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Application and Intern Selection Process

Internship Year 2015-2016 Application Process

Program graduates outside of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences administration building

Application deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Time on October 31, 2014

The Psychology Internship Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center is a participating member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). As such, we abide by all APPIC Match Policies.

Applicants for our internship must complete the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Application for Psychology Internships Online ("AAPI Online").

The complete AAPI Online must include:

  • A cover letter indicating whether you are applying to our adult specialization, child and adolescent specialization, or combined specialization, and why you believe you are a good match for that track.
  • AAPI Online
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official graduate school transcript(s)

We do NOT:

  • Require any supplementary materials
    • Please do NOT send any additional letters, reports, etc.
  • Accept printed application materials!
    • All materials are to be submitted using the AAPI online

Intern Selection Process

  • Interns must be either:
    • In the process of completing a doctoral degree in professional psychology from a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States; or
    • In the case of Canadian programs, the institution is publicly recognized as a member in good standing by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
  • Interns must have completed adequate and appropriate supervised practicum training, which must include face-to-face delivery of professional psychological services.
  • Interns must have interests, aptitudes, and prior academic and practicum experiences that are appropriate for our internship's goals and objectives.

Application Review Process

Applications are reviewed by a team of faculty members from the internship training program.

  • The faculty members consider factors such as:
    • Clinical training and qualifications: practica, externships, other relevant clinical experiences
    • Academic training and qualifications: GPA, scholarly activity, evaluation by the Training Director
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Research interests and dissertation progress
    • Cover letter, personal statement, training goals (i.e. match for our site)

Note: We do not have any minimum practica and academic requirements other than those specified in the APPIC Match Policies.

Each application is reviewed by a minimum of 2-3 faculty members. After all of the applications have been reviewed, a meeting is held by the faculty to discuss each applicant's application and to determine which of the applicants will be invited for an interview.

Unfortunately, we are only able to invite a limited number of candidates to be interviewed. Applicants who are not selected for interviews will be notified via email on or before11:59PM Eastern Time on December 15, 2014, as is specified in the APPIC Directory.

Applicants remaining under consideration will be notified via email and offered an opportunity to visit Montefiore Medical Center on one of several interview days, which typically occur in the first two weeks of January. There are a limited number of slots available on each day and these will be filled on first-come, first-served basis.

While an on-site interview is preferred, we recognize that there may be circumstances (e.g., financial, schedule, weather, etc.) that would make visiting in person prohibitive. In these cases, applicants will instead be offered a phone interview. Phone interviews also occur in early January, and will be arranged at a time convenient to both the applicant and interviewer(s).

Interview Day

Our interview day consists of an orientation/overview given by the Director and Associate Director of Psychology Training, followed by several interviews, and concluding with a lunch and site tour with one or more of our current interns. Typically, intern candidates are asked to arrive at 8:30am and leave by 2:00pm. Our interview day consists of an orientation/overview given by the Director and Associate Director of Psychology Training, followed by several interviews, and concluding with a lunch and site tour with one or more of our current interns.

For telephone interviews, the applicant may be interviewed by one or more of our team of faculty members, either in a conference call, or in a series of separate calls.

In either case, applicants are evaluated independently by each interviewer on factors such as psychological knowledge, ability to communicate clinical concepts, and match for our site.

Ranking Meeting

After all of the interviews have been conducted, meeting is held by the faculty members who conducted interviews. At this meeting, a decision is made concerning whether an applicant should remain under consideration or be eliminated from consideration. Applicants no longer under consideration will be notified via email of this decision.

Applicants remaining under consideration will be rank-ordered based on a consensus of the reviewers. Applicants will be ranked on separate lists for the Adult specialization (Match #144312), the Child/Adolescent specialization (Match #144313), and the Combined specialization (Match #144314).

Note: Applicants must use these match numbers to identify the specialization when ranking our program.

The Psychology Internship Training Program participates in the APPIC Internship Matching Program. As such, the program submits the rankings electronically to National Matching Services, Inc. by the prescribed deadline, which will be 11:59PM Eastern Time on February 6, 2015.

Additional Policies Governing Intern Selection

This psychology internship training program 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.

The Psychology Internship Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all of its activities, including employment. We make all employment decisions based on the ability and qualifications of the individual applicant to perform the job and, as such, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

Applications from members of under-represented groups including minorities are especially encouraged to apply.