Applications for internship must be submitted in Meditrek within the Application Submission Windows listed below.
Applying for field experience can be a lengthy process. Start early. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.
Spring Quarter: February 27, 2023
Application Window Closes: January 15, 2023
Summer Quarter: May 29, 2023
Application Window Closes: April 15, 2023
Fall Quarter: August 28, 2023
Application Window Closes: July 15, 2023
Winter Quarter: November 27. 2023
Application Window Closes: October 15, 2023
The application window opens the day after the window closes for the previous quarter.
Internship applications can be accepted only within these windows.
The internship application consists of several checklist items, all of which are required for application submission.
Some of the Meditrek® checklist items are documents that will need to be completed outside of Meditrek® and uploaded into your Meditrek® field experience application.
Guides you through outlining the experiences you will participate in during your doctoral internship.
The Doctoral Internship Supplements required depend on your Individual Internship Plan. They include:
Your Doctoral Internship Supplements need to be put together in one zip file for submission to Meditrek.
You are required to obtain professional liability insurance prior to beginning a field experience and to maintain active professional liability insurance throughout the duration of the field experiences.
Similar to your practicum application, the internship application checklist includes online forms that you will complete right in your Meditrek® application. Most of these items will carry over from your practicum application, so if you completed them during the practicum application process, they will be automatically completed with the internship application.
The SOC-OFE application review process includes multiple layers of review (academic and operations). Applications can be returned to you throughout the review process to allow for revision, with the intent of approving all viable applications. You must monitor your Walden email account closely during the application review period (from the time you submit your application for field experience through the start of enrollment) to ensure that you are able to respond to requests for additional information during the time frames provided.
School of Counseling faculty on the field experience committee complete the academic review of field experience applications, including:
Field experience operations coordinators complete the operations review of field experience applications, including:
Preparation for field experience does not end when you submit your application!