Internship Programs

CAPIC Doctoral Internship Program members are recognized by the California Board of Psychology (BoP) for the accrual of Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) hours towards licensure as a psychologist, alongside APA-accredited and APPIC-member programs.  See Section 1387(a)(2)(A) of the California Code of Regulations, as described in the Laws and Regulations Relating to the Practice of Psychology (2016 edition), which is posted on the CA BoP website.

Currently, CAPIC has nearly a hundred Active Internship Programs offering Full-Time, Half-Time-1Year, and/or Half-Time-2Year internships for doctoral-level psychology students.   For a publicly accessible list of CAPIC Internship Programs, including links to their Brief Agency Profiles (BAP’s), click here

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.

CAPIC has adapted its membership criteria from those of APPIC, and the two criteria are essentially the same.  Key differences include:  

  • CAPIC encourages but does not require stipends for students at its internship programs. At present, roughly half our internships offer stipends. 
  • CAPIC explicitly requires comprehensive cultural competency training.
  • CAPIC explicitly requires that all training be sequential, cumulative and graded in complexity.

See CAPIC’s membership criteria for Internship Programs.   See also a comparison of APPIC and CAPIC Membership criteria.

CAPIC also includes site visits as part of the initial application process, as well as its periodic QA and site visit review of its member programs.

In addition to internships, CAPIC also has over two dozen Postdoctoral Programs. 
             Students interested in seeking a CAPIC postdoc fellowship should contact agencies directly, and should not use the CAPIC online match process.  The CAPIC online match process is for obtaining doctoral internships, not for postdoc fellowships.  
             Click here for a publicly accessible list of CAPIC Postdoctoral Programs, including links to their Brief Agency Profiles (BAP’s).  
             For more info, visit the CAPIC Postdoctoral Program page.

 

Online Profile Database for CAPIC Program Members

CAPIC Program Members should click the login button at the top of any page to log on to access their program’s online extended agency profile (EAP), brief agency profile (BAP), as well as view other programs’ profiles.

CAPIC Program members are responsible for keeping their online profiles current at all times.  Please contact the CAPIC office for further assistance, as needed.

 

Status Changes for Existing CAPIC Program Members

Existing CAPIC program members seeking to upgrade their program status (e.g. add a Full-Time program, add a new training site, etc.), should follow the same procedures as new applicants seeking CAPIC membership,  except (a) no application fee is required and (b) a site visit is left to the discretion of the CAPIC Board member conducting the review.  Go to the page on Joining CAPIC for these procedures and more info.

 

CAPIC Online Match 

Online Match Basics:

Internships are responsible for keeping their online profile up-to-date, including their participation in the online match process.
Internships retrieve student application materials from the CAPIC website.  
Internships must consider any student applications submitted by the application deadline.    Internships then decide for themselves which applicants to interview and later to rank.
Online Ranking and Matching is then done on the D&D Digital website.
After Match II (starting with Clearinghouse), offers and acceptances are made directly between the student and the internship. Online ranking and matching are no longer used.

The Match overview and key updates are given on the Match Process Overview and Update page.
Visit other pages for info on those phases of the CAPIC match process. They are listed in chronological order under Online Match on the navigation bar above.
The Match FAQ page also provides answers to many questions.

 

Additional Information for Internship Programs

CAPIC Doctoral Internship Program Membership Criteria
Doctoral Internship Program Membership – Application Instructions
CAPIC Doctoral Internship Programs List   (With public links to online profiles.  No login required.
CAPIC Offer and Acceptance Policy
Useful Info For CAPIC Doctoral Interns
Non-Discrimination Interview Guidelines
Closing Protocol for Doctoral Internship or Postdoctoral Training Programs
CAPIC Info Regarding Interns and Stipends
Statement Regarding Unfunded Psychology Internships
Analysis of Divergence & Convergence of APPIC & CAPIC Member Requirements 
CCTC Internship Development Toolkit

Supervision Agreement Form (on BoP website.  Last revised 7/14.)
Verification of Experience Form (on BoP website. Last revised 3/15.)
Laws and Regulations Related to the Practice of Psychology  (2016 Version)