APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internships

For more than 200 years, we have worked 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, adults and families unlock their inner strength, grow healthy and stable, and develop the ability to overcome challenges that life throws at them, then our APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship Program may be right for you.

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 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.

Stipend and Benefits

As a Village intern, you get paid to learn. And, because downtime is so important for self-care, you will be able to structure your own time off schedule, as well as taking advantages of recognized Village holidays. We provide malpractice insurance and an enhanced stipend to cover the cost of medical insurance.


  • 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 500 hours of which is direct client contact) is required.
  • Experience with children and families required; experience with trauma and abuse is preferred.

Learn More


The application deadline for the 2023-2024 training year is November 21, 2022. Internships begin on August 21, 2023. Applications are handled through the APPIC website using the Applicant Portal. Candidates are asked to submit their APPI, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae and official transcript.

Accreditations / Memberships

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)
10 G Street, NE, Suite 750
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.

Contact us for more information.