APPLICATION AND MILITARY REQUIREMENTS
Service Obligation: A 36-month active duty service obligation is incurred after completion of licensure.
Eligibility: An applicant must have completed all resident course work for the doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and be a US citizen (or have a permanent immigrant visa) less than 43 years of age. Applicants must meet the qualifications for commissioning as active duty Army officers, and should have completed their dissertation proposal prior to beginning internship training.
Minimum number of AAPI Intervention and Assessment hours - 500
Minimum number of Years of Graduate Training - 3
Military Rank: Selected applicants will be appointed as Medical Service Corps officers. Officers participating in the internship program enter the Army in the rank of Captain.
- Candidates should contact their local Army Medical Department Recruiter to begin the application process. To find your nearest recruiter, go to the following http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/m_service/find_a_recruiter.jsp. Once inside the link, type your zip code, and the nearest recruiting station will appear. Your recruiter will assist you in completing the application process and take all of your application materials.
- Candidates will complete the APPI Parts I and II. In addition, the Internship must receive the following materials:
- All undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Provide one set of application materials to the recruiter. You also have the option of mailing a second set to the following address:
Department of Behavioral Health
Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center
Building 300, Floor 13 West
Fort Gordon, GA 30905-5650
- Following the deadline to submit materials to the Internship, we will contact selected candidates to interview with the Internship faculty. In-person interviews at Eisenhower are optional. Interviews conducted by phone are required. Only candidates who return all required materials will be considered for interview.
- Go to the APPIC website for further information on application deadlines.
- The Program strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds.
- Applications are reviewed by members of the faculty, as well as a centralized Army selection board consisting in part of other Army site Training Directors, to ensure applicants’ background, training experiences, and professional goals are consistent with the CPIP goals/objectives and suggest a “goodness of fit” as an Army psychologist. Applicants are encouraged to have specific experience with evidenced-based psychotherapies, personality assessment, and neuropsychological assessment as the Program, and Army psychology in general, looks favorably upon these skills. The centralized selection board also serves to ensure that applicants meet overall military standards of fitness to serve on Active Duty.
- We participate in the APPIC Internship Matching Program. Our Program Code Number is 123611. The APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) is available through http://www.appic.org/.
If you are interested in applying to the Eisenhower Army Medical Center Psychology Internship Program, please contact your regional Army Medical Procurement Office. For the name of your regional office, please visit the Army Recruiting Command's web site. All applications must be forwarded to the Health Care Recruiter's office for processing. Each applicant’s APPI is reviewed to determine whether the applicant’s specific experiences are consistent with this program’s training model and goals. All applications are reviewed at a centralized annual selection board. The board members consist of the Directors of Training of the Army internship sites and an Army personnel officer.
If you have questions about the program, please e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (706-787-3143/3780) and ask to speak with the CPIP Director of Training.
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.
The DDEAMC CPIP is APA-accredited. The APA Commission on Accreditation can be contacted via the address, phone and email below:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(T) 202-336-5979 (F) 202-336-5978
Other Army Clinical Psychology Internship Programs:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Tripler Army Medical Center
Brooke Army Medical Center
Madigan Army Medical Center