Psychology Internship

PsychologyInternship_MichaelWilliams.jpgThe University of Washington Psychology Internship Program was founded in 1961 with the goal of providing excellent clinical, didactic, and research training firmly rooted in the scientist-practitioner tradition. The program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1965, and has built a strong national reputation as a leading medical school-based internship, providing training in general adult psychology, general child psychology, and behavioral medicine/health psychology and neuropsychology. Our faculty includes nationally recognized researchers and clinicians with a strong interest in teaching and clinical training. Our program is strongly committed to advancing diversity in the recruitment and training of psychology residents.

The internship program offers:

  • Assessment: Training in the assessment of behavioral, cognitive, social, and psycho-physiological factors related to behavioral disorders, medical and neurological illness, and normal functioning. More specialized training experiences in neuropsychological evaluation can be pursued.
  • Intervention: Supervised experience with a wide variety of therapeutic interventions that may involve individuals, couples, families, or groups with an emphasis on empirically supported treatments.
  • Consultation: Opportunities to develop the consultative and communication skills needed for doing professional work in interdisciplinary health care settings.
  • Behavioral Medicine: Training opportunities in rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology, primary care, and consultation-liaison with medical-surgical inpatient and outpatient services.
  • Research: Research activity is very strongly encouraged. Opportunities are provided to increase sophistication in the design and performance of clinical research, usually by collaborating on ongoing faculty projects. Independent projects can be pursued with faculty support.
  • Grantsmanship: An interdisciplinary research training series of seminars providing didactic and experiential training in grant writing skills under the mentorship of faculty members.
  • Education: A year long series of required didactic presentations and journal clubs. Special seminars and tutorials may be arranged. In addition, a spectrum of scheduled courses, colloquia, grand rounds, workshops, and conferences is available throughout the University.
  • Diversity training: Diversity advancement is a strong priority for the program. Diversity issues are integrated into didactic, clinical and research training, and there is a committee devoted to advancing diversity issues within the internship. Many internship rotation sites provide opportunities to work with diverse populations, with many immigrant and minority groups represented.
Explore the UW Psychology Internship Program website to learn about training opportunities and application requirements. For additional information, please contact the Internship Program Office at 206-543-7576 or email