We utilize the uniform psychology internship application (AAPI Online) developed by The Association of Postdoctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC). To locate the AAPI Online, and to complete our application process, visit the APPIC website at www.appic.org and click on the AAPI Online icon.
The entire application is to be completed online. General Instructions are available on the front page of the AAPI Online, as well as instructions for each separate section of the Application.
The AAPI Online includes a cover letter, the summary of personal and educational information, the summary of your doctoral experience, 4 essays, a CV, letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. We require
- A current vita reflecting applied professional experience and related coursework
- Letters of recommendation from
- major academic advisor
- two licensed psychologists who have supervised your clinical work
Candidates should address the question "How would who you are contribute to a college or university counseling center?" in their cover letters.
This internship site follows all guidelines established by the Association of Psychology and Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC). We fully endorse the APPIC policy summarized in the following statement:
"This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant."
As a member of APPIC, we also participate in the computer matching process for the selection of our Psychology Interns. Information on the APPIC National Matching Process and the details regarding registration procedures can be found at www.natmatch.com/psychint. Our program matching code is 138711.
Application deadline: Your AAPI Online must be submitted by November 3, 2014.
Notification of Interview Status: December 15, 2014
Interview Dates: January 5-16, 2015
Internship start date: August 10, 2015
Applicant Qualifications and Policies on Intern Selection: Intern applicants must be currently enrolled in counseling or clinical psychology doctoral programs. Applicants for internship must have completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised experience (250 of which must be face-to-face individual therapy hours) in counseling or clinical work, qualifying examinations and all of the coursework toward their doctoral degree. Dissertation proposals must be approved before the start of the internship. Successful applicants will have demonstrated interest in college or university counseling and/or higher education.
An intern selection committee, comprised of senior staff and an intern, evaluate internship applications. Applications are reviewed based on candidate's interest and experience in each of the competency areas, as well as experience working with college or university-aged populations. Applicants who receive the highest ratings are invited to participate in interviews. We offer on-site, telephone, or interactive video interviews depending on the applicant’s preference or availability.
University of St. Thomas appointments conform to a variety of requirements, including legal eligibility for employment in the U.S. (sometimes called the I-9 requirement) and a background check that verifies that educational credentials are valid and that candidates have no criminal or other record that would preclude employment in the University's judgement. These are conducted following the APPIC Match, but the outcome of these background checks have the potential to preclude appointment.
The University of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Click here to review the University's Equal Employment Opportunity policy.
Policy Regarding Academic Programs Requesting Additional Evaluation Materials: Interns at the University of St. Thomas receive ongoing evaluative feedback from supervisors throughout the training year. These evaluations are quite comprehensive in nature and are based on our program's training model, philosophy, goals and objectives, and competencies and benchmarks established by our profession. These procedures are in compliance with Domain E, Section 4 of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology. At the end of every semester, the Internship Training Director sends the Academic Training Director a letter summarizing the intern's performance to date. Therefore, if you are enrolled in an academic training program that requires additional training contracts and/or evaluations, these will not be completed by the University of St. Thomas training staff. Your program may choose to use the data from the University of St. Thomas evaluations to complete their own forms. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your Director of Clinical Training or the University of St. Thomas Training Director if you have questions about this policy.
The University of St. Thomas doctoral internship in professional psychology is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our most recent self study was written in the fall of 2009, and we are next scheduled for re-accreditaion in 2017. You may view the Counseling and Psychological Services Self Study if you are interested. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the document. Download the Self Study [PDF]. Inquiries about our program’s accreditation status and general information may be obtained by contacting the American Psychological Association directly at:
American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE,
Washington, DC, 20002-4242
Counseling and Psychological Services and the Career Development Center are approved by IACS (International Association of Counseling Services). We are a member of APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) and ACCTA (Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies).
Listen to staff members describe who is a good fit for the internship.