Health Service Psychology Internship


SCS is not an APPIC member and is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). SCS current status with APA is "Intent to Apply" which indicates that a SCS has intention of application for full APA-Accreditation within 2 years of the initial application date, July 22, 2018. A proposed timeline can be found here. More information about "intent to apply" status can be found here. Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission of Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail:

How to Apply:

Mississippi State University Student Counseling Services has filled all positions for the 2019-2020 internship year.

Mississippi State University will be participating in the APICC Match Service for the 2020-2021 Internship Year. Applications must consist of:

Training experience

The specific training areas covered in the SCS program are aligned with APA Standards of Accreditation and will provide a broad range of generalist training that highlights the incorporation of science and practice within a collegial and collaborative environment. Training components will cover areas such as those listed below:

Required Training Experiences

The SCS internship will share several didactics with the MSU clinical psychology PhD program. Some recently covered topics are as follows: psychological assessment and treatment of pain, substance use disorders, running a private practice, treating children with chronic illness, forensic psychology, and working with medication prescribers. Interns may also take courses within the clinical psychology program that may not be offered in other programs such as supervision/consultation, psychopharmacology, and advanced statistics classes.

Typical Weekly Schedule

SCS is open from Monday-Friday from 8am- 5pm. Typically, interns are expected to work 40 hours per week whenever the University is open. University holidays can be found here.

Direct Services

Training Activities

Other Activities

Stipend and Benefits

Each intern will receive a yearly salary of $30,000, to be paid bi-weekly. Additionally, interns will receive full benefits including: health insurance, life insurance, personal and sick leave accrual, and retirement. Additional details regarding benefits can be found at the Mississippi State Human Resources Website. Interns will also be eligible to participate in the Mississippi State University faculty housing program.


Below is a proposed timeline for seeking APA-accreditation. Please note that this is only a proposal and many factors may speed up or delay this timeline. This timeline cannot be guaranteed.

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