The Application Process
Prospective interns must have completed their required coursework, supervised practicum and be in good standing with their psychology training program. Additionally, prospective candidates must have:
• 100 hours of assessment experience.
• 600 hours of practicum experience in settings appropriate for a doctoral level psychology intern (includes assessment experience).
• Acquired practicum experience at two independent sites.
Hours are projected; including hours to be accrued this training year, prior to beginning internship.
Interns from both Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs are encouraged to apply. While interns from APA-accredited programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology will be given preference, the Consortium will consider applicants from non-APA accredited programs if coursework is equivalent in breadth and depth to APA-accredited programs.
CPIC is dedicated to providing equal educational opportunities to persons of any age, ethnic background, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
Each applicant is required to submit a completed application packet by November 15 through the AAPI website. The packet must include:
- A completed application form (AAPI form available at: http://www.appic.org), including two letters of recommendation.
- A current curriculum vitae;
- Official graduate program transcripts.
NOTE: Prospective interns may apply to more than site within the Consortium. Prospective interns should write an independent cover letter for each site, specifiying reasons for wanting to place at the specific site. Cover letters should be uploaded into a single document.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INTERNS APPLYING TO DHS-COALINGA:
In addition to the APPI application materials, applicants applying to DSH-Coalinga must submit state application form STD 678, available at https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf by no later than November 15th. This form should be submitted by mail to Personnel Department, Department of State Hospitals – Coalinga, PO Box 5002, Coalinga, CA 93210. This form confirms the candidate's eligibility for placement with DSH-Coalinga. It is the first in a two-step state process. Once qualified for placement through this form, the candidate will receive notification and instructions via e-mail on a second STD 678 that is required in order to secure an interview. This second form must also be completed and submitted by the 11/15/22 in order for an interview to be granted. As with the first form, the second form is in addition to the requirements outlined in the general APPI process.
Intern Selection Process
The CPIC intern selection process begins with an evaluation of the candidate’s application packet by the Training Director(s) of the agency or agencies to which the intern has applied. Through this process, the Training Director(s) rates each application.
Applicants eliminated from consideration during the initial evaluation will be notified in accordance with APPIC policies.
Candidates who pass the initial evaluation will be invited to an in-person interview with a Consortium Agency Training Director. Under special circumstances, a telephone interview may be permitted.
Once an intern is matched to a Consortium agency, he/she will be notified by the AAPIC matching service. Within 72 hours thereafter, the intern will receive an official follow-up letter from the Consortium agency with which he/she has been placed.
The CPIC internship begins on the last Friday in July with a luncheon that serves as an orientation for incoming interns and a farewell to the outgoing interns.
The internship is a full-time, one-year program. Interns can take up to four weeks approved leave, including time for illness, vacation and/or research.