Interns will be required to pass a pre-employment urine drug screening and background check. Urine drug screens occur at random throughout the year, across facilities and locations. Background checks may also be repeated at the discretion of facility personnel staff. Failing a drug screen or background check at any point during the internship year is grounds for immediate dismissal.


Interns are required to present at training locations and for mandatory scheduled activities on time, and to follow the attendance policies of both Pennyroyal Center and their specific training site.


Interns are required to follow the standard operating procedures of The Pennyroyal Center at all times, and of Western State Hospital when on-site at that facility, including dress codes and codes of conduct. Updated Standard Operating Procedures will be provided during orientation.


Interns are expected to make use of supervision, to make every effort to progress through the stated internship training objectives, and to develop competence in general psychological practice as outlined in the rotation-specific activities.