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APA Internship

photo of a sopp studentThe Wright State University School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) offers full-time, twelve-month internships in professional psychology. The Internship Program is APA accredited (American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; 800-374-2721). Applications are accepted from doctoral candidates at APA accredited programs in clinical, counseling, school, and combined psychology.

Applicants are encouraged to have completed at least 1,000 hours of graduate practicum experience that includes psychotherapy and psychological assessment. Applicants should have completed their comprehensive examinations and proposed their dissertations or capstone projects by the application deadline. Beyond these minimum criteria, admission is competitive, based upon quality of academic and practical preparation and personal goals, as well as the match between these goals and our program. Matched interns are required to undergo a background screening. No positions are automatically reserved for candidates from Wright State or any other doctoral program.

The 12-month internship begins the first week of September and requires a minimum of 40 hours per week.  Each position carries a stipend of $18,000, heath and legal insurance, vacation, sick leave, and professional development time. Students are responsible for maintaining their own malpractice insurance at a level of $1,000,000/$3,000,000.