Internship Information

  1. The APPIC website contains lots of helpful information including:
    1. the standardized application form that you can download and complete on your computer
    2. information about computer matching
    3. web-links to many internship sites around the country
  2. The Canadian Psychological Association has prepared an internship workbook for students that helps you plan the entire internship application process and even provides helpful tips regarding interviewing.
  3. Complete your standard application form early! Ask faculty and other students for feedback on the essay sections of the application.
  4. Meet with your guidance committee early in the fall. Your committee must approve the sites to which you are applying for internship. Complete the appropriate form and turn it in to Mindy McLouth. You cannot independently add new sites to your list-your committee must approve all selections.
  5. Students must apply to APA accredited internship sites, as an APA accredited internship is required for graduation from our program.
  6. Most students apply to 10-15 sites. Review internship materials over the summer and make your final choices by early September. There is a copy of the APPIC Directory of Internship Sites in the Psychological Clinic. Also, Mindy McLouth has a list of internships that our former students have taken. If you have questions about a particular site, you might want to contact one of these students.
  7. Don't assume that the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) knows you are applying for internship. Students sometimes do not complete their dissertation proposals in time to apply. Keep the DCT posted as to the progress of your proposal and the date of the proposal defense.
  8. Please give a copy of your application materials to the DCT as soon as these are finished. There are sections of the application that the DCT must complete.

Internship Application Guidelines

Letters of recommendation from all recommenders will be considered confidential. Students should ask their recommenders to submit their letters of recommendation online. If recommenders are unable to do so, ask your recommenders to submit their letters to Mindy McLouth (mclouth@msu.edu).

Internship Materials: Key Due Dates for 2017

September 29th, 2017: Date by which student satisfactorily defends doctoral dissertation proposal.

October 1st, 2017:  Date by which student satisfactorily passes both components of the comprehensive examination.

October 13th, 2017:  Date by which student has dissertation proposal signed by committee proposal.

October 13th, 2017: Date by which student needs to open the portal to the APPIC application for internship.  Student must enter the APPIC Part II Form and supporting materials so that DCT can approve and sign off on submission.

Licensure

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) is the alliance of state, provincial, and territorial agencies responsible for the licensure and certification of psychologists throughout the United States and Canada. The impetus for its founding was to create and maintain a standardized written Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and to create mobility for licensees. ASPPB’s mission is to assist its member boards in protecting the public.

Today, in addition to creating the EPPP, ASPPB acts as a voice for those responsible for the regulation of the practice of psychology. ASPPB resources can be best understood within the five aspects of the ASPPB Mission Statement: 1. Credentialing, Examinations and Assessment; 2. Ethics and Discipline; 3. Regulatory, Professional and Legislative Issues; 4. Mutual Recognition of Standards; and 5. Professional Relations. 

ASPPB generates a number of publications to aid psychology students in preparing for licensure and maintains an on-line presence at www.asppb.org. The site lists contact information for all 62 member boards, including links to their web sites.

Of direct relevance to students and faculty are ASPPB’s documents created to facilitate successful completion of the EPPP, and/or to provide more information about the EPPP. Visit www.asppb.org to locate and review frequently asked questions for candidates, retired EPPP exam questions (including an answer key), practice exams, and much more.