Department of Psychiatry | Psychology Internship Program

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  • 617-355-6680
  • Fax Number: 617-730-0319

Dear Prospective Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the APA-accredited internship in health service psychology at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). The Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology at BCH appoints seven interns per year. Consistent with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) policies, we participate in the National Matching Service, with the match occurring in February of each year. The internship year begins on Monday, July 2, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019. Applicants from doctoral programs in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association and Canadian Psychological Association are considered for admission into the internship program.

Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, BCH offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. BCH records approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year, and our 225 specialized clinical programs schedule more than 524,700 visits annually. There are 121 psychologists working in the hospital who are part of the medical staff. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and all psychologists are members of the faculty. A core group of 17 psychologists located in the Department of Psychiatry provide the clinical supervision to interns, with numerous others offering mentoring and/or didactic opportunities to the program.

The BCH Department of Psychiatry treats diseases and disorders that affect the mental, emotional and social health of children and adolescents. The department strives to deliver innovative, family-centered care for conditions ranging from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and attention–deficit/hyperactivity disorder to depression, anxiety disorders and disruptive behavior disorders. Interns are involved in the care of youth and their families with a wide range in age, racial, ethnic, religious, developmental, and socio-economic diversity.

Interns have the opportunity to collaborate with specialists across BCH provide opportunities for members of the Department of Psychiatry to provide services to patients and families who experience a range of socio-emotional difficulties related to a variety of medical conditions.

Psychology Internship Brochure

Psychology Internship Handbook


APA Accreditation Information:

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-336-9979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org

The overall training mission for the internship program at BCH is to educate psychologists who will become leaders in health service psychology and to do so by facilitating their development of clinical skills and knowledge in child clinical and pediatric psychology for entry level professional practice.

If you are interested in pursuing an internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, please visit the APPIC website (www.appic.org) to access the AAPI Online via the Applicant Portal and submit your electronic AAPI internship application. A completed application will consist of the following:

  1. A completed AAPI form verified by the student’s Academic Director of Clinical Training. The AAPI form includes the application, a curriculum vita and all graduate transcripts.
  1. Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a supervisor in a practicum or clinical placement.

Particular aspects of the training program, application requirements, stipend and benefits, and additional information that may help you in deciding whether to apply to our Internship Program are contained in the pages that follow this letter.

Questions regarding the Internship Program:

Email: carol.berne@childrens.harvard.edu

617-355-4563

All applications must be submitted through the APPLICANT PORTAL on the APPIC National website https://natmatch.com/psychint/appllanding.html

Completed application materials must be received by Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Personal interviews are not required but are encouraged for serious candidates. Invitations for interviews will be sent by email by the week of December 1, 2017.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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