Application Process

APPIC Program Match Number: 245111

The WFUCC Psychology Internship currently offers two internship positions. The WFUCC Psychology Internship participates in the APPIC match, and therefore, applicants are required to utilize the AAPI online applicant portal on the APPIC website (www.appic.org) when applying to the program.  Completed applications must be received no later than December 1, 2017 at 11:59pm EST for the 2018-2019 training year.  The following components must be included in a completed application:

  • The full APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI)
  • Cover Letter including a statement of interest and how the WFUCC Psychology Internship Program fits with your experience, training goals and career plans
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts for ALL graduate coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from individuals familiar with your clinical work
  • Academic Program’s Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness

Requirements

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in a doctoral program in either clinical or counseling psychology,
  • Successful completion of comprehensive exams prior to applying to the internship program,
  • Completion of all required doctoral coursework and practica prior to the internship start date,
  • Formal approval of doctoral dissertation proposal prior to the start date of the internship,
  • Certification of readiness to begin internship from the applicant’s doctoral program, and
  • Demonstration of genuinely strong interest in counseling center work.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology
  • A minimum of 500 intervention hours
  • A minimum of 50 assessment hours

International students currently enrolled at universities within the U.S., and who are able to obtain work authorization from the institution currently sponsoring their visa status, are eligible to apply.

Please Note: WFUCC Psychology Internship requires that matched interns complete employment screening, including a drug test and background check, after matching with our program.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the employment screening will result in termination of the match agreement.

Selection and Interview Procedures

Applicants will be notified of their interview status on or before December 15th.  Interviews will be scheduled in January and all interviews will take place via videoconference with telephone as a back-up. Each applicant will have the opportunity to interview with members of the Internship Planning Committee, as well as additional UCC staff members, and ask questions that they may have about the program.

The WFUCC Psychology Internship Program will hold an on-campus open house on Monday, January 22, 2018. During the open house, applicants will meet the UCC staff, hear about the training experiences offered by the internship program, tour the UCC professional space and campus, and learn more about WFU and the larger Winston-Salem community.  Attending the open house is optional and will not have an impact on how a candidate is ranked.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The WFUCC Psychology Internship agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person associated with the internship program will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.  Internship slot offers will be made through the APPIC National Matching program in compliance with the APPIC policy.  WFU is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to APPIC’s nondiscrimination policies.

The WFUCC Psychology Internship also abides by employment guidelines set forth by the larger University. Wake Forest University is committed to diversity, inclusion and the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status.  Applicants are individually evaluated in terms of quality of previous training, practicum experiences, and match of personal goals with the internship goals.