Eligibility for Application
Internship Program Admissions
Date Program Tables are updated: July 20, 2020
Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
Our program “holistically” considers types of clinical experiences (e.g., DBT, mindfulness, diverse populations, special interests), achievements (e.g., leadership positions in program, community service, research record), personal qualities (e.g., foreign language, character, interpersonal skills, resilience/adversity, self-care), and unique/outstanding characteristics (e.g., diversity/multicultural background, awards). Practicum experiences will be evaluated for type of setting and clinical experiences commensurate with the respective training tracks of Adult, Child, and Pediatric Psychology.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?
No: Hours listed are “guidelines” ONLY; they are not mandatory requirements.
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours No Minimum. Amount suggested: 500
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No Minimum. Amount suggested: 100
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: NA
To apply to our program, “University of Wisconsin SMPH – Dept. of Psychiatry” (APPIC Number: 1628), our site requires a completed APPIC application form (AAPI), which is available from the APPIC website (www.appic.org). In addition to the completed AAPI form (https://aapicas.liaisoncas.com), the following must be included:
- A cover letter indicating how our Program will meet your training goals and interests, and specifying which Track you are applying to: Adult (APPIC Code: 162813, 3 positions), Child (APPIC Code: 162814, 2 positions), or Pediatric Psychology (APPIC Code: 162812, 1 position). Note: It is important that applicants apply to only one Track.
- A current curriculum vita.
- Official graduate transcript(s).
- Letters of recommendation (please note that we require 3 letters of recommendation; however, applicants will not be penalized if they choose to provide more than three).
Application Deadline for the 2020-2021 Psychology Internship Program: November 2, 2020
Applicants may be invited for an interview after a review of application materials submitted through APPIC. The UW SMPH Psychology Internship Training Program interview days typically take place in December and January. This year, interviews will be held virtually. We invite all applicants to identify special needs that might require an accommodation during the interview process. The UW SMPH Psychology Internship Training Program is committed to providing access for all people with disabilities and will provide accommodations for interviewees if notified within two weeks of interview day. The training program adheres to APPIC policies regarding applicants with special needs. For more information about assistance to individuals with special needs please refer to the APPIC web site (www.appic.org – “Interviewing Applicants with Disabilities for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Internship Positions”).
The SMPH UW Psychology Internship Program participates in the APPIC Internship Matching Program (www.appic.org). Our program agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.
UW internship training faculty and interns participate in the selection process by involvement in reviewing applicant materials and face-to-face interviews (this year, all interviews will be virtual). After all applicant interviews have been completed, a meeting is convened in which the applicants are discussed and ranked for submission to the APPIC match process. An offer of employment is conditional pending the results of a criminal and/or caregiver background check. If the results of the background check are unacceptable, the offer will be withdrawn or, if you have started employment, your employment will be terminated. Please be sure to disclose all misdemeanors and felonies when completing your background check. Undisclosed convictions found in a criminal and/or caregiver background check may be grounds for withdrawal of offer.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer (see the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Policy at the following url – http://www.wisc.edu/policies/aaeo/). As such, the UW SMPH Psychology Internship Training Program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability or any other applicable legally protected status in appointments to, or conduct of, our psychology training program. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply and we endeavor to foster an atmosphere that supports diversity of experiences as well as opinions. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate. Furthermore, our program strives to avoid any actions that would restrict access or completion on grounds that are irrelevant to success in graduate training or the profession.
If you have any questions about the UW SMPH Psychology Internship Training Program, please contact our program coordinator, Jennifer Noll at firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychology Internship Training Program
Department of Psychiatry
Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute & Clinics
6001 Research Park Blvd.
Madison, WI 53719