Child Psychology Internship Application

The application and selection processes for child psychology internships at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is outlined below.

Application Process

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 internship training year is November 1, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. (CST).  The following materials must be submitted through the APPIC AAPI Online by the application deadline for the candidate to be considered for interviews (to be conducted in mid-to-late December 2016):

  • 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)
  • Three 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 employment physical, pre-employment drug screening, 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 of Minnesota 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 these background checks will be dismissed from the internship.

We welcome early submission through the AAPI Portal.

Additional information about the program

For additional information about the program, contact:

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
Phone: 612-813-6727
Email: [email protected]

Selection Process

Teams of faculty will conduct a thorough review of application materials, with 24 applicants selected for formal interviews. There will be three days set aside for in-person interviews. During the interviews, 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. 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. 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 email 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 2016-2017 interns after 9-1-16:

Sandra Ahumada ([email protected])
Amanda Lossia ([email protected])
Ashley Moss ([email protected])

Likely interview dates:

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Friday, December 16th, 2016

Non-Discrimination Hospital and Internship Policy

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

(Last revised 05-16)

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