Application Process

Applying for Our Internship

Application Process

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 1, 2018.
Materials Required

Our training program requires the AAPI Online, which is available through or at Your online application should include: 

  1. Cover letter that discusses your interest in our program and the fit between our program and your experiences and training goals. Please also indicate if you are interested in both tracks or one track in particular. (See below for a discussion of tracks).
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. AAPI itself (which includes essays and the DCT's verification of eligibility and readiness)
  4. All graduate transcripts. 
  5. Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should be from supervisors familiar with your clinical work. 

Note: We do not require supplemental application materials beyond what is listed above. 

A Note About Tracks and the Application Process

It is helpful to us when applicants indicate interest in one or both of our tracks at the time of initial application, but doing so does not commit an applicant at all. Our tracks overlap quite a bit, and all training faculty are involved in both tracks. Many applicants are interested in both tracks, and we do not view this as problematic in any way. Interview invitations are not track-specific, and applicants who are invited to interview are asked to indicate at the end of the interview day, after hearing in detail about our program, whether they wish to be considered for only one or both tracks when our rankings are submitted. 

Application Deadline

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Interview offers will be extended by email on or before November 30, 2018, and all applicants will be notified of their status by December 15, 2018 at the very latest.



An on-site interview is required (rather than via phone or Skype), as we feel this is the best way for us to get to know applicants and for applicants to assess their fit with our program. Interview dates for the upcoming year are:

  • Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Friday, January 18, 2019

The interview day begins at 9 a.m. with a presentation of our program and also includes a tour, lunch with faculty, meetings with current interns and fellows, three faculty interviews of 30 minutes each, and a reception that ends at 4:30 p.m. We do take a quick photo of applicants during the interview day, which serves as a memory aid for the interviewers.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Questions regarding our internship program or the application process should be addressed to Dr. Johanna Carpenter, Training Director (email is the preferred method of contact) or:

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Division of Behavioral Health
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 651-4529

Our internship in health service psychology is APA Accredited. Questions related to our program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association: 

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Contact Us

Johanna Carpenter, PhD

Director of Doctoral Internship Training
(302) 651-4500