APA Grants for Internship Programs

APA has allocated up to $3 million over a period of four years for seed funding under a grant application process to increase the number of APA-accredited internship programs and positions.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

Sponsor: Board of Educational Affairs (BEA)


The dual purposes are to expand the number of accredited internship positions and to promote quality training for professional practice. This grant program is one component of multifaceted efforts across the profession and APA to address the significant imbalance in supply and demand for accredited internships.

The APA Board of Educational Affairs believes that professional psychology is best served by a workforce trained in programs that meet the standards of the profession as demonstrated through a quality assurance mechanism recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Completion of an APA-accredited internship is also a requirement for hiring by federal agencies and is increasingly required for state licensure. Moreover, unaccredited internship programs are not eligible for federal funding, such as the recent allocation of an extra $5 million by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Board of Educational Affairs now welcomes grant applications from internship programs desiring to become APA accredited. These grants will be limited to applicant internship programs operated by nonprofit entities to assist with any or all of the following toward the goal of accreditation:

  1. APA-accreditation application fees.

  2. Accreditation site visit fees.

  3. Program consultation.

  4. Administrative and supervisor support.

  5. Intern stipends and intern benefits.

  6. Other specifically identified direct costs to be incurred in seeking accreditation.


Grants are available to two types of internship programs: those that have already met the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers membership criteria that indicate basic structures are in place for APA accreditation; and those that may be in early stages of development or have not yet met APPIC membership criteria.

The addition of a rotation or a placement site within an existing APA-accredited internship program is not eligible for funding at this time. Accredited internship programs that have lost funding for intern stipends or other program expenses also are not eligible for funding at this time.

The maximum grant award to a successful applicant will be $20,000. Internship programs that are awarded grants will be expected to begin the accreditation process within one year of the award.

Priority will be given to programs seeking accreditation that expand the number of internship positions, serve historically underserved populations, and/or prepare psychologists to work in integrated primary care and community health care settings.

How to Apply


Applications for the 2015 funding cycle will be accepted beginning April 1, 2015. The deadline is June 30, 2015.

A preview of the application is available to display the questions and information required in the online application (PDF, 132KB). However, applications are only accepted through the online processing system.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Tyson at (202) 336-5966.


Past Recipients


Programs awarded in December 2014
  • Biola Counseling Center Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
    Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University

  • Cleveland Clinic Children's Residency in Pediatric Behavioral Health
    Cleveland Clinic Children's

  • Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium
    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

  • Counseling and Career Development Center Internship in Health Service Psychology
    Georgia Southern University Research & Service Foundation, Inc.

  • Doctoral Internship in Clinical/Counseling Psychology
    Lake Forest College, Health and Wellness Center, Counseling Services

  • Hamilton-Madison House Predoctoral Psychology Internship
    Hamilton-Madison House

  • Heart of America Psychology Training Consortium - Great Lakes Region
    School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute

  • Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health
    Middlesex Hospital

  • NC State University Counseling Center
    North Carolina State University

  • Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium
    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

  • Oregon State Hospital Psychology Internship Program
    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

  • Rutgers School Psychology Internship Consortium
    Rutgers University

  • The George Washington University Counseling Center Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology
    The George Washington University

  • University Healthcare Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
    University Healthcare Physicians, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center

  • University of Washington Tacoma Student Counseling Center
    University of Washington Tacoma

Programs awarded in June 2014
  • Appalachian Psychology Internship
    Woodland Centers, Inc.

  • Avondale School District #44
    County of Maricopa

  • Clinical Health Psychology Internship
    The Ohio State University

  • Columbia Valley Community Health
    Columbia Valley Community Health

  • Counseling and Psychological Services California State University, Fullerton
    CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    University of Cincinnati

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    Santa Clara University

  • Counseling, Health and Wellness Services Doctoral Psychology Internship
    The University of Puget Sound

  • Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology
    Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Dorothy B. Hersh Child Protection Center Training Program
    Saint Peter's University Hospital

  • Drexel University Counseling Center
    Drexel University

  • El Camino Hospital Psychology Internship Program
    El Camino Hospital

  • Faulk Center for Counseling
    Elizabeth H. Faulk Foundation, Inc.

  • Goodman Psychological Services Center
    Carlos Albizu University

  • Jefferson Center Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Training Program
    Jefferson Center for Mental Health

  • Philadelphia Mental Health Center
    Philadelphia Mental Health Center

  • Manatee Glens Consortium
    Manatee Glens Consortium

  • Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School
    Stephen F. Austin State University

  • The Chicago School Doctoral Community Leadership
    The Chicago School for Professional Psychology

  • University Counseling Services
    Case Western Reserve University

  • UTHealth Psychology Internship Program
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Programs awarded in December 2013
  • The Wright Institute's Integrated Health Psychology Training Program
    The Wright Institute

  • Bexar County Juvenile Probation Mental Health Assessment and Triage Unit
    County of Bexar

  • Pleasantville Union Free School District — Predoctoral School Psychology Internship Program
    Pleasantville Union Free School District

  • Lehigh University Counseling and Psychological Services
    Lehigh University

  • SUNY Oneonta Counseling Center, State University of New York
    The Research Foundation for the State University of New York

  • Psychology Internship Training Program
    Penn State Medical Center/The Milton S.  Hershey Medical Center

  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Correctional and Community Psychology Internship Program
    County of Los Angeles

  • Western Kentucky University Counseling and Testing Center
    Western Kentucky University Research Foundation Inc.

