Welcome to Group for Rural Internship Training

Essential support for rural-area psychology internship programs.

Group for Rural Internship Training

What is GRIT?

The Group for Rural Internship Training or GRIT is a community of doctoral psychology internship training programs based in rural communities that share valuable resources and knowledge with one another in order to enhance the quality of their programs and expand the breadth of learning and networking opportunities for their interns and staff with the intent of improving health care services.


Grit is a members-only network for doctoral psychology internship programs operating in rural and other underserved communities.

Benefits of GRIT Membership

By joining GRIT your faculty and interns will receive access to a tremendous number of resources, including

  • A monthly live didactic seminar series at the doctoral intern level, each focused on one of APA's Profession Wide Competencies.
  • Access to a library of previously recorded didactic seminars.
  • An annual online conference focused on training topics relevant for rural internship programs.
  • Access to expert consultation and sample resources for APA accreditation/re-accreditation and APPIC membership.
  • A monthly live online consultation group for training faculty.
  • Opportunities for interns and faculty to network, ask questions, and seek support from one another.
  • Job fairs, and much more!
  • Please select the "Request to Join" button above or contact us as gritnetwork@clovered.org for more information!

Our Appreciation

GRIT is grateful for the support of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that recognized the value in building a targeted network and awarded startup funding for the planning and implementation of the GRIT network.

The GRIT community became a reality because of the vision and dedication of its three founding members:

Converge Day Treatment

Salina Regional Health CenterĀ 

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

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