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- Jan 7, 2010
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Internship isn't an "arrange your own" thing in clinical psych doctoral programs. You go through a match system. Having connections helps, but it isn't guaranteed to get you one. Coming from an online program will be a huge liability for your chances of matching to an accredited internship (which, as others have said, you would need for a VA psychologist job).
Yeah, part of the confusion often stems from the very different meaning the term "internship" takes on when talking about the formal pre-doctoral psychology internship vs. what the average internship entails. They're two completely different animals to be sure.