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Psychology Internship Program

Children's National Hospital offers a comprehensive internship program in child clinical and pediatric psychology to doctoral students in psychology. The internship is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, initially earning accreditation in 1970.

This program is designed specifically for students matriculated in a doctoral training program who have completed at least three years of full-time graduate study in clinical psychology, including practicum level experience in diagnostic assessment, various intervention modes and specific experience with children and families. Preference is given to students in APA-approved doctoral programs in clinical psychology; applicants from counseling and school psychology programs with the requisite experience are also considered. In order to be considered for internship, dissertation proposals must be defended by the application deadline.

The Division of Psychology represents multiple theoretical approaches, and thus preference is given to applicants who are broadly prepared in child psychotherapy as well as in cognitive, behavioral and educational evaluations.