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Site-Based Internship

Prior to enrolling in a Site-based Internship (COUN 5389) section, prospective interns are required to apply to be admitted into Internship. Applications are tailored to the courses offered each semester, and students rank order preferences of each section. Along with this choice, students are also to provide documentation of their clinical evaluations from previous classes, amount of degree completion through a degree audit, and a personal statement regarding their clinical skill development.

Students are not able to register for this course without first being assigned to a section by the Practicum/Internship Coordinator (Dr. Tracy Chiles), and permitted into the course by the Program Administrative Assistant. Students are notified when these steps have been completed and when they are able to register for their assigned course section.

NOTE: These applications are also used to determine how many sections of Internship will be needed for each semester. If adjustments to sections are needed (e.g., sections needing to be added or deleted), students may be asked to re-rank section selections based on adjusted sections. Dr. Chiles will notify all applicants if this happens.

♦ Spring 2021 Internship Application ♦


Tues 9/8/20 - Fri 10/2/20  


Time limited application

♦ Tuesday September 8, 2020 to Friday October 2, 2020 at 5pm ♦



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!! Failure to submit an application during the application window may result in your being placed on a wait list.  Section assignment for Spring 2021 CANNOT be assured for those placed on the wait list.




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⇒ Start searching for internship sites as early as possible. Some internship sites require applications and interviews up to a year (2 semesters) before the semester you will be starting Internship. All site supervisors must be approved prior to the start of the upcoming internship semester. Students cannot start an Internship semester without a secured site and completed Internship agreement approved by the Practicum/Internship Coordinator.

The Guidelines for Internship document is below, and contains a letter of introduction from the Internship Coordinator, a Memorandum of Agreement, Proposed Internship Activity Plan, and Supervisor Disclosure Statement outline. The Guidelines for Internship document should be reviewed by you and also shared with your Site supervisor before you complete the required Internship paperwork.

Checklist below

Site Supervisor Resources

This capstone experience helps students to bring together academic understanding of counseling and the practice of counseling, while under supervision.  Clinicians practicing in community and school settings have volunteered their time to serve as site-based supervisors for graduate-level interns. Resources are provided on this page for site-based supervisors.

Guidelines for Internship Manual

A single document including all materials is available here:

Individual Internship Forms

Newly revised Memorandum of Agreement forms must be used for the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Internship semesters. 

A sample Memorandum of Agreement form is provided here for you to see what information will be required. Texas State University now requires Memorandums be signed by the CLAS Department Chair and Dean of the College of Education. For this reason, the form has been automated, and will be sent to each individual listed on the form via email. All signers will have the ability to save a copy of the form once it has been signed by everyone within the form. This form will not be accepted with handwritten information. It must go through the electronic signature process.

For any additional questions, please contact the Practicum/Internship Coordinator for the Professional Counseling Program, Dr. Tracy Chiles via email at or at 512-245-5865.


Internship Agreement Forms

⇒Scanned copies of Internship documents must be submitted prior to the semester starting (or continuing) an Internship experience. Dr. Tracy Chiles will email interns with due dates each semester for these documents. Each University Professor will let interns know whether original copies of documents will be required.

Make sure you are completing the electronic version of the Memorandum of Agreement revised for the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. The legal department of Texas State University has directed changes that must now be included, including signatures of the CLAS Department Chair and Dean of the College of Education.

Submit the following before the semester begins:

  • Liability Insurance in effect for the duration of the semester
  • Proposed Activity Form
  • Supervisor Disclosure Statement

Submit the following at midsemester:

  • Midsemester Evaluation of Intern

Submit the following at the end of the semester:

  • Intern Activity Sheet signed by Intern and Supervisor
  • Final Log Signed by Supervisor
  • Site Supervisor Evaluation of Intern
  • Intern Evaluation of Site