Applying To Our Internship
Qualifications of Applicants
The doctoral internships in clinical psychology are for advanced students (fourth year and beyond) in good standing in APA-approved programs in clinical psychology. Such standing assumes that applicants will have the following preparation: supervised clinical practicum experience, as well as courses or training in personality theory, diagnostic psychological testing, psychotherapy, abnormal psychology or psychopathology, cultural competency, ethical and professional conduct, and research methods. Applicants with doctorates in fields of psychology other than clinical should consult the APA guidelines on retraining requirements.
Minority Group Applicants - Black, Hispanic and Spanish-speaking psychologists are in considerable demand in the Boston area, and internship applications from members of these and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Please download and fill out our application form below.
Application and Selection Procedures
The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is November 1, 2022 11:59 pm.
Please use the APPIC application. In your cover letter, please include the information requested on our application face sheet (which tracks you are applying for and which days you are available for interviews. We would like you to upload a writing sample, either a test report for neuropsychology track applicants or a treatment summary for applicants of other tracks, in your APPIC supplemental activities section as well.
It is not possible for us to interview all who apply; we must restrict interviews to those students whose interests and qualifications appear to be most compatible with our program. Therefore, interviews will be scheduled only after applications have been screened. After screening, applicants will be invited for interviews if appropriate.
All interviews will be virtual. Applicants will be notified whether they will be invited for interviews by December 1, 2022. We will interview applicants on the three days listed on the application. Please indicate on the application all dates you would be available for the entire day, for virtual interviews.
All internships begin on July 3, 2023 and end on June 28, 2024.
Shirley Yen, PhD
Director of Psychology Training
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
75 Fenwood Road
Boston, MA 02115
Applicants will be informed of their status through the matching program adopted by APPIC.