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    Equal Employment Opportunity

    It is the policy of the CPMC Psychology Internship Training Program to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy of the CPMC Psychology Internship Training Program relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, selection, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, the use of all facilities, and participation in all intern training activities. Additionally, this equal employment opportunity statement applies to CPMC’s Grievance and Due Process policies.


    Minimum Qualifications
    To be considered for an internship position, applicants must be in a doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA program. Additionally, all applicants must have completed all coursework, practicum training, and comprehensive exams. They must be certified as eligible for internship from their academic training director. Applicants must have a minimum of 500 combined assessment and intervention hours at the practicum level.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    In addition to these basic requirements, we select applicants to interview based on evidence found in their application as well as their references and records that they:

    • Are well prepared by their graduate school in basic aspects in psychology
    • Have solid practicum experience providing intake/assessment, psychotherapy and consultation
    • Are interested in working flexibly with a variety of health care providers
    • Are interested in working in a hospital setting
    • Have experience working with marginalized populations and co-occurring disorders
    • Contribute to the creation of a diverse intern group
    • Bring intellectual rigor and curiosity to their academic and professional pursuits
    • Brings varied life experiences to their clinical pursuits
    • Are interested in expanding their theoretical and practical knowledge base
    • Have a demonstrated interest in psychodynamic theory
    • Embrace scholarly pursuits
    • Exhibit good writing skills
    • Have skills and interest that match CPMC's various training and service opportunities

    Selection Process

    Application Review:
    The Selection Committee identifies approximately 50 candidates to interview based on the criteria noted above, in addition to the likelihood that the intern will successfully meet the goals of the internship. Members of the selection committee review the applications and rate them on the Intern Applicant Rating Form. At least one training director and one or two additional staff members interview all selected candidates.

    Once applicants are selected for an interview, they are contacted to arrange an on-site interview. Applicants are interviewed by the Training Director or the Director of Child Training in addition to scheduled interviews with other members of the training staff. Applicants have an opportunity to meet with a current intern and may have the opportunity to observe didactic classes. All interviewees are rated on the Applicant Review Form which evaluates applicants on the minimum and desired qualifications in addition to their probability of success in the internship.

    The training directors review the ratings and feedback and create a ranked list for each program track. These ranked lists are submitted to the National Matching Service for the APPIC Match.

    APPIC Match

    CPMC will be participating in the APPIC match for the 2016-17 training year. The APPIC number is 2262.

    Interns are required to use APPIC’s AAPI on-line service which allows applicants to complete a standardized internship application to be submitted electronically. Applicants must register for the APPIC match using the online registration system at

    Application materials must include:

    • Completed APPI
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of reference including at least two from clinical supervisors
    • Official transcripts of all graduate work
    • Cover letter (including a statement of preference for the track(s) offered, statement of interest, training goals, future, and early career professional plans.
    • All application material must be uploaded to the APPI site by November 16, 2015 by midnight.
    Adherence to APPIC Policy
    The CPMC Psychology Internship Program adheres to all APPIC policies regarding the intern application and selection process. At no time will any person within our training agency solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Any internship positions that remain open after Phase I of the APPIC Match will be offered in Phase II.

    Contact Information
    For more information please call the CPMC Outpatient Department at 415 600-3247.