Application Process

Mahjong Tiles

Application due date is Friday, November 12, 2021

APPIC Match Code: 151511 

Please note that we only accept applications through the National Match Service Application for Psychology Internship Form (AAPI). Go to for instructions. 

Suggestions for Applying

  • Application materials should be submitted through the AAPI Portal and are due Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM (EST).  
  • Well-written and carefully edited materials will receive the strongest consideration.
  • Make sure your cover letter is specific to our site. The clearer this is, the more readily we can determine "goodness of fit".
  • We require three letters of reference.
    • Two letters of reference must be from your most recent direct clinical supervisors. These supervisors must have directly observed and supervised your clinical work on site, rather than as a practicum coordinator.
    • The third letter should be from your advisor, a faculty member in your program, or an additional supervisor.
  • You must have advanced to doctoral candidacy, passed any required qualifying exams/comprehensive exams, and successfully proposed your dissertation prior to the submission of the ranking list (February 1). 
    • If you have a unique circumstance that might affect the date of your dissertation proposal, you may email to request an exception. 
  • One of our four internship positions specializes in working with international students. This intern will participate in the same activities as the other three interns, with an additional focus on working with international students, especially Asian international students.  
    • If you would like to be considered for this "fourth position" and you have experience and interest in working with international students, please specify this in your cover letter
    • Note that the match code will be the same for all 4 internship positions.
  • The MU SCS internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.
  • The MU SCS internship does not enter into training contracts with academic training programs, and the MU SCS supervisors do not complete evaluations of interns developed by academic training programs. We will provide a midyear and end of internship progress letter in addition to our evaluation forms.

Interview Notification

  • All applicants will be notified by Friday, December 10, 2021. Be sure we have a phone number where you can be reached and your current email address.
    • Those invited for interview (about 30-35 candidates) will receive an email notification or phone call to set up an interview time. Interviews are scheduled in order of response, so the greatest flexibility of days/times will go to candidates who respond quickly.
    • All candidates who are not invited to interview will be notified by email.
  • Due to the number of applications received, we ask that you please not contact us for the status of your application.
  • We regret that due to the number of applications received we are unable to provide individual feedback to candidates about the decision-making process. 

In Person and/or Phone/Video Interviews

  • We are likely to return to in person interviews this year (this is subject to change according to CDC and APPIC guidelines).
  • Each selected candidate will join us on site for a half-day interview on one of the following dates January 11, 12, or 13th, 2022.  
  • For candidates with financial concerns or who live at a distance, phone or virtual interviews are available upon request. 
  • Applicants will interview with the TD, 2-3 staff clinicians, and a current intern.
  • There will be group introductions by staff, and a tour of the center.
  • You will have a chance to interact with many staff members and current interns throughout the interview process.
  • There is no need to prepare a case presentation.
  • We look forward to meeting you!

Stipend and Benefits

  • The MU SCS Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology contract is officially from August 1 to July 31. 
  • The current stipend for MU SCS psychology interns is $26,500.
  • Benefits include:
    • Medical insurance (~ $20.00/month) through Anthem; family and domestic partner benefits available. In addition, MU has a staff health clinic onsite that provides medical services at no charge.
    • Dental insurance (~ $5.00/month) through Delta Dental and vision care is available through VSP.
    • Staff parking privileges (~ $125/year). Parking is adjacent to MU SCS.
    • Depending on the academic calendar vacation days may vary between 21-22 days per year; 10 of which are taken at the end of the internship to provide a transition period.
    • 15 sick days earned over the year, at 1.25 days/month.
    • Additional professional development days for: dissertation defense, graduation, job interviews, and/or attendance at professional conferences to be negotiated with the Training Director and Director.
    • MU budget permitting, a small allowance for online attendance at professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.
    • Individual intern offices.

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