Applying for the Internship

All prospective interns should submit the following documents following the APPIC online application process and provide all data through the APPI form:

  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 (AAPI)
  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

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

Selection Procedure

Applications are reviewed by the Training Director and training supervisors and rated on the applicant’s submitted materials and the team will determine the final applicants who will be invited to interview. An on-site interview is required for all final applicants to assure familiarity with the correctional setting and environment. Those invited to interview will be interviewed by members of the training team, including the Training Director, training supervisors, current interns and the post-doctoral resident. After all interviews have been completed the Training Director consults with the training team to develop the rank list for submission to the APPIC match program. Internship offers are made in compliance with APPIC guidelines. All internship offers are conditional on successful completion of a required state background clearance and drug screening. 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. The AJJI program adheres to all Adler University, state, federal and local nondiscrimination policies.

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 Juvenile Justice 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