NOTE: 2014 Application Deadline Extended! The deadline to submit a stipend application is Monday, December 1, 2014.
The Graduate Intern Stipend Program is a financial incentive strategy that is hosted by John F. Kennedy University’s MA Counseling Psychology programs, designed to recruit individuals into the internship placements at the three JFK University Community Counseling Centers and the School-Based Programs in Concord, Sunnyvale, and Oakland. The goal is to expand and develop internship training for at-risk youth and to create a public mental health workforce pipeline that will support this transitional-age population.
In FY 2014-15, JFK University’s Graduate Intern Stipend Program will provide up to 34 stipends to graduate student interns who are enrolled at JFK University and pursuing a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. The Graduate Intern Stipend Program is available to students who will complete internships in the 2014-15 academic year. Selected interns will receive payments at the completion of each quarter, for a period of no more than 1 year or twelve consecutive months, of up to $10,000 per year, in exchange for 720 internship hours for the academic year 2014-15.
The University’s Financial Incentives Review Committee will review applications and make award recommendations to the Executive Director of the Counseling Centers for approval. Prior to disbursement of funds, a satisfactory Intern Performance Evaluation and Verification of Internship Hours form must be received from the intern's direct supervisor. Receipt of the full amount of the stipend is contingent upon satisfactory performance during the entire placement and completion of the required number of internship hours.
Please see the "Related Downloads" on the right side for an overview of the application requirements and the application forms.