Top 30 Internships in Psychology

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Achieving an internship position in the field of psychology is an excellent step towards a rewarding and successful career in the field. A highly respected internship is a great way to gain hands-on leaning experiences as well as help boost your resume. This list is an outline of thirty of the most sought after psychology internships in the United States. Many of these internship opportunities are provided by graduate psychology programs with the highest ranking, according to US News and World Report’s Best Graduate Program in Psychology List. Preference was given to those internships that were accredited by the American Psychological Association. There are additionally, internships provided by some of the top hospitals in the country for various sub-fields in psychology. Securing one of these internships is an ideal way to begin a professional career in Psychology.

30 Top Internships in Psychology

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Clinical Child Psychology Internship Training Program

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program Website:

The mission of the Internship Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is “to train future child psychologists who are prepared to promote the adaptive development of children from diverse backgrounds”. The program aims to prepare advanced doctoral-level students who are ready to participate in the practice of psychology, as well as to take leadership roles in developing, providing, evaluating, and disseminating effective psychological services for the diverse population of children and families with health and/or mental health needs. The program is committed to preparing practitioners who are leaders in the field, who engage in clinical practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, advocacy and scientific investigation.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Not Applicable
Contact Information
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pa. 19104
(215) 590-9154
E-mail: psychologytraining@email.chop.edu

Stanford Pre-Doctoral Internship

Stanford, Connecticut

Program Website:

Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University and the Children’s Health Council Consortium internship program in Child Psychology is open to advanced level pre-doctoral students enrolled in APA accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. The internship provides intensive training in the assessment and treatment of children and families in a variety of interdisciplinary settings.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: #1
Contact Information
Stanford University School of Medicine
Michelle R. Brown, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Internship Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5719
Phone: 650-724-3265
Email: mbrown@stanfordmed.org

University of California Berkley – Professional Psychology Internship Program

Berkley, California

Program Website:

The predoctoral internship program works to provide training experiences to further interns’ professional development and personal growth. A program was developed to help interns consolidate their clinical and consultation skills, and to integrate these into their professional identities as psychologists. Special focus is given to interns’ development in the following areas:

  1. The development of professional competencies in clinical/counseling psychology including the attitudes, theoretical knowledge and applied skills necessary for work with a broad range of client issues and problems. Interns’ integration of academic and theoretical learning with clinical work is an important aspect of this development.
  2. The development of knowledge, awareness, and skills for work with diverse populations. Interns are guided, taught, encouraged and mentored to examine and explore their knowledge of and attitudes toward cultural, racial, sexual, religious, physical and age differences as part of this development.
  3. The development of a professional identity as a psychologist, and the evolution of roles from student to professional. This process involves the integration of knowledge of oneself with the ability to work clinically with richly diverse populations. This also involves being able to assume professional and personal responsibility for one’s work.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #2
Contact Information
University Health Services, Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-642-2000

University of California Los Angeles- Predoctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology

Los Angeles, California

Program Website:

The primary goal of the predoctoral internship-training program at UCLA is to provide students with one year of intensive exposure to a wide variety of clinical experiences. The program is designed to maximize the personal and professional growth of each intern, and is not directed at specialization, although interns are expected to develop proficiency in an area of interest. At the outset of the internship, the trainee designs a personalized program, which aims to both supplement and complement previous training and study. The wide variety of resources makes both the individualized choice and the learning of skills possible.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #2
Contact Information
David Crawford, Psychology Training Coordinator
E-mail: dcrawford@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone: 310-794-5715
Fax: 310-825-6483

Harvard Medical School – Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program Website:

The Clinical Psychology Training Programs prepare doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows in clinical psychology. The primary goal of these programs is to understand and treat persons suffering with a broad spectrum of emotional distress. The internship program works to prepare psychology students be leaders in service and training. Using a “scholar-practitioner model”, the curriculum emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to the understanding of people and values the use of psychological intervention and psychotherapy.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #4
Contact Information
Cambridge Health Alliance
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
Phone: 617-665-1000

University of Michigan Predoctoral Psychology Internship

Ann Arbor, Michigan

University of Michigan’s year-long internship program begins at the beginning of September. Interns then work full-time, holding simultaneous half-time appointments in the U-M Psychological Clinic and the University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) for the year. The Psychology internship program works within a “scientist-practitioner training model”. The child program at UCCF trains interns with a wide range of patients in:

