Internship Application

Application Deadline: November 17th, 2024 at 11:59 pm.


Applications for internship are accepted from persons who have met the following requirements:

  • Comprehensive Examination successfully completed
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) completed
  • Dissertation or Doctoral Project proposal approved by match ranking deadline
  • Completion of a combined 300 Intervention and Assessment hours
  • Completion of all required coursework for doctoral degree (other than dissertation/doctoral project)
  • Approval to participate in the APPIC National Match

Applicants with a master’s degree who are willing to obtain state licensure may be given preference in the applicant selection process.

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.

Central 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

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 other programs will still be considered and are encouraged to apply. Please see the FAQ section on Partial Affiliation for more information about this agreement.

Application Process

The National Psychology Training Consortium requires that the AAPI Online application service be used by all applicants 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 to which someone can choose to apply. For example, applicants will find the following four application options within AAPI:

  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Central Region
  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Great Lakes Region
  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Cascades Region
  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Cy-Hawk 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 choose within one regional application (i.e. you still only pay for three applications even if you apply 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 will be made by December 6th.

Check out our How to Apply document for help with the APPIC AAPI.

Interview Process

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, APPIC has strongly recommended that there be no in-person interviews during this match season. For this reason, NPTC and partner sites have decided to cancel all in-person interview days. Additional information regarding the remote interview process will be provided to applicants closer to December 6th. Before the application deadline, we will hold Virtual Open House meetings from September 16-18, 2024. During these virtual events, applicants can learn more about NPTC and each of our regions. Applicants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of our Regional and Site Training Directors and to learn more about the application process. Registration for these events will begin in August.

Click here to go to our Virtual Open House page which we will keep updated with links and resources to serve as an informational “quick guide” to each of our sites.

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

For more information, please email us at or contact:

National Psychology Training Consortium
Adam Andreassen, Psy.D., President/CEO
300 S John Q Hammons Parkway, Suite 205
Springfield, MO 65806

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.

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