Counseling & Psychological Services

Clinical Training & Internships
Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Application Procedures

Application Materials

Applications to our internship program are submitted using the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) online, which you can access at the AAPI Online website. All application materials are submitted using the applicant portal on the APPI Online website.

The electronic application includes:

  • Completed AAPI
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Detailed cover letter, specifying why you are interested in IUPUI CAPS
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least two from supervisors familiar with your clinical skills
  • Graduate school transcripts

Candidate Selection and Interview Processes

The Intern Selection Committee includes all staff and current interns. Each application is read and reviewed by several committee members.  The application deadline is mid-November of each year. We adhere to the uniform notification date of December 15 to invite applicants for interviews or let them know that they are no longer under consideration. Applicants will be notified by email regarding their interview status.  Chosen applicants are asked to submit a case report that demonstrates their clinical therapy work.

Interviews via telephone or Skype typically occur during the first two weeks of January.  Applicants will be interviewed by several staff and have the opportunity to talk freely with current interns. The structured interview lasts approximately 2 hours.  There is ample opportunity during the interview for applicants to learn more about IUPUI CAPS, the training program, and life in Indianapolis.

Immediately following candidate interviews, the Selection Committee will meet to rank applicants. Applicants will not be contacted after interviews regarding whether they will be included in our rank order submission.  At this point in the process, we will only contact applicants for informational and clarification purposes.

Applicants who match with our site must pass a background check and complete necessary paperwork for HR prior to starting internship.  Interns who match to our site but do not complete or pass this background check will not be allowed to continue in the internship program.

Program Code Number: 197811
Application Deadline: November 17, 2017

For further information, please contact:
Jennifer Simmons, Psy.D., HSPP
Interim Assistant Director of Graduate Student Training
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
220 Walker Plaza
719 Indiana Avenue
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 274-2548

This internship site adheres to the APPIC Match Policies. 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.


Application Numbers

Because the APPIC Directory Online does not differentiate between the number of applications received in Phase I versus Phase II, we provide more specific summary information below:




Number of Completed Applications, Phase I




Number of applicants invited for interviews, Phase I




Number of Completed Applications, Phase II




Number of applicants invited for interviews, Phase II