Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program

logoMessage from the Program Director



August 15, 2018


Dear applicants:

Congratulations on being at this point in your graduate training! Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program at the University of Chicago Medicine. We are pleased to provide you with our updated 2019-2020 internship information. We are accredited by the American Psychological Association through 2019 and will be pursuing reaccreditation this academic year. Per ac

Our clinical psychology doctoral internship program is based in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, in the Adult and Child sections.  The internship has been an important component of departmental training for many years, and is integrated within the interdisciplinary educational mission of the Department and the larger Medical Center. Our internship is designed to train health service psychologists for entry level practice in academic settings. The hallmarks of our program include evidence-based approaches to assessment, consultation, and intervention and the integration of science and practice. We provide training that focuses on breadth through our general Adult and Child clinics, while allowing our interns to develop with an area of focus through their tracks. Most importantly, our internship is individualized and can be tailored to meet our interns’ specific training goals. Each intern receives at least four hours of individual supervision each week and attends several hours of didactics designed to enhance acquisition of profession-wide competencies in health service psychology. We believe that we offer a challenging and supportive setting for obtaining doctoral internship training in Clinical Psychology.

The Clinical Psychology Internship at the University of Chicago is comprised of four tracks: Adult/Health Psychology, Adult Neuropsychology, Child Psychology, and Pediatric Neuropsychology. We will be recruiting and matching with one intern in the Adult Neuropsychology, Child Psychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology Tracks, and two interns in the Adult/Health track. You may apply to only one track which should be specified in your cover letter.

Our application deadline is Friday, October 26th, 2018 (11:59 CST). You will be contacted by email if you are selected for an interview. We will conduct interviews on Fridays in January, 2019 (1/4, 1/11, 1/18, and 1/25). Our annual stipend is $31,200 and offered as part of a comprehensive package of benefits.

Before deciding to apply to our program, please review our updated brochure very carefully. We want you to fully appreciate the structure of our program and what we have to offer. We hope that you will apply to our internship program because you believe it is a “great fit” with your professional goals for training and your future career development. Should you match with us, we will, in turn, work to provide you with the skills necessary to become a health service psychologist who is able to integrate science and practice in an academic environment.

Read on for more details about our program! We wish you luck as you navigate this challenging process and complete your degree. We look forward to reviewing your application and possibly meeting you in person. If you have questions that are not answered in our written materials, feel free to contact us by email.


Shona N. Vas, Ph.D.

Director, Clinical Psychology Training
Director, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Program
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

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Note: The Commission on Accreditation requires that all APA accredited internship programs provide the following standardized tables of admissions, support, and initial placement data. These tables are updated annually (revised 8/15/2018) for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program at the University of Chicago Medicine. Questions about our program’s accreditation status may be directed to:

American Psychological Association

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

750 First Street NE,

Washington, DC 20002-4242

Phone: (202) 336-5979