F.A.Q.

Does NPTC offer half-time internships?
Not at this time.
What are the start and end dates for the training year?

Central and Great Lakes Regions

The 2018-2019 training year begins on August 1st, 2018 and extends through July 31st, 2019.

Cascades Region

The 2018-2019 training year begins on June 20th, 2018 and extends through June 19th, 2019.

What does it mean to be Partially Affiliated?

National Psychology Training Consortium is partially affiliated with both The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Pacific University School of Professional Psychology. These partial affiliations state that between equal candidates, students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology or Pacific University School of Professional Psychology will be given preference. Interns from other programs will still be considered and are encouraged to apply.

What does the application process entail?
Please click here for the Application Procedures.
What is a consortium?

Please see “Guidelines for Development of Consortia” from APPIC by following the link.

What is the current salary?

Central Region: $20,009.60 for 2018-2019

Great Lakes Region: $21,008.00 for 2018-2019

Great Lakes Region Grant Funded Positions: $28,352.00 for 2018-2019

Cascades Region: $25,000 for 2018-2019

What is your APA Accreditation status?

For more information about our APA Accreditation status for all three regions go here.

What is your APPIC Membership status?

For more information about our APPIC membership for all three regions go here.

What materials are necessary for application?

More information about what is required in your application can be found here: Internship Application

What type of applicant is NPTC interested in?
  • Comprehensive Examination successfully completed
  • Dissertation proposal approved by start of internship
  • Completion of a minimum of 1000 total practicum hours, of which…
    • 250 should be Intervention and Assessment hours
    • 100 should be Supervision hours
  • Must have completed three years of graduate training (some sites require receipt of Master’s degree)
  • Enrollment in an APA- or CPA-accredited clinical (preferred), counseling, or school psychology doctoral program; OR a non-accredited school that has had or has been approved for an APA site visit.

For more information about what the individual sites look for in an intern, check out the “Intern Selection Process” tabs on each of the site bio pages found in the Central Current Sites and Great Lakes Current Sites and Cascade Current Sites sections.

What type of benefits does NPTC offer?

Additional Information on Intern support and benefits is available here: http://psychologyinterns.org/about-nptc/internship-admissions-support-initial-placement-data/

Below is a summary by region:

Central Region

  • Optional Health Insurance for themselves and families.
    • This benefit will require financial participation of the intern.
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Access to voluntary Life, Dental, and Vision insurance
    • This benefit will require financial participation of the intern.
  • Ten days of paid vacation time per annum.
  • Four days per annum for sick leave.
  • Three Professional Development days.
  • Seven paid holidays that include: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and one floating holiday.


Great Lakes Region

  • Interns are employed by their individual sites and are provided access to the health benefit packages offered to all other full-time employees of the sites.
    • This benefit will require financial participation of the intern.
  • At least an hourly equivalent of 17 days off. This includes vacation, sick leave, and professional development leave. Some sites may opt to provide more than this.
  • At least seven paid holidays that include: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and one additional holiday. Sites may opt to provide additional holiday time.

 

Cascades Region

  • Interns are employed by their individual sites and are provided access to the health benefit packages offered to all other full-time employees of the sites.
    • This benefit may require financial participation of the intern.
  • At least an hourly equivalent of 17 days off. This includes vacation, sick leave, and professional development leave. Some sites may opt to provide more than this.
  • At least seven paid holidays that include: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and one additional holiday. Sites may opt to provide additional holiday time.