Application Process

Application Process

Applications must be received by Nov. 1, 2017.

Internship candidates must be enrolled in an APA accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology or a closely related area of professional psychology. All of the formal course work (including supervised practicum) and comprehensive examinations for the doctorate must be completed prior to the beginning of the internship. People from underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should compile and include the following in their electronic submission to APPIC:

  • completed APPIC application
  • current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • transcript of graduate level academic training
  • letters of recommendations from three professionals

Candidates should indicate in the cover letter whether they are applying for the Pediatric Psychology track, Integrated Behavioral Health track or both tracks.

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. We will participate in the internship-matching program. All matches will be honored subject to a background check and drug screen. An offer letter will be mailed to all matched interns, and an acceptance letter from each interns is required under separate cover.

The APPI application can be obtained from the APPIC website.

The stipend of interns matched to the IBH track is partially supported by the HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) award. A requirement of this award is that the acceptance letter for IBH interns include a statement indicating that the intern is committed to pursuing employment working with children, adolescents and/or transitional-age youth at risk for developing, or who have, a recognized behavioral health disorder.  

Please note that no additional materials are available from the internship director — all information is contained on this website. We also do not request any supplemental application materials beyond what is encompassed by the universal application on APPIC online.

Nemours has eligibility requirements that include background screening/checks for all hires. Applicants who successfully match with the internship program at Nemours must meet all hiring standards to be extended an offer of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background screening(s)/checks(s), drug testing, demonstrating required vaccinations and/or immunizations, and proof of employment eligibility in the United States in accordance with the 1986 Immigration Act. Failure to meet these requirements as determined by the Internship Program in consultation with human resources, will result in postponement of employment until resolution or may result in total withdrawal of the employment offer. Background screenings/checks may include but are not limited to the following (depending on applicable federal law and state law): Criminal background check, adult and child abuse registry, drug screening, qualifying health status/immunization, personal background checks, OUG and SGA sanction screening, sex offender registry checks, FBI criminal history summary and Education. 

How to Apply

Candidates should compile and include all necessary documents in their electronic submission to APPIC by Nov. 1, 2017. Inquiries should be directed to:

Johanna Carpenter, PhD

Director of Internship Training, Division of Behavioral Health
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
PO Box 269
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 651-4500

Email is the preferred mode of communication.


Interviews will be scheduled on Dec. 13, 2017 and Jan. 5 and 19, 2018. Information obtained from the completed application as well as the interview will be used in determining final selections. Telephone and interviews on other dates cannot be granted due to the large number of applications received each year. An on-site photograph is part of our interview process. Interns do not participate in the selection process.

Candidates who are most successful in our program come with a background in child clinical and/or pediatric psychology with hospital-based experience. Candidates should have broad therapy and assessment experience with children and families. Also candidates who have pediatric-focused research experience are appreciated, including peer-reviewed presentations and publications as well as involvement in APA Divisions 53 or 54. A commitment to training in child clinical/pediatric psychology is preferred.

Contact Us

Johanna Carpenter, PhD

Director of Doctoral Internship Training
(302) 651-4500