There is a national shortage of APA-accredited doctoral internship programs for psychology students. At the same time, several CAPIC-member internships have found themselves with open positions after the regular CAPIC online match process has finished.
To help address this imbalance for students and our internship sites, CAPIC has invited qualified out-of-state doctoral academic programs (as well as non-CAPIC APA-accredited programs in California) to participate in the CAPIC online match process. These doctoral academic programs must still meet CAPIC standards.
CAPIC considers APA-accredited doctoral academic programs as immediately-qualified programs. These programs and their students must still complete the attestation regarding their understanding of CAPIC internships, described further down this page.
Other regionally accredited but non-APA-accredited doctoral academic programs are also encouraged to seek CAPIC membership. They should start by reviewing the academic program membership criteria and the standard application review process outlined on the Join CAPIC webpage. These programs and their students must also complete the attestation regarding their understanding of CAPIC internships, described further down this page.
Similarly, CAPIC internships are comparable in training and supervision to APA-accredited and APPIC-member internships. CAPIC internships provide a valid path to licensure as a psychologist in California, alongside APA-accredited and APPIC-member internships, CAPIC internships have been accepted by other state licensing boards.
- See a fuller explanation on CAPIC’s unique place on our website.
- Also see the CAPIC Myths and Facts info on our website.
- Also see the Morrison and Bucky posters on our website comparing CAPIC internships with APA-accredited and APPIC-member internships.
Interested doctoral academic programs are also encouraged to contact the CAPIC office for further clarification and/or assistance.
For the 2017 Match, students from eligible out-of-state Doctoral Academic Programs may participate in the full CAPIC online match (e.g. Match I).
- These students must first Register with CAPIC. This gives them full-access to the Student Portal and internship online profiles.
- Prior to registering, these students may still search and view publicly accessible profiles of CAPIC doctoral internship programs without having to be Registered or logged in.
- These students must also complete CAPIC application materials and submit applications via the CAPIC website to internship programs/tracks seeking interns.
- This ensures that their school is aware of the student’s interest and is able to help ensure the internship meets the academic program’s requirements.
- There is no student fee for Registering with CAPIC. There is a $100 student application fee to submit up to fifteen (15) CAPIC applications and participate in the CAPIC online match.
- More info on these steps for students are provided on the Application Creation and Submission page and related Online Match webpages.
To ensure out-of-state students and their Doctoral Academic Programs understand the nature and the requirements of a CAPIC internship, both must complete an attestation.
Students must complete an attestation of their agreement to CAPIC policies and their understanding of CAPIC internships. Here is the link to the student attestation: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1626175/Student-Attestation.
Out-Of-State Doctoral Academic Program clinical training directors must complete a similar attestation: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1626303/Doctoral-Attestation.
Out-Of-State Doctoral Academic Programs must also pay a membership fee for their students to participate in the CAPIC match process. For the first year, the membership fee is $250. If the program chooses to continue its CAPIC membership beyond the first year, this annual membership fee is increased to $500, which is the standard membership fee for CAPIC out-of-state associate doctoral academic program members. This lower member dues amount (compared to the member dues for CAPIC –in-state (i.e. California) programs) is done in recognition that students from OOS programs are less likely to participate in the CAPIC internship match process.
Please also visit the online match webpages for info on those phases of the CAPIC match process. They are listed in chronological order under Online Match on the navigation bar above.
Click here for our initial statement on the rollout of this outreach program to students from these out-of-state doctoral academic programs in 2015. Again, for the 2016 CAPIC match, students from qualified out-of-state doctoral academic programs may participate in the full CAPIC online match process (e.g. Match I), not simply starting with Clearinghouse.