  • Assessment
  • Parent and family treatments
  • Individual therapy
  • Parent behavior management training
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Community consultation

The adult program at the Psychological Clinic works with individuals and couples using a range of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Brief dynamic psychotherapy
  • Emotion-focused couples therapy
  • Integrative, multi-theoretical approaches

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #4
Contact Information
Dr. Michelle Van Etten Lee
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043
Phone: 734-764-3471
Fax: 734-764-8128
E-mail: vanetten@umich.edu

Doctoral Internship in Clinical & Community Psychology

New Haven, Connecticut

The training program has three overarching goals:
Goal 1: Promote the competency development of psychology fellows in providing psychological services, with an aim that each intern will achieve an intermediate to advanced level of knowledge, skill, and ability in assessment and diagnosis, prevention and intervention, consultation, and evaluation.
Goal 2: Promote the leadership development of fellows, enhancing their ability to positively influence the fields of clinical and community psychology locally, regionally, and nationally.
Goal 3: Promote the career development of fellows, facilitating an informed choice about their next steps professionally.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #4
Contact Information
Yale Department of Psychiatry
300 George Street, Suite 901
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: 203.785.2090
psychsec@yale.edu

Yale Child Study Center Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship

New Haven, Connecticut

Program Website:

Interns and Postdoctoral Fellows at the Yale Child Study Center, regardless of area of specialization, gain general clinical skills in hospital and community-based mental health service delivery models. Interns receive their doctorate at the end of the first year of training and, through continued clinical training in the second year, will meet licensure requirements in most states. Interns and Postdoctoral Fellows receive training in:

  1. Treatment and diagnosis of a wide range of psychiatric disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings
  2. Diagnosis and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders
  3. Research on Autism

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #4
Contact Information
Yale Child Study Center
230 South Frontage Rd.
New Haven, CT 06519
Phone: 203-737-1770
E-mail: Michele.Goyette-Ewing@yale.edu

University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign – Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology

Champaign, Illinois

Program Website:

Doctoral Interns at the University of Illinois work towards a career as a professional psychologist. The training goals are to provide training and experience in:

  • Planning and delivering high quality direct clinical services to clients to individuals and groups
  • Outreach and consultation services and activities associated with university counseling centers
  • Planning and delivering quality supervision to clinicians in training
  • Forming an integrated professional identity as knowledgeable, skilled, and ethical psychologists

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #9
Contact Information
Lisa Kinderman, Psy.D.
Training Coordinator
Phone: 217-333-3704
E-mail: lisakind@illinois.edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Biology/Brain and Cognition Sciences Summer Research Internship

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program Website:

The Department of Biology and the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS) at MIT offer a joint ten-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields. This program is open to advanced sophomore and junior science majors from other colleges and universities. This summer internship program is funded in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the MIT School of Science.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #9
Contact Information
Department of Biology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 68-132
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617–253–4701

University of Minnesota Medical School Psychology Internship

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program Website:

The goal of the Department of Pediatrics School Psychology Internship is to prepare interns to meet the mental health needs of children and to function as psychologists in academic health centers or other clinical facilities. During the internship, students will conduct clinical assessments and care for children and their families in a wide variety of clinical settings within a teaching hospital. In addition to supervised clinical experiences, interns are exposed to a mix of didactics, conferences, and team meetings to further their professional development. The year-long internship provides many opportunities for interns to collaborate closely with faculty and develop collegial relationships with the Medical School faculty, staff, and fellow interns.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #9
Contact Information
University of Minnesota – Department of Pediatrics
2450 Riverside Avenue
6th Floor, East Building
Delivery Code 8952A
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 612-624-3113
Fax: 612-626-6601
E-mail: 
umnpeds@umn.edu

The University of Wisconsin Clinical Psychology Internship

Madison, Wisconsin

Program Website:

