Application Procedure

WCPIP's application deadline is November 15, 2017. Please follow the instructions for the AAPI Online (Application for Psychology Internship), which may be accessed through the APPIC website:

http://www.appic.org/Match/About-The-APPIC-Match

Applications reviewed will include the completed AAPI Online with the following elements attached:

  • 1. A curriculum vitae.
  • 2. All graduate transcripts.
  • 3. A cover letter describing how you would be a good fit. Please identify in the first paragraph of your cover letter which one of the WCPIP agencies you have selected to review your application. Only select one agency that is the best fit for your training goals. Multiple agencies will not review your application.
  • 4. Three letters of recommendation.

A major strength of WCPIP is the varied experience in the field of health service psychology offered to interns. Each intern in the program spends the equivalent of one day per week at a secondary clinical placement; however, each intern is selected as a primary intern at only one of the agencies. The majority of experience is obtained at the primary site. You are encouraged to evaluate thoroughly which site best meets your training needs. Applicants are instructed to select only one agency to review their application and discuss in the cover letter how you would be a good fit for that agency. Secondary clinical placements are determined after the match process when interns arrive for orientation.

All applicants determined to be ready for internship as verified by their respective training directors and having a minimum of 300 hours of Intervention and 75 hours of Assessment, a Master’s degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a closely related field for credentialing purposes, a minimum of three years in a doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, and successful completion of the dissertation proposal or program equivalent are encouraged to apply. In conjunction with the 2013 APA resolution on accreditation, APPIC established a policy on Doctoral Program Associates, which states that, effective with the 2018 APPIC Match, doctoral programs must meet one of the following criteria: 1) The doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association or the Canadian Psychological Association. 2) The doctoral program is not accredited but has been granted an initial accreditation site visit by APA or CPA; or 3) Is a re-specialization program in which the underlying doctoral program is accredited or in the process of gaining accreditation. In addition, WCPIP agencies are not able to financially support Visa sponsorship but welcome those applicants with Student Visas or are eligible to work in the United States. Applicants are asked to apply to only one agency and indicate which agency they wish to review their application in the first paragraph of their cover letter. Each agency within the Collaborative has its own interview process. However, all agencies conduct in-person interviews with the trend being successful applicants attend an on-site interview. Phone interviews may be utilized by the agency to assist in the ranking process or may be the sole form of interviewing when extenuating circumstances dictate. Applicants are notified by the WCPIP Training Director by email no later than December 15 of their interview status. Instructions will be provided within that email about the interview scheduling process. Again, the agencies conduct separate interview processes and thus, have individual match numbers. Final approval of all candidates is made by the Coordinating Committee.

We fully endorse the APPIC policy summarized in the following statement:

"This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant."