APA-accredited, APPIC member
NICPP is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology completed the APA re-accreditation process in 2016 and was granted full accreditation by the American Psychological Association for seven years. Our next re-accreditation site visit is in 2023. Questions regarding NICPP's accreditation may be addressed to the American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First St. NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, phone: 202-336-5979.
The Consortium accepts applicants from school, counseling, and clinical psychology doctoral programs, and preference is given to students from accredited programs.
The defining feature of the NICPP as a consortium is our commitment to comprehensive and coordinated experiences. Therefore, interns are admitted to NICPP and not to an individual agency per se. Primary training experiences, responsibilities, and supervision are coordinated at individual sites, with oversight by the NICPP Board of Supervisors. Interns attend monthly seminars, have access to many other educational events, and are exposed to a wide array of talented supervisors. A look at who's currently in the spotlight conveys the range of accomplishments of the NICPP interns and faculty.
Intern stipends range from $24,000 to $38,822 for a full-time, 12-month training period. Health insurance is available at some agencies. Approximately 35-40 intern positions are available each year in the Consortium. In 2018 and 2019, 175 students applied to the Consortium through the Match, and we currently have 38 interns for the 2019-2020 year. Applications to NICPP are due November 1st. Interviews for prospective interns are scheduled for two Fridays in January and are held at a central location in Omaha. Open houses, with opportunities to tour facilities and meet staff members, are held at each site the Thursdays before the interview days.
Students who have completed their internship training with the Consortium have been very successful in obtaining employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers, universities, and school districts. Occasionally, postdoctoral opportunities are available at some of the sites in the Consortium. Additional information on past interns' employment placements and postdoctoral placements may be obtained from the Consortium office and from the APPIC website.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our consortium is strongly committed to advancing diversity in the recruitment and retention of professional staff and interns. We seek to promote a safe and inclusive work environment to allow for reasonable accommodation. Multicultural and diversity considerations are integrated into our monthly consortium days, clinical training, and supervision. Past consortium day topics have included:
- Multicultural Diversity and Awareness: Delivering Services across Cultural Lines
- Refugees in Nebraska: Promoting Culturally Effective Services for Resettled Refugees
Situated in urban and rural Nebraska, there is a strong presence of migrant workers, refugees, Native American from reservations, and military personnel among the clients we serve and colleagues with whom we collaborate. We offer unique opportunities for interns to develop competence in working with a range of individual difference variables, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, language, migration history, religion and spiritual practice, age, sex, physical abilities, socioeconomic and educational status, geographical location, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.