Although this is still a few years away for me, I was hoping to get thoughts from some people on applying for internships when you have a clear future goal of academic/researcher in mind. I certainly don't hate or fear clinical work (or I'd be in Social psych or BN or something), but I have a clear vision in my head of what I want to do and it isn't private practice or counseling center work. The problem as I see it is that in preparation for that career trajectory, my CV is going to become unmistakable as the CV of a person whose goal is academia. I'm going to get as much clinical experience in my entire grad school experience as my colleague Raynee got in her first year, for example, but I should have two first-author pubs by the end of this calender year and more on the way. So, while I'm doing clinical things and department service stuff, it's going to be obvious that I'm not going to keep on at, say, the student counseling center that I might apply to for internship. How did others who had this trajectory (board posters or people you might know) find internship applications? My understanding is that a number of places look for future employees when they choose interns. And, since it would presumably be clinicians who are making the intern selection, I could see that there may be a feeling they they "made their choice" for their career, and might see it as superior to a research-focused career (and thus me as less wise). Appreciate any thoughts on the topic.