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 6 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 $33,552 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 stipend presenting at conferences.

Please note, there are two separate doctoral psychology internships at Kennedy Krieger Institute. If you are looking for Behavior Psychology/Neuropsychology, please visit their page.


Individual and Cultural Diversity:

The program recognizes the importance of cultural and individual differences and diversity in the training of psychologists. Our training programs follow Kennedy Krieger Institute’s policy, as an equal opportunity employer, of commitment to diversity at all levels. The internship training program welcomes and encourages qualified individuals to apply and enter on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance, and merit and embraces cultural and individual differences including but not limited to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, veteran status, and socioeconomic status.

As a way of promoting individual and cultural diversity, our Cultural Awareness Committee (CAC) meets regularly, organizes presentations to increase multi-cultural competence, and is open to all interested staff and trainees. The CAC’s aim is to promote cultural knowledge, understanding, and multi-cultural competence in the program.

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation - American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979