Competitive internship candidates: A national survey of internship training directors Academic Article uri icon


  • Given the competition for internship site placement, it is imperative that students gather as much information and guidance as possible. A one-page survey was sent to the 500 internship training directors listed in the 1993-1994 Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Directory. Training directors rank ordered the relative importance of 10 internship tasks and assessed which professional practice experiences and courses distinguish a competitive applicant. Differences in perception and processing of clinical and counseling psychology applicants were also assessed. Results indicate that expectations of internship candidates vary by agency. Implications for internship candidates and program training directors are included.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Gloria, A. M., Castillo, L. G., ChoiPearson, C. P., & Rangel, D. K.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Gloria, AM||Castillo, LG||ChoiPearson, CP||Rangel, DK

publication date

  • July 1997