Although the predoctoral internship is a one-year program, MMHC offers many opportunities for post-internship training. Two two-year fellowships in Neuropsychology are regularly available. Other fellowships are available in various clinical programs depending on funding from year to year. There are often research fellowships at MMHC and a fellowship in the CRC, which combines clinical and research opportunities.
Stipends and Appointments
Predoctoral stipends, supported by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through a training grant to the Harvard Medical School, are $23,670. Fellows' stipends are $44,000 first year and $45,760 second year. The interns are considered “Commonwealth Fellows” by Massachusetts and the stipend is not taxed as Massachusetts income.
The internship carries an appointment as Clinical Fellow in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Interns receive four weeks of vacation. Interns are employees of, and benefits are provided by, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A substantial part of the cost of health insurance is included and athletic privileges and other resources of the university are available on a fee basis.
In order to begin the internship you must pass the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check that will be requested. As employees of the BIDMC interns are subject to the policies of the BIDMC and its Human Resource Department.