Consistent with MCH's employment practices, our program demonstrates a commitment to diversity and ethnic minority recruitment and retention. Staff and internship applicants from all cultural and ethnic minorities are considered based on their training and experience and its relevance to our training site.
The internship candidate must be enrolled as an advanced graduate student in a clinical or counseling psychology program approved by the American Psychological Association. Individuals in Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs will be considered. Candidates should have their coursework completed by the beginning of the internship year. Applicants should have a substantial amount of prior practicum supervision and clinical experience relevant to work in the areas of child and adolescent clinical psychology, pediatric health psychology, and/or clinical neuropsychology.
Two internship positions are available with current support set at $19,032 for a 12-month period. In addition, a hospital-funded health care insurance plan is provided to the interns. Paid vacation and sick leave is included as part of the benefit package. Attendance at Hospital sponsored conferences and seminars are available to the intern at no charge. Post-doctoral positions are funded through grants.
The duration of the internship is one year, or the equivalent of 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience, beginning the first week of September. The internship year runs consecutively from July through July the following year.
The Psychology Internship Program application and allocation of funded internship positions is track specific. Each intern candidate must indicate in the cover letter which one of the two training tracks they wish to apply for.
The tracks are as follow:
1. The Pediatric Health Track (one funded positions available),
2. The Neuropsychology Track (one funded position available).
We require applicants to complete the AAPI Online, which may be accessed at www.appic.org by clicking on “AAPI Online.” Applicants are required to submit the following items: a cover letter (which includes the track to which you are applying), a Curriculum Vita, the actual application (which includes essays and the DCT’s verification of eligibility and readiness), all graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.
Application materials must be received by November 23rd. Applications are reviewed by members of the Psychology Internship Selection Committee and invitations to attend interviews are extended by December 9th. Attendance to interview is strongly encouraged. Interviews are held in early to mid January. During the interviews candidates have the opportunity for a general orientation to the program, as well as personal interviews with internship faculty and current interns. Applicants are ranked and preliminary decisions concerning selection are made following the interviews. Applicants no longer under consideration are notified in writing or by phone at least one week prior to selection day. Interns are selected according to the procedures set forth by APPIC. Written confirmation of acceptance is provided.
Intern Selection Timeline
November 23, 2012: AAPI Online due
December 9, 2012: Invitations to attend open house issued
TBD: Interview dates
February 2013: Rank order list submitted
Internship program Outline