Program Information: Doctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1711
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: The May Institute, Inc.
Department: Doctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology
Address: 41 Pacella Park Drive
Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Distance from Major City: 15 miles southwest of Boston
Phone: 781-437-1251x251
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Zarcone
Chief Psychologist: Lauren Solotar
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35600
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 10 employee holidays, Conference attendance is funded
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns generally provide clinical support at their rotation sites, Monday - Thursday. On Fridays, interns are released from clinical duties to participate in didactics, group and individual supervision and research project development and implementation. See website and brochure for additional details regarding this year's rotations.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/08/2021 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/14/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified via e-mail of whether or not they will be invited for an interview. Interviews will be scheduled over 3 days in January, which are tentatively set for January 14, 19, and 24, 2022. All interviews will be held both remotely and in person based on applicant preference. Applicants will be able to meet individually with several faculty to clarify their understanding of the program model and requirements. Requests to meet with specific faculty are welcome. Applicants can also meet with current and former interns to get information about their current experience.


CORI background checks are conducted for all employees but HR does not proceed until given permission by the applicant to do so. 

We take all charges on a record under advisement and each instance is treated individually. We refer to a table of charges provided by the regulating agency to determine our ability to move forward. Each individual’s record is dependent on the circumstances and their response to it. All candidates that go into a background review with us have the legal right to provide us a statement and other materials that help us make a hiring determination.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Yale University University of Massachusetts - Amherst Tulane University Chicago School of Professional Psychology Hartford University Oklahoma State University University of Southern Mississippi Illinois School of Professional Psychology University of Oregon
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 0
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: None
Program Description

The May Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, behavior disorders, and brain injury. The primary goal of the Doctoral Psychology Internship program is to train interns who will become psychologists prepared to practice independently as scientist-practitioners in a variety of settings (e.g., community day and residential programs for individuals with disabilities, and public and private educational programs serving children with disabilities).

The program is designed around four possible training rotations:

The May Center for ABA Services offers opportunities for diagnostic assessment, but the focus is on developing intervention plans and educational programs for very young children with autism based on their IFSP or IEP goals. The focus is on the development of language, social, and behavioral skills. Parent training and interdisciplinary team consultation is also a component of this rotation. The Center is in Randolph, MA.

The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, MA, offers two rotations: one in the early learning classrooms and one in the adolescent/ transition age classrooms (up to age 21). These rotations allow training on delivering consultation and direct service, primarily for children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities. The principles of applied behavior analysis are used to address skill acquisition needs as well as developing intervention plans for children with problem behavior.

The May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders also serves as a training site. The Brain Injury school is a year-round residential school that serves children 5-21 who have a traumatic brain injury or genetic or developmental disorder. The school currently serves over 50 students with about 30% in the residential program. Services are overseen by a team of clinical directors, licensed/certified teachers, behavior specialists, social workers, and allied health professionals (nursing, speech and language pathologists, OTs and PTs). This rotation allows interns to gain experience with children with a variety of neurodevelopmental conditions using an applied behavior analytic approach to clinical support and education.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Older Adults:
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy:
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Autism spectrum disorder

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 132 0 50 50
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 54 0 31 28
Total number of interns: 4 0 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 0 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 0 3 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 6 0 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 30 0 118
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 4 0 0 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 2 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 1 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 1 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 0 0 1
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 0 0 0 0