Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology

Application Procedures

The Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology at USF Health abides by all APPIC policies regarding application and notification procedures, including APPIC policy that no person in this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. All applicants must complete the on-line APPIC Application for Psychology Internship.

The formal on-line application must be completed by November 24, 2020 and should include: APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (APPI), available at the APPIC website.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation.
    Note: All letters of recommendation must use the APPIC standardized reference form.
  • A de-identified, integrated report of a child or adolescent.
    Note: Please delete all identifying information from the report and upload as supplemental materials.
  • Official transcripts of all graduate coursework

Our selection criteria are based on a "goodness–of–fit" with our practitioner-scientist model, and we look for interns whose training goals match the training that we offer. The program looks not only at the total number of practicum hours but the quality of those hours in terms of the type of setting as well as experience with empirically-supported treatments. The training faculty will review each application and indicate whether the applicant should be extended an invitation for an interview. We will notify any applicant no longer being considered as soon as possible. Applicants will be contacted no later than December 14th. Applicants are requested not to contact the training office regarding interviews before that date. We will make every effort to inform applicants of their status as early as possible. Live interviews are a prerequisite for further consideration for the training program. During the interview, applicants (a) meet with faculty members in the program, (b) meet with current trainees in the program, and (c) tour the facility and observe the day-to-day activities of our clinical setting. After all applicants are interviewed, the faculty meet as a group to develop the rank order list. Applicants are ranked according to the faculty’s assessment of the candidate’s “fit” with the program.

This training program observes the guidelines regarding timing of internship and offers and acceptances adopted by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and the Councils of the University Director of Clinical and Counseling Programs. In applying to this internship facility, applicants also are agreeing to adhere to these guidelines.

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant before Uniform Notification Day.

Questions about the Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology at USF Health may be directed to the Psychology Internship Director, Heather Agazzi, Ph.D. at or 813-974-0606.


Heather Agazzi, PhD
Psychology Internship Director
Phone: (813) 974-0606