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Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

MMPIC

Mid-Michigan Psychology Internship Consortium (MMPIC)

Application Procedures

MMPIC is not yet a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We are, however, part of the APPIC match for 2017-2018. Over the years, APPIC has developed procedures for student-internship matching, and these guidelines continue to evolve over time as APPIC remains responsive to the varied concerns around this issue. The guidelines in effect for this application year are available from APPIC. MMPIC agrees to follow APPIC guidelines. 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.

 

MMPIC will participate in the APPIC Internship Matching Program administered by National Matching Services Inc. (NMS). Applicants must complete the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) online. The Match number for MMPIC is: 244711.

 

Cover Letter

Applicants should indicate which consortium site or sites they are applying to in the first line of the cover letter (e.g., "I am applying to the Sunfield Center” or “I am applying to Ingham ISD”). Applicants should write one cover letter with a general introductory paragraph, followed by a unique paragraph for each site. Please label each paragraph with the site name. Applicants may identify themselves as representing an element of racial or cultural diversity, though these statements should be separated from the formal body of the cover letter.

Application Deadline

All application materials must be submitted through the AAPI Online Service and received by December 1st. No materials will be accepted by e-mail or US mail.

Commitment to Diversity

 

Beyond providing equal opportunity, we intend to seek out candidates with diverse experiences. We are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our interns, and we select candidates representing different geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences. All things being equal, consideration is given to applicants who identify themselves as members of historically underrepresented groups on the basis of racial or ethnic status, as representing diversity on the basis of sexual orientation, or as representing diversity on the basis of disability status. These factors may be indicated on applicants’ applications. Such applicants are given preference in ranking in comparison to comparatively qualified applicants who are not members of historically underrepresented groups.

Readiness for Internship

Interns are selected based on the following criteria:

 

Academic Record

Interns must be in good standing with their APA-accredited doctoral program. Interns must hold at least an M.A. degree.

 

Clinical Experience

Interns must have sufficient practicum experience working with a school-age population demonstrating adequate competency across all MMPIC aims. Interns must have at least 150 hours of assessment experience and 150 hours of intervention/consultation experience.

 

  • Applicants seeking placement at Ingham Intermediate School District and/or Saginaw Public Schools must be eligible to obtain the Michigan Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate. Per the state of Michigan, the following requirements apply: (a) hold a graduate degree in an approved school psychology certification program with no less than 45 semester credit hours, (b) have completed supervised internship of a minimum of 600 clock-hours in school psychology, and (c) possess a valid out-of-state school psychologist certificate or license if the school psychologist program was completed in another state. Please visit the Michigan Department of Education website for more information.
  • Applicants for all other placements must be eligible to obtain their Master’s Educational Limited License in Psychology (TLLP). Criteria and procedures for application are found on the Michigan Board of Psychology website.
  • Students from in-state doctoral programs should refer to their program guidelines for obtaining these credentials.

 

Scholarship

Consistent with the scientist-scholar-practitioner model, interns must complete their doctoral dissertation proposal prior to the internship interview.

 

Writing Skills

Interns must demonstrate strong writing skills in application materials. Potential interns must submit one assessment report and one other professional write-up (consultation report, therapy report, intervention progress report) with their application materials.  

 

Letters of Recommendation

Interns must have three letters of recommendation aligned with the scientist-scholar-practitioner model of training. One of these letters must be from their Doctoral Program’s Director of Clinical Training.


Interpersonal and Communication skills

MMPIC seeks interns who are flexible, team players, mature, and open to feedback and supervision. Applicants who are interested in culturally competent practice or speak a second language will be prioritized.