Internship Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated: 07/03/24


Program Disclosures

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values? ___x___  Yes

_______  No

If yes, provide a website link (or content from brochure) where this specific information is presented:
Please refer to “HIPIC HR Hiring Requirements” at https://hi-pic.org/policies-procedures/


Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
The Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium (HI-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of three Hawaiian state agencies and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, WICHE, to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a broad and general educational program for psychology interns. HI-PIC will base its selection process on the entire application package; however, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship will be considered preferred: Dissertation Proposal defended; some experience or special interest in working with diverse populations and/or rural underserved areas.
 Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?  If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Yes Amount: 500
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Yes Amount: 50
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
 Intern applicants must be from APA accredited graduate training programs. In addition to the preferences noted above, HI-PIC takes into consideration the potential commitment or interest of any prospective intern to remain in Hawai‘i following internship. Developing a strong behavioral health workforce is an important consideration for the state, and an interest in remaining in Hawai‘i to join the workforce will be considered a benefit in a potential intern. In addition to education and training requirements and preferences specified above, HI-PIC requires that matched interns meet additional site-level criteria to begin their training year. If a matched intern does not meet certain site-level criteria the match agreement will be terminated, and the intern will not be allowed to complete his or her internship within HI-PIC.

Additional Criteria: HI-PIC will base its selection process on the entire application package notedabove; however, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship will be considered preferred.

  1. A minimum of 500 intervention hours
  2. A minimum of 50 assessment hours
  3. Dissertation proposal defended
  4. Experience or special interest in working with diverse populations and/or in rural or underserved areas

Additional information about site level credentialing requirements can be found in Appendix A in the Internship Brochure.


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $ 32,888
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes  
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes  
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes  
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes  
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes  
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 120
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 0 (Included in PTO)
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes  
Other Benefits (please describe):
Health Savings Account, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement Account

*Note.  Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.


Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 27
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Academic teaching 2
Community mental health center 4
University counseling center 1
Hospital/Medical Center 2 1
Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Psychiatric facility 1
Correctional facility 4 1
Health maintenance organization
School district/system 5
Independent practice setting 4
Other 2
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.