Admission, Support & Initial Placement Data

Eligibility Criteria
 Internship Program Admissions
Application Procedure

We will be participating in the APPIC matching program. All materials must be available for review on-line by our due date of November 9 (midnight EST). The training committee will use the following information to determine which candidates will be invited for interviews:

  • Completed APPI as found on the APPIC web site at "APPI On-line" (Make sure to include your Curriculum Vitae and Transcripts, as required by the "APPI on-line").
  • Cover letter explaining why you believe you would be a good fit with the internship program at the College of William & Mary Counseling Center. Be specific about your goals for internship and how our program - in particular - will help you meet these goals.
  • Three letters of reference with at least two from people who have supervised your clinical work. References should reflect your most recent work if possible.

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.


Applicants will be notified of their interview status via email by the December 15th deadline. Dates of interviews are communicated to selected applicants in this communication.  Applicants can, on a first come first serve basis, select the interview date among five different dates.  Video/phone conference and in-person interviews are offered. The applicant’s preferred interview format has no impact on rankings.   The interview starts with an introduction to the selection committee (director, training director, intern supervisors, seminar/group facilitators, and interns) and a thorough description of the agency, the services offered, and a description of the different roles interns play during the year.  The interview continues with two 1-hour individual meetings during which intern selection committee members (2-3 per team) ask the applicants standard questions.  Applicants then have a half-hour meeting with current interns and end with time with the Director and Training Director.   Lunch is included for those applicants who select to interview In-person. There are opportunities for applicants to ask questions during the different components of the interview.  It is the goal that, by the end of the interview day, applicants would have a good sense of the WMCC team, how we work, and the specifics of the training program and that the selection committee would know the applicants, their skills, areas of interest, and training goals.  We believe that a good fit is predictive of interns' satisfaction and success during internship; as such, we have developed an informative, transparent, and thorough process by which our site and our applicants can evaluate degree of fitness.

Based on the College of William & Mary Human Resources policies and congruent with APPIC Match policies, appointments of applicants to internship positions will be contingent upon the applicants satisfying a background check. Psychology interns are classified to be in "sensitive" positions, as such, criminal history checks are required. Information collected from the following databases: Sex Offender registry, County Criminal database (Felony, Misdemeanor and Other Offenses), Federal Criminal database (Felony, Misdemeanor and Other Offenses), National Criminal database, are reviewed in this process. Violent crimes, identity theft, felony charges, domestic abuse, are examples of offenses that would interfere with someone being hired for positions requiring criminal history checks. These procedures are carried out after the Match and solely for matched interns. Please see APPIC Match Policy #6b for more information.


The College of William & Mary Counseling Center is accredited by the American Psychological Association through 2017. We are also ACCTA and APPIC members and the Counseling Center is accredited by IACS (International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.).

For information regarding our APA accreditation, please contact the APA Commission on Accreditation with the following information:

phone: (202) 336-5979 or (202) 336-6123 TDD
web site:
USPS: 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

Training year

The internship training experience begins on August 1st (unless it falls on a Saturday or Sunday; in this case, internship starts the following Monday)  and ends July 31st. During the internship year, interns will accrue and document a minimum of 2,000 professional hours, of which a minimum are to be 500 hours of direct service during the internship year.


The Counseling Center provides 3 internship positions.

Stipend and Benefits
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table


Additional informatin regarding the internship training can be found in the Training Manual.

Initial Placemant Data

Initial Post Intern Positions 2013-2016
Contact Information

Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Director of Training
Counseling Center
The College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Phone: (757) 221-3620
FAX: (757) 221-3615
Email: [[cxsuda]]