Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Match / Edition 1

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Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Match provides you with all the resources you will need to successfully navigate the internship application process. Designed specifically for doctoral-level psychology graduate students, this volume will act as your personal mentor with step-by-step instructions to help you land an internship placement that is the best match for you!

Helpful checklists, sample real-life application materials, and realistic advice for writing cover letters, thank you notes, and CVs are included. You will find: suggestions for getting organized, advice for using the APPIC Directory Online, tips for writing your autobiographical statement and other required essays plus several example essays, sample site interview questions as well as questions that you might ask site faculty and interns, recommendations on how to construct your rank-ordered list, guidance for completing the AAPI application, and much more! This resource is one of several services provided for students by the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students-the premier group committed to representing, leading, advocating, and developing resources for graduate psychology students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591478171
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     vii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Getting Started: General Overview of the Internship Application Process   Carol Williams-Nickelson   W. Gregory Keilin     3
Internship Milestones     4
The Next Step     10
Completing the APPIC Application for Psychology Internships   Carol Williams-Nickelson     11
What Is the AAPI?     11
Completing the AAPI     12
Calculating and Recording Hours     14
Professional Conduct and Certification     19
Summary     19
Goals and Essays   Shane J. Lopez   Mitchell J. Prinstein     23
Autobiographical Statement, Essay 1     25
Case Conceptualization, Essay 2     26
Diversity Experiences, Essay 3     27
Research Experience, Essay 4     27
The Match, Essay 5     28
Summary     28
Sample Essay Responses to the Current AAPI (2003)     29
Supplementary Materials   Carol Williams-Nickelson   Mitchell J. Prinstein     49
Cover Letter     49
Curriculum Vitae     51
Letters of Recommendation     57
Summary     58
Sample Cover Letters     59
Sample Curricula Vitae     62
The Interview   Mitchell J. Prinstein     79
Scheduling Interviews     79
The "Big 3"     81
Ask, Ask, and Ask Again     84
Thank You Notes     88
Sample Thank You Notes     89
The Match   W. Gregory Keilin     93
Timeline     93
Registration     93
Submitting Your ROL     96
Receiving Your Results     97
Other Items To Know     98
Frequently Asked Questions From Prospective Interns   W. Gregory Keilin   Shane J. Lopez     101
Getting Started     101
The AAPI     103
Goals and Essays     104
Supplementary Materials     104
The Interview     105
The Match     108
Additional Resources     111
The AAPI     115
About the Editors and Contributors     145
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