The University of Wisconsin Clinical Psychology Internship offers clinical science training in two separate tracks, General Psychology and Health Psychology. The core of the training program is structured, but allows students flexible. Interns are strongly encouraged to direct their learning and pursue areas of specific interest. The program offers a rich, stimulating, and innovative training program characterized by lively discussion and collaborative clinical instruction. Trainees describe our program as warm and friendly.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #9
Contact Information
Clinical Psychology Training Program
Department of Psychiatry
Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute & Clinics
Pam DeGolyer – Program Coordinator
6001 Research Park Boulevard
Madison, WI 53719
E-mail: degolyer@wisc.edu

University of North Carolina School of Medicine Clinical Psychology Internship

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Program Website:

With eight positions available in seven areas of specialization, all interns (regardless of specialty area) will

  • Spend, approximately fifty percent of the time in each of the four-month rotations in activities in their specialization area
  • Obtain significant experience in the areas of diagnosis and assessment, therapy, consultation, and severe psychopathology
  • Elect additional clinical experiences, choosing from almost all of the services offered within the internship, depending on interests and the feasibility of scheduling
  • Participate for the first eight months in the weekly seminar series, and attend research presentations
  • Have the opportunity to engage in research activities, up to one day a week. Research collaboration with a faculty member is possible, depending on mutual interests and feasibility of scheduling

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #12
Contact Information
Gladys A. Williams, Ph.D., Director of Psychology Training
UNC School of Medicine
Clinical Psychology Internship Program
CB# 7160
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7160
Phone: 919-445-0205
E-mail: skepley@med.unc.edu

University of Pennsylvania Clinical Psychology Internship Program

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program Website:

Interns in this program rotate through services in several locations, including the acute inpatient unit, the community mental health program, the general medical hospital, and the palliative care cancer center. Clinical assignments are all at the Pennsylvania Hospital campus. Seminars are divided between Pennsylvania Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. All interns will be assigned to the following rotations:

  • Training Clinic
- Individual outpatient psychotherapy, group therapy, including both long-term psychotherapy and brief treatment. A portion of each intern’s time is dedicated to the Penn Behavioral Health Employee Assistance Program. This program is a full year program for nine hours each week.
  • Diagnostic Testing
- Comprehensive psychological evaluations, neuro-psychological evaluations, and diagnostic screenings. This rotation is a full year program with approximately one evaluation each month.
  • Acute Care Inpatient Service
- Primary therapist for inpatients. This rotation is a half-year program, requiring twelve hours per week.
  • Bariatric Surgery Evaluation and Treatment
- Provide screening and treatment for patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery.

Additionally, all interns will be assigned to one of the following:

  • Palliative Care Program
 – Individual and family supportive therapy to patients and their families who have been diagnosed with cancer. The rotation lasts for six months and requires a commitment of four hours per week.
  • Consultation/Liaison Service
 – Evaluation and follow-up of medically hospitalized patients. The rotation lasts for six months and requires a commitment of six hours per week.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #12
Contact Information
Linda Shellenberger
Psychology Internship Program Coordinator
Pennsylvania Hospital
245 South 8th Street
First floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-829-7335
E-Mail: linda.shellenberger@uphs.upenn.edu

Columbia University Predoctoral Psychology Internship

New York, New York

Program Website:

The Department of Clinical Psychology at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center offers a predoctoral internship with ten internship positions each year. The program is located within the Medical Center complex in northern Manhattan and uses training facilities at Presbyterian Hospital, Babies Hospital, The New York State Psychiatric Institute, and other affiliated institutions. The ten internships are divided between an Adult Track (six positions) and a Child Track (four positions) and are filled through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) matching program. All interns participate in a core curriculum of courses and diagnostic evaluations and treatment of adult patients. Each track then supplements the core curriculum with specialized hands-on experiences with adults or children. The Adult Track clinical training takes place in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Child Track clinical training includes child, adolescent, and adult outpatients.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #14
Contact Information
Columbia University
Predoctoral Psychology Internship Program
622 West 168th Street Or 630
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-2500

Weill Cornell Medical School Predoctoral Internship

Ithaca, New York

Program Website:

Payne Whitney Manhattan at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers a one-year predoctoral internship program. This highly sought after program recruits psychology graduate students for four internship positions. The training program is designed to provide clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a wide range of mental health concerns and illness. The specific goals for internship training include:

Goal 1. To be able to conduct a psychiatric interview, make a DSM-IV multiaxial diagnosis and formulate an appropriate disposition plan.

Goal 2. To develop competency in conducting empirically supported psychotherapies within an outpatient setting.

