Internship Application Tips

APPIC Psychology Doctoral Internship

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Internship Resources (external links)

Internship Application Advice by DiLillo & Leffingwill (2011) – brief article with practical advice on internship application preparation

APPIC’s website provides a lot of resources – sample AAPI, detailed AAPI instructions, help documents for the AAPI, etc.

APPIC also includes a webpage of Student Training Resources.

APAGS 2020 Internship workshop Part 1 and Part 2

APAGS doctoral psychology internship website includes resources

APAGS Internship Workbook – this is helpful to a certain extent; the essay examples are not the strongest – instead, I recommend asking for essay examples from students who have gone through the match process recently to see a variety of ways you can write them.

Time2Track Sample Interview Questions – review and practice answering the possible interview questions you’d get; the section on questions for interns is also helpful. (I’d skip the middle section and come up with your own questions for the internship site since many of the questions listed are likely to be listed in their brochure or in a presentation on interview day. Alternate questions could include – “What have interns said have been the most rewarding and the most challenging aspects of their internship experience here?”, “What do you like most about the work you do here?”)


APPIC Recruitment and Selection Guidance for 2021-2022 (6/18/20) – virtual interviews and open house are “strongly encouraged” (but not required)

APPIC COVID-19 Statement #2 (3/31/2020)

AAPI Telemental Health Activity Tracking (3/24/2020)

APPIC COVID-19 FAQs – this website addresses a lot of questions students have about the status of internships for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 (3/23/2020)

Council of Chairs of Training Councils – statement on education and training recommendations (3/23/2020)

APA COVID-19 Updates and Resources (updated regularly)


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