I'm currently applying for internship. I am a PsyD student seeking an internship in an inpatient psychiatric hospital or correctional setting with an emphasis on therapy, though I'd still like to gain further experience in assessment. Below I've included a list of the sites I'm applying to and I wonder if anyone has any insight into the sites. I've read each brochure extensively but I know the brochure can only provide so much information as to the environment of the actual site.
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
Arizona State Hospital
Utah Internship Consortium
University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute
Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living
Kern Behavioral Health
Los Angeles County Internship in Corrections
Southern California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Consortium (CIW track)
You will be well served by asking thoughtful questions during your interviews. Remember that you are interviewing these sites as much as they are interviewing you. If you have specific questions about the culture of the organization or “real” experience of an intern, ask about those things. Ask to speak to a current intern, and ask their opinions.
I very much appreciate when candidates ask more in-depth questions about things not included in the brochure. Best of luck to you.