Goal 3. To conduct neuropsychological assessments, write an assessment report and discuss findings with referring clinician.

Goal 4. To be able to evaluate and triage acutely ill patients in the Psychiatric Emergency Room.

Goal 5. To develop knowledge and a beginning level of expertise in a specialized area within psychology/psychiatry.

Goal 6. To have knowledge of cultural issues as they impact clinical work with patients.

Goal 7. To have knowledge of ethical issues in the practice of psychology.

Goal 8. To have knowledge of the literature on supervision.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #14
Contact Information
Susan Evans, Ph.D. – Director of Training in Psychology
New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center
425 East 61st Street
Room 1350
New York, New York 10065
Telephone: (212) 821–0622
Fax: (212) 821-0792
E-mail: sue2002@med.cornell.edu

Northwestern University Clinical Psychology Internship & Postdoctoral Fellowship

Chicago, Illinois

Program Website:

Clinical psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows at Northwestern University receive training in a interdisciplinary environment that is conceptually pluralistic, multidimensional, and scholarly. Interns work closely with clinical psychologists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, and social workers throughout the year. A strong emphasis is placed upon evidence-based clinical practices, as well as understanding how empirical research and clinical practice compliment one another.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #14
Contact Information
Northwestern University
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Psychology Internship & Postdoctoral Fellowship
446 East Ontario
#7-200
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-926-2323
E-mail: clinpsych@northwestern.edu

Northwestern University LGBT Psychology Internship Program

Chicago, Illinois

Program Website:

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Psychology Internship Track was created in 2013. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program in the Department of Medical Social Sciences, the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and the Center on Halsted sponsor the program jointly. The program is designed to prepare clinical psychologists for careers addressing the behavioral health needs of the underserved populations of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The internship is generously funded by a grant from Health Resources and Services Administration.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #14
Contact Information
Northwestern University
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
LGBT Psychology Internship Program
446 East Ontario
#7-200
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-926-2323
E-mail: clinpsych@northwestern.edu

University of California San Diego/Veterans Affairs Psychology Internship Training Program

San Diego, California

The internship program at UCSD was created to develop six basic core professional competencies expected of a doctoral level psychologist at the beginning of their career. These areas of focus include:

  1. Assessment, Diagnosis and Consultation: Competency in conducting clinical interview assessments and in administering and interpreting basic psychological tests in the areas of intellectual assessment, basic cognitive assessment, and personality assessment.
  2. Intervention and Treatment: Competency in conducting individual and group counseling/psychotherapy across a variety of problems and populations and an understanding and knowledge of empirically supported therapeutic approaches for specific mental disorders.
  3. Supervision: Familiarity with and understanding of methods and theories of supervision.
  4. Professional and Ethical Behavior: Demonstration of sound professional clinical judgment and behavior in the application of assessment and intervention procedures with individuals.
  5. Cultural Diversity: Demonstration of understanding of and sensitivity to human diversity issues in the practice of psychology.
  6. Scholarly Inquiry and Application of Scientific Knowledge: Demonstration of understanding and knowledge of strategies of scholarly inquiry.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #14
Contact Information:
University of California San Diego/Veterans Affairs Psychology Internship Training Program
Jennifer Harryman, Program Coordinator
Phone: 858-642- 3944
E-mail: Jennifer.harryman@va.gov

University of Texas Predoctoral Psychology Internship

Austin, Texas

Program Website:

The Counseling and Mental Health Center at The University of Texas developed its own model of training, called the “Self and Systems” model. The model was created as a result of a one-year mission by the Training Committee to outline the training philosophy, values, and goals. The model emphasizes training in the following areas:

  • The importance and mutuality of individual and systemic perspectives
  • Self-awareness and the integration of personal and professional growth
  • Pluralism
  • Ethical standards and practices
  • Professionalism and the development of professional functioning
  • The change process: developing a working relationship, assessment, problem definition and formulation, interventions, termination and evaluation

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #14
Contact Information
University of Texas Predoctoral
Psychology Internship Program
Program Director – Dr. Mark Zentner
Phone: 512-475-692
E-mail: mzentner@austin.utexas.edu

University of Washington School of Medicine
Psychology Internship Program

Seattle, Washington

Program Website:

The University of Washington Psychology Internship uses a scientist-practitioner training model. The “generalist” program permits students to focus on adult and child psychology, as well as behavioral medicine. The internship program offers:
Assessment: Training in the assessment of behavioral, cognitive, social, and psycho-physiological factors related to behavioral disorders, medical and neurological illness, and normal functioning.

