
If you have questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact the Training Director, Dr. Ed Rogers, at (254) 710-2467 or Ed_Rogers1@baylor.edu
Academic Programs Requesting Additional Contracts and/or Evaluations
The Doctoral Internship in Psychology program at the Baylor University Counseling Center endorses the APPIC Match process as binding.
Counseling Services therefore does not enter into additional training contracts or written training agreements beyond what is required to participate in Match. If an applicant’s academic program requires such a contract, they are strongly encouraged to consult with their Director of Clinical Training (DCT) about this requirement now. If they indicate that they require such contracts and are unwilling to waive this requirement then the application will not be considered.
Similarly, interns at Baylor University Counseling Center receive ongoing formative and summative evaluative feedback from supervisors throughout the training year. These evaluations are based on our program's philosophy of training, training model, and the goals, objectives, and competencies that define the internship. At mid-year and again at the end of the year the internship Training Coordinator sends the academic program’s Director of Clinical Training (DCT) a letter summarizing the intern's performance to date and a copy of their evaluation. Therefore, if an applicant is enrolled in an academic training program that requires additional departmental program evaluations, these will not be completed by Baylor University Counseling Center staff. The academic program may choose to use the data from our evaluations to complete their own forms. Again, applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with their DCT if there are any questions about such requirements to see if they are eligible to apply to our site.
Equal Opportunity Policy Statement
Baylor University is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status and other protected classifications. As a government contractor, Baylor University is also committed to taking affirmative action to hire and advance minorities and women as well as qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement
Baylor University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status in either employment or the provision of services. The University is governed by a predominantly Baptist Board of Regents and is operated within the Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Baptists. Baylor is also affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches. As such, the University prescribes standards of personal conduct that are consistent with its religious mission and values. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including without limitation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others.