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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.

•           800 hours of practicum experience in settings appropriate for a doctoral level psychology intern (includes assessment experience).

•           Acquired practicum experience at two independent sites.

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:

  1. A completed application form (AAPI form available at:;
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. 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.

Upon receipt of an application, CPIC reviews all materials.  An applicant who has submitted a complete packet, and who meets Consortium eligibility. advances to the second stage of the review process, i.e., an evaluation by CPIC’s Executive Board.

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 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 Consortium agency to which the applicant applies;
  • Perceived level of interest in the Consortium agency to which the applicant applies.

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.

An additional rating is assigned to each candidate based upon his/her interview. In accordance with APPIC guidelines, each prospective intern will be assigned a “rank,” reflective of the average of ratings from the initial evaluation and the interview.  Additionally, Training Directors 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.

CPIC Executive Board members complete the APPIC Ranking Form and forward the Form to GSPIA for submission to APPIC.

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.

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