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Welcome to ISPIC

The Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC) offers doctoral internships across the state of Illinois. Sixteen internship sites offer varying experiences and training opportunities in school districts, hospitals, residential treatment programs, and clinics in rural, suburban, and urban settings.

ISPIC seeks to prepare interns to be dually credentialed as both licensed clinical psychologists and credentialed school psychologists. As such, our training curriculum considers both the American Psychological Association’s Profession-Wide Competencies and the National Association of School Psychologist’s Practice Model’s Domains. All internships include at least two days/week in schools, and some offer training in other psychological settings as well. Interns will have opportunities to engage in the broad range of clinical psychological and school psychological responsibilities.

ISPIC’s internship program is one full year (12 months and 2000 hours). Internship cohorts typically consist of approximately 20 interns. Though located throughout the state, interns have regular contact with each other through the ISPIC training curriculum.

ISPIC is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). ISPIC’s program also complies with all requirements of the National Association of School Psychologists.

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Please visit our “How to Apply” page for more information on applying to ISPIC. Only applicants from school psychology doctoral programs will be considered. Applicants must participate in the APPIC Match through the National Matching Service.

Learn More

For more information about the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium, visit our ABOUT US page. Click here for information on our DIVERSITY PLAN.

More Questions?

Sara Harris, PhD
Training Director
Psychological Services Center
Campus Box 4625
Normal, IL 61790

Become an ISPIC Colleague Institution!

ISPIC has provided a capstone experience to over 330 students! Since development in 2002, ISPIC’s operating expenses have been funded by the four institutions with school psychology doctoral programs in the state although less than half the interns trained have been from Illinois. ISPIC has extended an invitation to school psychology programs from outside Illinois to partner with us by becoming Colleague Institutions. Just as the Illinois universities, these Colleague Institutions understand that their financial contribution does not afford their students any preference in the match process. In addition, universities are under no obligation to become Colleague Institutions when their students intern with ISPIC. Rather, members have access to the ISPIC In-Touch Newsletter, Governing Board reports, ISPIC Drive resources, and their students are invited to attend ISPIC-sponsored professional development events free of charge. Unlike the four sponsoring Illinois institutions, Colleague Institutions do not have representation on the ISPIC Governing Board. For more information, please contact Dr. Harris at To become a Colleague Institution, click here.

*American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
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Fax: 202-336-5978

Sponsored By:
Illinois State University
Loyola University
Northern Illinois University
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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