Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions

Date Program Tables were updated: 5/7/18

We welcome applications from applicants in APA-accredited doctoral graduate programs who have completed all required coursework and the dissertation proposal by the application deadline. We look holistically at each application and do not require a minimum number of hours for intervention or assessment. Successful applicants usually have had significant experience with children in the domains of intervention and/or assessment and have worked in settings that include hospitals, integrated primary care clinics and/or other multidisciplinary settings. 

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 sceening, qualifying health status/immunization, personal background checks, OUG and SGA sanction screening, sex offender registry checks, FBI criminal history summary and Education. An offer letter will be mailed to all matched interns, and an acceptance letter from each intern is required under separate cover. Acceptance for internship does not guarantee subsequent employment as a Nemours Associate.

Financial Support

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Date Program Tables were updated: 5/7/18

The expected stipend for all interns is $34,887 for the 2019-20 training year. Interns are also provided a generous benefits package, including 20 Basic Leave days (can be used for vacation, interviews, graduation, conference travel); nine Extended Leave days (i.e., sick leave); one Educational Leave day for those interns who defend their dissertation while on internship; subsidized health insurance; six paid holidays; two personal holidays; and free on-site parking. Other benefits include options for prescription medication coverage; options for dental and vision insurance; retirement annuity programs; basic life insurance and A&D; voluntary additional life insurance and/or AD&D; voluntary short- and long-term disability; flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care, and/or transportation; Employee Assistance Program; wellness program; financial education program; and others. 

The Nemours Child Development Center is the hospital’s on-site child care facility (NAEYC-accredited) and provides high-quality child care and prekindergarten, as well as summer camp options. Interns are welcome to use the hospital’s medical library and can join the hospital’s Fitness Center. Interns have access to support personnel, including ten full-time psychology/psychiatry administrative staff, one check-in/check-out billing liaison, two medical assistants, three 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.

Office & Outpatient Clinic Space

The Division of Behavioral Health is located in a beautiful, state-of-the-art clinic and office space next to the main hospital building on Rockland Road. Interns share a large, sunny office that is located one floor up from the clinic space. Each intern has his/her own personal workspace, individual network computer with high-speed Internet access, e-mail account, and voicemail. Computer support training and electronic medical record use are provided.  Remote access to the hospital server is also available. The office space also includes a large break room and kitchen, conference room, seminar room for didactics, treatment and scoring library, “Starbucks-style” seating, lactation room, and private spaces for supervision and other small-group meetings.

The clinic area features 54 specially-designed treatment rooms, all of which allow for observation via one-way mirror or iPad technology. Some have internal rooms for time-outs or cool-downs. “Bug in the ear” technology is available for unobtrusive parent coaching during therapy appointments. Other features of the clinic include extensive space and equipment for live supervision and case discussion; convenient workstations for in-clinic documentation; feeding therapy facilities; and multiple waiting areas for patients of different ages and with different sensory needs. Providers in the Divisions of Behavioral Health and Developmental Medicine see patients in the same clinic space to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and joint appointments where appropriate. In addition to the outpatient clinic space, clinical work also takes place in primary care clinics and the main hospital building (e.g., in specialty care clinics and on the inpatient medical units). 

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Date Program Tables were updated: 5/7/18

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Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary setting.