Children's Hospital Colorado

Psychology Internships and Fellowships

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Internships and training

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.

Interns are evaluated on the competencies found in our Trainee Competency Evaluation Measure (.pdf) by all core and specialty supervisors at three points of their training year. This feedback is reviewed with the intern and submitted to the Director of Training. For information regarding the policies and procedures, training model, remediation procedures, and grievance process please download the Intern Orientation, Policies and Procedures (.pdf) and Psychology Training Model, Remediation and Grievance Procedures (.pdf).

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 training year in the AAPI Online Applicant Portal. The application deadline is November 2, 2020. Please download the 2021-2022 internship brochure (.pdf) and Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data 2020 (.pdf) for detailed information about our internships. You may also contact our Psychology Training Operations Coordinator,, with additional questions.


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

  1. ASD/NDD Services and Research
  2. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  3. Developmental Pediatric Psychology
  4. Dual Diagnosis Behavioral Psychology
  5. Outpatient Psychology
  6. Pediatric Primary Care
  7. Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant
  8. Sie Center for Down Syndrome
  9. TRUE Center for Gender Diversity

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 2021-2022 training year in the APPA Online Applicant Portal. The program is committed to the recruitment of culturally and ethnically diverse post-doctoral fellows. Bilingual speaking applicants, and all other qualified applicants, are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 10, 2020. Please download the 2021-2022 Fellowship brochure (.pdf) for more information.

A completed application consists of the following materials:

  • A cover letter stating interest in the specific post-doctoral position(s) of choice, previous clinical, research and professional experience relevant to the post-doctoral program, and expectations of personal and/or professional goals that may result from engaging in the specific post-doctoral positions identified. 
    • In your cover letter please include a brief summary of how COVID-19 impacted your training and how you were able to continue your training outside of clinical hours. 
    • If you are applying for more than one postdoctoral fellowship with Children's Colorado, only complete one application. You may upload separate cover letters for each of the positions to which you are applying. All developmental pediatric applications must include a de-identified work sample. 
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts of all graduate coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation. Please submit only three letters. 

See where our interns and fellows are now

We work hard to improve pediatric mental health care in Colorado and throughout the United States, which is why training the next generation of children’s mental health specialists is so important to us. Our post-doctoral fellows and interns are now working across the country.

Intern and Fellow Map


Children's Hospital Colorado offers psychology externship placements: Child Clinical Psychology - Therapy & Assessment, Neuropsychology, Healthy Expectations, Developmental Pediatric Psychology and Rehab Psychology. Please note that the Rehab Psychology placement is only open to those who have completed a year at our 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 1, 2021 at 5pm Mountain Time. Please send your CV, letter of interest, attestation form, and 2 letters of recommendation to Dianna Torgerson at

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

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


American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

The Psychology Internship Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Contact APA accreditation staff:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington DC 20002-4242
202-336-6123 (TDD/TTY)
202-336-5978 (fax)