Things to Know
- Registering for the Match does not constitute an application to any program.
- Applications to all programs that participate in the Match must be sent using AAPI, APPIC's application service for psychology internships.
- You must register for the Match and enter your 5-digit Match Code Number into AAPI in order to be able to submit applications to internship programs.
- You should check the APPIC Directory for information about each program's application requirements and deadline dates.
Sending Applications Using AAPI
All programs that participate in the Match use AAPI, and you must send applications to programs using this service.
AAPI is a separate and distinct service from the Match, run by a different organization. You must register to use AAPI separately from registering for the Match.
|AAPI||The APPIC Match|
|Sends your applications to programs, before the interview and evaluation process.||Determines your final placement into a program, after the interview and evaluation process is complete.|
|Access from https://portal.appicas.org/||Access from natmatch.com/psychint|
|Contact AAPI customer support at email@example.com or 617-612-2899||Contact NMS customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-461-6322|
If you do not obtain a position in Phase I of the Match, you may participate in Phase II, and you will have an opportunity after the Phase I Match results are released to submit applications using AAPI to programs participating in Phase II.
Match Code Numbers
After you have registered for the Match, you must enter your 5-digit Match Code Number into AAPI before you can submit any applications to programs.
You should check with each program directly about its application requirements and deadline dates. In addition all application requirements, including interviews, must be completed prior to the Rank Order List deadline for the Phase of the Match in which you are participating. The Rank Order List deadline for Phase I is February 2, 2024 and the deadline for Phase II is March 13, 2024.
Internships Participating in the Match
Programs participating in the Match are APPIC members; however, they may be accredited or non-accredited.
APPIC and the Match maintain separate directories of internship programs that applicants may consult when searching for programs of interest. The two directories serve different purposes.
|APPIC Directory||Match List of Participating Internships|
|View||APPIC Directory||Match List of Participating Internships|
Applying to Non-Match Internships
Training Sites that are not members of APPIC do not participate in the Match. As a result, some applicants may apply to both participating and non-participating programs. If you are in this situation, you must decide, prior to submitting your Rank Order List, whether to participate in the Match or to pursue positions outside the Match. Only programs that are participating in the Match can be included on your Rank Order List.
If you accept a position at a program that is not participating in the Match, you must withdraw from the Match.