Internship Information

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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.

Please Note: If you plan to be certified in 2018, the deadline to apply for the last available internship cycle (summer 2018) is January 5, 2018. If you are not accepted into an internship and are unable to fulfill all the requirements for certification in 2018, you will have to meet the new requirements taking effect in 2019.

Winter/Spring Internship 2018

Application Deadline: September 5, 2017
Initial Offer Date: October 10, 2017
Acceptance Date: October 11, 2017
2nd Offer Date: October 12, 2017

Summer Internship 2018

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018
Initial Offer Date: February 13, 2018
Acceptance Date: February 14, 2018
2nd Offer Date: February 15, 2018

Fall Internship 2018

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
Initial Offer Date: May 1, 2018
Acceptance Date: May 2, 2018
2nd Offer Date: May 3, 2018

Winter/Spring Internship 2019

Application Deadline: September 5, 2018
Initial Offer Date: October 9, 2018
Acceptance Date: October 10, 2018
2nd Offer Date: October 11, 2018

Summer Internship 2019

Application Deadline: January 5, 2019
Initial Offer Date: February 12, 2019
Acceptance Date: February 13, 2019
2nd Offer Date: February 14, 2019

Fall Internship 2019

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Initial Offer Date: May 7, 2019
Acceptance Date: May 8, 2019
2nd Offer Date: May 9, 2019

Internship Application Deadline - Definitions

Application Due Date
ACLP recommends that all application materials must be postmarked by the application due date.

Please note: Some programs may want to receive applications by the due date. It is the internship candidate's responsibility to verify the postmark vs materials deadline with individual programs.

Initial Offer Date

The Initial Offer Date is the day on which all top-choice internship applicants will be notified that they have been selected. Following the interview process, all clinical internship coordinators will make offers to their chosen candidates on this same Initial Offer Date. 

On the Initial Offer Date, coordinators will make offers between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, so that applicants in other time zones will have the same time-frame during which to receive offers.

If an applicant accepts an offer immediately on the offer date, it is acceptable for the coordinator to accept this immediate answer; however, ACLP advises that coordinators set a time to confirm this acceptance the next day (the Acceptance Date).

ACLP recommends that applicants not being offered a position should be given notice by the program within one week after the Initial Offer Date (e.g. by phone, letter, or email).

Acceptance Date
The very next day following the Initial Offer Date is the Acceptance Date. On this day, all internship applicants who have received an initial offer will either accept or decline the offer(s). Applicants are strongly encouraged to immediately decline any additional offers and are discouraged from altering their acceptance in light of new offers.

2nd Offer Date
The very next day following the Acceptance Date is the 2nd Offer Date. At this time, internship coordinators can make additional offers as needed to fill their programs. 

Applicants may continue to receive offers after they have accepted an internship. Applicants are strongly encouraged to immediately decline any additional offers and are discouraged from altering their acceptance in light of new offers.

End of the Offer/Acceptance Process
ACLP suggests that the selection process be completed within one week of the Initial Offer Date, but recognizes that this process may last beyond the week for some programs that need to fill multiple positions.