Application Deadline: November 11, 2019
Applications for internship are accepted from persons who have met the following requirements:
- Comprehensive Examination successfully completed
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) 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
- 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.
Applicants with a Master’s degree who are willing to obtain state licensure may be given preference in the applicant selection process. For more information on the steps involved in obtaining your PLPC in Missouri or licensure in Indiana, please go here: Missouri PLPC Information or Indiana Licensure Information
Please be aware that although we accept applicants with Master’s-equivalent education (without having received the degree) some individual sites may specify the need for a Master’s degree and/or state licensure due to state regulations. For more information regarding individual site preferences see each site bio page.
Many NPTC sites require background checks and drug screens prior to beginning the internship. Eligibility to begin internship, even after match, is contingent upon the intern passing these tests. If a matched intern fails to pass a background check or drug screen, NPTC reserves the right to withdraw the invitation to match with the intern.
Great Lakes Region IHC Grant Positions Only: Due to the requirements of the HRSA grant, any intern applicants for the IHC-Grant Funded positions must be citizens of the United States, a noncitizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to participate. Please note that this requirement only applies to the Grant-Funded positions and not the traditional positions available at each of our sites. If you have any questions about eligibility for the program please contact Katherine Dixon at email@example.com.
As a part of the partial affiliations between NPTC and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, students from the Chicago School and Pacific University are given preference in the selection process. However, interns from programs will still be considered and are encouraged to apply. Please see the FAQ section on Partial Affiliation for more information about this agreement.
The National Psychology Training Consortium requires that the AAPI Online application service must be used by all applicants in order to be considered for our internship training program. Each of our regions is considered a separate application and each site within our regions is listed as a separate experience someone can choose to apply. For example, applicants will find the following three application options within AAPI:
- National Psychology Training Consortium – Central Region
- National Psychology Training Consortium – Great Lakes Region
- National Psychology Training Consortium – Cascades Region
Our individual sites are then listed much like you would see “tracks” or “rotations” listed within other internships. You can apply to as many or as few of these opportunities as you are interested in within the one application (i.e. you still only pay for three applications even if you applied to 14 different locations!!). However, due to the limitations of the AAPI, only one cover letter can be submitted. In your cover letter for each region, please indicate all the sites you are applying to in separate paragraphs listing the various ways you are a good fit for each of them. Our sites are well accustomed to this practice and will not penalize anyone for mentioning other sites in their cover letter.
The following information is required in all NPTC applications:
- Cover letter specifying the sites being applied to and why the intern is a good fit for each,
- APPIC AAPI as designated on the online application,
- Three letters of reference
- Great Lakes and Central Supplemental Requirement: One psychological evaluation report writing sample submitted as supplemental material.
Eligible applications are reviewed and ranked by a combination of NPTC staff and individual site directors. A select group of applicants are invited for interview. Notification of invitation to interview is made by December 1st.
In order to reduce the travel expense associated with interviewing, NPTC hosts a “Universal Interview Day” on January 9th and 10th in Springfield, Missouri. The NPTC Interview Day will begin on January 9th with an “open house.” Due to the expansive nature of our sites and regions, interns will not necessarily be able to get tours of individual sites (unless scheduled separately). However, the January 9th “open house” is set up so that interns may mingle with current interns from the Central Region and site supervisors from all sites in all regions to discuss opportunities all of our sites have to offer. Individual booths are set up with site promotional materials and food will be provided. Impromptu interviews may be scheduled for the 10th if there is a mutual interest and applicants will have that evening to review materials to better prepare themselves for the actual interviews the following day. Formal Interview day (January 10th) begins with an overview of the consortium and individual introductions by all the Regional site directors to all applicants. The rest of the day consists of individual interviews based on the interview schedules sent out to all invited applicants and any last minute additions from the night before. Each applicant and site will have thirty minutes for the individual portion of the interview. Applicants may also get chances to speak to the directors informally throughout the day. All participating NPTC sites from all three regions will be in attendance and conduct interviews. Please be aware that on-site tours are not a part of this interview process. However, some sites may approve a site tour at a later date if requested by prospective intern. The ability or inability to attend a site tour at another time will not impact match rankings.
Cascades Region Only: Interns applying to sites within the Cascades Region will have the option to attend on-site interviews in Washington on Friday, January 17th (HealthPoint) and/or Monday, January 20th (CHCW) or Friday, January 24th (CHCW) in addition to the Universal Interview Day. Applicants may choose which interview day(s) they wish to attend (or choose to attend all of them). Location of interview will not impact match rankings; rather, they offer multiple interview dates at different sites to allow travel flexibility for applicants.
Following interviews, individual sites rank the interviewed candidates for submission in the APPIC match service. All final rankings are submitted by the Director of Operations, and application and selection procedures follow the APPIC guidelines. Internship applicants will be informed of their selection through the APPIC notification process contracted through the National Match Service.
Interested individuals are to obtain a copy of the AAPI from the APPIC Website and submit documentation as required by APPIC. The address is www.appic.org.
For more information, please contact:
National Psychology Training Consortium
Adam Andreassen, Psy.D., President/CEO
2885 W. Battlefield St.
Springfield, MO 65807
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.