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As many students are preparing to apply this fall of 2018 for internships for the 2019-2020 academic year, we are delighted to share this announcement to remind you of the NEW doctoral school psychology internship opportunity in California, the Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium (SB-PIC) (APPIC #2455).

The SB-PIC mission is to train doctoral school psychology interns dedicated to serving children and their families.  Each of the schools and professionals participating in the SB-PIC are committed to preparing well-rounded school psychologists to facilitate the social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development and academic success of a diverse population of students.

All the important details about the opportunities in the SB-PIC are available on the website:

A few highlights:

  • Each intern will receive a stipend of $30,000 (for 10.5 months / 1500+ hours)
  • The consortium includes faculty and staff of Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area (SB-SELPA) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • Each of the sites are located in Santa Barbara county, which is located on the central coast of California with a mild climate, ocean, mountain, forest, and agricultural access throughout the county:
  • The internship infrastructure builds upon a decade of collaborations between SB-SELPA, UCSB, and schools throughout Santa Barbara County.
  • Didactic training will highlight contemporary research addressing: multi-tiered systems of support; assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students, screening and supporting student mental health; early childhood screening, assessment, and intervention; assessing and supporting students with Autism; consultation to support teachers and students; behavioral assessment and intervention; crisis preparedness and response; and reading interventions.
  • All candidates who share a commitment to promoting the social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development and academic success of a diverse population of students are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, those candidates who are fluent in Spanish, English and other languages are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The SB-PIC has been developed to provide doctoral training consistent with the CDSPP, APA, NASP, and CA CTC guidelines for internships in school psychology. The program is an APPIC member (#2455), but not yet APA accredited at this time.

To apply for a 2019-2020 internship, complete an online AAPI application (available at

The SB-PIC program participates in the national match (

The SB-PIC website ( provides extensive information about the SB-PIC.

If you have additional questions, please email Dr. Jimerson at