Applying

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 4th, 2019.

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 time of application. It is preferred that candidates have some 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. Interns who do well here are strongly considered for our postdoctoral fellowship.

To apply:

  • Complete the Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI, www.appic.org) online and submit it by November 4th
  • Please include the following in your AAPI cover letter for our site: a section that speaks directly to your short-term and long-term career goals and addresses how our program is a good match with your specific goals for internship
  • Official transcripts for all graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two from supervisors familiar with your more recent clinical work and one from someone familiar with your research or other academic work.

Information obtained through the written application materials and interviews with staff and postdoctoral trainees will be used to determine the final selections. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent upon a receipt of a satisfactory background check. Applicants should be aware that background checks may uncover records that applicants assume have been sealed or expunged, which can impact employment eligibility. If you are concerned about the impact of this condition of employment, please notify the Training Director if any issues arise so that we may help to address or resolve any concerns in a timely manner.

We are committed to ensuring diversity in our training classes, which is reflected in our candidate selection. Consideration is given to applicants who identify themselves as members of historically underrepresented groups on the basis of racial or ethnic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, and experience, such as military service. The program also values applicants who have knowledge of the ways in which different social and cultural identities can impact assessment, treatment, and outreach. These factors may be indicated on applications. PACS adheres to the procedures established by APA and the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). This internship site agrees to abide by the APA Policy and the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any applicant prior to the Match.

UNH 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. UNH 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.

 

For questions regarding accreditation status, please contact:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association 
750 1st St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email: apaccred@apa.org
Web: apa.org/ed/accreditation