Psychology Internship Application


Students interested in applying for the internship program should submit an online application through the APPIC website. Program number: #2345

  • Integrated Behavioral Health — Track Number #234511

The Health Science Center at UT Tyler (HSC) match numbers can be found on the National Matching Service Website. To learn about our curriculum, policies, and procedures, download the program handbook.

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.

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 interests in training.
  3. A current Curriculum Vitae (as part of the online AAPI)
  4. Three Standardized Reference Forms, two of which must be from persons who have directly supervised your clinical work (as part of the online AAPI). Please submit no more than three letters
  5. Official transcripts of all graduate coursework
  6. All applicants are required to include work samples as part of the application process. Applicants should upload one integrated psychological evaluation.


The health science center will offer virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 training year. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified via email. Each applicant will meet with at least 5 faculty members for 1/2 hour interviews. These interviews will be individual interviews between the applicant and each faculty member. Applicants will also meet informally with current interns. Further, we will post a virtual overview of the program and facility for applicants to watch and see portions of our hospital. Any applicant wishing to discuss the program is welcome to contact our faculty via the contact information on our webpage.

Four interview days will be conducted in January. To set up your interview date, we use SurveyMonkey and the applicant selects from several options on a first-come first-serve basis. A confirmation email is sent to confirm the applicant’s choice.

An open house will be scheduled in late January 2022 to allow applicants an opportunity to tour the facilities, meet faculty and current interns in-person, and learn more about the city of Tyler. Please note, the open house is entirely optional. Attendance will not be considered when ranking applicants.

Pending COVID-19 safety precautions regarding national travel recommendations, applicants are encouraged to tour the city of Tyler and learn about our many amenities and relatively low cost of living. Tyler is a lovely midsized city (110,000 population) that is nestled in the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas. Rolling hills, lakes, tall trees, rivers and streams characterize the region. Tyler is ideal for biking, hiking, fishing, and boating, and boasts a rejuvenated downtown environment of coffee houses and microbreweries. Major retailers and restaurants are a part of the city landscape, as well as small local shops and eateries.

Selection Process

The health science center will base its selection process on the entire application package noted above; however, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship will be considered preferred:

  • APA accredited the graduate program
  • 400 intervention hours
  • 50 assessment hours
  • Dissertation proposal completed
  • Some experience or special interest in working with diverse and/or underserved populations


  • Psychology Interns are hired employees of the Health Science Center at UT Tyler, a State of Texas agency. Employment and training as an Intern will be based on successfully passing criminal background checks and health screenings. Health screenings include an occupational health exam, (including tuberculosis test, spirometry, and PAPR fit testing). Immunizations are required to be up to date or brought up to date. Flu shots are required and provided to all interns.
  • The Health Science Center at UT Tyler is a drug-free and nicotine-free campus. Employees, including interns, may be subjected to drug and nicotine screening and must have clear test results to be considered and enter training.
  • Mandatory rotation schedules are provided for Interns at off-campus locations, such as Rusk and Terrell State Hospitals. Personal vehicles may be used, at an individual’s own expense, or individuals may be provided a health center vehicle. To be eligible to use a health center vehicle, employees, including interns, must provide a current valid Texas Driver’s License, have a clean driving record, and take a defensive driving class.
  • Interns may receive health insurance and life insurance benefits according to plan documents after meeting a waiting period of up to 90 days of employment. During this waiting period, interns are required to carry their own insurance, for which they may be partially reimbursed. Proof of insurance is required.
  • Interns are automatically enrolled in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). The TRS retirement plan follows ERISA guidelines and UT Systems plan documents, for specific information please request plan summary document from the Human Resources Department.