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Applying to the Internship Program

Intern Selection Procedures/ Eligibility Requirements

The Training Committee at Pace’s Counseling Center is dedicated to selecting a diverse pool of interns who are adequately equipped for the internship training year. In order to ensure that the interns are prepared for our program, certain criteria have been identified. The following minimum qualifications must be met in order for applicants to be considered for the internship program:

  • Prospective interns must be enrolled in a doctoral program in counseling, clinical or school psychology.
  • Prospective interns must have completed at least 400 AAPI Intervention and Assessment Hours.
  • Prospective interns must have completed at least 600 AAPI Grand Total Practicum Hours.
  • Prospective interns must have completed all course work prior to beginning internship.
  • Prospective interns must have completed their comprehensive exams prior to beginning internship.
  • Prospective interns must have approval to pursue an internship from their program Training Director.

When reviewing application materials, Training Committee members attend to a variety of factors. Training Committee members review applicants’ cover letters, vitae, transcripts, APPI essays, Training Programs Verification of Eligibility, and letters of recommendation to determine whether educational and practicum experiences are consistent with the internship training program. When reviewing applications, Training Committee members pay particular attention to applicants’ experiences in the following areas (none of which are required prior experiences):

  • Experience, training, or interest in working with college and university students
  • Experience, training, or interest in issues of multicultural competency
  • Experience providing supervision
  • Experience with consultation and outreach
  • Experience conducing therapy from a psychodynamic orientation

Applicants whose qualifications and prior clinical experiences are judged to be the most compatible with our training program are invited for interviews.

Application Procedures

Applicants for Pace University Counseling Center Internship must complete the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) Form (This on-line application form is available from the APPIC Web Site)

Application Due Date: November 6, 2020

All applications should include:

  • Completed AAPI.
  • Cover letter that specifies their interest in our Pace University Counseling Center's internship program.
  • Three letters of recommendation - at least two should be from clinical supervisors.
  • Graduate school transcripts.

Applicants must register to participate in the APPIC Matching Program. To do so, each applicant must complete an Applicant Agreement Form and return it to National Matching Services, Inc.

To obtain an Applicant Agreement Form and materials describing the APPIC Matching Program, you must complete the Request For Applicant Agreement Package form and return it to the National Matching Services, Inc. An Agreement package will be sent by first class mail. Please note that it may take up to two (2) weeks to receive this package. If you wish to contact National Matching Services, Inc. directly, use the address below:

National Matching Services, Inc.
595 Bay Street
Suite 301, Box 29
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: (416) 977-3431
Fax: (416) 977-5020

Intern Selection Process Dates:

November 6, 2020 -Pace University Counseling Center Application Deadline

January 11, 2021 -Selection and notification by email of candidates for interviews; Candidates who are considered finalists for the internships will be asked to have a personal interview. In special circumstances, a telephone interview can be substituted for an on-site interview.

The Counseling Center adheres to the procedures established by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) for notifying candidates. Internship offers will be coordinated through the APPIC Internship Matching Program. Our program code number is 4771 and our matching code is 147711.This internship site 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. For information on this program and all forms associated with the Program please visit the APPIC Matching Program website. If you are unable to obtain a copy, please contact us. Applicants must sign up with the Program in order to be considered for an internship position at Pace University.

All final candidates have to go through a standard background check.

The University endeavors to provide a safe environment for all members of the University Community.  An important part of those efforts is the University’s process for screening candidates for employment and when appropriate, for reviewing employees for continuation of employment. This process includes inquiring about an applicant’s conviction record and pending arrests (and performing criminal history and related background checks) after the otherwise qualified applicant has been given a conditional offer of employment; and also when conducting post-hire re-checks under appropriate circumstances. Please note that background checks are issued by HR-Talent Acquisition.

Background Check Policy (PDF)