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Psychology Internships and Fellowships

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 2018-2019 training year in the AAPI Online Applicant Portal. The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Please download the 2018-2019 internship brochure (.pdf) and Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data (.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. The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (CCBD)
  2. Developmental Pediatric Psychology
  3. Trauma Informed Care Fellowship
  4. Medical Day Treatment
  5. Outpatient Postdoctoral Fellow (OP)
  6. Pediatric Primary Care (CLIMB)
  7. Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant – Not recruiting for 2018-2019
  8. Transgender Clinic Fellowship

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 2018-2019 training year in the AAPA 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 14, 2017. Please download the 2018-2019 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 Rehab Psychology placement is 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 5, 2018 at 5pm Mountain Time. Interview dates for selected applicants are February 12-28, 2018. 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)