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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.

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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.


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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
A current 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. If necessary, they can also be mailed to:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Psychology Internship Program
Division 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
E-Mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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.

On-campus child care services and exercise programs are also offered for a low fee. 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.


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 below 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. Interview attendance is encouraged. The interview is held early January. Telephone interviews may be conducted in lieu of formal interviews when necessary. 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. Written confirmation of acceptance is provided.

Intern Selection Timeline

November 1, 2021 All application materials due
December 1, 2021 Invitations to attend interviews issued
January 10 through 13, 2022 Tentative interview dates
February 4, 2022 Rank order list submitted
February 18, 2022 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.