APA Internship

Typical Work Week (on average)

ActivityFall HoursSpring Hours
Individual therapy 12 12
Group therapy 2-3 2-3
Outreach presentations 2 2
Providing supervision 0 3
Walk-in hours 3 3
Assessment 2-3 2-3
Consultation & Case Management 2 2
Case notes 4-5 4-5
Staff meeting 1 1
Supervision 4-5 4-5
Professional development 2 2
Training seminars &  
intern support
4 4
Total 38 - 42 40 - 42

Some of the above activities, such as specialization activities, consultation/case management, and professional development, vary from week to week. The time needed to complete clinical documentation, prepare for outreach presentations, and review video of counseling work also varies among interns. We anticipate that interns will work an average of 40 hours a week over the course of the internship year. It is important to recognize that at some peak times during the year, interns, like senior staff, may require additional time to complete their various work responsibilities. At peak times, interns may work an average of 42 hours a week. The training director and individual supervisors consistently monitor the amount of time interns spend completing their work and efforts are made to assist interns in the management of their schedules. In addition, interns, like senior staff, receive support from the CSDC Administrative Staff for assistance with and management of daily responsibilities (e.g., client scheduling, client files, and other assistance as needed).

During the summer months, interns tend to have a lower client case load and reduced opportunities for direct service hours. For this reason, interns increase their coverage of walk-in hours and receive top priority to provide outreach presentations/programs. Interns also complete their capstone clinical case presentation in the summer and they must close or transfer all active client files.

The CSDC internship is structured so that interns complete 2,000 hours of overall service with a minimum of 500 direct service hours.