Can you imagine a day when all children are living in safe and stable homes? Right now, this is not the reality for thousands of children currently in need of our help. That’s where you come in.
For over 200 years, The Village has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. We are unwavering in doing whatever it takes to transform lives.
If you believe, like we do, in going beyond the expected to help children and families unlock their inner strength, grow healthy and stable, and develop the ability to overcome challenges that life throws at them, then our Psychology internship training program may be right for you.
ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP
An appreciation for and interest in diversity is critical to our work. We meet families from all walks of life whose unique sets of challenges are best assessed, treated and supported through a holistic, individualized approach.
As a psychology intern with The Village, you will be an active member of a multidisciplinary team and participate directly in providing psychological testing and outpatient services – including individual child and adolescent therapy, play therapy, family therapy, parent guidance, and group therapy.
You will attend advanced training seminars and have the opportunity to participate in other Village seminars and workshops, at no cost.
Individual and group supervision is provided by experienced, culturally competent licensed psychologists who will guide you throughout your internship.
Research/Professional Development Project
We believe that that throughout their careers professional psychologists should engage in professional development by staying current with the literature and integrating theory, research and practice. To help develop this habit, you will complete a project that will contribute to the evaluation and enhancement of one of The Village’s existing programs.
Stipend and Benefits
As a Village intern, you get paid to learn. And, because downtime is so important for self-care, you will enjoy 12 days of vacation, plus agency holidays, and up to 5 days for illness/bereavement. You can also take up to 5 days per year for professional development/dissertation release time. We provide malpractice insurance and medical insurance benefits.
- Candidates must have passed their comprehensive examination, be admitted for doctoral candidacy, and meet their graduate university’s eligibility requirements for internship application.
- Students from APA-accredited clinical or combined clinical/school programs are strongly preferred.
- Minimum of 1,200 practicum hours inclusive of diagnostic assessment and treatment (at least 600 hours of which is direct client contact) is required.
- Experience with children and families required; experience with trauma and abuse is preferred.
- Experience administering, scoring and interpreting projective measures, specifically the Rorschach test (Exner method), is strongly preferred.
- Program Description [PDF]
The application deadline for the 2017-2018 training year is November 18, 2016. Internships begin on September 5, 2017. Applications are handled through the APPIC website (www.appic.org) using the Applicant Portal. Candidates are asked to submit their APPI, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, sample testing report, and official transcript. Further details can be found in our comprehensive program description.
Accredited since 1979 by the American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, D.C., 20002-4242
Member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)
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Washington, D.C. 20002
The Village for Families & Children is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The Village adheres to all APPIC policies & procedures and abides 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 APPIC Uniform Notification Day.