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Internship Program Tables

Updated 7.24.2023

Program Disclosures

As articulated in Standard I.B.2, programs may have “admission and employment policies that directly relate to affiliation or purpose” that may be faith-based or secular in nature. However, such policies and practices must be disclosed to the public. Therefore, programs are asked to respond to the following question.

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values.

___ Yes

__X_ No

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

The Yale Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology offers internship positions based at either the Connecticut Mental Health Center or Yale New Haven Hospital. Applicants apply for one, and only one, primary placement within the program. The internship, which embraces a scientist-practitioner model, is most appropriate for and gives a strong preference to students from graduate programs that have a scientist-practitioner or clinical-scientist training model. Additional admission criteria are described below.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: N* Y Amount:

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: N* Y Amount:

*Has a minimum of 450 face-to-face* hours of assessment & intervention (combined) at the time of application (terminal masters hours count if the application indicates that these were verified by the doctoral program director of clinical training);

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Applicants to the Yale Department of Psychiatry Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology must meet all five admission criteria:

  1. Enrolled in an APA or CPA accredited doctoral training program in clinical, counseling, or clinical and community psychology (neither the program nor the applicant may be on probation);
  2. Has a minimum of 450 face-to-face* hours of assessment & intervention (combined) at the time of application (terminal masters hours count if the application indicates that these were verified by the doctoral program director of clinical training);
  3. Has at least three years of graduate training at the time of application;
  4. Has passed the comprehensive or qualifying exam by the time of application (unless such an exam is not required by the graduating program); and
  5. Has an approved dissertation proposal by the time of application.
The program does not make exceptions to these criteria. Applications received from individuals who do not fully meet each of the criteria will not be considered. *Clinical services provided via Telehealth qualify as face-to-face hours with respect to criteria 2.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Type of Support Support/Benefit Provided?
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $38,400
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided: -
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 20 Days
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 3 Days
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes
Other benefits (please describe):
In addition to the 20 personal time off days, all interns receive an additional 14 days off in some combination of holidays, professional days, and Yale Recess days.

*Note: Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table. This website is intended to serve as a guidance document, however, policies regarding benefits can and do change. The program makes every effort to update these materials in accordance with Yale University and relevant institutional policy.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

Placement Description 2020-2023
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 45
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Academic teaching 0 1
Community mental health center 11 0
Consortium 0 0
University Counseling Center 6 0
Hospital/Medical Center 18 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 4 0
Psychiatric facility 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
Health maintenance organization 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 3 0
Other 2 0

Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.