November 5, 2014
It's no secret that the internship match process is nerve-wracking — but it's particularly jarring for students who don't secure a position.
Once you recover from the disappointment of not matching in Phase 1, focus on Phase 2, when APPIC lists unfilled positions from Phase 1, new openings, and sites whose funding only became secured after the Phase 1 deadline. Remember, there is only a six-day period after the Phase 1 results to submit applications to Phase 2. "It's easy to waste a month moping, [but] there are a lot of really stellar sites in Phase 2," says Mike Parent, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Texas Tech.