Application Procedure & Selection Criteria
COVID-19 Update: The Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium is closely monitoring the COVID-19 crisis. We are doing our due diligence around equitability and safety measures with regard to the 2024-2025 cohort application and interview process. CO-PIC strongly prefers in-person interviews and we expect this to be the format for our upcoming interview season; however, safety is a number one priorty. Please visit the COPIC website for updates.
Additionally, CO-PIC understands that many students have been adversely impacted by decreased hour acquisition due to the pandemic. For 2024-25 applications, COPIC will consider applications with less than the required minimum hours in both assessment and intervention. Please address any extenuating circumstances that led to difficulty meeting minimum requirements in your cover letter.
APPIC Match Numbers:
232411 – Your Hope Center – Crisis Response Track (1 position)
232416 – Your Hope Center – School Based/Child Track (1 position)
232412 – Bright Future Foundation (2 positions)
232413 – Vail Health Behavioral Health – Primary Care (1 position)
232415 – Vail Health Behavioral Health – Outpatient (1 position)
232414 – STRIDE Community Health Center (1 position)
232417 – Code-4 Counseling (2 positions)
Students interested in applying for the internship program should submit an online application through the APPIC website (http://www.appic.org).
A complete application consists of the following materials:
1. A completed On‐line AAPI (APPIC’s standard application)
2. Cover letter (part of on‐line AAPI) stating your preferred training site(s) and why you are interested in those site(s) specifically (applicants can indicate their interest in more than one site within the consortium in the cover letter).
3. A current Curriculum Vitae (as part of the on‐line AAPI)
4. A minimum of 2 standardized reference forms, which must be from persons who have directly supervised your work. Please submit no more than four letters.
5. Official transcripts of all graduate coursework
6. Required supplementary materials:
- One full assessment report integrating both cognitive and personality measures
- A one-page clinical case conceptualization
All application materials must be received by the application deadline date in order to be considered. Applicants who are invited to interview will be notified by email on or before the notification deadline date. Interviews will be scheduled in mid-January.
All samples must be de-identified, removing all identifying client information. Breaches of confidentiality within submitted samples will disqualify your application for further consideration and your program’s Director of Clinical Training will be notified.
All application materials must be received by November 9, 2023 in order to be considered. If applicants are invited to interview, they will be notified by email on or before the November 22nd deadline. All interviews for the Consortium will be held Mid-January. CO-PIC can accommodate both in-person and virtual interviews. Applicants will be equally considered whether they choose to interview remotely or in-person.
CO-PIC will base its selection process on the entire application package noted above; however, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship will be considered preferred:
1. A minimum of 500 intervention hours;
2. A minimum of 50 assessment hours;
3. Dissertation proposal defended;
4. Current enrollment and good standing in an APA-accredited doctoral program; and
5. Some experience or special interest in working in rural areas and with underserved populations.
In addition to the preferences noted above, CO-PIC takes into consideration the potential commitment or interest of any prospective intern to remain in Colorado following internship. Developing a strong behavioral health workforce is an important consideration for the state, and an interest in remaining in Colorado to join the workforce will be considered a benefit in a potential intern.
COVID UPDATE: CO-PIC understands that many students have been adversely impacted by decreased hour acquisition due to the pandemic. For 2024-2025 applications, COPIC will consider applications with less than the required minimum hours in both assessment and intervention. Please address any extenuating circumstances that led to difficulty meeting minimum requirements in your cover letter.
All interns who match to CO-PIC sites must provide proof of citizenship or legal residency and must successfully pass a background check before beginning employment. The intern at STRIDE and VHBH also must provide results from a tuberculosis (TB) screening test from the previous 12-months.
All CO-PIC sites require interns to provide proof of vaccination for COVID by the start of internship. Interns may also be required to maintain vaccination status with boosters as suggested by the CDC throughout their internship year. Instructions for providing information or completing the background check will be sent out to all who match after the match is complete.