Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data


Date Program Tables are updated: Yearly, Between September 1-September 15

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

WKPIC accepts applicants for three positions from APA-accredited clinical psychology and counseling psychology programs. Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if documented clinical coursework and intervention hours are comparable to those from an accredited clinical/counseling program. Applicants from university clinical and counseling programs on an accreditation track will be considered as well, with prior contact from the university training director explaining the school’s training elements and stage in the accreditation process. In 2016 WKPIC added a fourth internship slot that is exclusively affiliated with the doctoral program at Western Kentucky University (WKU). WKU fully funds this internship position, while WKPIC provides the selected WKU intern with the same intern experience that our three at-large interns receive. As such, we have three (3) regular Match slots, and one (1) exclusively affiliated Match slot, for a total of four (4) interns.

The application deadline is November 15th. A select number of applicants will be invited for interviews. Practicum requirements must have been completed, with at least 400 hours of AAPI Intervention Hours recorded or projected by the beginning of internship, and at least 100 AAPI Assessment Hours. The doctoral program must certify that the applicant is ready for internship. Due to state policies and regulations governing patient contact in state facilities, we cannot accept applicants with previous felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions other than traffic offenses. Due to recent changes in KY Medicaid, Kentucky licensure at Master’s level may be required (fee of around $150.00 for intern applying).

WKPIC follows the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s non-discrimination policies. Pursuant to Executive Order 2008-473 and relevant state and federal laws, it is the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, ancestry, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status or genetic information. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad and diverse spectrum of people, including minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours
Amount: 400

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours
Amount: 100

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

  • APA accreditation of graduate program, or for applicants from university clinical and counseling programs on an accreditation track, prior contact from the university training director explaining the school’s training elements and stage in the accreditation process.
  • Absence of previous legal offenses other than traffic-related citations
  • Completion of practicum hours
  • Certification from doctoral program of internship readiness
  • Presence of Master’s Degree/license-eligible at Master’s level in State of KY

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns:                                                                
$23, 670

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns:                                                                   N/A

Program provides access to medical insurance for interns?

If access to medical insurance is provided, trainee contribution to cost required?       No*
Coverage of family member(s) available?                                                                               Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available?                                                                    Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available?                                                                                 No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)                                     96**
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave                                                                                               No**
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require
extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to
interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?                                        

Other Benefits (please describe)                                                                                                  Yes

Interns may opt into dental, vision, life, and other menu-driven insurance options, for themselves and for family members, for additional monthly cost.

*Interns may choose between a basic plan with higher deductible and reduced provider choice for no cost/zero contribution. Interns may also elect Single Preferred for lower deductible and increased provider choice, for a cost of $75.00/month. If interns opt out of coverage due to be covered by spouse or family member’s policy, they may choose contributions to a Flexible Spending Account. Family basic coverage is $300.00/month, and Family Preferred is $450.00/month.

**Accrued at 8 hours/month of employment, can be used for either vacation or sick leave.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Total # of interns who were in the previous 5 cohorts (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19):  17
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree:  0