The New Mexico Psychology Internship Consortium has three full-time positions. NM-PIC is a member of APPIC and participates in the APPIC Match. Interested applicants should submit an online application through the APPIC website.
All applicants must be a current doctoral-level student in a clinical, counseling, or school psychology program and must be certified by the Director of Clinical Training as being ready for an internship.
Candidates selected by NM-PIC must successfully complete a background check and medical clearance prior to commencing the internship. Final hiring for the internship is contingent upon clearing the general background check as well as medical reviews at each site. For individual sites this process includes:
NMBHI – CYFD vetting/background check, fingerprinting, Tuberculosis test, drug screen
ICS- background check, fingerprinting, Tuberculosis test
HMS- background check, Tuberculosis test, drug screen
NM-PIC bases its selection process on the entire application package noted above; however, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship are considered preferred:
In addition to the preferences noted above, NM-PIC takes into consideration the potential commitment or interest of any prospective intern to remain in New Mexico following internship and work in behavioral health. Developing a strong behavioral health workforce is an important consideration for the state, and an interest in remaining in New Mexico to join the workforce will be considered a benefit in a potential intern.
Applicants apply to as many or as few training sites within NM-PIC as they choose, and should specify the sites they wish to be considered for in a cover letter/email. Only one complete application is required for consideration to any of the sites in the Consortium.
A complete application consists of the following materials:
All application materials must be received by December 8 in order to be considered. Applicants are notified about interview status on or before December 15. In-person interviews are held in New Mexico in early January. Videoconference interviews are provided in cases where travel to New Mexico is not an option.
Finally, interns will be required to purchase student liability insurance through the APA Trust for the period of the internship training year.
Questions regarding the application or interview process may be directed to either of NM-PIC’s Program Director, Dr. Ciara Hansen (Ciara.Hansen@ihs.gov), or to the program’s WICHE consultant, Todd Helvig (email@example.com).