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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 in the AAPI Online Applicant Portal. The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Please download the 2017-2018 internship brochure (.pdf) for detailed information about our internships.


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

  1. Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities (NSC)
  2. Developmental Pediatrics
  3. Eating Disorders (EDU)
  4. Outpatient Postdoctoral Fellow (OP)
  5. Pediatric Primary Care (CLIMB)
  6. Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant
  7. The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (CCBD)

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.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 training year in the AAPA Online Applicant Portal. The program is committed to the recruitment of culturally and ethnically diverse interns. Bilingual speaking applicants, and all other qualified applicants, are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 15, 2016. Please download the 2017-2018 Fellowship brochure (.pdf) for more information.


Children's Hospital Colorado offers psychology externship placements: Child Clinical Assessment & Treatment; Neuropsychology, Healthy Expectations, Integrated Primary Care, Pediatric 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 individual externships:


  • be enrolled in at least the 3rd year of an APA accredited Doctoral Program in Clinical, Counseling, Health, or School Psychology
  • have completed coursework in cognitive assessment and personality assessment
  • have experience with child and/or adolescent assessment and treatment
  • 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 8, 2017. Interview dates for selected applicants are February 23 through March 2, 2017. Please send your CV, letter of interest, attestation form, and 2 letters of recommendation to Christine Mann at

Biographies of Training Faculty are available for viewing on our webpage (.pdf).

Please contact the Department Program Coordinator for more information on our Psychology Training Program.