Doctoral Internship Application Process

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the AAPI online application form, which can be found on the APPIC website . The application is submitted electronically. Please follow the instructions listed on the website.

Applicants must also register with National Matching Services and participate in computer matching to obtain an internship position at this site. A Request for Applicant Agreement Package form can be found on their website.

Applicants must include a cover letter/letter of interest, an application, three letters of reference, a current vitae, and official graduate transcripts by the deadline of November 14, 2021. These materials should all be submitted through the APPIC website. The APPIC program code is 140611.

Please note that Appalachian State University policy states that all employment offers are subject to the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Please refer to the University’s Background Check Policy .

Background checks are conducted following the APPIC Match, but the outcome of the background check has the potential to prevent the appointment to the internship.

If you have any questions related to the application process at Appalachian State University, please contact:

Leslie E. Martin, Ph.D.
Training Director


Completion of all required coursework, practicum experience, and comprehensive examinations in a Counseling or Clinical Psychology doctoral program. Minimum qualifications also include 400 Intervention Hours and 3 years of graduate training.

APPIC Policy

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Match Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma.  Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

For additional resources see our Emergency Services page.

Prevent Suicide Block