Psychology Internship Program

About Our Program

Our mission is to contribute to and formalize our commitment to the fields of pediatric health psychology, child and adolescent clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology. Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Psychology Internship Program (PIP) offers a doctoral clinical psychology internship program with an emphasis in the areas of pediatric health psychology, and clinical neuropsychology.

All interns are expected to acquire knowledge and develop skills consistent with the training philosophy of the program. Each intern gains experience in psychological assessment, intervention and consultation liaison service. Each intern will also participate in a specialized interdisciplinary training track and provide services consistent with that track during the internship year.

interns and faculty with heart shaped balloons inside conference room.

Internship Tracks

There are two Tracks based on personal and professional interests. Our interns are housed under the Department of Psychology but Neuropsychology interns have consistent involvement with the Brain Institute. Our interns are regarded as integral part of our department and in providing services to inpatient population and children out in the community

  • Pediatric Health Track: (2 interns) Provides interns with knowledge in evaluation and intervention with medically involved infants, children and adolescents
  • Neuropsychology Track: (2 interns) Provides interns with knowledge in evaluation and intervention of the pediatric population with neurocognitive and complex medical conditions impacting the central nervous system
Core Training Areas

Funding and Benefits

Four internship positions are available, contingent upon availability of funding, with current support set at $35,568 for a 12-month period. In addition, a hospital-funded health care insurance plan is provided to the interns. Paid vacation and sick leave is included as part of the benefit package.
Attendance at Hospital sponsored conferences and seminars are available to the intern at no charge. Post-doctoral positions are funded through grants and/or other funding sources as available on a yearly basis.

Intern Selection Timeline

November 1, 2023 Application materials due
December 1, 2023 Interview Invitations issued
January 8 - 12, 2024 Tentative interview dates
February 2, 2024 Rank order list submitted
February 16, 2024 APPIC Match Day

Internship Duration

The duration of the internship is one year, or the equivalent of 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience, beginning the first week of July. The internship year runs consecutively from July through June the following year. However, interns are asked to attend orientation mid-June prior to their July start date.



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.


Apply on AAPI  

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.

Applicants may only apply to one track.
1. The Pediatric Health Track (two funded position available)
2. The Neuropsychology Track (two funded position available)


Applications are reviewed by members of the Psychology Internship Selection Committee and invitations to attend an interview are extended in December (refer to the table above for exact dates). 
Applicants who have clinical training and experience relevant to work in the areas of pediatric health psychology, and /or clinical neuropsychology will be invited to attend the interview. The interview is held early January. During the interviews, candidates have the opportunity for a general orientation to the program, as well as personal interviews with internship faculty and current interns. Applicants are ranked and preliminary decisions concerning selection are made following the interviews. Interns are selected according to the procedures set forth by APPIC.

Application materials should be submitted electronically through the AAPI online application system. Cover letters can be addressed to:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Psychology Internship Program
Department of Psychology
Attn: Dr. Rose Alvarez-Salvat
3100 S.W. 62 Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
The Nicklaus Children's Health System/Nicklaus Children's Hospital Psychology Internship Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association. The contact information for the CoA is:
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979
(202) 336-6123 TDD