Getting Started

Getting Started


  • What is the APPIC Match?

    The APPIC Match provides an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in psychology internship programs of their choice, and to help internship programs obtain applicants of their choice.

    The Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) is responsible for establishing the policies of the Match and for monitoring the implementation of the Match. The Match is administered by National Matching Services Inc. (NMS) on behalf of APPIC.

  • Why are students from my doctoral program not eligible for the Match?

    Only doctoral programs that are approved APPIC Doctoral Program Associates (DPAs) and have paid their annual fee to APPIC may send students into the Match.

    To become a DPA, a program must comply with APPIC's Doctoral Program Associate Policy, apply to and be approved by APPIC, and pay an annual fee to APPIC.

    Academic programs that are not DPAs may be able to have their applicants participate in the Post-Match Vacancy Service (PMVS) if the doctoral program meets the criteria outlined in paragraphs 1a-1c of APPIC's Policy on Doctoral Program Associates and is approved by APPIC. Programs approved by APPIC under these criteria will not be accepted as a DPA and will not have to pay a fee to APPIC.

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