Application to the Community Mental Health Pre-Doctoral Internship

All prospective interns should submit the following documents following the APPIC online application process and provide all data through the APPI form (no additional documents required):

  1. Cover letter of intent summarizing interest in psychology, experience, training, internship training goals, and reasons for applying to the program
  2. APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (APPIC)
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Official transcripts of all graduate work
  5. Letters of recommendation from at least three professionals who are familiar with you and your work, including two letters from clinical placement supervisors
  6. Eligibility from the applicant's director of clinical training as specified on the AAPI form

Selection Procedure

A staff psychologist and current intern will rate each applicant’s submitted materials. After all applicants have been so rated, the Director and staff psychologists will discuss all applications toward determining a list of applicants who will be invited to interview. Those invited to interview will be interviewed by the Director, a staff psychologist and a current intern. After all interviews have been completed the Director and staff psychologists will determine the rank list for submission to the APPIC match program.

Internship offers are made in compliance with APPIC guidelines. The 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.

Applicant Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Passed Comprehensive Exams by the application deadline
  • Successfully defended their dissertation proposal by the ranking deadline
  • Completed a minimum of 400 APPI intervention hours
  • Completed a minimum of 100 APPI assessment hours
  • Completed at least 3 years of Psy.D. program

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Internship Program is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in its policies and procedures for recruitment, retention, and development of staff and interns regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status in any aspect of services.  No psychological services will be denied or restricted on the basis of age, sex, race, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, location or residence, marital status, physical or mental disability, health status, sexual orientation, or having a criminal record unrelated to present dangerousness.

Reasonable accommodations for staff, clients, and interns are made on the basis of physical and mental disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


The Adler Community Mental Health Internship Program at Adler Community Health Services is accredited by the American Psychological Association.  The Commission on Accreditation of the APA can be contacted at:

Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979