APA Internship

Intern & Internship Evaluation

At the beginning of the internship year, the interns, their primary supervisors, and the Training Director collaboratively establish training goals and priorities. Interns meet regularly with the Training Director to review their progress, ask questions, review upcoming training activities, and discuss any concerns.

Formal evaluation occurs at six months and twelve months, while an informal evaluation occurs at three months. CCS staff meet at these intervals to pool input regarding the overall performance of the interns in all aspects of their training. On the basis of information, the Training Director completes the Progress Review Form at the six and twelve month points. Interns and their individual supervisors (e.g., primary supervisors, group supervisors, and specialization supervisors) also complete the appropriate supervision evaluation forms at the six and twelve month points. The Training Director completes summary evaluation letters that are sent to each intern's academic program at six months and twelve months.

At the informal three-month evaluation, interns meet with the Training Director to discuss the transition to internship and current progress &/or concerns. No evaluation forms are completed at this time.

In addition, interns evaluate orientation training and weekly training seminars. Interns also provide a comprehensive evaluation of the CCS internship at the end of the year. These evaluations help the Training Director and CCS staff meet the needs of each intern group and consider changes to various components of the internship program.