Application Procedure

Application Process

The Consortium currently offers four full-time positions, one position each at NNAMHS and CCRC and two positions at SNAMHS. Students interested in applying for the internship program should submit an online application through the APPIC website (www.appic.org). NV-PIC is listed in APPIC under Program Code 2323.

Applicants may apply to as many sites within the consortium as they wish. Each consortium site has its own unique Match number, so applicants are able to rank sites according to their preference. Match numbers for the NV-PIC sites are as follows:

  • Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS): 2323-13
  • Carson City Rural Clinic (CCRC): 2323-14
  • Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) (Clincial-generalist track): 2323-12
  • Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) (Clincial-forensic track): 2323-15

A complete application consists of the following materials:
  1. A completed online AAPI (APPIC’s standard application)
  2. Cover letter (part of online AAPI) stating your preferred training site(s) and why you are interested in those sites specifically. Applicants can indicate their interest in more than one site within the consortium in one cover letter.
  3. A current Curriculum Vitae (part of the online AAPI)
  4. Three standardized reference forms, at least two of which must come from individuals who have directly supervised your clinical and/or research work (part of the online AAPI)
  5. Official transcripts of all graduate coursework (part of the online AAPI)
  6. Supplementary materials: Include a writing sample, such as an integrated assessment report or a clinical case conceptualization. Please redact appropriately.
  7. OPTIONAL voluntary materiaIs: Interns who match with NV-PIC are the employees of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). It is the policy of WICHE to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. As an Affirmative Action Employer, WICHE is required to invite all applicants to complete the forms attached here. Completion of the forms is voluntary and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.  The information on these forms is confidential and will be maintained separately from your application. If you choose to do so, please download this form and upload it with your application. Remember that completion of this form is voluntary and in no way affects the decision regarding your application for employment. 

Prospective applicants may contact Dr. Sean Dodge (sdodge@health.nv.gov) or any of the Site Directors for more information about the NV-PIC internship, applications, or the interview procedure.

Application Deadline and Interview Process

All application materials must be received by December 1 in order to be considered. Applicants who are invited to interview will be notified by email on or before December 15. Interviews are scheduled in January and will occur either in person or via videoconference. Phone interviews will be provided in cases where videoconference is not an option. Applicants are encouraged but not required to visit consortium sites.

This internship site 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.

Selection Criteria

NV-PIC bases its selection process on the entire application package noted above; however, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship are considered preferred:

  1. Current enrollment in good-standing in a psychology doctoral program
  2. A minimum of 500 intervention hours
  3. Experience with assessment
  4. Dissertation proposal defended
  5. Some experience or special interest in working with underserved or diverse populations

In addition to the preferences noted above, NV-PIC takes into consideration the potential commitment or interest of any prospective intern to remain in Nevada following internship. Developing a strong behavioral health workforce is an important consideration for the state, and an interest in remaining in Nevada to join the workforce is considered a benefit in a potential intern.

Post-Match Employment Requirements

All interns who match to NV-PIC sites must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. NV-PIC does not sponsor work visas. Interns must successfully pass a fingerprint-based background check before beginning employment and must provide results from a tuberculosis (TB) screening test from the previous 12-months. Instructions for providing this information or completing the background check and TB screening will be sent out to all who match after the match is complete.

In addition, all interns working in non-federally regulated internship programs in the state of Nevada are required to register with the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. Information on board registration, including cost, can be found at http://psyexam.nv.gov/Forms/Psychological/.