Eligibility and Application Procedure


Candidates shall have completed their doctoral course work and qualifying examinations for their doctorate in counseling psychology or clinical psychology (including a minimum of 600 hours of supervised practicum experience) by the beginning of the internship.

Adherence to the Honor Code/Code of Conduct and Dress and Grooming Standards (see below), is a condition of employment at BYU. Prior to selection as an intern, applicants who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must have an endorsement from their ecclesiastical leader verifying a commitment to abide by standards of conduct consistent with qualifying for temple privileges. Their current LDS Bishop will be contacted by BYU Employment Services for this endorsement. Excommunication, disfellowshipment, or disaffiliation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints automatically results in the withdrawal of the student's ecclesiastical endorsement and the loss of good Honor Code standing. Disaffiliation is defined for purposes of this policy as removal of an individual's name from the official records of the Church.

Applicants not affiliated with the LDS Church will be contacted by BYU Employment Services to appraise their commitment to comply with the Honor Code. If questions arise about this requirement, potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Training of the BYU-CAPS Psychology Internship.


This year the application process will occur on-line (See the APPIC website for more details). All of the application materials will be uploaded via the applicant portal on the APPIC website. We will not accept any paper materials. The electronic application includes:

  1. Completed AAPI

    Click here to begin the online AAPI form.

  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Three letters of recommendation--At least two should be from clinical supervisors
  5. Graduate school transcripts


University Honor Code/Code of Conduct

The University’s Honor Code is a condition of employment, and individuals must adhere to it in order to participate in the pre-doctoral internship.

The University expects that all employees will maintain the behavioral standards of the school, including the Honor Code. These include high standards of honesty, integrity, chastity, morality, and dress and grooming, in addition to abstinence from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse. To review the Honor Code, please go to https://honorcode.byu.edu/ or go to the Honor Code Office website.

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 year is November 1, 2019.  

For more information, please contact:

Michael Adams
Director of Training
Counseling and Psychological Services
1500 WSC
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602-7906

Office: (801) 422-3035
Fax: (801) 422-0173
E-mail: michael_adams@byu.edu

CAPS Website including Internship Brochure:

BYU is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

Selection and Notification

Counseling and Psychological Services at Brigham Young University adheres strictly to the intern selection and notification procedures stipulated by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and its Internship Matching Program. This internship site agrees 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.

The BYU-CAPS Internship Program Code for the APPIC Internship Matching Program is 159311.