Intern and Externships

Children’s National Health System offers comprehensive internship and externship programs in Child Life Services, neuropsychology, and psychology. Our internship and externship programs are intensive, clinically based programs that offer students hands on experience delivering the highest quality of care designed with kids in mind.

Social Work Internship program

Having benefited from a diverse range of student placement experiences during our own education, we recognize the commitment to social work students as the future of our profession.

Neuropsychology Externship

This is an advanced assessment externship in the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National. The program is under the direction of Gerry Gioia, Ph.D., and includes 12 faculty neuropsychologists, four pediatric psychologists, six postdoctoral fellows, as well as multiple predoctoral interns and externs.

Psychology Externship Program

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers practicum level training experiences in child clinical and pediatric psychology to students enrolled in doctoral programs in psychology.

Psychology Internship Program

The internship is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, initially earning accreditation in 1970.

Children's National Internships Program, administered by Government and External Affairs

The Children’s National Internship Program, administered by Government and External Affairs (GEA), offers high school, undergraduate, and graduate level students professional experience in a pediatric health care setting. Interns obtain hands-on-experience in a department that is congruent with their career interests, receive one-on-one coaching from management staff, interact with Children’s National’s executive leadership, and participate in skill building workshops.