Psychology Internship

The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) Psychology Internship Program began its first training cohort in July 2015, after participating in the Lone Star Psychology Internship Consortium for two years. In October 2016 the program was APA accredited, with full accreditation awarded October 28, 2018.

Thank you for exploring our program. We hope you will consider HSC as you search for your internship experience.  Our program is vibrant, friendly, fast-paced, and exciting. Interns have a “smorgasbord” of integrated behavioral health experiences and develop skills in both clinical and health psychology. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert, because we love to train!

To reach the APA with any questions or concerns, please contact:

The American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
Dr. Jacqueline Remondet Wall, Director
750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242


Internship Program Admissions

Date Program Tables are updated:  08/23/2021

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:

Interns are selected based on a number of factors. Preferred are: a self-described interest in working in an integrated behavioral health setting, a desire to work with rural populations and the underserved, an interest in working in an academic health center, and strong essays and letters of recommendation. Other preferred factors include a doctoral program with APA accreditation and a clinical psychology and/or health or medical psychology program emphasis. Also important are applicant characteristics that lend diversity, fresh outlook, or unique skill(s) to the cohort. Completion of the dissertation proposal is required. The number of hours of experience in testing and psychotherapy, while important, are less so than the above elements.

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 N Amount: 400 (preferred)
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours N Amount: 50 (preferred)

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Applicants must be able to use a computer and cell phone and drive a vehicle to state hospital rotations.


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $30,000.00
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? No
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 96
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 96
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? Yes
Other Benefits (please describe):

Teacher’s retirement system, life insurance, vision, and dental insurance, at intern’s expense. Lunch provided at Grand Rounds presentations. Interns gain one year of Texas State service.


*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 24
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Community mental health center 0 1
Federally qualified health center 2 1
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 1 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 6 3
Other medical center or hospital 1 3
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 0 0
Community college or other teaching setting 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 2 1
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 3


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.