APA Internship


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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
(202) 336-5979

Internship Stipend

$23,500, 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.).

Medical insurance is provided at no cost to the intern. Coverage of dependents, spouse, and/or domestic partner is available, with an associated cost for the intern. Visit the UnitedHealth Student Resources page: https://www.uhcsr.com/school-page

Prepaid legal insurance is provided, however 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.

Three-year Profile of Program Interns (2014–2016 Cohorts)

  • Average number of completed applications: 73
  • Average number accepted: 6
  • Gender characteristics:
    • Females 82%
    • Males 18%
  • Typical ethnic minority representation over three years: 19%

Initial Post-Internship Outcomes (2014–2016 Cohorts)

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

Cohorts Represented: 2014–2016

Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 17

Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/ are completing doctoral degree: 2

  Postdoctoral Residency Employed Position
Community mental health center 4 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/ clinic 1 0
University counseling center 2 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 3 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/ department 1 0
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 2 0
School district/ system 0 0
Independent practice setting 2 0
Not currently employed 2 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 0

Doctoral Programs Recently Represented in Internship Cohorts (2014–2016 Cohorts)

  • Arizona School of Professional Psychology, Argosy Phoenix
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy Chicago
  • Louisiana State University
  • Nova Southeastern
  • 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 includes 500 hours of psychotherapy and 75 hours of psychological assessment.

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

Contact 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
(937) 775-4300
Fax: (937) 775-4323