Eligibility

Qualifications

Candidates must be enrolled as an advanced graduate student in a clinical, counseling, or school psychology program approved by the American Psychological Association. Individuals in Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs will be considered. Coursework should be completed by the beginning of the internship year. Applicants should have a substantial amount of prior practicum supervision and clinical experience relevant to work in the areas of child clinical psychology, pediatric health psychology, and/or clinical neuropsychology..

NCH Employment Practices

Consistent with NCH's employment practices, our program demonstrates a commitment to diversity and ethnic minority recruitment and retention. Staff and internship applicants from all cultural and ethnic minorities are considered based on their training and experience and its relevance to our training site.

Application

Apply on ERAS  

The Psychology Internship Program application process and allocation of funded internship positions is track specific. Each intern candidate must indicate on the application form or in the cover letter, which one of the training tracks they wish to apply for. The tracks are as follows: 1) the Pediatric Health Track (two funded position available), or 2) the Neuropsychology Track (two funded position available). Applicants may only apply to one track.

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

A cover letter describing the applicant’s background, the type of clinical experiences desired and the applicant’s expectations for competency at the end of the internship year
APPIC Internship Application and documentation for participation in the APPIC matching process
APPIC Academic Program’s Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness form
Curriculum vitae
One comprehensive psychological evaluation report
One psychological treatment summary report
Graduate transcript
Three letters of reference, two of which must be from clinical supervisors
 
Application materials should be submitted electronically through the AAPI online application system.


Contact the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Department of Medical Education by email at peds.coordinator@nicklaushealth.org or call us at (305) 669-5873.

Interview

Candidates who are selected for interview invitations will be contacted via email through the ERAS system. Interviews are usually scheduled on selected Wednesdays and Fridays during the months of October through January. Each interview date has limited space, so be sure to respond early to schedule your interview on the day that works best for you. Applicants are welcome to request interviews with faculty members in their areas of special interest.

A typical interview day includes Radiology Conference or Grand Rounds attendance, interviews with faculty physicians (usually three in total), lunch with the residents, and a tour of the Hospital. We also offer a one night stay in a nearby hotel and transportation to and from the Hospital for candidates coming from out of town.

Match

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. Visit http://www.nrmp.org for more information.

Contracts

Contracts are written on an annual basis. Residents in good standing who have completed all requirements will receive a new contract each academic year. Sample Contract