Psychology Intern Job Description


Psychology Intern

Job Summary:

Performs supervised individual and group counseling, supervision, crisis intervention, and consultation/outreach. Provides psychological assessments, intakes and appropriate referrals. May perform other related tasks that are a part of the agency's operation. Work is supervised by professional staff, and individual clinical work is supervised by a licensed psychologist. This is a 12 month, 40 hour per week, 2000 hour internship.

Administrative Assistance:

Interns have access to an administrative assistant and a full time IT professional for clerical and technology support as needed.

Reports to:

Training Director and designated supervisors.


Doctoral-level counseling psychology practicum student.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates on Triage Team and conducts brief assessments with students who walk in.
  • Conducts intake interviews with students who request counseling services and completes the required clinical documentation via our electronic recordkeeping system.
  • Provides individual and group counseling to students on a scheduled basis or through crisis intervention.
  • Provides clinical supervision to a practicum student and maintains supervision notes.
  • Provides outreach workshops and lectures to campus community.
  • Maintains up-to-date clinical documentation via our electronic recordkeeping system.
  • Consults with supervisors and staff as needed.
  • Acts as a campus resource on psychology and represents Counseling and Psychological Services in the university community.
  • Acts as a liaison between client and campus or community resources as needed.
  • Provides consultation to staff, faculty, and parents seeking assistance with troubled students or those with serious mental health issues.
  • Attends training seminars, staff meetings and supervision on a weekly basis and in a prompt manner.
  • Represents the department and division at public relations events as requested.
  • Interacts with staff and students in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Commits to a full-time, 40 hour per week internship.
  • Participates in supervision and training with an openness to learning and receiving feedback.
  • Utilizes psychodiagnostic assessment procedures and psychometric methods to facilitate psychotherapy as needed.

Non-essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs additional job-related duties and responsibilities as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and basic skills in counseling practices and methods.
  • Ability to plan, implement, evaluate and report activities conducted.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to prepare written and electronic documents.
  • Ability to communicate orally, both in person and by telephone.
  • Ability to travel to meetings, other campuses and counseling sites.
  • Ability to establish rapport with others as a requisite for healthy and therapeutic relationships.
  • Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and professional manner to students and staff.
  • Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding performance, presentation and relationships with others.
  • Ability to be both consistent and flexible as circumstances warrant.
  • Ability to effectively weigh and evaluate personal needs, client needs and the aims and policies of the agency and to respond and negotiate these competing needs as appropriate.
  • Ability to remain calm and supportive in psychological emergencies and/or crises when provided with appropriate supervision and direction.
  • An enhanced level of self-awareness as to how he or she relates to others and an ability to effectively modulate this personal style as conditions warrant.
  • Ability to communicate via computer email.

Salary and Benefits

Stipend for 2023-2024: $40,000.
As employees of UCSB, interns qualify for the following benefits:


  • Medical
  • Core Life
  • Supplemental Life
  • Basic Dependent Life
  • Expanded Dependent Life
  • AD&D
  • Business Travel Accident
  • Legal
  • Automobile & Homeowner/Renter
  • DepCare
  • Pre-tax Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Tax Savings on Insurance Premiums Account

Vacation and sick leave are accrued at 16 hours and 8 hours per month, respectively. If needed, additional hours may be allotted for leave time for job search and dissertation defense.

UCSB Policy

Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment / Title IX Compliance

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UC SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy 

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.