How To Apply

Applicants for the Clinical Psychology Internship Program at the University of Chicago must be from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited university-based doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Applicants from Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited Clinical and Counseling Psychology programs are also eligible. We will not consider candidates whose programs are not accredited at the time of application.

All applicants to this internship program must have a Master’s degree, have finished their core clinical course work, be admitted to doctoral candidacy, and have proposed their doctoral dissertation by the time they apply for internship. Internship candidates should also have completed a minimum of three years of graduate-level practicum experience, comprising  at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical experience, by the start of the internship.  We expect interns to have a minimum of 600 face-to-face assessment and intervention hours (combined) in order to be competitive applicants and adequately prepared for the rigors of our training program. The ratio of assessment to intervention hours is differentially important, depending on the particular track. Applicants to our Adult and Pediatric Neuropsychology tracks typically have more assessment hours than applicants to our Adult/Health and Child tracks who have a greater proportion of intervention hours.

Applicants must identify only one track for consideration. Candidates who apply to more than one track will be disqualified and not considered for either track.

As a member of APPIC, we will accept applications through the online portal only.  You must register with APPIC and then complete the AAPI Online, which can be found at

Please review the instructions for completing the AAPI Online at

Internship candidates can apply to only one track and must specify their selection in their letter of intent.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on Friday, October 27, 2017  after which the portal will be closed for submission.

In order to apply, internship candidates should submit the following, through the APPIC online application portal:

  1. Cover letter including statement of career goals and interests in our program. Specify the name of your graduate program, which year you are, and what track you are applying to in the first paragraph of your cover letter. Include your contact information (email and phone number).
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. Official school transcript
  4. Three letters of recommendation, with one preferably from the applicant's academic advisor and two others from clinical supervisors. Do not submit more than three letters of recommendation.
  5. One deidentified neuropsychological, diagnostic, psychological assessment, initial evaluation or treatment summary report.  A neuropsychological report is required if you are applying to either the Adult or Pediatric Neuropsychology tracks.
  6. Completion of the Online APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) – link:

All materials will then be downloaded and reviewed by the University of Chicago Clinical Psychology Internship Selection Committee.  Decisions regarding interviews will be made by December 15th, 2017. Selected applicants will be contacted via e-mail for scheduling of interviews on Fridays in January.  The interview day lasts from 9 am to 2 p.m., at the latest with a general informational session, individual interviews, lunch with current interns, small group meetings with the Director of Clinical Psychology Training, and a tour of the facilities.

We request that all applicants bring a picture of themselves to their interview or allow us to take a photograph during interview day. These photographs are only used to help us keep better track of names, faces, and application materials rather than for any discriminatory purposes. If the notion of providing a photograph makes you uncomfortable, feel free to decline.

The University of Chicago internship 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.

For more information or questions regarding the application process, please call 773-702-0529 to speak with our Administrative Assistant, Rachel Myszak.  Alternatively, you can also email the Director of Clinical Psychology Training, Dr. Shona Vas, at

We are accredited by the American Psychological Association. All applicants to our Program must be from either APA or CPA accredited university-based Clinical and Counseling Psychology programs. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979