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Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Doctoral Internship: Childhood Trauma and Psychiatric Mental Health


**The Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins doctoral internship in Childhood Trauma and Psychiatric Mental Health is currently making application for accreditation by the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation. Applicants are advised that the program is not as yet APA accredited**

Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) is a specialty pediatric and rehabilitation hospital with an international reputation for treating children with developmental disabilities. Clinics within KKI serve as training locations for the internship. These include the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress and the Psychiatric Mental Health program. Kennedy Krieger Institute is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Interns have their clinical appointment with the title “Psychology Intern” through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM). The intern’s clinical training is located at one primary site throughout the training year for four days per week, with a one-day per week rotation at another site to provide breadth of exposure and experience. Office space, computer access, and administrative/ scheduling support, are provided for the intern. 

The core faculty of the doctoral internship is made up of 8 licensed psychologists. All of the training supervisors specialize in the assessment and treatment of children and families, each having particular expertise in specialty areas.  The internship is funded as part of the operating budgets of the KKI departments. Interns receive a stipend of $31,936.00 for the training year in addition to paid medical and dental benefits for the intern, vacation and sick leave, a week of leave for conference attendance, and a $500.00 stipend for conference-related expenses.