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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 per 12-months, full-time


Ten days are allowed for vacation, illness, or professional development.  Interns cannot use unspent leave time to leave the internship early, 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, Student Health Services Clinic, etc.).

Prepaid medical ( ) and legal insurance are provided.

Interns are required to purchase their own malpractice/professional liability insurance ($1,000,000/incident, $3,000,000/aggregate).

Background check and Ohio BCI/FBI fingerprinting are required before matriculation.

Five-year Profile of Program Interns (2012 - 2016 cohorts)

  • Average number of completed applications: 82
  • Average number accepted: 5
  • Gender characteristics:
    • Females - 81%
    • Males  - 19%
  • Typical ethnic minority representation over five years: 12%

Doctoral Programs Recently Represented in Internship Cohorts (2012 - 2016 cohorts)

  • Antioch University New England
  • Arizona School of Professional Psychology, Argosy Phoenix
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy Chicago
  • Louisiana State University
  • Marshall University
  • Nova Southeastern
  • Pacific University School of Professional Psychology
  • Regent University
  • Spalding University
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Western Michigan University
  • Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
  • Xavier University

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, which consists 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