DSH - Metropolitan LA - Psychology Doctoral Internship:
Application Process

The DSH-Metropolitan Doctoral Internship Program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and our intern positions are selected through the APPIC match. Applications are managed through the AAPI Online service and further information about the matching process can be found at APPIC Match.

Step 1   Complete the APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (AAPI) online via the Applicant Portal, including the three letters of recommendation.

Step 2   Select “Metropolitan State Hospital” as a Designated Site on the APPIC Applicant Portal. Our Program Code is: 114411

Step 3   Complete the California Examination and Employment Application (Form 678) and mail the completed, sign original to the following address by the aforementioned deadline.

Human Resources/Selection services
11401 Bloomfield Avenue
Norwalk, CA 90650

Step 4   The most qualified applicants will be invited for an individual interview. On the day of the interview, candidates will be expected to participate in a group exercise as well as complete a written work sample, therefore, on-site interviews are required.

Step 5   Applicants submit their internship rankings to National Matching Services.

Step 6   Although the match occurs in February, actual employment in September is contingent on passing a physical examination (including a drug-screening) and a security clearance following fingerprinting (LiveScan).

For further information please contact us directly using the contact information below:

Kajal Sakhrani, Psy.D.
Psychology Internship Director and Training Coordinator
Senior Psychologist Supervisor
11401 Bloomfield Ave.
Norwalk, California 90650
Phone: (562) 367-3773
Email: kajal.sakhrani@dsh.ca.gov

Please note that the DSH-Metropolitan agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.