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Applicants must be from APA- or CPA-accredited programs. The Behavioral Medicine-Transplant, Clinical Forensic, and Clinical Child-Pediatric positions are limited to students who are degree candidates in clinical psychology programs. The TEACCH, CIDD, Clinical Child-Community, and Women’s Mental Health positions do not have this restriction. Additional eligibility restrictions for the Clinical Forensic track are described under Special Considerations in Selections, page 9, above. 

For all positions, a minimum of 500 AAPI hours (400 intervention plus 100 assessment) is expected, as is the completion of at least three years of graduate training. Comprehensive exams must have been passed by the application deadline, and the dissertation proposal completed by the start of the internship. 

Immediately prior to the start of the internship year, a criminal and background check will be completed for each intern. In order to start the internship, the results from the criminal and background check must meet UNC requirements for working with patients. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must be eligible for and receive a U.S. visa for the internship year.