Why pay for advising services for internship applications?
APAGS has shared its view on paying for match services – their answer is it’s “probably not” necessary, which we mostly agree with. There are many resources through APAGS and APPIC to support students in navigating the internship application process. We are also trying to contribute to the resource pool with the free information on this website and through the Get Me Outta Here, Please! podcast.
However, we are also aware that not all students have access to hands-on support in their doctoral programs. You can think of internship application advising along the lines of psychotherapy to a certain extent – sometimes having information is sufficient to help you make change or know how to proceed; other times you may need interpersonal interactions and support to help you reflect, access a stronger sense of self, and address challenges that arise in the process.
We offer psychology internship advising services for a limited number of counseling and clinical psychology students for a fee – keep reading for details. (All students are welcome to use the resources on this website for free.)
Option A: Comprehensive Advising
Individualized one-on-one advising and coaching with an experienced advisor in navigating the APPIC internship application process from start to finish. Ideal start – summer.
Option B: Intensive One-Session Advising
This service is for students who want feedback on a very specific issue, e.g., high-level feedback on essay drafts; geographic limitations; couples match; etc.
Option C: Interview Preparation
This service is for students who want support in preparing for interviews, including practice through a mock interview.
My advisor provided me with information and affirmation that helped me feel supported and confident when submitting my applications and interviewing. I appreciated the structure, timelines, and how she personalized our sessions to meet my needs.
— P.B., Counseling Psychology Ph.D. student
Working with my advisor was absolutely incredible! From choosing and narrowing internship programs, thorough feedback on both conceptualization and editing of internship essays and mock interview prep, truly the feedback I received was invaluable. I also loved how easy it was to schedule an appointment, the structure of the consulting services, and personal + professional support.
— J.B., Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student