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 475 hours of supervised practicum (intervention and assessment combined) experience. Applications are made through the AAPI which can be found at https://portal.appicas.org/. 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 (including COVID vaccine), and drug screen are required. Applicants who match to our program but do not successfully pass these background checks or fail to obtain required vaccinations may be dismissed from the internship. Please contact the Training Director if you have questions about the drug screen or 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 Consultation & Liaison
240413 – Oncology / Primary Care
240414 – Women’s Emotional Wellness / Women’s Health OB/GYN

Three letters of recommendation are required. No other supplemental materials are required.

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: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the
program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

We encourage applications from applicants in APA-accredited doctoral graduate programs in clinical, health or counseling psychology. In our selection of interns, we look for applicants with strong clinical skills, training in evidence-based practice, interest in serving diverse populations and experience providing services within a medical or other multidisciplinary setting.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: N Y Amount:
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: N Y Amount:

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Applicants should have total of 475 practicum hours of direct contact in intervention and assessment combined. Minimum of three years of training in Ph.D. or Psy.D. program required. Comprehensive exams must be passed, and dissertation proposal approved by the start of internship.