Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions
Applications for admission to the Psychology Internship Program are accepted from graduate students enrolled in APA Accredited doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology.  It is expected that successful applicants will have completed at least three years of graduate training which has included formal educational and clinical experiences with assessment and intervention, as well as training and experience with research.  Applicants should have at least some experience and demonstrated interests relevant to the track(s) to which they are applying.      

Applicants must complete the AAPI, provide a transcript or transcripts documenting their graduate education in clinical psychology, and three letters of recommendation.   Their Director of Training must also indicate on the APPI that the applicant is ready to apply for internship.   Deadline for submission of application materials is November 1 of each year.  

Applications are initially reviewed by the Director and Assistant Directors of Training to determine that minimal program requirements are met (e.g. that the applicant is enrolled in an APA accredited program in Clinical Psychology). All applications meeting minimum requirements are distributed among members of the Internship Admissions Committee for review. 

The Internship Admissions Committee, is composed of at least eight training faculty members representing all training sites and core rotations, and is chaired by the Director of Internship Training.  Appointments to the committee are made by the Director of Internship Training and the Director of the Section of Psychology.  

Each application will be reviewed by at least two Internship Admissions Committee members.  A third member will review the application if the initial two committee members have divergent opinions regarding an applicant.  

The Internship Admissions Committee meets in late November to discuss committee members’ evaluations of the applicants, and to narrow the applicant pool to approximately 50-60 applicants who will be offered interviews.  All qualified applicants who self-identify as a member of an under-represented group will be offered an interview as part of our efforts to ensure optimal diversity of our internship classes.  

Applicants invited for interviews will be offered a choice of two dates in January to come to campus to meet with faculty and current interns and tour the training facilities.  Each applicant will participate in individual interviews with at least two faculty members who will complete formal evaluations of each applicant.  

After interviews are completed, the Admissions Committee will meet again as a group to discuss the applicants and develop rank order lists for all tracks for submission to the Match. 

All actions of the Admissions Committee, Training Faculty, and current interns will be consistent with APPIC policies.   These policies are reviewed by all involved in the admissions process prior to the start of each admissions cycle.  

Interns admitted to the program will be appointed to the House Staff of Indiana University School of Medicine for 12 calendar months beginning July 1 and ending June 30.  Upon appointment to the House Staff of Indiana University School of Medicine, psychology interns will complete a contract issued by the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office and be expected to abide by the policies and procedures of the Indiana University School of Medicine House Staff.  Please see the section of this handbook containing the GME House Staff policies.

Interns, consistent with GME requirements, will be required to have a Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Record Check, sign the Contract of Appointment to House Staff, Patent Agreement and the IU School of Medicine Statement of Principles.  Cases in which there are any findings from the Criminal Background Check or Motor Vehicle Record Check will be reviewed by Dr. Howenstine, Director of Graduate Medical Education to determine the appropriate course of action.   

Interns must complete a Health Screening including an annual PPD screening, Flu vaccine, and Immunization Verification.  Interns are also required to complete an I-9 for determining eligibility to work in the United States.   In order to prepare interns for the administrative, academic, and clinical expectations of internship, they are required to complete the Online Orientation Modules sponsored by the IU School of Medicine.

Date Program Tables are updated:  7/28/2017

Internship Program Admissions

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours



Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours



Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: None

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*


Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns


Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns


Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?


If access to medical insurance is provided

Trainee contribution to cost required?


Coverage of family member(s) available?


Coverage of legally married partner available?


Coverage of domestic partner available?

No (this is a change since there is now marriage equality)

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)

15 Days

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave

Included in PTO

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?

Yes, please see GME general leave policy

Other Benefits

9 paid holidays and 3 paid professional days, malpractice insurance, parking, disability insurance, life insurance

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts) 2014-2017

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts


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





Community mental health center


Federally qualified health center


Independent primary care facility/clinic


University counseling center


Veterans Affairs medical center


Military health center


Academic health center


Other medical center or hospital


Psychiatric hospital


Academic university/department


Community college or other teaching setting


Independent research institution


Correctional facility


School district/system


Independent practice setting


Not currently employed


Changed to another field






Note: “PD” post-doctoral residency position; “EP” Employed Position.

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