Megargee's Guide to Obtaining a Psychology Internship
Foreword by Sanford Pederson
Routledge – 2002 – 195 pages
Megargee's Guide gives students essential information about the internship selection process, including updated material on the computer selection process that was implemented by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Also included is a discussion of new standardized set of application forms that have been adopted by most internship sites; the disparities between internship supply and demand; and the rules governing internship selection. It also provides practical information such as a four-step process for preparing a resume and tips for preparing for interviews.
Acknowledgments and Dedication. Preface. Foreword by Sanford L. Pederson Ph.D. The Nature and Availability of Psychology Internships: Past, Present, and Future. A Short Course on Predoctoral Internships. A Shorter Course on Supply and Demand. The Politics of Intern Selection. Applying for Internship: An Overview. Establishing Your Priorities. Where To Apply? Compiling Your Application List. Preliminary Reconnaissance. Using the APPIC Directory. Other Sources of Information. Assembling Your Initial List. Investigating Possible Programs. Preparing A Resume Or Curriculum Vitae. Step One: Assembling the Information. Step Two: Selecting What to Include. Step Three: Organizing Your CV. Step Four: Style and Esthetics. Preparing Your Applications. Deciding Where to Apply. Completing the Paperwork. Submitting Your Applications. Following Up. Traveling to Internships: How to Survive and Stay Solvent. The Site Visit and Interview. The Endgame. Rule Violations And Computer Matching. Sins and Sanctions. Computer Matching: Back to the Future. The Bottom Line. Appendix 1--APPIC Policy: Internship Offers and Acceptances. Appendix 2--Availability of 1996-1997 Internship Positions by Region and State. Appendix 3--A Sample Curriculum Vita. Appendix 4--A Sample Travel Planner. Appendix 5--Questions Interviewers Ask Intern Applicants. Appendix 6--Questions Intern Applicants Can Ask Interviewers. References. Biographies.