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Psychology Intern Job Description and Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy

Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy

 Title: 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:

  • Conducts intake interviews with students who request counseling services and completes the required clinical documentation via our electronic recordkeeping system within the same day.
  • 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 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education : Must be a current doctoral-level student in a counseling or clinical psychology program. Must be certified by the academic program as being ready for an internship.

Experience: The equivalent of 1200 hours of supervised practicum in counseling/psychotherapy and 500 hours of face-to-face therapy contact.

Background Check: In accordance with university policy, candidates who match with CAPS at UCSB must successfully complete a background check (including fingerprinting) prior to being appointed for internship. Final hiring for the internship is contingent upon clearing the background check.

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.


Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

University of California, Office of the President
June 21, 2007

The University of California prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the University on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy1, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran2.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans.

University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws.

Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Director; Office of Equal Opportunity; 1509 South Hall; University of California, Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2060. Telephone: (805) 893-3089.

This policy statement has been updated with technical changes and supersedes the Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Statement for University of California Publications Regarding Employment Practices dated June 21, 2002.

(1) Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
(2) Covered veterans are special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Vietnam era veterans, or any other veterans  who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.