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 2023-2024 cohort application and interview process. CO-PIC strongly prefers in-person interviews; however, safety is a number one priority. In-person interviews are scheduled to be conducted in January 2023 for this application/interview cycle; however, the consortium is poised to pivot to virtual interviews, if necessary. Please check the COPIC website for regular updates.
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.
The Consortium currently offers 9 full-time positions at multiple sites.
The Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium (CO-PIC) offers a one-year, full-time pre-doctoral internship, which begins at the end of July. The Consortium is comprised of five sites: Bright Future Foundation (Eagle County), Vail Health Behavioral Health (formerly EVBH; Eagle County), Your Hope Center (Eagle County), Code-4 Counseling (Denver Metro), and STRIDE (Denver metro). The Consortium provides a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represent the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional practice with Colorado’s rural and underserved populations. Interns have a primary placement at one site. All interns meet in-person for shared training activities at least three times throughout the internship training year, and participate in didactic and group supervision together via videoconference on a weekly basis. Across training sites, interns complete an average of 10-20 direct contact hours per week.
CO-PIC requires that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: 500
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: 50
COVID UPDATE: CO-PIC understands that many students have been adversely impacted by decreased hour aquisition due to the pandemic. For 2023-24 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.
Other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Dissertation proposal defended; Current enrollment and good standing in an APA accredited program; Some experience or special interest with working in rural areas and underserved populations.
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*
Please see this table for details.
*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table
Initial Post-Internship Positions
Please see this table for details.
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