School psychology students who have completed their practicum and program requirements are encouraged to apply to the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium. ISPIC desires a diverse applicant pool, including, but not limited to, the following: age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, language, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and social economic status. Applicants must participate in the National Matching Service www.natmatch.com/psychint. ISPIC agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.
If you would like to contact a current or former intern for a candid review of the program and its Diversity Plan, please e-mail email@example.com.
A completed application includes:
- One on-line APPIC application, which can be accessed from www.appic.org (includes vita, graduate transcripts & letters of recommendation)
- One general cover letter should include a general introductory paragraph and a unique paragraph for each internship opportunity of interest to you. Please label each paragraph with the site name.
- 1-2 Pieces of your work to be uploaded as “supplemental materials” (e.g., an assessment report, a treatment summary, progress monitoring of an intervention, in-service handouts)
For specifics on preparing your application, see the below document with application tips.
Please note: Successful matches must pass a criminal background check and some sites also require fingerprinting and drug screening. Please review individual site pages for further details.
Applications are due Friday, November 5, 2021.
**Please note that as of 10/25/2021, a few sites within ISPIC announced they will not be recruiting an intern for the 2022-2023 year. The following sites will not be recruiting: BCSEC/Florissa, ISU Psychological Services Center, Nexus-Onarga/Iroquois, Southeastern IL System of Care, and TrueNorth 804.**
To promote greater equity for applicants, ISPIC will operate through a fully remote recruitment process. We will not offer any on-site interviews, tours, or informational meetings/visits. The ISPIC Training Director will communicate a full list of site interview offers by 12/3/21 via email. If interviews are accepted by applicants, sites will schedule and facilitate a remote interview. These interviews may begin as early as 12/13/21. Interviews will be 35 minutes in length, likely facilitated through Zoom (though other technology or phone may be considered if Zoom cannot be used). Each site conducts one interview. The ISPIC website offers virtual tour presentations for each site. (Click through to the site-specific pages for links to these presentations.) The ISPIC Training Director will create an ISPIC overview presentation which will be emailed to all applicants completing interviews during the week of 12/6/2021. On 1/7/2022, two optional, open Q&A sessions will be facilitated. The first with current interns will be held from 9:30-11:30AM (CST), spanning 2 hours in length to allow applicants to speak to interns from multiple sites; there will different Zoom links for each site. The second with the Training Director will be held from 12-1PM (CST). Links to the Q&A sessions will be emailed to applicants completing interviews the week of 12/6/2021 along with the ISPIC Overview presentation.
The Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC) is sponsored by and largely funded by the four Illinois doctoral granting universities including Illinois State University, Loyola University at Chicago, Northern Illinois University and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition, annually, Colleague Institutions across the country can choose to contribute to the maintenance of accredited internship opportunities. Applicants for the consortium enrolled in these institutions will not be given preferential treatment by any of the partnering sites. Rather, all applications are judged based on their unique qualifications. Please see our Conflict of Interest Policy below. If you have any questions or concerns related to this issue, please contact ISPIC Director, Dr. Paula J. Allee-Smith.