Internship Information

Internship Application Dates

ACLP recommends common internship application deadlines in order make the process as equitable as possible for prospective interns. There are several important dates each internship cycle.

Internship Session Application Deadlines Initial Offer Dates Initial Acceptance Dates 2nd Offer Date
Fall March 15 1st Tuesday of May Wednesday Thursday
Winter/Spring September 7 2nd Tuesday of Oct. Wednesday Thursday
Summer January 5 2nd Tuesday of Feb. Wednesday Thursday

Summer Internship 2023

  • Eligibility Assessment Documents must arrive at ACLP office: December 23, 2022
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2023
  • Initial Offer Date: February 14, 2023
  • Acceptance Date: February 15, 2023
  • 2nd Offer Date: February 16, 2023

Fall Internship 2023

  • Eligibility Assessment Documents must arrive at ACLP office: March 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2023
  • Initial Offer Date: May 2, 2023
  • Acceptance Date: May 3, 2023
  • 2nd Offer Date: May 4, 2023

Winter / Spring Internship 2024

  • Eligibility Assessment Documents must arrive at the ACLP office: August 21, 2023
  • Application Deadline: September 7, 2023
  • Initial Offer Date: October 10, 2023
  • Acceptance Date: October 11, 2023
  • 2nd Offer Date: October 12, 2023

Summer Internship 2024

  • Eligibility Assessment Documents must arrive at ACLP office: December 23, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2024
  • Initial Offer Date: February 13, 2024
  • Acceptance Date: February 14, 2024
  • 2nd Offer Date: February 15, 2024

Guidelines for Offer & Acceptance Days

Offers on the Initial Offer Date will be made between the business hours of 1:00 om and 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Offers will not be made to applicants prior to the Initial Offer Date. 

Offer Times by Time Zone

  • Atlantic Time (2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)
  • Eastern Time (1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.)
  • Central Time (12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.)
  • Mountain Time (11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., except Arizona)
  • Arizona Time (11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., depending on time of year)*
  • Pacific Time (10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.)
  • Alaska Time (9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.)
  • Hawaii-Aleutian Time (8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. or 7:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., depending on time of year)

*AZ is in the Mountain Time zone and does not observe daylight savings time (except in the Navajo Indian Nation).

Offering Beyond 2nd Offer Date

All internship sites are welcome to make offers after the 2nd offer date as long as they have initially followed the application, offer, and acceptance deadlines set by the ACLP.  This gives programs an opportunity to fill spots that would otherwise go vacant for a semester and provides more students with much sought after placements.  Offers after the 2nd offer date may only be extended to candidates from the original pool and not from a new search.

Internship Application Deadline Definitions

Internship Application Deadline Definitions

  • Application Due Date

  • Initial Offer Date

  • Acceptance Date

  • 2nd Offer Date

  • End of the Offer/Acceptance Process

Access the Internship Readiness Common Application


Diversity Scholarships

ACLP has funding for a limited number of scholarships to help support students of diverse backgrounds and experiences during their internships. The purpose of ACLP's Diversity Scholarships is to support students from diverse backgrounds who may otherwise struggle to complete an internship as well as students who are uniquely qualified to work with diverse populations.


If you have questions about this process as an Accredited Internship Site, please contact

If you have questions about the application, please review the Internship Readiness Common Application FAQ page.

All other questions can be directed to