ERIC Number: ED345135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
A Guide to Obtaining a Psychology Internship.
Megargee, Edwin J.
This is a guidebook written to help graduate students in clinical psychology from a variety of programs obtain internships at training programs across the country. Chapter 1 discloses the politics and power relationship among internship training directors, university faculties, and internship applicants, and describes how they influence guidelines and internship selection strategies. Chapter 2 gives students an overview and timetable of what they must do to identify the internships that best meet their needs and to prepare successful applications. Chapter 3 helps students determine their individual professional and personal priorities and use these factors to choose internships. Chapter 4 advises students on how to obtain information about the internships of interest. Four steps in preparing a professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV) for internship applications are explained in chapter 5 and chapter 6 gives advice on submitting forms. A sample CV is provided. Chapter 7 gives advice on travel, especially on how to reduce transportation and hotel costs. Chapter 8 describes in detail effective interviewing. Lists of questions asked by and of interviewers are provided. Finally, chapter 9 explains how to negotiate with internships honestly and effectively during the "end game" prior to selection and analyzes the strategies involved in Uniform Notification and Computer Matching procedures. (NB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Clinical Psychology, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Selective Admission
Accelerated Development Inc., 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A