The predoctoral internship is a 2,000-hour requirement at an approved site over a 12-month or 24-month period. The internship is designed to provide intensive advanced clinical training that builds upon the coursework and practicum experiences. The internship is a critical component of the Psy.D. Program and cannot be waived. After successfully completing the Qualifying Examination, a student can apply for an internship. Students must complete all required coursework and practicum experiences before beginning the internship. The internship may or may not be a paid position, depending on the placement of the student.