Predoctoral Internship Program

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center provides an APA accredited predoctoral psychology internship for three psychology interns in Clinical, School or Counseling Psychology PhD, or PsyD programs. We are members of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and fully abide by all of their policies. An overarching goal of the MSAHC and the predoctoral internship is the provision of high-quality and integrated services to young people who are typically underserved, or who have been impacted by societal neglect.

The MSAHC predoctoral internship is a year-long, rigorous training program housed in an interdisciplinary setting. Experiences are divided amongst direct clinical service (25 hours), didactic instruction (5 hours) and supervision (7 hours). The MSAHC serves adolescent and young adults ranging from ages 10-24. Interns provide individual, group and family therapy, and also conduct psychological assessment with the youth who attend the center. In addition, there are a number of elective experiences in which the interns can participate, including transgender services, Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interventions in Primary Care (a medical setting) and the Teen Parenting Program. There are weekly didactics that focus on all areas of adolescent development, grand rounds and staff in service meetings. Interns also have the opportunity to supervise externs as part of their training experience.

The predoctoral internship begins in July. The stipend for the year is $20,000, and there are 19 paid personal time off days, as well as eight major holidays. Health insurance is also available.

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center of Mount Sinai Health System is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in our recruiting of all staff and trainees. Applications from qualified minority students are encouraged.

The intern applicant should:

  • Be from an APA-accredited graduate psychology program
  • Be in a Clinical, School or Counseling PhD, or PsyD Program
  • Have completed all formal coursework and comprehensive examinations

The applicant should have a minimum of 500 intervention hours, 50 assessment hours and 1000 total practicum hours.

In addition to strong clinical skills applicants should have strong assessment skills including cognitive, achievement, neuropsychological and projective test experience (Rorschach a plus). We review the number of integrated reports completed by the applicants. We require that their program directors acknowledge that the applicant is internship ready (AAPI form).

Completed applications are due at the MSAHC by November 1, 2017
Selected applicants will be invited to interview by December 15, 2017

The intern application should include the following:

  1. APPIC completed application
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of reference from professors or clinical instructors
  4. Official transcripts of all graduate work
  5. A psychological test battery
  6. A letter describing your interest in working at the AHC

Please contact Dr. Matthew Oransky at 212-423-2928 for more information.