The CAPIC match process for doctoral internship training is probably the most visible aspect of CAPIC’s work, particularly from a student’s perspective. CAPIC matches over 100 psychology students each year with clinical doctoral internships, which serves for many students as the capstone of their doctoral degree and an important step to becoming a licensed psychologist in California.
– The CAPIC match process is for obtaining doctoral internships, not for postdoc fellowships. For CAPIC postdoc positions, visit our Postdoc page.
– CAPIC doctoral internships are only available to students from CAPIC Doctoral Academic Programs. Students from other qualified programs may also be eligible to participate, as explained further below.
For the 2018 Match, CAPIC will again hold only one online match round, which will occur after the second APPIC Match results. Students may participate in both APPIC matches and then (if unmatched) in the CAPIC match. The CAPIC Student Application deadline will occur about a month before the APPIC Phase II Results, so students will need to complete their CAPIC application materials during the APPIC match process, in order to meet the CAPIC application deadline.
Registration of students for the 2018 CAPIC online match will open on October 2, 2017.
Starting with the 2018 Match (Oct 2, 2017), Doctoral Academic Programs (e.g. DCT’s) initiate this process by registering their students by logging in and creating brief profiles for them. Students no longer initiate the process by submitting a registration request. If a doctoral academic program does not have a login, or if a student’s request to register is not being answered, please contact the CAPIC office (after October 2nd) for assistance.
For the 2018 Online Match, CAPIC is implementing a new system for online profiles and the online match process. These changes should improve the experience for everyone involved. Still, they are changes, so don’t forget to breathe!
The first step for students in the CAPIC online match process is Registration.
Once registered, students can then view the full or extended profiles of all Active CAPIC internship programs.
Students should go to the Registration page for more info specific to it.
The Match overview and key updates for 2017 are given on the Match Process Update and Overview page.
For 2018, CAPIC will hold its NoCA and SoCA internship fairs in January, closer to the actual online match deadlines. These fairs give students and internship representatives an opportunity to meet each other before the formal online match process begins.
Shortly thereafter, students will then be able to start assembling their application materials online for the CAPIC match. The process for students is very similar to previous years, except as noted on the Match Process Update page. Much of the application process is also explained on page 3 of the CAPIC Uniform Application (CUA) .
A month or so after CAPIC enables the creation of application materials, students will then be able to submit completed application materials online to individual internship programs/tracks who are participating in the current match process.
Students may again first participate in both the APPIC match rounds and then (if unmatched) in the CAPIC match. Students remain responsible for ensuring double matches do not occur.
Match Materials and Supporting Documentation:
The full 2017 CAPIC online match schedule is available here in PDF format and is also given below.
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.
2017 CAPIC Online Match: Match Dates
Below are the relevant dates for the 2017-2018 CAPIC Online Match process for doctoral internships.
CAPIC 2017 Match Process Rollout
August 15, 2016: New Student Registrations Are Closed. Publicly accessible profiles remain available without Registering.
September 15, 2016: Student Registrations Are Opened for 2016 Match. (Old Student Registrations/Materials are Cleared and Unavailable.)
November 30, 2016: Creation of Student Application Materials Is Enabled.
Member Meetings and Doctoral Internship Fairs
Friday, January 27, 2017 (Northern CA): ASPP at Argosy University – SF, 1005 Atlantic Ave, Alameda.
Friday, February 3, 2017 (Southern CA): TCSPP – LA, 617 West 7th Street, Los Angeles.
Click locations above for more event details.
February 9, 2017: Submission of Student Application Materials to Specific Internship Programs/Tracks Is Enabled.
February 27, 2017 (11:59 PM PST): Student Application deadline.
March 8, 2017 (8 AM PST): Ranking Opens on vendor website.
March 22, 2017: Do Not Intend to Rank deadline (Required for Internships. Requested for Students)
March 29, 2017 (12 Noon PDT): Ranking deadline on vendor website. (NOTE: APPIC Phase 2 Match results are available 3/20/2017)
April 4, 2017 (8 AM PDT): CAPIC Match Results Available on vendor website.
April 4, 2017 (12 Noon PDT): CAPIC Clearinghouse Opens on CAPIC website.
May 1, 2017: CAPIC Post-Clearinghouse Opens on CAPIC website.
In developing this schedule, we have listened to all stakeholders and tried to fairly balance their needs. Still, no schedule is without conflicts or controversy, and we appreciate your feedback. We will monitor the match process, will learn, and will again adapt to improve the process.