The training program participates in the APPIC online matching program. Applicants must obtain an Applicant Agreement and register for the Match in order to be eligible to match to our programs.

Applicants can download an Applicant Agreement from the Matching Program website at or request that an Agreement be mailed by contacting NMS directly. All applicants are required to submit their application online at

During the review of application materials and interview, supervisors look for applicants to have at least approximately 550 hours of supervised practicum experience though this is a flexibly administered standard this year due to the increased difficulty of obtaining intervention experience during the coronavirus pandemic during recent training years.

The training program participates in the National Matching Service and we use the standardized online APPIC application form. Faculty reviews each application and indicates whether the applicant should be extended an invitation for an interview. Interviews are extended to those applicants who meet the selection criteria. During the COVID-19 pandemic, on-site interviews are not being conducted. All interviews will be done for the 2023-2024 training year via remote teleconference. Interviewees will be introduced to training faculty and the facility by zoom and remote video. After applicants are interviewed and references are checked, faculty meet as a group to develop their rank order list. Applicants are ranked according to the faculty’s assessment of the candidate’s “fit” with the program.

For the 2023-2024 training year, interns are recruited for two tracks within the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress/Psychiatric Mental Health Program Doctoral Internship:

A. Childhood Trauma Track APPIC Match # 246311---  Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress with a 12-month minor rotation (one day per week) at the Psychiatric Mental Health Program (PMHP)

B. Psychiatric Mental Health Program Track  APPIC Match # 246312—Psychiatric Mental Health Program (PMHP) with 12-month minor rotation (one day per week) at Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress