Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Application and Intern Selection Process
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Internship Year 2013-2014
Due to the impact of hurricane Sandy, our application deadline has been extended to November 9, 2012 at 4:59pm.
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 brief cover letter indicating whether you are applying to our adult specialization or our child and adolescent specialization, as applications for these specializations will be considered separately
- 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
Applications are reviewed by a team of faculty members from the internship training program. The faculty members consider factors such as practica, externships, and other relevant clinical experiences, scholarly activity, quality of letters of recommendation, GPA, dissertation progress, and personal statement and training goals, as detailed in the AAPI Online essays.
Note: We do not have any minimum practica and academic requirements other than those specified in the APPIC Match Policies.
After all of the applications have been reviewed, a meeting of the reviewers is held 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 before December 15, 2012, 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 of our interview days, which typically occur early in the month of January.
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).
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.
After all interviews have been conducted, a meeting is held for all 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) and for the Child/Adolescent specialization (Match #144313).
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.
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.