Division of Psychological Services

   

School Psychology Internship Program

(Internship Application Package due by January 30, 2015)

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), via the Division of Psychological Services, offers a comprehensive unpaid internship program for non-doctoral and doctoral students enrolled in a recognized school psychology training program. The internship program provides prospective school psychologists the opportunity to integrate knowledge gathered through coursework and practica into one coherent professional role. Our program is designed to meet the National Association of School Psychologists NASP and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) standards for practice as a school psychologist. The Miami-Dade County internship program requires one academic-year of participation.

The program adheres to a training model in which interns have experiences with students across a wide range of ages, grade levels, and educational programs. M-DCPS offers interns the opportunity to work in school settings implementing a Response to Intervention (RTI) program which includes consultation, evaluation and participation in placement meetings. All interns will work in preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school settings. A link to the National Association of School Psychologists Internship Standards and School Psychology Internship Program Requirements has been provided to give you a general understanding of our internship program. If you are interested in applying for an unpaid Internship opportunity for 2015-2016, the following information is required:

Current resume
Daytime telephone number (home and/or cellular)
Email address
Two letters of recommendation
Academic transcript (it does not have to be certified)
Sample psychological evaluation report (*the child's name and other identifying information must be removed)
Brief narrative of academic activities, publications, presentations, and so on, which enhance your abilities as a school psychology intern

*The internship application package must be received to the address below by January 30, 2015Packets received after January 30, will not be considered.

*Interviews will be scheduled for February 2015.

*Please send packages via Priority Mail (e.g., DHL, FEDEX, UPS, or US Priority) -- not regular  US mail. Send to:

Dr. Sue L. Buslinger-Clifford
Division of Psychological Services
1500 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 407V
Miami, FL 33132

Please note that the interview committee is aware of every potential intern's desire to make a good impression. However, the committee often receives more material than necessary. Below is a list of the most common materials that the committee requests NOT be sent:

Hardcover notebooks
Plastic sheet protectors
Dividers
Original documents
Agendas, certificates of attendance, or other paperwork from conferences or special training workshops
Copies of undergraduate courses, course descriptions, or acceptance letters from the university

Please email Dr. Sue L. Buslinger-Clifford, sclifford@dadeschools.net, or Ms. Cristy Peña, cpena@dadeschools.net if you have further questions.  Emails are typically responded to within 24 hours.


 

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