Preparing for internship: Tips for the prospective applicant

Ramona N. Mellott, Irene A. Arden, Meg E. Cho

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This article's major objective is to effectively prepare the graduate student in psychology for the internship application process by providing critical and relevant information. Preparation begins early on in one's graduate career and usually involves the following steps: (a) establishing mentoring relationships, (b) preparing an application portfolio, (c) collecting information, (d) applying, (e) interviewing, (f) ranking the selected agencies, and (g) responding on selection day. Information is also provided on how to use the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC) Clearinghouse. Finally, a brief section is devoted to the process of choosing a non-APPIC site. Advance preparation can make this entire process easier and increase a student's chance of finding a suitable predoctoral internship in psychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-196
Number of pages7
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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