Diversity in Practicum and Internship (DIPI) Assistantship

Description: Assistantship to support the Director of Clinical Training in consultation with the Diversity Committee in determining future DIPI trainings at Forest.


Renewable: Yes


Application Deadline: July 23, 2012


Amount of Award: 80% reduction in tuition, up to $6,000 per fellowship


Advanced standing, defined as students who, by the end of the Summer 2012 semester, have had two consecutive terms at full-time enrollment; i.e., 9+ credit hours per semester, since matriculating to Forest.

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Commitment to and interest in supporting the future of Diversity in Practicum and Internship training.
  2. Evaluation of diversity competency.
  3. Interview with Director of Clinical Training.
  4. Financial need.
  5. Preference may be given to students enrolled in the doctoral program in clinical psychology.


Materials Required for Consideration:

  1. Completed FEETS Application Form;
  2. Vita;
  3. 600+ word written statement expressing the applicant’s commitment and interest in supporting the future of DIPI training at Forest.
  4. Two recommendations from faculty who are knowledgeable of the student’s competency in the domain of Diversity.
  5. Documented financial eligibility for federal student aid; i.e., submission of FAFSA.


Expected Outcomes:

Recipients of the DIPI Assistantship will be required to document hours that they contribute to the project and submit weekly timesheets to the work study office.Timesheets must be signed by the faculty/administrative sponsor assigned to supervise fellows throughout the year. Fellowship recipients are expected to contribute at least 4 hours to the project weekly. A written document describing their activities will be presented.