ERIC Number: ED431144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Megaree's Guide to Obtaining a Psychology Internship. Third Edition, Revised and Expanded.
Megargee, Edwin I.
This book is designed to help psychology graduate students obtain predoctoral internships in professional psychology. It explains the hidden agendas of internship training directors. Discussions of the recent disparities between the internship supply and demand and evaluation of the competitiveness of various internships are provided. This book presents the latest rules governing internship selection, including the controversial new "don't solicit, don't offer, don't accept, don't use" rule and how to deal with it. A description of computer matching and how it works is provided as well as a discussion on how to determine professional and personal priorities and how to select internships that are best suited to the individual. Also provided is a proven four-step process for preparing a resume including an explanation of how to deal with the new Uniform Application and Verification of Readiness forms. This book also offers advice on effective interviewing and provides a list of possible interview questions. Honest and effective internship negotiation is also discussed. Six appendixes include: (1) Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers policy: Internship offers and acceptances; (2) availability of 1996-1997 positions by region and state; (3) a sample curriculum vita; (4) a sample travel planner; (5) list of questions interviewers ask intern applicants; (6) list of questions intern applicants can ask interviewers. (Contains 86 references.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Computers, Counselor Training, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Interviews, Psychology, Resumes (Personal), Supply and Demand
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