Clearinghouse

For unmatched students after the CAPIC online match process (e.g. after April 8th), CAPIC Clearinghouse and Post-Clearinghouse are the required processes for obtaining a CAPIC internship.  

CAPIC Clearinghouse is the roughly 30-day period following the CAPIC Online Match for submitting applications, ranking and matching in the CAPIC online match process.   For 2019, CAPIC Clearinghouse runs from April 8th through 30th.  Post-Clearinghouse then starts on May 1st and runs indefinitely.  

For the 2019 CAPIC Match, Clearinghouse begins at 12 Noon on April 8, 2019 on the CAPIC InternFit platform.  

  • During Clearinghouse — and Post-Clearinghouse — complete student application materials are still submitted online using the CAPIC InternFit platform.  
    • Students’ previously created materials remain available and may be used for these submissions. 
    • However, the online ranking and matching process is no longer used.
    • Instead, offers and acceptances (aka matches) are conducted directly between internship programs and students.  
      • Students must inform their DCT of any proposed internship arrangements, to ensure it will meet their doctoral academic program’s requirements.
      • Students must also obtain school approval before accepting any internship offers.
  • New students must register and all students must submit applications online via the CAPIC website.  These steps allow the student’s DCT to be involved in the process.
    • Students should go to the Registration page for more info specific to it.
    • Info on creating and submitting applications is given on the Application Creation and Submission page.   
      • For the 30-day period of Clearinghouse, the application fee remains a requirement for newly applying students.
      • The application fee previously paid by students still covers their participation through Clearinghouse. In other words, there is no additional fee to participate in Clearinghouse.   
  • The CAPIC InternFit platform (capic.internfit.com) continues to indicate which internship programs still seeking interns. 
    • Internships who do not fill all of their open positions are automatically entered into Clearinghouse by CAPIC.
    • Internships are then responsible for updating their # of open positions on InternFit to indicate any change in participation.
      • At this phase, Internships begin to settle on their final number of interns for the upcoming year and cease to seek additional interns.  Zero “0” Openings means “no longer participating/seeking interns” and no additional applications can be submitted to that track/site.
      • Particularly during and after Clearinghouse, it is important for internships to update their info on InternFit to ensure students have an accurate list of participating programs.
  • For students, those internship programs/tracks still listed on InternFit are the ones still participating in Clearinghouse — or Post-Clearinghouse.  
    • Full profiles of CAPIC internships are publicly viewable on our separate online directory platform.  
      • NOTE:  Official info on tracks, open positions and participation status is given on the InternFit platform.  
  • Students must submit a normal, complete set of application materials via the CAPIC InternFit platform to sites where the student is interested in serving an internship.
  • Internship programs then contact students directly to arrange interviews and extend internship offers directly to students, as appropriate.
    • Students may also follow-up directly with internships.
    • Again, students must inform their DCT of any proposed internship arrangements, to ensure it will meet their doctoral academic program’s requirements.
      • Students must also obtain school approval before accepting any internship offers.
    • Once a Student and Internship program form an internship agreement, the internship should inform CAPIC of the internship match. 
      • Please include the type of doctoral internship (e.g. Full-Time, Half-Time 1-Year, Half-Time 2-Year).
    • Students and Internship programs should also formalize their internship agreement in writing.
      • Do not send CAPIC a copy. CAPIC does not maintain this documentation, although the doctoral academic programs may need a copy.