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Selection Process

Eight interns (3 general, 1 trauma, 4 neuropsychology) are generally selected each year depending on funding.  Interns must complete APPIC’s on line application with all requested materials available no later than the deadline date noted in the attached letter.  On line application instructions and specific application criteria are available from the APPIC website, www.appic.orgPlease note prominently in your cover letter for which internship experience (General, Trauma or Neuropsychology) you are applying.  This site does not require any additional materials other than those contained within the on line application.  If you wish to apply for both the general and the trauma track, please note this prominently in your cover letter. 

All materials are screened by the selection committee. The quality of intern applicants generally is quite high, and inclusion in the top interview group is based partially on how the intern's goals and experience match with the type of training we provide. As such, non-inclusion in the top ranks does not imply inferior credentials. Only the top 20 - 40 applicants from the general and neuropsychology tracks and about 10 applicants for the trauma track are invited individually for in-depth personal or phone interviews in January. Applicants will be notified by Dec. 15 of their status. Following the interviews, we establish a ranking of the top applicants for each track and this ranking determines the applicant order which we send to the computer match process. The internship conforms to all APPIC selection policies (please see the APPIC web site at 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 General Clinical Psychology Internship (general and trauma tracks) accepts applicants from APA accredited clinical and counseling psychology programs, with preference given to applicants from Ph.D. clinical programs due to their likely emphasis on psychopathology and research design. The Neuropsychology Track also accepts applicants from APA accredited clinical and counseling psychology programs that include coursework in neuropsychology and research design and that require an empirical research project for satisfactory completion of the doctoral (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) program. A minimum of 1000 hours of supervised practicum experience and at least three years of pre-internship graduate training is required.