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VII. INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

INTERNSHIP POLICY FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS

a) Eligibility: A student may apply for either full-time or part-time internships when all of the following minimum levels of achievement have been met:

    • An approved Program Proposal.
    • Completion of all courses listed in the Program Proposal.
    • Completion of 1150 hours of supervised practicum experience, including two and a half academic years of practicum.
    • Of the 1150 hours of supervised experience, completion of a minimum of one day per week in a public school setting for three semesters.
    • Taken and passed General Comprehensive Exam
    • Taken and passed the School Psychology Praxis Exam.
    • Completion of all Clinic work (3 credits)  
    • Submission of a Psychological Clinic Internship Eligibility Form signed by the Clinic Director, which states that all clinic paperwork is up-to-date.
    • Ratings of at least “competent for an entry level psychologist” on final faculty ratings for all program competencies.

b) Description and Acceptance: A 1500-hour internship is required. Internships may be completed in school, clinic, or hospital settings. Appropriate internships will follow the internship guidelines of the Council of Directors of School Psychology Program (CDSPP), or will be accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), or will be a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). If the internship is not completed in a school setting, internship activities should focus primarily on providing psychological services for children and youth and on issues related to schooling and emotional, social, and educational development. If the internship is not completed in a school setting, at least 600 of the practicum hours completed by the student must have been completed in a school setting and supervised by a doctoral level certified school psychologist.

1. No student may arrange for an internship until her or his eligibility for internship has been approved by the Department Chair. Following eligibility approval, the student may begin to make formal internship arrangements with the agency. Please see the Internship Handbook for specific policies and procedures regarding internships.

2. In addition to any requirements made by internship supervisors, students on internship are required to prepare detailed reports, analyses, and evaluations of their work and professional development. Please see the Internship Handbook for more specific details. (Rev. 8/2017)