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SOC-OFE Doctoral Students: Doctoral Internship Application Process Overview

Doctoral Internship Application Process Overview

Create Individual Internship Plan and Secure Field Site(s)

  • Students should create and Individual Internship Plan and secure the necessary field site(s) in accordance with the Doctoral Internship requirements outlined in the Field Experience Manual
  • Use the Site Search Resources and ask for help if you need it!
  • Complete any application and/or interview processes as required by the field site(s).

Prepare to Submit Doctoral Internship Application

  • Complete all of the required forms and obtain necessary documents prior to submitting your application in Meditrek
  • Complete Doctoral Individual Internship Plan form.
  • Work with your site contact(s) to complete the appropriate Learning Agreement for each domain and/or field site.
  • Work with your clinical supervisor (for Counseling experiences only) to complete the Clinical Supervision Contract.
  • Secure Professional Liability Insurance

Submit Doctoral Internship Application

SOC-OFE Review

  • Program faculty will review the details of your Individual Internship Plan to determine the fit of your proposed field experience with program requirements.
    • You may be asked for additional information and/or revisions, so it is imperative that you monitor your Walden email closely.
  • The SOC-OFE operations coordinator will determine if Walden University has a current Affiliation Agreement with your proposed field site(s) and will contact your field site(s) to establish new agreement(s), if needed.
  • The SOC-OFE operations coordinator will perform an Eligibility Audit to ensure that the prerequisite requirements for the field experience have been met.
  • You will receive final approval decision via Walden email