Important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with our program:

We strive to recruit interns who are prepared to meet the challenges of this internship. As such, we seek interns who have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: child and family therapy, developmental disabilities, diagnostic psychological evaluation, or psychoeducational evaluation.

Successful applicants are expected to possess training and experience that is consistent with Health Service Psychology. That is, we select interns who have didactic training and supervised experience in the nine Profession Wide Competencies required for internship experience:

  • Research
  • Ethical and Legal Standards
  • Individual and Cultural Diversity
  • Professional values, attitudes, and behaviors
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Supervision
  • Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills

We attempt to recruit interns from doctoral programs that emphasize empirical, data-based approaches to the practice of psychology. We expect that successful applicants have experience using the scientific literature to develop assessment and treatment strategies and we evaluate the applications accordingly. Particular attention is paid to the extent to which the applicant has received supervised practica experience with children and families in the areas listed above.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?

Yes. The program requires 400 Total Direct Contact Intervention hours, and 150 Total Direct Contact Assessment hours. This target is flexibly administered, especially with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that significantly impacted students’ opportunities for pre-doctoral training experiences.

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Candidates must currently be enrolled in a Ph.D. or Psy.D. graduate program in psychology at an APA accredited institution.

Visa Requirements: Applicants must be either US citizens or enrolled in a US doctoral program on a student visa. International students enrolled in doctoral programs outside the US are not eligible for internship at Kennedy Krieger.

 

Internship, Admission, Support and Initial Placement Data 

Internship Program Admissions The following tables are provided specific to APA Implementing Regulation IR C-27 I

Internship Program Tables

Date Program Tables are updated: 6/8/2022

Internship Program Admissions 

Eligibility 
1. Graduate students from APA-accredited doctoral programs in professional psychology are eligible to apply. We do not require a Master’s degree to have been conferred.
2. Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine do not require United States citizenship.
REQUIRED PRIOR DOCTORAL PROGRAM PREPARATION AND EXPERIENCES:
1. Comprehensive examinations must have been passed.
2. Dissertation application must be accepted before the beginning of internship. The dissertation need not be defended by the beginning of internship, but the program cannot support the intern’s dissertation time unless it concerns Kennedy Krieger Institute programming.
3. Minimum of three (3) years of graduate training must be completed, with a minimum of approximately 400 hours of practicum training in intervention, and 150 hours of practicum training in assessment.
4. Graduate coursework in psychopathology and familiarity with diagnostic practice.
5. Graduate coursework and practicum training in psychotherapy and psychological interventions with children.
6. Graduate coursework and practicum training in cognitive and personality assessment of children, and practicum or other experience in preparing professional psychological evaluations. Applicants should have competence in using cognitive, personality, and other diagnostic tests.
7. Verification from the Director of Training of the applicant’s graduate program that the applicant will have completed all graduate coursework and any comprehensive examinations required by his/her program prior to internship start date.

 

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application?

If Yes, how many?

 

 

 

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours

 

Yes

Amount: 400

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours

Yes

150

 

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: 

APPIC application is required.

Experience with diverse and underserved populations is required.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns 

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?

39,400

N/A

YES

 

 

No

If access to medical insurance is provided:

 

 

Trainee contribution to cost required?

 

NO

Coverage of family member(s) available?

YES

 

Coverage of legally married partner available?

YES

 

Coverage of domestic partner available?

YES

 

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?

YES

 

Other Benefits (please describe)

  • Malpractice insurance is provided.
  • Interns are provided 5 professional days for attending conference, dissertation defense, graduation
  • Interns are allowed $500.00 for presenting at conferences.
  • Interns attend an annual day-long conference sponsored by Kennedy Krieger Institute, on diversity and equity in health care. 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services are provided to all interns.

 

 

 

 

Initial Post-Internship Positions

 

2018-2021

 

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts

 

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctor degree

9

 

1

 

 

PD

EP

Community mental health center

0

0

Federally qualified health center

0

0

Independent primary care facility/clinic

0

0

University counseling center

0

0

Veterans Affairs medical center

0

0

Military health center

0

0

Academic health center

3

0

Other medical center or hospital

1

0

Psychiatric hospital

1

0

Academic university/department

0

0

Community college or other teaching setting

0

0

Independent research institution

0

0

Correctional facility

0

0

School district/system

0

1

Independent practice setting

1

0

Not currently employed

0

1

Changed to another field

 

 

Other

 

 

Unknown

 

 

 

Note: "PD" = Post-doctoral residency position; "EP" = Employed Position.