Counseling Services

Benefits and Selection Process

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The internship salary is a fulltime, 12-month position beginning July 13, 2015. The salary will be no less than $23,000. The benefits available to interns include health and life insurance, 10 days of paid vacation, 3 personal days, 5 sick days, 5 professional development days, university holidays (that do not conflict with commitments at Aspire) and staff status at Butler. Discounts are available for cultural events that occur on campus at Clowes Memorial Hall, sporting events and movies.

Philosophy of Recruitment

The Butler University Consortium Doctoral Internship Program advocates a communicative process. Throughout the selection process the intern candidate is free to contact the site at any time to speak to the Training Director or to current interns and staff about the training program. The Selection Committee may interact with candidates for purposes of gathering information only. The frequency of contact(s) themselves do not constitute an implicit or explicit element of favoritism or a guarantee of an internship slot. Candidates can assume that they are being considered in the selection process unless they hear otherwise from the Training Director. This internship site is a member of APPIC and, as such, agrees to abide by APPIC policies. In particular, we agree 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.

Campus Visits

In order to be fair to all applicants, there will be no formal contact with the Director of Training during campus visits that happen to occur prior to actual interviews. Visits to the training site are an option only for the Counseling and Consultation Services portion of the internship. If candidates are interested in visiting the Butler campus, they should contact the Director of Training who will connect them with one of our current interns in order to provide a tour of the facility. It will not be possible to conduct informal visits to Aspire Indiana or The Charis Center as they are not able to accommodate such visits during regular working hours.

Application Process

Applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 10 for the three internship positions. Candidates may only apply to one of the programs we offer (Generalist or Eating Disorders) and must specify which program they are applying to within their cover letter.  Our Program Code for the two positions in the Generalist Program is 129311. Our Program Code for the Eating Disorders Program is 129313.  

Applicants much be currently enrolled in an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology.  Applicants must have completed all required coursework, practicum, and qualifying or comprehensive exams.  Applicants must have completed at least 400 intervention hours before applying.  Only applicants who have achieved Master's degree status (terminal or nonterminal) before the ranking deadline will be considered (for the purposes of billing at Aspire Indiana and The Charis Center).  Also, preference is given to candidates who have proposed their dissertation by the ranking deadline.

Applications must be submitted via the APPIC online process found on the APPIC web site (  Files are not considered complete until all materials are received by the Director of Training.  The Selection Committee will review applicant files.  Applicants chosen for interviews will be notified by the Director of Training by December 15 and scheduled for either an in-person or telephone interview. Email notification will be sent by December 15 to applicants no longer being considered.

Immediately following the candidate interviews, the Selection Committee will meet to rank applicants. Applicants will not be contacted after interviews regarding whether they will be included in our rank order submission.  As stated in the Philosophy of Recruitment statement, we may have contact with applicants only for informational and clarification purposes.

Applicants that match with our site must pass a background check prior to starting internship.  Interns who match to our site but do not complete or pass this background check will not be allowed to continue in the internship program.

In addition to the AAPI, the following materials should be submitted online by 5:00 PM EST on November 10, to complete your application:

•    Curriculum vitae
•    Cover letter
•    Official graduate transcripts
•    Three letters of reference

If you have questions regarding the application process, contact the Director of Training:

Keith Magnus, Ph.D., HSPP
Director/Director of Training
Butler University Counseling and Consultation Services
530 W. 49th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9385 or

This program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979 or email at; website: