The Guidance Center’s doctoral internship program is a 12-month APA accredited* internship, starting on August 1 (or the first Monday after August 1-if a weekend) and concluding the following year on July 31 (or the last Friday of July if the 31 is a weekend). The two individuals selected for the internship will receive a $34,074.82 annual stipend, plus benefits. In keeping with the general mission and philosophy of the training program, the internship is designed to assist interns in developing scientific and practice skills appropriate to those of a generalist working with children, adults, families, and couples. The community mental health center setting allows exposure to a plethora of experiences and modalities. A more in depth description of the internship can be found in the Training Manual and internship materials, available for download in the links located to the right. You may request hard copies of all documents by contacting the Training Director, Dr. Lindsey Colburn-Malousek, at (913) 682-5118 or

Interns are provided with their own office space, which comes equipped with all necessary systems and supports to complete all work activities. Each office is equipped with a phone and computer, which provides interns with access to The Guidance Center’s electronic medical records, internet, email system, internal server, printing capabilities, and instant messaging. The Guidance Center has clerical staff to assist with: appointment scheduling, billing, coding, credentialing, and maintenance of medical records. Furthermore, Information Technology staff is available in person, via phone, and via email to assist with any technical support. The Guidance Center also contracts with an agency for technical support, which is accessible to interns via phone, email, and when necessary, in person.

Interested applicants should also submit:

  • APPI Parts I and II
  • A cover letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate Transcripts
  • Sample assessment report

All materials are to be submitted via the online APPIC submission portal.

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 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Phone: (202) 336-5979
  • Email:
  • Web:

Applicants for Internship opportunities are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, creed, national origin, political preference, covered veteran status, marital status, ancestry, age (as required by law), sexual orientation, or disability and any other protected classes under relevant federal, state, and local laws, provided the applicant is qualified and with reasonable accommodations can perform the essential functions of the Internship in question, pursuant to section 504 of the rehabilitation act of 1973. The Guidance Center (TGC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment practice.