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

**The Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress/Psychiatric Mental Health Doctoral Internship is currently making application for accreditation by the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation and membership status in APPIC. Applicants are advised that the program is not as yet APA accredited or accepted for membership in APPIC. The initial APA site visit is scheduled for November**

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 600 Total Direct Contact Intervention hours, and 250 Total Direct Contact Assessment hours.

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 Program Tables (updated 10/18/18)

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year:

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-Time Interns $32,894
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
Trainee contribution to cost required? No
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes, but intern shares cost
Coverage of legally married partner availabe? Yes, but intern shares cost
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (Vacation) 80
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 80
Other Benefits 40 hours of professional leave, $500 to support presentations at conferences


Initial Post-Internship Positions:

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 3 (first internship class)

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

Employment Type PD EP
Community mental health center N/A N/A
Federally qualified health center N/A N/A
Independent primary care facility/clinic N/A N/A
University Counseling Center N/A N/A
Veterans Affairs medical center N/A N/A
Military health center N/A N/A
Academic health center N/A N/A
Other medical center or hospital N/A N/A
Psychiatric hospital N/A N/A
Academic university/department N/A N/A
Community college or other teaching setting N/A N/A
Independent research institution N/A N/A
Not currently employed N/A N/A
Changed to another field N/A N/A
Other N/A N/A
Unknown N/A N/A

Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.