Student Registration

Student Registration for the 2017 CAPIC online match is now open.  
Click here to Register.

Registration is the first step for students to participate in the CAPIC online internship match process. 

When new registrations are closed (e.g. in the Summer) or prior to a student registering, students may still search and view publicly accessible profiles of CAPIC internship programs without having to be Registered or logged in.   Students may also conduct advanced public searches of CAPIC internship profiles by clicking here   See also the Registration Notes below. 

Registration Notes:

    • All students must register annually on the CAPIC website (after September 15th);
    • All previously registered students are removed annually from the CAPIC system AND
    • No registration or application materials previously submitted (i.e. before September 15th) will be available for the new match process.  This material will need to be resubmitted/created after September 15th.
    • There is no fee for students to register with CAPIC.   The $100 application fee is not required until later in the process.

When completing the CAPIC online registration form, students must select their doctoral academic program from a drop-down list.  If a student’s doctoral academic program does not appear, it is likely not a CAPIC Doctoral Academic Program member.  Students who do not attend CAPIC Doctoral Academic Programs are not eligible to Register nor to participate in the CAPIC match process. CAPIC is a membership organization and CAPIC internships are available only to students from CAPIC Doctoral Academic Programs.  

For the 2017 online match process, students from eligible out-of-state doctoral academic programs are allowed to participate in the full CAPIC online match process, but must still complete attestations regarding their understanding of CAPIC internships.  Visit the Out-Of-State Doctoral Academic Program page for more info.

After submitting the CAPIC online registration form, the student’s DCT will receive an automated email from, asking the DCT to confirm that (a) the student is enrolled at that program; and (b) that the student is preparing to participate in the CAPIC match.  

  • If a student does not attend the DCT’s academic program, her/his Registration should not be approved.  
  • If a student is not yet at the internship level (e.g. only at the practicum level), her/his Registration should not be approved.  If erroneously approved and a student creates and submits an application, the associated application fee the student pays at that point in the process will not be reimbursed. 

Students should allow at least two business days for their Doctoral Academic Program to respond.  As soon as the student’s enrollment is confirmed by her/his doctoral academic program, the student will automatically receive an email from confirming the student’s permission to access the CAPIC Student Portal and the internship search database.  Students should check their Junk/Spam folders to ensure these emails are not missed.

Students should then respond to the instructions in that email to select their Username and Password (aka login credentials).  Students must remember these login credentials and use them each time they sign to the CAPIC Student Portal.   

If students have not received a response to a submitted Registration request, they should (a) check their Junk/Spam folder and/or (b) resubmit a Registration request, if needed.  An unanswered Registration request will be ignored by the system. 

Student Registration is the first step to participate in the CAPIC online match process.  

The next step is to continue review internship profiles online. 

After registering, students will be able to login to view the full online profiles (EAP’s) of CAPIC internship programs.  

CAPIC recommends first conducting searches of Brief Agency Profiles (BAP’s) of internship programs participating in the current match process (e.g. Match I, Match II, Clearinghouse, Post-Clearinghouse).   The top section of the BAP provides contact info and overall descriptions for an internship program.  The middle BAP section (with the shaded column headers) provides info regarding the match process (e.g. overall and specific positions available, identification of multiple tracks, if needed.  The column titled “Track Name” has the official info on available positions for the current match process.  The bottom BAP section provides application procedures and additional internship program details.  See the 2015 CAPIC Match PowerPoint with Key Screen Shots for Students for more details.  There is also a similar 2015 CAPIC Match PowerPoint for Internship Programs.

Students should also be aware that internships are currently in the process of updating their EAP’s for the 2017 CAPIC online match process, and their info may not be complete or up-to-date until the internship fairs in mid-November.  

Internship programs choose whether to use multiple tracks. Multiple tracks are used when internship programs need to rank students separately within a program. Examples include: Half-time vs Full-Time internships; Distinct substantive programs (e.g. Adult Outpatient, Elder Care, Child & Youth, Equine); Unique needs (e.g. Spanish vs. English vs. Cantonese); and others.

Besides the Brief Agency Profiles (BAP’s), students should also review a program’s full/extended agency profile (EAP).  In particular, students should check Question 7a & 7b on page 1, asking whether the program restricts which CAPIC Doctoral Academic Program students it accepts for internships and which ones are acceptable. Just as Doctoral Academic Programs may set limits, Internship Programs may, as well. 

Again, internship programs are currently updating their info for the upcoming match process, and their profiles may not be fully accurate until mid-November.

There are over two months between the opening of the CAPIC student registration process (September 15) and the enabling of the student application creation process (November 30).  There is then another two months until the enabling of student submissions to individual internship programs/tracks (February 5th).  This schedule is later than in previous years because for this year, CAPIC is holding only one online match round, which will occur after the second APPIC Match results.  Eligible students may participate in both APPIC matches and then (if unmatched) in the CAPIC match.


Visit other match 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 full 2017 CAPIC online match schedule is available here and is posted on the main Online Match page.  
–  The Match FAQ page also provides answers to many questions.