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Eligibility:  Successful candidates must be matriculated with an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.). (*W e will consider on a case-by-case basis circumstances in which a student is enrolled in a doctoral program that is in process of seeking accreditation).  All formal coursework, comprehensive examinations, and practicum training must be completed prior to the start of the internship year. Applicants must also have fulfilled a minimum of 500 direct service hours by the start of internship.

APPIC Match Policy:  CAPS adheres to the procedures established by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) for the recruitment and selection of psychology interns. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Procedures: The internship program at Stony Brook University’s CAPS is part of APPIC’s matching program (National Matching Service, NMS).  To apply:

  1. Complete the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) online by  November 8, 2019 (11:59PM EST).
  2. Please include:
    • Cover letter;
    • CV;
    • Graduate transcripts;
    • 3 letters of reference (2 of which are preferably provided by clinical supervisors)

Final candidates will be invited to an interview with on-site interviews strongly preferred.  Notification date for interviews is December 10, 2019.  For applicants whom we invite to interview, we will request a photo of you at the time of your interview. We use photos only as a way to best recall all of the candidates with whom we have met (and we provide photos of staff on our website so that you can best recall us!). We ask applicants to bring a print copy of a photo at the time of their interview. Candidates meet with supervisors, staff, post-docs and current interns in a series of individual and group meetings which comprise approximately one half-day.  Thus, candidates invited for interviews should plan to spend at least four hours on campus.   For the 2020-2021 internship year, interviews will take place the weeks of January 6, 2020 and January 13, 2020. 

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check

Stony Brook University is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, employees, patients, visitors and volunteers.  The University will not employ anyone whose prior criminal conviction would indicate a direct relationship (nexus) between the criminal conviction(s) and employment creating a risk to property or safety.  Interns matched to the internship will undergo a Social Security number verification and a criminal background check.  Anyone who is discovered to have past criminal convictions will be evaluated for employment.  If there is a direct relationship (nexus) between one or more of the criminal convictions and employment, or the granting of employment would involve an unreasonable risk, the applicant will be denied employment.  Factors that will be considered include: 

  • Specific duties and responsibilities related to employment.
  • The bearing, if any, the criminal conviction (s) will have on ability to perform job duties.

Stony Brook University reserves the right to revoke an offer of employment of an individual who falsifies or misrepresents information contained in their application for employment (and/or materials submitted by the individual as part of the application process).