The Texas Children’s Hospital Psychology Internship recruits for five full time interns. Graduate students in clinical, counseling and school psychology are considered for admission to the Internship Program. 

Requirements

  • Completion of at least three years of graduate coursework at an APA accredited doctoral training program
  • Completion of at least 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience
  • Practicum training in assessment and treatment of pediatric/child populations
  • Completion of dissertation proposal defense and initiation of data collection at the time of internship application submission

Procedures

In order to apply, prospective interns should submit their completed application via the AAPI Online Service by Nov. 15. To be considered, the following materials must be submitted through the AAPI Online Service:

  • Letter of intent, including statement of career goals and interest in the Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Psychology Internship – through the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Curriculum vitae
  • APPIC application for Psychology Internship (AAPI)
  • Official copy of all graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably one from applicant’s academic advisor and two others from clinical supervisors)

Interviews

After all application materials have been reviewed by the Psychology Internship Selection Committee, personal interviews or telephone interviews (if an onsite visit is not feasible) will be arranged for those applicants still under consideration. If feasible, personal interviews are preferred. Please feel free to contact us for more information at any time at PsychologyInternship@TexasChildrens.org.

The Texas Children’s Hospital Psychology Internship Program adheres to the Baylor College of Medicine policy for equal opportunity employment as well as other applicable Baylor employment policies. The internship program also supports and agrees 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 prior to the Internship Match. The internship follows APPIC Match Policies; applicants should register for the match. Please directly contact the APPIC office with any policy issues: APPIC Central Office, 10 G St. NE, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20002, Appic@aol.com. Phone: (202) 589-0600, Fax: (202) 589-0603.

Psychology intern selection is based on factors deemed directly relevant to prospective interns’ potential success in the profession of psychology, including pediatric / clinical child psychology and pediatric neuropsychology. Relevant factors in this decision process include: prospective intern clinical/research experiences; education; internship training objectives; and long-term professional goals. We endeavor to accept interns from a broad range of graduate training programs as this enriches the Internship Program.

Our Psychology Section is committed to the recruitment of bicultural / bilingual trainees, staff and faculty at all levels to better meet the needs of our patients, their families and the greater Houston community. Applications from bicultural / bilingual students and those underrepresented in psychology are especially welcome.

Following receipt of the computerized match results, matched candidates will be contacted via telephone.

Applicants will be required to complete Baylor’s credentialing process before a formal internship offer can be extended. Per Baylor policy, the credentialing process involves a criminal history check, health screening and a reference check.

The Texas Children’s Psychology Internship Training Program requires a full-time commitment. Accordingly, any additional outside employment/coursework is discouraged and rarely permitted. If permitted, it must be pre-approved by the director of training.