The Minnesota Consortium for School Psychology Internships (MCSPI) responds to the needs of systems that serve children and youth by:

  • conducting research that informs practice, policy, and professional learning;
  • developing school psychologists who are leaders in scholarship and practice;
  • recruiting high-quality interns with diverse cultural backgrounds (e.g., ethnicity, gender, and experience);
  • promoting knowledge and scientifically-based practices that recognize classrooms, schools, homes, and communities as critically important settings that influence outcomes for children and youth
  • promoting knowledge and scientifically-based practices that incorporate an ecological perspective to improve academic, social, behavioral, and emotional competence of children and youth

We emphasize service delivery to improve provision of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) facilitating students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional development and believe a school psychologist is responsible for integrating and explaining psychological theories and principles relevant to development and performance. Interns are expected to develop into ethical, professional scientist-practitioners who aspire to be future leaders in their field and work towards the betterment of the community.

APPIC and APA guidelines

For information on internship criteria for Association of Psychology Postdoctoral & Internship Centers (APPIC) and the American Psychological Association (APA), please review our handbook.