We participate in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers match system and policies. Please include all of the following materials with your APPIC online application.
1. Cover letter clarifying to which track you are applying: Adult Mental Health or Child/Adolescent Psychology
2. Official graduate school transcripts
3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
4. Current curriculum vitae
5. Signed letter of admission (opens a Word document)
APPIC Program Code Numbers
Adult Mental Health Track: 111111
Clinical Child/Adolescent Track: 111112
APPIC Match Policies
The Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine abides by the APPIC Match policies. Notification of acceptance will be made according to the APPIC computer matching protocol. In addition, please review the Internship Offers and Acceptances Policy available at the APPIC website. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person in this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.
Internship Program Admissions
- Applicants to the University of Arizona Doctoral Internship Program should be enrolled in a PhD or PsyD program in clinical or school psychology at the time of application. Theoretical background in psychology at the graduate level should include courses in abnormal psychology, social psychology or cultural anthropology, biological bases of behavior, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional and ethical standards in psychology. Applicants are required to have a minimum of three years of graduate training.
- We use the online APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (AAPI). Please view the application information page of this website to review the application materials that you will need to submit. Supplemental application materials are not required. If you have any questions about the application process or our program, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions.
- The program has a minimum requirement of 400 hours combined intervention or assessment hours. During application reviews, the total number of hours is evaluated in terms of the nature of the applicants’ experiences, settings, and supervision, and their overall fit to the track the applicant is applying to.
- Preference is given to applicants from APA-accredited programs and with previous experience with and/or evidence of strong interest in working with the underserved communities within an integrative, multidisciplinary environment.
- Internship sites are located in academic medical settings and community partner sites. While previous experience in medical settings is not a requirement, interns should be able to function in a multidisciplinary setting.
- Cultural diversity among accepted applicants is a priority. The University of Arizona is an EOE/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, veteran status, or handicapping condition in its admissions, employment, educational programs, or activities. Inquiries maybe referred to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Affirmative Action Officer, The University of Arizona, Administration 510, Tucson, AZ 85721, or (520) 621-3081.
- Applicants should be aware that after the internship program extends acceptance offers to prospective interns, their hire is contingent on a successful background check as required by The University of Arizona for employment.
- United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals who hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Unfortunately, individuals on a temporary or student visa are not eligible.
Banner - University Medical Center South
Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Health Pavilion 3rd Floor
Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship
ATTN: Psychology Internship Coordinator
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
Joanna Katsanis, PhD
Jenna Summerfield, BA, C-TAGME