James Madison University

Predoctoral Internship

All Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program students are required to complete a twelve-month, 2000 clock-hour internship as part of their pre-doctoral coursework and as a requirement for eventual licensure as a clinical psychologist and/or licensure/certification as a school psychologist. The criteria provided by APA in approving internship sites is the basic framework for internship selection. When choosing an internship, students are advised that the sites selected must meet the basic criteria stated in the annual APA APPIC directory for approved internships. NASP guidelines require that students eligible for licensure as school psychologists complete at least 600 hours of their pre-doctoral training in the schools. Students are expected to meet this requirement. Exceptions are to be discussed with the student’s advisor.