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 (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 July and internship requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. Most interns devote on average approximately 45 hours a 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.