Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Psychology Internship Program

Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program in clinical, counseling or health psychology. In our selection of interns, we look for applicants with strong clinical skills, training in evidence-based practice and experience providing services within a medical setting. Required selection criteria include a minimum of three years of training in Ph.D. or Psy.D. program and a minimum of 500 hours of supervised practicum (intervention and assessment) experience. Applications are made through the AAPI which can be found at Enrollment in an APA accredited program is preferred. To assess the fit between an applicant and our training, consideration is given to strength of the application materials and interview.

ChristianaCare actively supports equality of educational opportunity and is firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination. ChristianaCare values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, creed, religion, veteran status, age, pregnancy, citizenship status, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, in admission to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

A criminal background check, current immunizations, and drug screen are required. Applicants who match to our program but do not successfully pass these background checks may be dismissed from the internship. Please contact the Training Director if you have questions about these background checks.

Applicants must apply to our tracks using the separate National Matching Service program numbers below. Applicants may apply to no more than two tracks.

240411 – Heart and Vascular Health / Primary Care
240412 – Neuropsychology Assessment / Neuroscience
240413 – Oncology / Primary Care
240414 – Women’s Emotional Wellness / Primary Care

Notifications of application status and invitation for interviews will occur by email, by December 15th.

This internship 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.

ChristianaCare’s Internship is an APPIC member program. ChristianaCare’s Psychology Internship is accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail:


Date Program Tables are updated: June 2020

Minimum number of hours at time of application
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours 500 Intervention and assessment combined
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours 500 Intervention and assessment combined
any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: Required selection criteria include a minimum of three years of training in Ph.D. or Psy.D. program
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns 36,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 248
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave Included in the above PTO
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes

Other Benefits:

Interns gain full access to our extensive medical library and on-site gym. Interns have access to offices, internet, lap tops and phones. Parking is free.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 11
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Post-Doctoral Residency Position Employed Position
Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 4 0
Other medical center or hospital 1 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 0 1
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 3
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 0
Not currently employed 2 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 0