  • Intervention: Supervised experience with a wide variety of interventions models that may involve individuals, couples, families, or groups with an emphasis on empirically supported treatments.
  • Consultation: Opportunities for interns to develop the consultative and communication skills needed for doing professional work in interdisciplinary health care settings.
  • Behavioral Medicine: Training opportunities in rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology, primary care, and consultation-liaison with medical-surgical inpatient and outpatient services.
  • Research: Research activity is very strongly encouraged. Opportunities are provided to increase sophistication in the design and performance of clinical research, usually by collaborating on ongoing faculty projects.
  • Grantsmanship: An interdisciplinary research training series of seminars providing didactic and experiential training in grant writing skills under the mentorship of faculty members.
  • Education: A year-long series of required didactic presentations and journal clubs.
  • Diversity training: Diversity advancement is a strong priority for the program. Diversity issues are integrated into didactic, clinical and research training, and there is a committee devoted to advancing diversity issues within the internship.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #14
Contact Information
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington School of Medicine
Box 356560
1959 N.E. Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-7576
E-mail: jcronce@uw.edu

Carnegie Mellon University Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Program Website:

The Division of Student Affairs Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Carnegie Mellon Offers a Predoctoral Psychology Internship. This yearlong internship is geared for students interested in a career as a professional psychologist. The departmental approach to psychotherapy is influenced by developmental and psychodynamic theories of human functioning and treatment. The internship offers a rich learning experience designed to promote increased competency as a therapist and to promote a deeper understanding of the psychotherapy process, especially as applied to practice in a university setting.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #21
Contact Information
Carnegie Mellon University
Counseling and Psychological Services
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Dr. Sharon Mannella, Training Coordinator
Phone: 412-268-2922
E-mail: mannella@andrew.cmu.edu

Duke Psychology Internship Training Program

Durham, North Carolina

Program Website:

There are several goals, objectives and outcomes set froth by the Psychology Internship Training Program. These include:

Goal 1: To produce a psychologist who is trained for practice in the essential skill areas of clinical psychology.

Goal 2: Integrate scientific and professional practices, attitudes and skills.

Goal 3: Integration of basic scientific practice with knowledge and practice of ethical and professional standards.

Goal 4: Integration of basic scientific practice with knowledge and sensitivity to issues of individual, cultural and ethnic diversity.

Two separate tracks are offered and applicants are asked to select one track when applying to the program. The tracks offered are:

  • Adult Psychology Program Track with optional concentration in either Cognitive Behavioral Psychology or Health Psychology.
  • Child Psychology Program Track with optional concentration in either Child Clinical Psychology or Pediatric Psychology.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #21
Contact Information
Psychology Internship Training Program
Lakeview at Pavilion East
2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27705
Karen C. Wells, Ph.D. – Director of the Psychology Internship Training Program
Phone: 919-668-0084
E-mail: karen.wells@duke.edu

Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services Internship

Durham, North Carolina

Program Website:

The internship offered by Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services is service-oriented and individually catered to provide a broad range of learning opportunities. These include: individual and group psychotherapy and counseling, career and personality assessment, career counseling, consultation, apprenticeships and outreach and developmental programming. Modalities of intervention include individual, couple and group therapy. Each intern will participate in developing practice activities that help students in areas such as career and life planning, interpersonal communication, eating and body image concerns, diversity and identity development, and stress management.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #21
Contact Information
Anita-Yvonne Bryant, PhD
Associate Director for Training Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services
402 Chapel Drive
Suite 214 Page Building, Box 90955
Durham, NC 27708-0955
Phone: 919-660-1000
Fax: 919-660-1024
E-mail: ay.bryant@duke.edu

Ohio State University Doctoral Psychology Internship

Columbus, Ohio

Program Website:

