Psychology Pre doctoral Internship Application :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Application and Selection


The internship only accepts students currently matriculated in an American Psychological Association accredited doctoral program in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology.

Respecializing Applicants: We welcome applications from doctoral psychologists who hold degrees in areas other than clinical or counseling psychology, but are respecializing in clinical or counseling psychology. These applicants must be certified by a director of an APA accredited professional psychology graduate program as having participated in an organized program in which the equivalent of pre-internship preparation (both didactic and clinical experience) has been acquired.

In addition to enrollment in an APA accredited graduate program, all candidates for admission will meet the following requirements:

  • At least 500 hours of formal, supervised practicum training in assessment & treatment.

  • Satisfactory completion of comprehensive examinations.

  • Adequate preparation for internship as indicated by a statement from the applicant's graduate program director.

Interns entering our program have come from:
Argosy University - Atlanta  University of Central Florida
Auburn University University of Cincinnati
Bowling Green State University University of Florida
Case Western Reserve University University of Hartford
Central Michigan University University of Houston
Drexel University University of Iowa
Duke University University of Kansas
Florida State University University of Kentucky
Indiana University of Pennsylvania University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Louisiana State University
University of New Mexico
Loyola University- Chicago University of North Dakota
Miami University University of Oregon
Mississippi State University University of Southern Mississippi
Marquette University University of Texas
North Carolina State University University of Toledo
Northern Illinois University University of Tulsa
Nova Southeastern University University of Vermont
The Ohio State University University of Wisconsin - Madison
Oklahoma State University University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Roosevelt University Vanderbilt University
Spaulding University Virginia Commonwealth University
Southern Illinois University Washington University
SUNY at Buffalo West Virginia University
SUNY at Binghamton Western Michigan University
Texas A&M University Xavier University

Application Process

Careful attention to the instructions below will prevent delays in processing your application.

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We abide by all APPIC policies related to the application, intern selection and matching processes. We agree to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Click here to review APPIC's match policies. You may contact APPIC at:

APPIC Central Office
10 G Street, NE Suite 440
Washington, DC  20002
(202) 589-0600

Our program utilizes the APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (AAPI) online. All application materials will be either submitted online or mailed to the application service, per AAPI instructions.  AAPI required materials include a cover letter/statement of interest, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript(s), 3 reference letters, and Summary of Doctoral Training to be verified by your program's Director of Clinical Training/Training Director. We do not require any supplemental materials.

Visit the APPIC website for more information and to apply.

All applications and materials are due by Tuesday, October 29, 2013

We will not consider or review an application until it is complete. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application dossier is complete.

Applying to Multiple Tracks

We strongly encourage applicants to talk with their academic advisors and supervisors and to reflect carefully upon their own training experiences prior to selecting a track.  On each track’s page we have listed factors that reviewers often look favorably upon.  We hope that this information will help applicants select the track that is the best match for them.

Based on past years’ applicant data and our own experiences in reviewing applications, few applicants are a good match for more than one track. On average, less than one percent apply to more than one track, and even fewer are invited to interview for more than one track.

Selection for Interview

Interviews are by invitation only.
We believe that a personal interview is extremely helpful to both the applicant and faculty in assessing the fit of our internship with an applicant’s training needs and professional goals.

The application review and interview process is handled separately by each training track. After the October 29th application deadline, each application will be reviewed by at least 3 faculty members. After the application reviews are completed, faculty members from each track meet to decide which applicants to invite for an interview. Those applicants selected for interview are then contacted by the coordinator for the respective track and invited for a 1-day interview. Applicants invited to interview will be contacted no later than December 15, 2013, per APPIC’s recommendation..

Interview Dates

Each track interviews on different dates, and at different Nationwide Children's Hospital locations.  Therefore, it is not possible to have interviews for two different tracks on the same day.  Interview dates for the 2013-2014 academic year are as follows:

Pediatric Psychology
Clinical Child IDD 
Monday, December 9 Thursday, December 12 Thursday, December 12 Friday, December 13
Tuesday, December 10 Friday, December 13 Thursday, January 9 Monday, December 16
Thursday, December 19 Friday, December 20 Thursday, January 23  
Friday, January 3 Friday, January 10    
Monday, January 6 Friday, January 17    
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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