Requirements, Application and Benefits

Requirements, Application and Benefits


Applicants for the internship must be from an American Psychological Association accredited or Canadian Psychological Association recognized program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology. They must have completed all academic requirements leading to a Ph.D. or Psy.D. except for the dissertation and internship by the start of the training year on July 1. Applicants must have proposed their dissertations and are strongly encouraged to complete or be near completion of their dissertation before beginning the internship year. The intern's areas of specialized study must be in clinical psychology or directly related to clinical psychological work. Because this internship has an emphasis in child clinical and pediatric psychology, applicants who show promise of a career focus in these areas will be given priority. Evidence of prior experience in and commitment to child clinical or pediatric psychology will be weighed heavily in evaluating applicant credentials.


Applicants must fully complete APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) online by the November 7, 2017 deadline to be considered for the program. The AAPI can be found at

After a review of these application materials by the psychology faculty, selected applicants will be invited for one of two interview dates (Monday January 8, 2018 or Friday January 12, 2018). Offers will be made according to the APPIC guidelines. This internship site 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.

The internship begins July 1 and ends June 30 of each calendar year.

We strongly encourage students from non-majority groups to apply and are careful not to discriminate in our review process based on sociocultural  background, gender, age, or sexual identity.  This is in keeping with the University of Louisville's commitment to nondiscrimination. (


The stipend for the internship is $25,000.  Interns also receive up to $350 for travel, $200 for professional dues, $150 for credentialing, and $100 for books.  Health insurance premiums are subsidized by the University of Louisville, and interns have the option to purchase dental and vision insurance.  Additional benefits include free parking, use of University of Louisville library services, and discounted fees to use the University fitness facilities.  Administrative support is provided by the program coordinator and clinic front office staff.