Application Procedure

Application Process

The Consortium currently offers three full-time positions at SNAMHS. Students interested in applying for the internship program should submit an online application through the APPIC website (www.appic.org). NV-PIC is listed in APPIC under Program Code 2323.

Applicants may apply to as many sites within the consortium as they wish. Each consortium site has its own unique Match number, so applicants are able to rank sites according to their preference. Match numbers for the NV-PIC sites are as follows:

  • Rural Clinics- Carson City Rural Clinic (RCCC): 2323-14
    • Rural Clinics will be inactive for 2024-2025
  • Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) (Inpatient Assessment & Intervention track): 2323-11
  • Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) (Forensic Evaluation track): 2323-15

A complete application consists of the following materials:

  1. A completed online AAPI (APPIC’s standard application)
  2. Cover letter (part of online AAPI) stating your preferred training site(s) and why you are interested in those sites specifically. Applicants can indicate their interest in more than one site within the consortium in one cover letter.
  3. A current Curriculum Vitae (part of the online AAPI)
  4. Three standardized reference forms, at least two of which must come from individuals who have directly supervised your clinical and/or research work (part of the online AAPI)
  5. Official transcripts of all graduate coursework (part of the online AAPI)
  6. REQUIRED supplementary materials: Include a writing sample, such as an integrated assessment report or a clinical case conceptualization. Please redact appropriately.
  7. OPTIONAL voluntary materials: Interns who match with NV-PIC are the employees of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). It is the policy of WICHE to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. As an Affirmative Action Employer, WICHE is required to invite all applicants to complete the forms attached here. Completion of the forms is voluntary and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.  The information on these forms is confidential and will be maintained separately from your application. If you choose to do so, please download this form and upload it with your application. Remember that completion of this form is voluntary and in no way affects the decision regarding your application for employment.

Prospective applicants may contact Shera Bradley (dpbhnvpic@health.nv.gov) or any of the Site Directors for more information about the NV-PIC internship, applications, or the interview procedure.

Application Deadline and Interview Process

All application materials must be received by November 17th in order to be considered. Applicants who are invited to interview will be notified by email on or before December 15th. Interviews will be held in-person and virtually in early January 2024 (subject to change).

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

Selection Criteria

NV-PIC requires that applicants are in good-standing and currently enrolled in a psychology doctoral program and have completed the following by the application deadline:

  1. A minimum of 400 doctoral intervention hours
  2. A minimum of 100 doctoral assessment hours
  3. A minimum of 5 integrated reports
  4. A minimum of 1 hour of individual supervision received by a licensed psychologist for every 10 practicum hours (approximately 10:1 ratio of total hours and supervision hours)
  5. Successful dissertation proposal by the application deadline

NV-PIC also invites applicants who have some experience or special interest in working with undeserved or diverse populations. In addition to the requirements noted above, NV-PIC takes into consideration the potential commitment or interest of any prospective intern to remain in Nevada following internship. Developing a strong behavioral health workforce is an important consideration for the state, and an interest in remaining in Nevada to join the workforce is considered a benefit in a potential intern.

Post-Match Employment Requirements

All interns who match to NV-PIC sites must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. NV- PIC does not sponsor work visas. Interns must successfully pass a fingerprint-based background check before beginning employment and must provide results from a tuberculosis (TB) screening test from the previous 12-months. Instructions for providing this information or completing the background check and TB screening will be sent out to all who match after the match is complete. NV-PIC will reimburse these costs. Please note: if HR has a concern about the results of a background check, employees have 30 days to explain. Many factors are considered and HR handles this on a case by case basis based on the state division’s policy.

In addition, all interns working at agencies requesting Medicaid reimbursement in the state of Nevada are required to register with the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners and so interns assigned to Rurals will be required to do so. Information on board registration, including cost, can be found at http://psyexam.nv.gov/Forms/Psychological/. Registration costs are reimbursed by NV-PIC.