Application Procedure

 

All applications for the internship should be submitted using the online APPI procedures. All materials must be submitted no later than November 3, 2014 to be considered for the 2015-2016 internship year.

 

Applications are accepted from third year and beyond graduate students in Clinical, Counseling, or School psychology programs who have met their program requirements to apply for internship, and have 1000 hours of practicum experience. Applicants for the Child Track should also have at least 500 of their practicum hours with children and adolescents in clinics and community or school settings. Applicants should show evidence of research potential and productivity during graduate school, interest in goals consistent with a scientist-practitioner orientation, and interest in working with diverse, urban populations. Priority is given to students from APA-accredited programs.


To apply, the student should submit the following materials:

  • A completed APPIC application form can be found at to the APPIC web site. Please complete the application in full, even though your vita may furnish some of the information.
  • An official graduate transcript
  • A curriculum vita
  • Three letters of reference from clinical and research supervisors.
  • A cover letter in which you describe:
    • the major experiences that we offer that interest you
    • how these experiences fit with your career goals.

Please refer to the APPIC website for current match policies and instructions. Completed applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty to identify candidates with goals for internship that closely match the goals of the UIC Predoctoral Internship Program. We plan to invite approximately 50 candidates to one of the full-day interview sessions being held in January.


The UIC Predoctoral Internship Program observes the guidelines and procedures for notification approved by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The UIC Internship Program is an approved member program of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.



Selection Process



File Review
Faculty, acting as a group, will review, interview and rank applicants. The faculty from each track will meet collectively with the training director to negotiate the ranking of files and establishment of an interview list.



Interview Process
Applicants selected for interview will have the opportunity to meet with three faculty members, at least one of whom will be outside of their desired track or concentration. Interviews focus on the evaluation of the knowledge, motivation, and capacity of the prospective intern to do the work. The interviews also pay attention to the particular focus the intern would like to take in the year of internship in order to better understand the applicant’s career trajectory and how well that trajectory fits the faculty/program’s strengths. Interns who appear to lack a clear career trajectory or want to "dabble" minimally in many projects would not be considered a good fit with the UIC program.


 

General Criteria for Intern Selection

  • Clinical-Research Background
  • Clear Career Goals
  • Goals Fit with Faculty Strengths
  • Quality of Recommendation Letters
  • Quality of School/Grades

Diversity Statement

Our program serves many communities throughout Chicago and our research and clinical services are responsive to many different populations and concerns. Our faculty and interns also represent different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religions and the University of Illinois at Chicago is well known

Equal Opportunity Information

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) strives for a diverse community reflective of our urban environment. Diversity is evident in our student body and extends to our faculty and all levels of administration and staff. UIC adheres to the principles of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion and development of our employees. Our hiring and employment policies are devised to promote this commitment. Administrators, faculty and staff share responsibility for promoting equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the workplace. The Office for Access and Equity (OAE) is assigned responsibility for overseeing and implementing campus-wide equal opportunity including reporting and monitoring equal opportunity efforts. UIC's commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence and success in academic programs, research and healthcare. The *Statement of Reaffirmation* can be found on the OAE website at http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae/docs/StatementofReaffirmation.pdf.

UIC is committed to creating and maintaining a community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person, while fostering an environment of mutual respect among its members. As such, University policy prohibits discrimination or harassment of any member of the campus community in employment, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, merit increases, salary, training and development, demotion, and separation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, genetic information, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran. The policy known as the *NonDiscrimination Statement* is available online at
http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae/docs/Nondiscrimination%20Statement%2006-10.pdf.

The Office for Access and Equity (OAE) serves as the main point of contact for the campus in matters of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination in employment. Additionally, OAE offers Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) to assist with conflict in the workplace not involving unlawful discrimination matters.