Application Procedures

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 6th, 2017.

Applicants must be enrolled in an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology and must have a minimum of 450 direct client hours and 1000 hours of practicum by the start of internship. It is preferred that candidates have experience at a university or college counseling center or equivalent experience with a young adult population. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed, at a minimum, their dissertation proposal by the time of the internship interview. Also, we require that candidates' comprehensive exams or task be passed by the ranking deadline.

A completed APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI, will include:

  • Current vita
  • A cover letter that speaks directly to your short-term and long-term career goals and why you think that our program is a good match with your specific goals for internship and your areas of competencies
  • Official transcripts for all graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two from supervisors familiar with your more recent clinical work

Finalists will be contacted to arrange an interview. Information obtained through the written application materials and interviews with staff and interns will be used to determine the final selections. In addition, all offers of internship positions are contingent on receipt of a satisfactory background check.

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. The University of New Hampshire Psychological and Counseling Services adheres to the procedures established by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. This internship site 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 prior to Uniform Notification Day. The University of New Hampshire is a predominately white institution (PWI) with an active commitment to diversity. Employees from underrepresented groups who thrive here understand the complexity of working at a PWI and value small-town culture with close proximity to metropolitan areas and natural spaces.

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For questions regarding accreditation, please contact the American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, (202) 336-5979