University of Vermont


Graduate Internships

The training program is central to the mission of CAPS and serves Master’s and Doctoral students in mental health counseling, psychology and social work programs. We are committed to providing a broad variety of clinical experiences; intensive group and individual supervision that is tailored to the personal and professional needs of each individual; participation in campus outreach experience; and quality didactic training experiences on a broad range of clinical topics that are relevant to the college student population and beyond.

CAPS espouses and models an integrative theoretical orientation to clinical work, drawing from developmental, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused, and feminist approaches. The overarching philosophy of the training program is developmental and experiential. Our goal is to foster the professional and personal development of each trainee in an atmosphere that respects their current knowledge while encouraging them to integrate new concepts and skills. Trainees can expect to obtain a strong foundation in clinical and professional skills within the context of a university counseling setting.

We are committed to creating an atmosphere of respect and trust which supports the personal and professional development of trainees and staff. Central to the mission of CAPS is a commitment to promoting diversity. Within the training program, this is demonstrated through the offering in-depth personal and professional exploration of difference as a central component of the training program.

Interns are chosen not only based on individual attributes expressed in the application and through the process of an on-campus interview, but also in consideration of the creation of the trainee cohort as a whole. Most of our trainees are in their second year of graduate school or beyond, and have had previous internships or other professional experience in the mental health field.

Interested in Applying?

Graduate students interested in applying for a CAPS internship should download the application, and follow the instructions. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Applications will be accepted through January 6, 2017.

Information Session

We will be offering an informational session for interested applicants on the following date:

  • Friday, December 9, 2016 from 9:30am—11am

Information sessions are held at our CAPS Redstone office, 113 Wright Hall (CWP).

Please call 656-3340 to sign up.

Specific Inquiries about our graduate internship program should be addressed to:

Jessica Ley Metcalf, PsyD, Director of Training

Application Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2017.

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