The Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology provides training to prepare doctoral students for professional practice as psychologists in health service settings. We employ a competency-based approach to education and training that focuses on biological, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of health and behavior.
For the 2023-24 training year, 12 internship positions are available across three tracks to meet the training goals of interns interested in clinical child and pediatric psychology
Please see our training brochure (PDF) for full details about our program’s aims and competencies, clinical rotations, didactic and professional development curriculum, training faculty and life in the greater Wilmington/Philadelphia area.
Please see our internship admission, support and initial placement data (PDF) for admission information, stipends/benefits and initial post-internship positions for our three preceding cohorts.
The expected stipend for all interns is $39,264 for the 2023-24 training year. Interns are also provided a generous benefits package, including:
The Nemours Child Development Center is the hospital’s on-site child care facility (NAEYC-accredited) and provides high-quality child care, prekindergarten and kindergarten, as well as before-/after-care, drop-in care and summer camp. Interns are welcome to use the hospital’s medical library and can join the hospital’s Fitness Center for $5 per biweekly pay period.
Interns have access to support personnel, including our GME coordinator, numerous other full-time psychology/psychiatry administrative staff, check-in/check-out billing liaisons, medical assistants, psychometrists, insurance verification specialists and medical transcriptionists. Support staff aid in scheduling patients, obtaining authorizations, patient check-in/check-out and other clerical work. There are also personnel to assist with hospital-based research project protocols, statistical consultation for hospital-based projects, poster preparation and editing and review tasks. Finally, there is computer/technological support available on a daily basis including computerized administration and scoring for many of our testing batteries.
The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.
Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:
Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.
If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, a patient care model that stands apart and access to groundbreaking research.
Deadline: November 1, 2022
Note: We do not require supplemental application materials beyond what is listed above.
It is helpful to us when applicants indicate interest in one (or more) of our tracks at the time of initial application, but doing so does not commit an applicant. Many applicants are interested in more than one track, and we do not view this as problematic in any way. Applicants who are invited to interview are asked to indicate at the end of the interview day, after hearing in detail about our program, which track(s) they wish to be considered for when our rankings are submitted.
Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Interview offers will be extended by email on or before November 26, 2022, and all applicants will be notified of their status by December 15, 2022 at the very latest.
Interviews will be held virtually. Interview dates for the upcoming year are:
The virtual interview day consists of general orientation, video "tour", opportunities to meet with current residents and fellows, and three individual faculty interviews. We request a photo as part of our interview process, which serves as a memory aid for faculty.
For applicants who indicate Spanish language fluency, a portion of the interviews will be conducted in Spanish.
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