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Psychology Internship

Miami-Dade County funds four full-time, pre-doctoral, clinical psychology interns each year. The general training philosophy of the Psychology Internship Program follows a Mentor/Practitioner model. Licensed mentor supervisors train interns to work with clients of all ages.

The internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The internship stipend is $20,500. All interns are considered temporary Miami-Dade County employees.

Preferential consideration is given to applicants who have demonstrated an interest in working with children, adolescents and adults through related coursework, practice, externships and work experience.

The Internship Program abides by all APPIC policies, including the APPIC match policies.

  • Requirements to Apply

    Requirements to Apply:
    Submit the required APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (AAPI). Include a cover letter indicating any preference for clinical assignment and areas.

    To be considered for the internship program, you are expected to:

    • Submit a photo identification.
    • Provide a County issued identification.
    • Pass a level 2 background check.
    • Review the policies and procedures manual on an annual basis or more if necessary. 
    • Have completed three years of graduate study from an APA-accredited clinical, counseling or school psychology program.
    • Have completed at least 600 practicum hours, 50 assessment hours and three years of clinical experience.
    • Submit completed APPIC application documents.
    • Provide verification of internship eligibility and readiness form from the university’s training director.

    Prior to placement in the internship program, the parent university must sign the University Affiliation Agreement with Miami-Dade County.

  • Program Competencies

    There are nine areas of competence for the internship program: 

    • Research.
    • Ethical and legal standards. 
    • Individual and cultural diversity. 
    • Professional values, attitudes and behaviors. 
    • Communication and interpersonal skills. 
    • Evidence-based assessments. 
    • Evidence-based interventions.
    • Supervision. 
    • Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills.
  • Placement of Practicum Students

    Students (bachelor and master level) in the mental health field can also request placement with the Community Action and Human Services Department to fulfill the clinical experience requirement for their masters or bachelors degrees.

    • All requests for placement will be referred to the Training Director at least three months prior to the beginning of the semester. 
    • The Training Director will present all placement requests to the Training Committee to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. 
    • Upon meeting the qualifications, the applicant will be scheduled for an interview. Placement is pending until application is approved by the Division Director and Unit Supervisor. 
    • The Division Director and Unit Supervisor will meet with the applicant to confirm desired skills and qualifications for the program. A general overview of goals, nature of tasks, hours and any other information will be provided. 
    • The Training Committee will make the final decision for acceptance into the program. 
    • If the applicant is not a good fit, he or she may be referred to the Training Committee for another division or unit. 
    • Each division unit supervisor will develop a document outlining the applicant responsibilities. Document will be signed and dated by the student and supervisor. 
    • All students must have a Miami-Dade County ID. 
    • The documentation of supervision form must be completed by the task supervisor or ancillary supervisor.

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