Clinical Psychology Internship

Clinical Psychology Internship

Welcome to Duke University Medical Center’s Doctoral Internship Training Program in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The program, started in 1948 and accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1957, has 10 full-time interns across two major tracks:  Adult Psychology and Child Psychology. Psychology Interns work in a number of clinical settings throughout Duke University Health System. 

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.

Aim #1 of the Internship Program: The overall aim of the Duke Internship Program is to provide the breadth of training to ensure the development of all profession-wide competencies. Training takes place within the context and spirit of the scientist-practitioner and clinical scientist models with the aim to produce Clinical Psychologists able to thrive in a variety of academic and health care settings. 

Aim #2 of the Internship Program: A second aim of the program is to help interns explore and develop areas of concentration to prepare them for early career development in Research, Clinical work, and/or Education.

Adult Psychology Track

(Applicants to the Adult Psychology Track apply to only one of the two Adult Concentrations listed below)

  • Adult Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Concentration (three interns) 
    (APPIC Program code: 141314)
  • Adult Health Concentration (three interns)
    (APPIC Program code: 141316) 

Child Psychology Track

(Applicants to the Child Psychology Track are encouraged to apply to only one of the four concentrations listed below, but may apply to more than one only if a clear rationale is stated in their cover letter.)

  • Child Clinical-General Concentration (one intern)
    (APPIC Program code: 141324)
  • Child Clinical-Trauma Concentration (one intern)
    (APPIC Program code: 141325)
  • Child Clinical-Autism Concentration (one intern)
    (APPIC Program code: 141327)
  • Child Pediatric Psychology Concentration (one intern)
    (APPIC Program code: 141320)

A complete description of each Concentrations and rotations offered is provided under each track.

The 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 a variety of settings and didactic seminars, 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, 2020

Interview Day: January 2021 (Date TBD)


Commitment to Diversity and Statement of Non-discriminatory Practices

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless.
The Duke Psychology 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 Psychology Internship strives to maintain an environment of equal acceptance and respect for individuals regardless of personal, racial, or ethnic background. 

Please visit Duke’s Office of Institutional Equity for more details on our policies, statements, and procedures.