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Sioux Falls VA Health Care System


Psychology Training Program at Sioux Falls Veterans Health System

Internship Program


Sioux Falls Veterans Health System

Darci Van Dyke, PhD
Director, Psychology Training
2501 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5046
(605) 336-3230 ext. 5415 

  APPIC Match Numbers

General Internship:


  Applications Due


November 12, 2018 


The predoctoral internship at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be in 2021.

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System Psychology Training Program offers internships to U.S. citizens who are pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited institution. To be considered, students must demonstrate completion of at least three years of graduate course work and a minimum of 250 direct intervention hours and 50 direct assessment hours of supervised graduate level pre-internship practicum experience. Applicants must be certified as ready for internship by their director of training.

NOTE:  The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System training program will closely adhere to guidelines put forth by the APA, VA and the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. As required under APPIC policies, offers to interns may not be made before Match Day. Further, the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The selection of interns is made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, physical handicap, or age. We are committed to providing a supportive and professional environment that values and promotes diversity. Applicants who have been selected during the uniform notification period will need to complete a Standard Form 171 for the appointment to be processed.  All new VA Health Care System employees are subject to background checks and a random drug screen during their orientation period.  Interns are included in the random selection for drug screening during their appointment. Because of the significant time delay between completion of criminal background checks and the start of the internship year, interns will be instructed to begin the procedure for completing this background check shortly after selection. VA guidelines direct if the intern applicant is male, he must have registered with the Selective Service System by age 26 years. Furthermore, VA policy requires internship funding can be provided only to students who are U.S. citizens and are enrolled in APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. In addition, we require a prospective intern's university advisor or director of training verify he or she approves and recommends the student receive an internship at this facility as specified on the APPIC "Academic Program's Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness" form. Only 52-week full-time internships are available.

Download the 2018-2019 brouchure to learn more (pdf file)

As required by the APA Commission on Accreditation, click on the following link to find the program's current Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data.

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data (pdf file)

Sponsored by Veterans Health Administration: Office of Academic Affiliations and Mental Health Services