Ball State’s PhD in school psychology program has a partially affiliated doctoral level internship, the Ball State University School Psychology Doctoral Internship Consortium.

The consortium is comprised of several sites, including schools, neuropsychology practice, community medical centers, and private practice.

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Internship Activities

Quick Facts

  • APPIC Number: 244511
  • Anticipated Positions: 4
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • psychological assessments
  • educational assessments
  • client consultation
  • behavioral and emotional interventions
  • diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns
  • neuropsychological assessments
  • administration consultation
  • participation in research and development of programs in a mental health area

Internship Highlights

Hours Required

Interns in the consortium program must complete the following

  • 2,000 total hours of professional activities—either full-time for 12 months or part-time for 24 months
  • 500 hours of direct client contact (25 percent of total professional hours)

Supervision and Training

Interns have a minimum of at least two supervisors who are licensed as Health Service Providers in Psychology (HSPP).

Interns will also participate in the following:

  • two hours of individual supervision each week
  • two hours of group supervision each week
  • two hours of didactic training
  • two formal evaluations each year

Stipend

$20,000 - $24,000

Participating Sites

Become an Internship Site

If a site is interested in joining the consortium, please contact the director, who will discuss requirements and likely arrange for a site visit. Sites must agree to the tenets of specified in the handbook (PDF).

Apply for an Internship

Eligibility

Only doctoral students from American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited programs may apply. School psychology students are preferred, but the consortium will consider students from other APA-accredited clinical and counseling programs.

How to Apply

1. Submit APPI Materials

Please provide the following:

  • essays
  • hours log
  • updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • cover letter

Applicants should indicate which of the consortium sites they prefer, which may include multiple sites. Also, discuss individual career goals and how the internship would help fulfill those goals.

The internship director will review materials and submit them to the internship sites.

2. Participate in an Interview

Applicants will either receive an invitation to interview with the internship director and consortium site. Otherwise, applicants will receive a letter denying an interview.

3. Provide a Letter of Eligibility and Letters of Recommendation

Each applicant needs to provide a letter from the doctoral program’s director of clinical training stating the student is eligible for an internship.

Applicants must also provide two letters of recommendation with information about their competencies and readiness for internships in areas of professional practice of psychology.

Key Dates

Application Deadline
December 1, 2017

Interview Inivitations
December 18, 2017

Interviews Conducted
January 22, 2018

More Information

For more information about the consortium, including goals, internship responsibilities, interns’ rights, appeals process, and more, please download the Internship Handbook (PDF) or contact Internship Director Janay Sander.