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Counselor/Doctoral Intern #T00813

Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

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Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

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Working Title:

Counselor/Doctoral Intern #T00813


Health and Counseling Services

Salary Range:

$15.00/hr (Full Time Annual Stipend equals $28,000)

Posting Information:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

  • Twelve-month (2,000 hour) position temporary position lasting from August 1, 2024 through July 31, 2025. Responsibilities include intakes, individual and group counseling, case management, clinical consultations, clinical assessments, training in the provision of supervision, and outreach presentations/programs.
  • Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Clinical Services – Provide intakes and short-term counseling to students – Provide clinical consultations to faculty, staff, students – Provide emergency services on rotational basis during day hours – Provide counseling group(s) or support group(s) – Receive training in the provision of supervision and provide supervision to graduate interns in masters degree counseling/psychology/social work program when available – Provide case management for clients
  • Outreach Services – Provide outreach presentations and programs on campus – Provide training to faculty, staff, and students – Provide support through attendance at selected Student Affairs programs -Provide feedback to committees and attend meetings to promote related department and divisional services
  • Other – Attend staff meetings and supervision – Complete other duties as assigned by Director, Clinical Director, or Training Director – Engage in professional development meetings – Enhance, assess, support or develop CAPS resources or projects as assigned
  • May potentially include some after hours opportunities but time will be flexed out with daytime scheduling as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be enrolled in a program currently accredited by APA, CPA, or PCSAS, or enrolled in a program that has successfully COMPLETED at least one of the following concrete accreditation milestones by the application deadline: Submitted for Intent to Apply status, submitted an accreditation self-study, has been granted an APA/CPA/PCSAS accreditation site visit. Must meet minimum training and experience requirements specified on CAPS training program website and have submitted an application to CAPS internship program via the AAPI Online (APPIC Application for Psychology Internships) application through the APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) and National Matching Service application and selection process. Applicants must have matched with WCU CAPS Internship through either Phase I or Phase II of the NMS matching process or be applying through the Post Match Vacancy Service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous university counseling center experience

Open Date:


Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered you must apply online. Please attach the following: 1) a current resume or vita; 2) a letter of interest; and 3) a list of at least three references (include complete contact information). You must have completed an AAPI Online (APPIC Application for Psychology Internships) application through APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers).

For questions or additional information, please contact Jay Manalo, Ph.D., HSP-P, Training Director, at 828-227-7469 or by email at

Interns are appointed as temporary hourly positions, paid at a rate that equates to $28,000 over the course of the 12 month internship year.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.


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About Us

Western Carolina University offers a collaborative community of faculty and staff eager to partner together to support the success of our students and our institution. We attract employees who are inspired to work in higher education because of the difference we can make together in the lives of the more than 10,000 students who study at WCU. For a few other reasons WCU is a great place to work:

Do you like being involved in the local community? So do we. We have robust service learning and community outreach efforts that invite students, faculty and staff to serve our local community in an ever-growing number of ways.

Western Carolina University has been named the Top Adventure College in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Our main campus in Cullowhee is situated 15 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have a biking and hiking trail on campus and many more in the area.

We attract students who are eager to excel. WCU has the oldest and largest Honors College in the UNC system and is consistently among the Top 5 institutions nationally for undergraduate research projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

We are a cultural hub for the region. Our College of Fine and Performing Arts produces professional-quality theater under the direction of Broadway star Terrance Mann, and our music programs are recognized as some of the best in the state. Our Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been invited to the Macy's parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Our healthcare programs are some of the most competitive in the southeast and are housed in an incredible LEED-certified facility complete with some of the best technology in teaching along with community clinics for applied learning.

For more information, please visit our website at


Western Carolina University (WCU) has been honored in multiple areas demonstrating our commitment to our students, faculty, staff and our community.  Our distinguished faculty includes national award-winning authors, nationally and internationally recognized experts, and winners of Emmy, O’Henry, and National Endowment for the Arts awards – to name a few.  WCU has been named a Top Green College by Princeton Review, is among the Top 5 for Undergraduate Research in the nation, and has been named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a Best College Value.  Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named WCU the Number 1 Outdoor Adventure College for three years running.  The WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a Sudler Trophy recipient, having led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade.  WCU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the Top 12 Best Online Programs for the Military as well as #27 among institutions in the South for Best Colleges for Veterans.

Faculty and Staff are honored annually with a broad range of Teaching, Scholarship and service honors.  For more information, please visit our website at


Western Carolina University offers a wide array of high quality benefit plans from which to choose. These include comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, a choice between two retirement programs, both of which provide a valuable retirement benefit, as well as optional retirement savings opportunities. Employees also benefit from a generous leave program. For more information please visit our benefits page at UNC Benefits

Diversity and Inclusion

Western Carolina University has a commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse employees who bring to our campus varied perspective and cultural understanding. Our Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs aspires to strengthen diversity as an integral component of excellence at WCU. Among public universities, our institution leads the region in student body diversity, and our diversity metrics are growing.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission (who we are):

To improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in our region, state and nation through engaged learning opportunities in our academic programs, educational outreach, research and creative activities, and cultural activities. 

Our Core Values and Guiding Principles (what guides and inspires us):

Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning

Collaboration with and Respect for our Communities

Free and Open Interchange of Ideas

Responsible Stewardship and Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational and Environmental Sustainability

Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Our Vision Statement (who we want to be):

To be a national model for student learning and engagement that embraces its responsibilities as a regionally engaged university.

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