|Interview process description:
VAEK will offer only virtual interviews for prospective interns for the 2023-2024 training year. In the past (pre-covid), we have offered intern applicants an option for in-person interviews. However, given the dynamic nature of the pandemic, VAEK has decided to transition to only offering virtual interviews. In addition to our commitment to the health and safety of our interns, staff members, and Veterans – we also recognize the financial burden that can come with in-person interviews and want to alleviate that potential stressor for our applicants.
Applicants can apply to both the Topeka and Leavenworth campuses, or may select to apply to only one of the two. Selected applicants will be invited to interview separately at each campus. During the interviews, applicants will meet with training supervisors, psychology leaders, and the current cohort of interns. Interviews will occur in early to mid January (exact dates TBD). For the Leavenworth campus, interviews are generally conducted in the afternoons and last 3-4 hours. In Topeka, interviews will start mid-morning and will last approximately 6 hours. Applicants will interview individually and in small groups (2-3 applicants). Requests to meet with specific staff members are welcome. We do our best to schedule times for applicants to meet with ALL rotation supervisors and training staff.
Training staff recognize the impact of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, culture, and gender across all levels of psychological theory, research, practice, and education. We seek both staff and interns who are strongly committed to diversity and who are supportive of providing a welcoming work and training environment. We welcome members of underrepresented groups including women and minorities, and encourage them to apply for positions. The training staff at the VAEKHCS believes that we provide a safe and encouraging environment for the exploration of multicultural and diversity issues.