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Psychology Internships and Fellowships at Children's Hospital Colorado


Children's Hospital Colorado offers a psychology internship training program in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology. This full-time, 12-month internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The program is also a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

Interns will receive a salary as well as holiday, vacation, sick, and professional leave. Employee health and dental benefits are also available. Proof of malpractice coverage must be provided by the intern’s training institution or by the intern.

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 training year. Please download the 2016-2017 internship brochure (.pdf) for detailed information about our internships. Please contact or for more information.


Children's Hospital Colorado offers eight post-doctoral psychology fellowships in the following areas. All fellowships combine clinical and research opportunities.

1. Eating Disorders (EDU) – focused on treatment and evaluation of children and adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders along a full spectrum of levels of care from medical stabilization, inpatient hospitalization, day treatment, intensive outpatient and outpatient services.

2. Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities (NSC) – focused on evaluation and treatment of autism and developmental disabilities including stabilization, evaluation, inpatient hospitalization, and planning for the continuum of care.

3. Pediatric Primary Care (Peds) – focused on mental health, behavioral, and developmental consultation services in an outpatient pediatric primary care clinic and on program evaluation, research, and education around integrated mental health services.

4. Developmental Pediatrics – Outpatient multidisciplinary evaluation of autism, developmental disabilities and genetic disorders. The postdoctoral fellow works on Developmental Pediatrics with a team consisting of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech/Language and Psychology. The postdoctoral fellow also participates in a selected set of LEND training didactic opportunities and research relevant to developmental disabilities.

5. Medical Day Treatment (MDT) – focused on assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with chronic medical illness and comorbid psychiatric symptoms. The program offers training in a unique multidisciplinary setting, including on-site education and daily medical support.

6. The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (CCBD) – This fellowship is designed to provide clinical and research training and to develop advanced competencies in pediatric psychology within an oncology-hematology setting. The Fellow will be engaged in all aspects of clinical assessment, treatment and program development across CCBD diagnoses. In addition, the Fellow will assist in the development and implementation of psychosocial research within the CCBD with the goal of preparing manuscripts for publication.

7. Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant – The Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Program at Children's Hospital Colorado would offer a unique training opportunity in the area of pediatric psychology. This fellowship is designed to provide clinical and research training and to develop advanced competencies in pediatric psychology. The Fellow will be engaged in all aspects of clinical assessment, treatment and program development across the solid organ transplant programs (e.g., liver, kidney, heart) at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  In addition, the Fellow will assist in the development and implementation of research on adherence to medication regimens and transition to adult healthcare. Application deadline is March 30, 2014.

8. Outpatient Postdoctoral Fellow (OP) – focused on assessment and treatment of children and adolescents presenting with a broad range of emotional and behavioral problems. The fellow will be engaged in all aspects of clinical outpatient assessment and treatment. 

Fellowships are designed as full-time 12-consecutive-month programs running from September through August. Fellows will be required to participate in a week of orientation, please note this date may be at the beginning of September.

Application information

Applications will be accepted from doctoral candidates who expect to have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the fellowship start date, including completion of internship and successful dissertation defense. Applicants must have completed their training in an APA or CPA accredited PhD or PsyD program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology, and an APA accredited internship. Candidates are expected to have sufficient training and experience in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology to be able to maximally benefit from the experiences offered.

The program is committed to the recruitment of culturally and ethnically diverse interns. Bilingual Spanish speaking applicants, and all other qualified applicants, are encouraged to apply.

Please download the 2016-2017 fellowship brochure (.pdf) for more information, or contact for more information.


Children's Hospital Colorado offers six psychology externship placements: Child Clinical Assessment & Treatment, Neuropsychology, Healthy ExpectationsPediatric Urology and Rehab Psychology. Please note that the Integrated Primary Care and Rehab Psychology placements are only open to those who have completed a year at CHCO’s Child Clinical Assessment and Treatment externship. Click on the links below for more information on each individual externship:


  1. Be enrolled in at least the 3rd year of an APA accredited Doctoral Program in Clinical, Counseling, Health, or School Psychology
  2. Have completed coursework in cognitive assessment and personality assessment
  3. Have experience with child and/or adolescent assessment and treatment
  4. Have proof of malpractice coverage: must be provided by the extern’s training institution or by the extern prior to the start date

This part-time, unpaid, 10-20 hour a week commitment focuses on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families.

The application deadline is February 16, 2015. Interview dates for selected applicants are February 23 through March 6, 2015. Please send your CV, letter of interest, and 2 letters of recommendation to Christine Mann at

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