Applying

APPIC Code Number: 1286

Application Process

Please note that the majority of communication from our site will occur via email.

Submit your application via the Applicant Portal on APPIC’s webpage. We will not accept application materials sent through the US Postal system or any other letter carrier service (i.e. FedEX, UPS). All materials must be submitted online by the application deadline listed below. The electronic application includes:

Complete APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI)
Vita/Resume with Cover Letter
Three letters of recommendation
All official graduate transcripts (masters and doctoral programs)
For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted electronically by November 5, 2017.

Please direct any questions to Theresa Benson, Ph.D., Training Coordinator,  217-333-3704.

Selection

Application materials are reviewed in detail by members of the Intern Search Committee. After this review, conference phone interviews are conducted with approximately the top 25-40 applicants. Notification of selection follows the guidelines of the Association of Psychology and Postdoctoral Internship Centers.

Ranking of candidates is based on our review of the online (See APPIC for online submission of application) materials submitted by applicants as well as phone interviews. The Counseling Center has no formal on-site interview procedure. Applicants are welcome to visit in order to gather information about the internship, but the Intern Search Committee does not require such a visit for the selection process. If you wish to visit, contact Dr. Theresa Benson, who will arrange for you to meet informally with available interns and clinical staff.

This internship site agrees to abide by APPIC guidelines for the matching process. This 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.

Important Dates

Sunday, November 5, 2017—Deadline for submitting completed application

After Friday, December 1, 2017—Search committee meets to determine those candidates with whom we would like to conduct phone interviews. We will contact you by December 15 to either inform you that you are no longer under consideration or that we’d like to arrange a phone interview. Applicants with whom we arrange phone interviews will receive a confirmation of the date and time arranged, a summary of the interview process, and the general areas we will be exploring during the interview.

January 3-12, 2018—Phone interviews.

Friday, January 12, 2018—Search Committee meets to determine final rankings for computer match (tentative).

Friday, January 19, 2018—Counseling Center Open House (tentative).

Please check the APPIC website for important dates regarding the match. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.