Doctoral Internship in Psychology

GENERAL INFORMATION

Three internships are available each year, beginning during the third week in August and continuing for 12 months, with a one-month vacation. Positions include a $25,000 stipend, plus benefits including individual or family health insurance; vacation and sick leave; time for meeting with dissertation committees; and professional development and job search time.

Applications are accepted from advanced doctoral students currently enrolled in APA-approved clinical, counseling or professional psychology programs. We place precedence on creating an open and affirming environment for students of all backgrounds.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of 500 hours of direct clinical contact.

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APPLICATION

APPIC Program Code: 1320
APPIC National Matching Service (NMS) Code: 132011


Include your vita, three letters of recommendation (preferably from clinical supervisors) and a graduate transcript. The application deadline is November 5.

Applications are accepted from advanced doctoral students currently enrolled in APA-approved clinical, counseling or professional psychology programs. We place precedence on creating an open and affirming environment for students of all backgrounds.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of 500 hours of direct clinical contact.


Applicants must have completed a minimum of 500 hours of direct clinical contact. Applicants must be within 25 minutes of the University on the 40 days that they are on call for a 24 hour period. Applicants who have completed a minimum of 2 integrated testing reports will be preferred.


» Submit the standard Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI)

Notification: Our program is a member of APPIC and follows that organization’s application and acceptance policies. All applications are screened; personal interviews will be scheduled about three weeks after the application deadline with those students whose interests and qualifications appear most compatible with our training program.

Criminal Records Check (CORI)

Under University of Massachusetts Amherst requirements, employment is contingent upon a successful Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. This will be completed by the university's Human Resources department prior to the start of employment.

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Contact

Linda Scott, Ph.D., Director of Training, or Jennifer Lexington, Ph.D., Coordinator of Doctoral Psychology Training

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Center for Counseling and Psychological Health
127 Hills North, 111 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9328
(413) 545-2337

The Doctoral Internship in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst‟s University Health Services is currently accredited by the American Psychological Association. It was originally accredited in 1979 and was "granted reaccreditation in 2011" by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The Commission on Accreditation can be contacted at (202) 336-5979; email, apaaccred@apa.org, or via the APA website, http://apa.org/ed/accreditation.

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