Doctoral Internship in Psychology


Three internships are available each year, beginning during the third or fourth week in August and continuing for 12 months, with four weeks of vacation. Positions include a $35,568 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.

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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 1st.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 500 hours of direct clinical contact. Please note that, given the impact of Covid-19 on intern applicants, we are reducing this expectation to 450 hours of direct clinical contact. Applicants who have completed a minimum of 3 integrated testing reports will be preferred; a minimum of 1 integrated testing report is required.

Interns must be within 25 minutes of the University on the 35 days that they are on call for a 24 hour period.

All interviews for internship will be completed via Zoom for the 2023-2024 internship selection cycle.

» 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 (all via Zoom) will be scheduled by December 1st with those students whose interests and qualifications appear most compatible with our training program. Interviews will be held during the second and third weeks in December  please refer to our APPIC profile for details on the interview process:

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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Jennifer Lexington, Ph.D., Coordinator of Doctoral Psychology Training
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Center for Counseling and Psychological Health
Middlesex House, 111 County Circle
Amherst, MA 01003-9255
(413) 545-2337

The Doctoral Internship in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Counseling and Psychological Health 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,, or via the APA website,

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