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High Plains PIC Application Procedure

Students interested in applying for the internship program should submit an online application through the APPIC website.

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Required Materials

A completed application consists of the following materials:

  • A completed online AAPI (APPIC’s standard application)
  • 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.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (as part of the online AAPI)
  • Three standardized reference forms, at least two of which must come from individuals who have directly supervised your work (as part of the online AAPI)
  • Official transcripts of all graduate coursework (as part of the online AAPI)

Supplementary Materials

One full integrated assessment report (please redact appropriately)

Contact High Plains PIC

Email Robyn Hess at robyn.hess@unco.edu with any questions related to the consortium. 

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: 12/01/2023
  • Tentative Interview Date:  01/10/2024
  • Start Date: 08/01/2024

Selection Process

All application materials must be received by December 1 in order to be considered. All applicants will be notified of their application status by e-mail. If applicants are invited to interview, they will be notified by email on or before December 15. Videoconference interviews will be scheduled in early January. 

High Plains 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:

  • APA-accredited program
  • A minimum of 350 intervention hours
  • A minimum of 50 assessment hours
  • Dissertation proposal scheduled or defended
  • Some experience or special interest in working with underserved and/or diverse populations, particularly those located in rural areas
  • Some experience or interest in working with children or adolescents

Affiliated with UNC

High Plains PIC is partially affiliated with the UNC's Department of School Psychology. Therefore, applicants from UNC will be more heavily weighted. Applicants from other programs are still considered and encouraged to apply.


High Plains PIC values the unique contributions that diverse interns provide within training and work environments. The Training Committee strongly encourages diverse applicants to apply.


High Plains PIC takes into consideration the potential commitment of prospective interns to remain in rural Colorado, Wyoming, and/or Nebraska following their internship. Developing a strong behavioral health workforce is an important consideration for the consortium and remaining in the rural, underserved area to join the workforce is considered a benefit.

Site Level Criteria

High Plains PIC requires that the matched intern meet site-level criteria, including a background check, to begin their training year. If intern does not meet site-level criteria, the match agreement will be terminated and the intern will not be allowed to complete their internship within High Plains PIC.