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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 2020 Internship Application ♦
Sat 9/21/19 - Tues 10/01/19


Time limited applications

♦ Saturday September 21, 2019 to Tuesday October 1, 2019 ♦


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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 2020 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 Spring 2020 Internship semester. 

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. The first day of class, the student intern will need to provide original copies of all documents to their assigned University Supervisor for COUN 5389.

Make sure you are submitting the current Memorandum of Agreement revised for the Spring 2020 semester. 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.