The Application Process
California Men's Colony - 2 positions
California State Prison - Sacramento - 2 positions
Valley State Prison - 3 positions
Prospective interns may apply for more than one site within the consortium
Prospective interns must have completed all required coursework, supervised practicum experiences and be in good standing with their psychology training program. Additionally, prospective candidates must have:
• 120 hours of assessment experience.
• 600 hours of direct client service gained through a practicum experience in settings appropriate for a doctoral level
• Acquired practicum experience at two independent sites.
Interns from both Ph.D.and Psy.D. programs are encouraged to apply. To be considered for match, each applicant is required to submit a completed application through the APPIC applicant portal (http://www.appic.org/AAPI-APPA#APP). The completed APPI on-line application must include:
- A current curriculum vitae;
- Official graduate program transcripts;
- Three letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the interns’ clinical skills;
- A certification of readiness from the applicant’s training director and a completed work sample (a de-identified psychological testing report)
In addition to the APPIC process, applicants must also submit an application to CDCR through the regular, civil service employee application process (to be completed after Match process).
Commencement of the internship in August is contingent on passing a security clearance/background check, fingerprinting, drug testing and TB test.
Upon receipt of an application, NCDCRC central office reviews all materials. If an application is deemed incomplete, NCDCRC central office contacts the prospective intern, providing him/her with an opportunity to submit complete documentation within a given timeframe. An applicant who has submitted a complete packet, and who meets NCDCRC eligibility requirements, may advance to the second stage of the review process, which consists of a review by the site Training Director for consideration for an interview.
NCDCRC is dedicated to providing equal educational opportunities to persons of any age, ethnic background, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
INTERN SELECTION PROCESS
The NCDCRC intern selection process begins with an evaluation of the candidate’s application packet by the Training Coordinator(s) of the institutional training site or sites to which the intern has applied. Through this process, the institutional Training Coordinator(s) rates each application based upon criteria including:
Information contained in the application packet;
- The hours and type of assessment experience;
- The hours and type of direct client service experience;
- Breadth of experience in treating diverse populations;
- Breadth of experience in treating populations similar to those served by the institutional Training Program to which the applicant applies;
- Perceived level of interest in the institutional Training Program to which the applicant applies.
- Positive review from previous supervisors/instructors
Candidates who pass the initial evaluation will be invited to an in-person interview with a NCDCRC institutional Training Coordinator. Under special circumstances, a telephone interview may be permitted.
An additional rating is assigned to each candidate based upon completion of his/her interview. Each prospective intern will be assigned a “rank,” reflective of the average of ratings from the initial evaluation and the interview. Institutional Training Coordinators follow the guidelines outlined in “Interviewing Applicants with Disabilities for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Internship Positions,” published by the Disability Issues Officer of the American Psychological Association, as well as departmental guidelines as outlined in the Memo entitled, “Departmental Hiring Process” dated January 31, 2014.