The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center provides an APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology 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 internship program 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 doctoral internship program is a year-long, rigorous training program housed in an interdisciplinary setting. The MSAHC serves children, adolescents and young adults ranging from ages 10-24. Interns provide individual, group and family therapy, and also conduct psychological assessments. Interns will have the opportunity to provide evidenced-based trauma-informed interventions and provide services to transgender and gender non-conforming youth. In addition, there are 3 elective experiences, of which interns select 2: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interventions in Primary Care (a medical setting) and the Teen Parent Program. There are weekly didactics that focus on topics related to child, adolescent and young adult healthcare, culturally competent practice and issues of professional development. Interns supervise psychology externs as part of their training experience.
The internship program 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 strongly encouraged.
Candidates must be enrolled in an APA-Accredited clinical, school or counseling doctoral program (Ph.D. or Psy.D.). All formal coursework and comprehensive examinations must be completed by the start of the internship. Applicants should have a minimum of 500 hours of intervention, 50 assessment hours, 1000 total practicum hours and at least 3 integrated psychological assessments with children or adolescents. All applicants should have endorsement/approval (noted on AAPI) from their programs in order to apply.
The candidates should have demonstrated interests and prior academic and practicum experiences that are appropriate for the internship, such as prior experience working with adolescents and outpatient therapy experience. We pay careful attention to the goodness-of-fit between candidates and our program. Candidates’ cover letters and essays are reviewed for specific references to interest in the training that we offer.
All interested applicants should submit applications using the AAPI online application process by November 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified about interview decisions by December 15, 2018.
The intern application should include the following:
- The APPIC completed application, which can be found online at APPIC
- A curriculum vitae
- Three letters of reference from supervisors or professors using the APPIC Standardized Reference Form
- Official transcripts of all graduate work
- A psychological test battery
- A letter describing your interest in working at the MSAHC
Please direct inquiries to the Director of Training:
Ariella Silver, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
320 East 94th Street
New York, NY, 10128
Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 336-5979; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.