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How to Apply

Criteria for Internship

To be considered for the CAPS Internship Program, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

Application Materials

CAPS uses the AAPI Online Application as with all APPIC member internship programs. Hard-copy, mailed-in applications will not be accepted. Visit the APPIC website to find out more about the AAPI Online.

Your application must include the following components:

Deadline for Applications:

Application must be submitted through AAPI Online by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time on the first Friday of November.

Contacting the Internship Program:

To communicate directly with the Training Director, e-mail him directly at, or use the following mailing address:

Steven Andrews, Ph.D. 
Interim Associate Director for Training
Northwestern University
CAPS, 633 Emerson
Evanston, IL 60208-4000

Selection Procedures

The selection committee is comprised of the Training Director, senior staff members, and Postdoctoral Fellows. Applications are reviewed with attention to alignment of the applicant's training goals and clinical experience with the goals of the CAPS internship program. CAPS' selection process follows the Match Policies set by APPIC. Applicants are also required to follow APPIC guidelines.

The Selection Committee at CAPS reviews the AAPI between the second week of November and the second week of December. All applicants are notified of their status by e-mail by the third Friday in December; in the e-mail, about 30 candidates are invited for phone interviews at that time. Interviews through video conferencing or phone, about 50 minutes each, are scheduled for the first three weeks of January. Instructions for what to prepare for and expect in the interview are provided to invited candidates.