Online Match

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.


Overall Process:  

For the 2020 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 CAPIC online match will open on October 15th.

Starting with the 2018 Match, Doctoral Academic Programs (e.g. DCT’s) initiate the process by registering their students by logging in and sending an invitation to register to their students.  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 for assistance.

The first step for students in the CAPIC online match process is Registration.  

Once registered, students may 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. The best way to do this is for students to NOT rank CAPIC internships until they know they have NOT matched via APPIC and then submit their CAPIC rankings before the Ranking deadline.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation here.  

Match Materials and Supporting Documentation:  

Help Materials on Student Registration, Application Creation & Submission and Ranking are provided on the InternFit Platform:

–  Additional 2020 CAPIC Online Match Procedures and Materials are posted here on the All Forms page of the main CAPIC website.

The full 2020 CAPIC online match schedule is available here in PDF format.  

These CAPIC match dates are also posted on our online Events calendar.

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.