Clinical Psychology Internship

Clinical Psychology Internship

Program Overview

Welcome to Duke University Medical Center’s Predoctoral Internship Training Program in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Our training program began in 1948 and has been continually accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1957.

Psychology Interns work in a number of clinical settings throughout Duke University Health System, the largest private University medical center in the Southeastern United States. 

Training takes place within the context and spirit of the scientist-practitioner and clinical scientist models with the overarching aim to produce a Clinical Psychologist who is able to demonstrate all Profession-wide competencies and thrive in a variety of academic and health care settings.

A second aim of the program is to help Interns explore and develop areas of concentration that prepares them for early career development in Research, Clinical work, and/or Education.

A central vision of the Duke Internship Program is to provide both the breadth to ensure core competencies while giving opportunities to pursue depth into a specific area of Clinical Psychology.

To this end, our program has 10 full time interns across two major tracks: Adult Psychology and Child Psychology. 


(Note for applying to the Adult Track: Each of the Adult Track concentrations operates independently from the other; therefore, applicants should apply to only one of the two Concentrations listed below.)

1.  Adult Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Concentration (4 interns):  APPIC Program code: 141314

2.  Adult Health Concentration: (2 interns):  APPIC Program code: 141316 


(Note for applying to the Child Track:  Applicants usually apply to only one of the four concentrations listed below but may apply to more than one if a rationale is clearly outlined in their cover letter.) 

1.  Child Clinical-General Concentration (1 intern): APPIC Program code: 141324

2.  Child Clinical-Trauma Concentration(1 intern): APPIC Program code: 141325

3.  Child Clinical-Autism Concentration(1 intern): APPIC Program code: 141327

4.  Child Pediatric Psychology/Neuropsychology Concentration (1 intern): APPIC Program code: 141320

A complete description of each rotation offered is provided under each Track.

Both Adult and Child Tracks afford interns the opportunity to integrate the multiple roles and responsibilities of a Clinical Psychologist in a health care setting.  Interns learn through clinical experiences in outpatient settings, inpatient units, community settings, and through didactic seminars, readings, and with opportunities to participate in ongoing research within their specific rotations.  All interns participate in weekly core seminars designed to expose them to both basic and advanced concepts in clinical practice, including individual and cultural diversity, ethics and professionalism, and theories and methods of supervision. 

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Interview Day: January 18, 2018

Statement of Non-discriminatory Practices

The Duke University Medical Center Internship adheres to a policy of nondiscrimination in recruitment and retention of interns on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics that are irrelevant to success in an internship.  The Duke University Medical Center Internship strives to maintain an environment of equal acceptance and respect for individuals regardless of personal, racial, or ethnic background. 

Please see these statements from Duke and the North Carolina Psychological Association regarding the recent HB2 legislation in our state and our University President's statement regarding the recent events in Charlottesville


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