Site Name: Federal Bureau of Prisons - FCC Terre Haute
Department: Psychology Services
Once applications are submitted online, they will be reviewed individually. While prior clinical experience (i.e. practicum) in a forensic, correctional, or inpatient mental health setting is not required, applicants with these experiences are typically viewed as having competitive applications. Applicants' eligibility for temporary federal employment must then be verified via www.usajobs.gov. Applicants are notified via email whether they will be advancing in the selection process.
In-person, on-site interviews are strongly preferred; however, the status of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time the interviews have been tentatively scheduled may impact or limit the ability to conduct on-site interviews. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the Bureau of Prison's hiring process, you will need to complete an in-person Core Values Assessment and a pre-employment integrity interview. These interviews must be completed on site at ANY of our 122 institutions nationwide and may be scheduled at an institution within driving distance if necessary.
Additional information regarding the nature of the interview process will be forthcoming. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Carmicheal, Internship Program Coordinator, with any quetions or concerns regarding the interview process.
***Please note: If matched with a Bureau of Prisons internship site, you will be considered an essential worker and will report daily (Monday through Friday) to the institution. Furthermore, you will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of temporary employment with the Bureau of Prisons.***
The Psychology Services department at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Terre Haute, Indiana, appreciates your interest in our doctoral Psychology Internship Program. In March 2009, FCC Terre Haute received approval from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Central Office in Washington, D.C., to activate a doctoral psychology internship program, with the first class of interns starting in the 2010-2011 internship year. There are currently four full-time intern positions available. FCC Terre Haute was granted initial accreditation from the American Psychological Association effective June 2, 2015. FCC Terre Haute will continue to build on the internship traditions, accomplishments, proven standard operating procedures, and core elements instituted by her sister BOP institutions. The aim of the internship program at FCC Terre Haute is to train entry-level professional psychologists who can also function competently in the correctional environment. Training purposes of the program include developing interns' proficiency in profession-wide competencies, including, research; ethical and legal standards; individual and cultural diversity; professional values and attitudes; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and interdisciplinary consultation. Interns are required to complete 2,000 hours of training over a 12-month period. For more detailed information about the internship program, applicants are encouraged to visit www.bop.gov/jobs/students/cpdipthx2.pdf.
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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.