The Counseling and Consultation Service Program at Ohio State University offers an internship program for future professional psychologists. Interns in this program will have the opportunity to practice and develop the many skills required to become a psychologist. The internship is a full-time, 2000-hour, 12-month internship. The intern experience at CCS is full of rewarding professional work and learning, as well as time and energy demands. With the rigorous demands, it is important to the CCS staff that a humanistic and supportive environment encourages interns to strive for a healthy balance in their personal and professional lives, while realistically meeting the challenges of this intensive training experience.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #21
Contact Information
Karen M. Taylor, Ph.D.
Director of Training
Counseling and Consultation Service
Office of Student Life
Ohio State University
Counseling and Consultation Service
Younkin Success Center (4th Floor)
1640 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-5766
Fax: 614-688-3440
E-mail: 
taylor.45@osu.edu

Ohio State University Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship

Columbus, Ohio

Program Website:

The Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) is offering a ten month Clinical Counseling internship for students currently enrolled in The Ohio State University Counseling Education Graduate School program. The internship’s primary emphasis is on training in Clinical Counseling and the supervision of clinical interventions.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #21
Contact Information
Abbey L. Carter Logan, MA, PCC-S
Counseling Internship Training Coordinator
Counseling and Consultation Service
Office of Student Life
The Ohio State University
4th Floor, Younkin Success Center
1640 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201-2333
Phone: 614-292-5766
Fax: 614-688-3440
E-Mail: carter-logan.1@osu.edu

UC Davis Counseling and Psychological Services Internship

Davis, California

Program Website:

The main objective of the UC Davis Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Internship program is “to train ethical, competent psychologists who are capable of functioning independently and will contribute both to the welfare of society and to the profession”. The training model of the CAPS internship program is to offer interns a training program based in core psychological competencies and the scientific principles, which emphasize the area of applied psychological practice.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #21
Contact Information
University of California
Davis One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Karin E. Nilsson, Ph.D.- Postdoctoral Training Coordinator
E-mail: knilsson@shcs.ucdavis.edu

UC Davis Children’s Hospital Clinical Psychology Internship Program

Sacramento, California

Program Website:

The Clinical Psychology Training Program at UC Davis’s Children’s Hospital offers a one-year APA accredited predoctoral internship program for students who have attended APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology programs. Psychology interns receive training and supervised experience in individual and group therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, psychological evaluations, child welfare evaluations, intake assessments, and consultation to local agencies. The training program, which utilizes a practitioner-scholar model, emphasizes a deep understanding of current research to direct assessment and intervention. Interns develop the necessary skills in empirically supported treatments to make presentations on current research.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #21
Contact Information
Dawn Blacker, Ph.D.
Co-training Director, Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training Program
UC Davis Medical Center CAARE Center
3300 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone: 916-734-8396
E-mail: dawn.blacker@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

The University of Chicago
Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship Program

Chicago, Illinois

Program Website:

The University of Chicago
Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship Program is based in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. The University of Chicago’s APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Internship Program is comprised of four tracks: Adult/Health Psychology, Adult Neuropsychology, Child Psychology/Pediatric Neuropsychology and Eating Disorders. Applicants must identify the track to which they are applying.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #21
Contact Information
The University of Chicago
Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship Program
Shona N. Vas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
Director, Clinical Psychology Training Program
Phone: 773-702-0529
E-mail: svas@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu

Brown University Clinical Psychology Internship

Providence, Rhode Island

Program Website:

The Clinical Psychology Training Consortium at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University provides intern training at the predoctoral level, for interns pursuing careers relevant to clinical science, research, and practice. The major training objectives of the program display a commitment to the development of psychologists who will provide and apply scientific knowledge to human behavior and who advance clinical science research. The Internship offers intensive training in four specific areas (tracks) of clinical psychology: (1) Adult; (2) Child; (3) Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine; and (4) Neuropsychology.

APA Accreditation: Yes
US News and World Report Graduate Psychology Ranking: Tied for #26
Contact Information
Brown University
Box Box G-BH
Division of Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-444-1929
Fax: 401-444-1911
Pre-doctoral E-mail: Predoc_Training@Brown.edu
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An internship is a necessary step for most individuals beginning a career as a professional psychologist. Finding the right internship is very important. Individuals should look for an internship that is affiliated with a respected hospital, university or other facility. It is also helpful to search for an internship that is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Earning a spot in one of these top psychology internships will help you achieve your career goals.

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