The School Psychology Internship Toolkit

Introducing The School Psychology Internship Toolkit, a publication of the Graduate Student Committee and Early Career Committee.

This comprehensive toolkit is free and exclusively available to NASP members. Walk through every step of the internship process, from the initial research phase through the successful completion of your internship so you can maximize the training experience, meet necessary requirements for credentialing, and feel confident as you make the transition to early career. Plus, get access to nine worksheet templates and examples.

This toolkit will help you:

  • Understand internship standards and guidelines so you don’t miss important criteria,
  • identify your internship goals and preferences as you begin the search process,
  • Create a strong internship application,
  • Feel more confident going into interviews and reflecting on the experience,
  • Make the best choice among multiple internship offers,
  • Navigate supervision and workplace culture, and
  • Set short-term and long-term goals for yourself.

The toolkit also contains a section on internship pathways specific to doctoral students, with a comprehensive review of the APPIC internship application and suggested timeline for managing that process.


The School Psychology Internship Toolkit

Download a PDF of the internship toolkit and view filled-in examples of the included worksheets. Scroll seamlessly through the toolkit on your device or print specific sections most relevant right now.

Internship Worksheet Packet

Download a Word document with the nine worksheet templates to help you get started on your internship journey. Print or type directly in the templates.

Related Resources

Alternative Careers and Additional Training for School Psychologists
This fact sheet describes alternative work settings that may be helpful to consider when choosing an internship or setting goals during your training.

Making the Most of Supervision: Guidance for Graduate Students
This fact sheet provides a structure for facilitating meaningful supervisory experiences.

Graduate Student Fact Sheets
View all fact sheets referenced in the toolkit as well as others to help you with all stages of your graduate training.

NCSP Eligibility
Review the requirements for applying for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential upon completion of your internship and graduation from a NASP-approved or non-NASP-approved program.

Applying for the NCSP: Tips for Graduate Students
This fact sheet reviews the requirements for the NCSP in more detail.

Q&A on Certification and Licensure in School Psychology
Watch this webinar recording with NASP’s credentialing committee and a panel of experts to understand credentialing in school psychology more broadly.