  • MetroHealth Medical Center
    The MetroHealth System

Programs awarded in August 2013
  • Adler Juvenile Justice Internship Program
    Adler School of Professional Psychology

  • Agnesian Healthcare
    Agnesian Healthcare

  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement
    The Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara, County, Inc.

  • Baruch College Counseling Center Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship Program
    Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)

  • BRAINS-DeVos-Ottawa Consortium
    BRAINS Foundation

  • Community Health Awareness Council Psychology Internship
    Community Health Awareness Council and Palo Alto University

  • Community Mental Health Clinic Internship Program
    Carlos Albizu University

  • Elgin Mental Health Center Forensic Clinical Psychology Internship Program
    Elgin Mental Health Center

  • George Fox University Behavioral Health Clinic
    George Fox University

  • Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium
    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

  • Heart of America Psychology Training Consortium
    School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute

  • Hoffman Estates Department of Health and Human Services
    Village of Hoffman Estates

  • Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium
    Immaculata University

  • Indian Health Board of Minneapolis
    Indian Health Board of Minneapolis

  • Indian Health Service, Wind River Service Unit
    Wind River Indian Health Center

  • Mid Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.
    Mid Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.

  • Monterey County Behavioral Health Children's Division Doctoral Psychology Training Program
    Monterey County Behavioral Health

  • Oakland Psychological Services Center
    Alliant International University

  • Ohio University Counseling & Psychological Services
    Ohio University

  • Penn-Ohio Psychology Internship Program
    Community Counseling Center of Mercer County

  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology at Carle Foundation Hospital
    Carle Foundation Hospital/Carle Physicians Group

  • Salina Regional Health Center Clinical Psychology Internship
    Salina Regional Health Center

  • San Juan Internship Program in Clinical Psychology Consortium
    Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus

  • Santa Ana College Doctoral Psychology Internship
    Santa Ana College

  • Shared Vision Psychological Services, Inc.
    Shared Vision Psychological Services, Inc.

  • Southern Maine Area Resource Team School Psychology Internship Network (SMART SPIN)
    University of Southern Maine

  • Southern Utah University Counseling & Psychological Services
    Southern Utah University

  • Texas Child Study Center Internship Program
    The University of Texas at Austin

  • TGC Internship Program
    The Guidance Center, Inc.

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Counseling Centers
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

  • University of Michigan Health System, Division of Child Behavioral Health
    Regents of the University of Michigan

  • YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health
    Youth Consultation Service Inc.


  • Rogers Center for Research and Training
    Rogers Memorial Hospital Inc.

  • University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center
    University of Northern Colorado

  • AspenPointe Psychology Internship Program
    AspenPointe Inc.

  • The Derner Institute Internship Consortium
    Adelphi University

  • Marin County Health and Human Services Psychology Internship Program
    Marin County Health and Human Services

  • Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center Psychology Internship Program
    Waianae District Comprehensive Health Center

  • Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences Psychology Internship Program
    Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Talbert House Psychology Internship Program
    Talbert House Inc.

  • PCOM Center for Brief Therapy
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Western Kentucky Internship Consortium
    Pennyroyal Regional MH-MR Board Inc.

  • California Pacific Medical Center Psychology Internship Program
    Sutter West Bay Hospitals

  • Kern County Mental Health Psychology Internship Program
    Kern County Health Department

  • Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems
    Holcomb Associates Inc.

  • APA Psychology Internship
    Inland Behavioral & Health Services Inc.

  • Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center
    New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

  • Starr Commonwealth Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Internship Training Center
    Starr Commonwealth

  • Will County Health Department Clinical Internship Training Program
    Will County Health Department

  • Multicultural Psychology Internship Program of Massachusetts
    Behavioral Health Network Inc.

  • Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland Department of Psychiatry
    Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland

  • Kentucky River Community Care Pre-doctoral Internship
    Kentucky River Community Care

  • Venture Psychology Internship Consortium
    Summit Pointe

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    University of San Francisco

  • St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute Pre-Doctoral Internship in Psychology
    St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc.

  • NMSU Counseling Center Doctoral Internship Program
    Regents of New Mexico State University

  • Southwest Behavioral Health Services Psychology Internship Program
    Southwest Behavioral Health Services

  • Clinical Psychology Internship Program at the University of Vermont
    University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

  • Chestnut Hill College Pre-Doctoral Internship Consortium
    Chestnut Hill College

  • Central Arkansas Psychology Internship Consortium
    University of Central Arkansas

  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Mental Health & Chemical Dependency
    Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek Medical Center, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

  • MCCHC-IU Health Consortium of East Central Indiana
    Madison County Community Health Centers Inc.

  • East Tennessee/Southwest Virginia Predoctoral Psychology Internship Consortium
    St. Charles Health Council Inc.

  • University of Connecticut Counseling and Mental Health Services
    University of Connecticut