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The Internship Program is an APA accredited 12-month full-time program requiring 2,000 hours for completion.
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/E-mail:

Internship Stipend

  • $23,500


Ten days are allowed for vacation, illness, or professional development, with 12 or more days of holiday leave time.  Interns cannot use unspent leave time to leave internship prior to the end of June.  Interns are expected to depart the internship on June 30.  All leave time must be approved by the Training Director.

Interns may use all university and school facilities available for students (i.e. libraries, computer facilities, recreational facilities, etc.). Prepaid medical and legal insurance are provided.

Interns are required to purchase their own malpractice/professional liability insurance.

Background check is required before matriculation.

Five-year Profile of Program Interns (2007 - 2012)

  • Average number of completed applications: 94
  • Average number accepted: 5
  • Gender characteristics:
  • Females 72%
  • Males 28%
  • Typical ethnic minority representation over five years: 22%

Doctoral Programs Recently Represented in Internship Cohorts (2007 - 2012)

  • Argosy University
  • Chicago SOPP
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Forest Institute
  • James Madison University
  • Kent State University
  • Ohio University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Pacific Graduate School
  • Spalding University
  • Wright State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Miami
  • University of Toledo
  • VA Commonwealth

Application and Interview Requirements

Application and Interview Requirements:

Candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical, counseling, school psychology, or combined professional psychology. Enrollment in an APA accredited doctoral program is required. All formal coursework and comprehensive exams for the doctorate must be completed. Applicants are encouraged to have completed at least 1,000 practicum hours consisting of at least 500 hours of intervention and 75 hours of assessment.

The Internship Program interviews the final pool of candidates on the first two Wednesdays of January. Applicants in the final pool will be contacted for an interview by the 15th of December. Phone interviews will be granted for extenuating circumstances that prohibit a personal visit. The WSU-SOPP internship program is a member in good standing with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and adheres to all of its guidelines regarding application, interviewing, and notification procedures.  The WSU-SOPP will participate in the Match program conducted by the National Matching Services. Applicants must provide WSU-SOPP with their Match number prior to their scheduled interview. No person at WSU­-SOPP will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any applicant prior to Match Day.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Janeece Warfield, Director of Internship Training, and/or

Ms. Stevie Woolf, Administrative Specialist

Wright State University-SOPP Doctoral Internship Program
Ellis Human Development Institute
9 N. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45402-6837
Phone: (937) 775-4300
Fax: (937) 775-4323