APA Internship

The Wright State University School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) offers a full-time, twelve-month internship in professional psychology. 


Applicants must be currently enrolled in an APA-accredited doctoral program and are encouraged to have completed at least 1,000 hours of graduate practicum experience, including 500 hours of psychotherapy and 75 hours of psychological assessment.  Applicants should have completed their comprehensive clinical examinations and proposed their dissertations, or capstone projects by the application deadline.  Beyond these minimum criteria, admission is competitive and based upon the quality of the applicant’s academic and practical preparation, personal goals, and the respective match between these goals and our Program.  Matched interns are required to undergo a background screening and Ohio BCI/FBI fingerprinting.  No positions are automatically reserved for candidates from Wright State University 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 an average of approximately 45 hours per week to training activities, although this varies based on individual rotation demands and when Grand Rounds and/or intern special project 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.


The Internship Program is APA accredited. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to:

Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC, 20002
(202) 336-5979

Program Director

Janeece R. Warfield, Psy.D.
Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor
Director, Doctoral Internship Program
Clinical Psychology/ Associate Professor
Director of Early Childhood Services
Director of Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention
Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
Ellis Human Development Institute
9 North Edwin C. Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 775-4338