Child Psychology Internship

Application Information

The application deadline for the 2016-2017 internship training year is November 1, 2015. The following materials must be submitted through the APPIC AAPI Online by the application deadline at 9 pm CST to be considered for interviews (to be conducted in mid- to late December 2015):

  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • Completed APPIC Uniform Internship Application through the AAPI Online
  • Copy of official transcript(s) of graduate training (originals may be requested on confirmation of the match)
  • Completed verification of internship eligibility and readiness form (with Part II of the AAPI)
  • 3 letters of recommendation

This internship program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; (202) 336-5979) and is a member of APPIC.

We agree 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 prior to APPIC Match Day. We participate in the computer match through APPIC --- see APPIC Match Policies.

All matches are contingent upon successful completion of an employment physical, reference checks, compliance with the U.S. Government Eligibility Verification form (I-9) and background checks including Minnesota Statute 148.01 “Minnesota Sexual Exploitation Act.” This statute requires Children’s Hospitals and Clinics to contact employers from at least the last five years to determine whether any sexual exploitation of clients has occurred. Applicants who do not successfully pass this background check will be dismissed from the internship.

All application materials must be submitted via the APPIC AAPI Online by 9 pm CST on November 1, 2015 to be considered for interviews. For additional information about the program, contact Sharon Berry, PhD, Director of Training, at e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or:

Sharon Berry, PhD, ABPP, Licensed Psychologist
Director of Training and Psychological Services Site Lead
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Mail Stop 17-217
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
612-813-6727

Process of Selection

Teams of faculty will conduct a thorough review of application materials, with 24 applicants selected for formal interviews. Three days will be set aside for in-person interviews during which each applicant will meet with several staff members, as well as the current interns, regarding the training program. We also encourage interviews by phone or video conferencing as desired. In light of the increasing costs for airfare and travel, we strongly encourage you to consider these alternatives. We have interviewed a number of candidates by phone and have matched with these individuals as well. Interviewing by phone will not alter your chance for consideration as a good fit with our program. All applicants will be notified by December 15 via e-mail regarding interview status; however, because we interview early, we will notify you in mid-November to provide sufficient time for travel planning.

Please feel free to contact any of the 2014-2015 interns for additional information (through 8-31-15):

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Or 2015-2016 Interns after 9-1-15:

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Likely Interview dates:

  • Monday, December 14, 2015
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • Friday, December 18, 2015

More Information:

(Last revised 03-15)