Admission Process and Criteria for Psychology Doctoral Internship Program

Applicants representing cultural and individual diversity including but not limited to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation and social economic status are encouraged to apply.

  1. Availability of Internship positions for the upcoming year will be made available through the APPIC website.
  2. Candidates interested in the Doctoral Internship must submit all of the following documents electronically to the Training Coordinator through the APPIC website in order to be considered for interviews by no later than December 1st:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Completed APPI Application
    3. Director of Clinical Training Statement of Readiness
    4. Official Graduate Transcripts
    5. 3 Letters of Recommendation from Professional or Academic Sources
    6. Curriculum Vitae
    7. Copy of Master’s Degree or letter of equivalency
    8. Verification of APA Accredited Graduate Program

Incomplete packages will not be eligible for consideration for interviews.

  1. Practicum and academic requirements most appropriate for consideration:
    1. Psycho-educational testing experience with children and adolescents
    2. Experience working in a medical setting with adult and pediatric patients presenting with co-morbid medical and behavioral health conditions
    3. Outpatient psychotherapy experience, including individual , group , and family therapies with child, adolescent, and adult populations
    4. Experience with trauma patients, specifically trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy
    5. Working with diverse populations (includes age, cultural, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities) in a multi-disciplinary setting
    6. Diagnostic interviewing
    7. Spanish speakers preferred but not required
  2. Selected candidates will be offered an in-person interview during the month of January.
  3. All interviewed applicants will be ranked through the APPIC Match System.
  4. On the day of the match the Internship Training Director will personally contact each of the matched Interns.
  5. Matched Interns will receive a formal offer letter to begin internship on July 1st of the same year.
  6. At the time of offer, the program will share with the matched applicants all policies related to the Internship Program including:
    1. Selection and Hiring Procedure for the Doctoral Internship Program
    2. Competency Evaluations for Doctoral Internship Program
    3. Process for Completion and Tracking of Psychology Training Programs Anonymous Feedback Forms
    4. Graduate Psychology Education Committee (GPEC) Policy
    5. Program Evaluation Process for Graduate Psychology Education Committee
    6. Graduate Psychology Education Grievances Policy
    7. Graduate Psychology Education Progressive Discipline and Dismissal of Psychology Interns

Completion Requirements

A certificate of completion will be issued once all the following requirements have been met:

  • All required center-wide trainings have been completed
  • In-Vivo Evaluations will be conducted at the beginning and end of each rotation, twice a year.
  • A minimum score of at least 4 must be obtained on all In-Vivo post-rotation evaluations;
  • A Mid-Year Evaluation will be conducted at mid-year
  • An End Year Evaluation will be conducted at the end of the internship training year
  • A minimum score of at least 4 must be obtained on all competencies on the end-year evaluation
  • A minimum of 8 testing batteries
  • 70% attendance at all Seminars including excused absences.
  • A minimum score of 70% on the Seminar Post Assessment
  • All clinical documentation must be finalized
  • Keys, laptops and all testing materials must be returned


Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data