SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have a question for people. I am a third year clinical psych student who is applying to internships in the fall. The bulk of my practicum has been at a university counseling center (2 semesters), but this summer I will begin working at a VA hospital. However, by the time I apply for internship, I'm doubting how competitive I will be at VA internships given I will only have had about 4-5 months of training there and less batteries etc. I would hate to not match if I applied to VA internships, but am interested in possibly a career there. Right now I am planning to apply mostly to UCCs because I think that is where I will most likely get matched. I have enjoyed my UCC experience, but think I might be more interested in a career at the VA. Does anyone know what the chances are of getting a job at a VA with only one year of practicum experience there in your doc program?