Psychology Internship: Application Requirements

Applications Due November 1

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The Psychology Internship Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission of Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979 | Email: | Website:

The internship program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and participates in the APPIC match. Information about APPIC including Match Policies is available at Submit the following items via the APPIC AAPI at


  • Curriculum vitae
  • APPIC Application for Psychology Internship
  • Official graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One sample report

Additional Information

Note that the sample report needs to be uploaded under the supplemental materials section. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are applying to the Adult or the Child track. The program codes for the APPIC match are 138013 for the Adult Track and 138014 for the Child Track. Also be sure to include your APPIC match number on the AAPI.

The psychology internship program abides by the APPIC policy of not soliciting or accepting any ranking-related information from applicants prior to the APPIC Match Day.

Selected applicants are invited to attend one of our two Interview Days in early January. During the Interview Days, prospective interns are introduced to the program and staff, participate in group interviews with the faculty, and tour the facility with current trainees. Unstructured time to interact with faculty and trainees is also provided.

Students from APA-accredited (as well as CPA-accredited) graduate programs will be considered. Preference is given to applicants from programs in clinical and school psychology. Graduate students from counseling programs who have an interest in pursuing clinical training and who have experiences that match well with our program will also be considered. Adequate preparation for the internship includes completion of basic graduate coursework and 250 practicum hours in intervention and 100 practicum hours in assessment. Experience working with both children and adults is desirable, but not required.

Please note that interns are required to pass their comprehensive exams and have their dissertation proposal approved prior to the start of the internship.

Hennepin County Medical Center is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity. Matches to HCMC are contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment health screen, reference checks, compliance with U.S. Government Eligibility Verification form, and background checks including MN Statute 148.01 Sexual Exploitation Act.