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APA Internship

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The Wright State University School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) offers a full-time, twelve-month internship in professional psychology. The Internship Program is APA accredited. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation (Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, Phone: (202) 336-5979/Email:

Applicants are encouraged to have completed at least 1,000 hours of graduate practicum experience, which includes 500 hours of psychotherapy and 75 hours of 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 the 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 July and internship requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. Most interns devote on average approximately 45 hours per week to training activities, although this varies based on individual rotation demands and when grand rounds, special project, and/or teaching assistantship activities are scheduled. Each position carries a stipend of $23,500, 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.