Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Overview

The Psychology 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 2019-20 training year, 12 internship positions are available across two tracks to meet the training goals of interns interested in clinical child and pediatric psychology. Opportunities for interns who speak Spanish are available on both tracks. 

  • The Integrated Behavioral Health Track provides interns with intervention, assessment and consultation training in both community-based, integrated pediatric primary care settings and hospital-based settings. Interns gain experience in the integration of evidence-based, clinical child psychology services within primary care and other clinics that comprise the medical home.
    Number of Intern Positions: 6
  • The Pediatric Psychology Track provides interns with intervention, assessment, and consultation training in hospital-based, medical inpatient and outpatient settings, with a focus on children/adolescents and families experiencing medical illness and associated psychosocial challenges. 
    Number of Intern Positions:  6

Across both tracks, our program aims to develop competencies across the following areas:

  1. Intervention 
  2. Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills
  3. Assessment
  4. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  5. Professional Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors
  6. Individual and Cultural Diversity
  7. Ethical and Legal Standards
  8. Research
  9. Supervision 

Please see our training brochure for full details about our program’s training goals and objectives, clinical rotations, didactic and professional development curriculum, training faculty, and life in the greater Wilmington/Philadelphia area.


Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is like no other in the region — designed by families, for families.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

As a program participant, you’ll have access to advanced computer systems for patient care activities, electronic mail, word processing, internet access and library research functions. Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • free parking
  • park-like setting
  • gym/fitness center
  • on-site child care center for children of staff
  • massage therapy

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