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Psychology Internship

The American Psychological Association-accredited Psychology Internship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year (12-month) program that admits three full-time doctoral students per year.

The program provides 2,000 hours of clinical and research training. Interns are matched nationally through the APPIC Internship Matching Program. The annual salary is estimated at $31,200 plus benefits.

See accreditation-required program details here or download a PDF of Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data.

Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Psychology Internship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. The training program abides by the scientist-practitioner training model and is guided by a developmental, bio-psychosocial perspective. Its goal is to train advanced psychology doctoral-level students, leading to competent preparation for entry-level practice into professional psychology.

Here, you'll find a description of the program's philosophical underpinnings, mission, aims and goals, structure and requirements and other pertinent information to assist prospective applicants in learning more about the training program.

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Antolin Llorente, MS, PhD, Director, Psychology Internship

The program is horizontally organized along several competencies. In addition, there are vertical competencies involving diversity and individual differences, professional development and research, all of which cut across the various horizontal competencies.

The program is horizontally structured through supervisory experiences and two clinical tracks (adult/pediatric) and divided into two six-month blocks, where interns perform two to three major rotations each.

I encourage you to peruse our training program.

Antolin M. Llorente, MS, PhD
Director, Psychology Internship
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Penn State Health/Penn State College of Medicine

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Application Requirements

The Psychology Internship selects prospective interns who are doctoral students during the current academic year and are currently matriculated in APA-approved clinical, counseling or school psychology programs.

Prospective interns must be in good standing and be cleared for internship training by the Director of Training of their respective doctoral clinical programs. Applicants must also have completed at least 250 intervention hours and 250 assessment hours before beginning their internship.

How to Apply

Applications must include least two letters of recommendation, preferably three. Supplemental materials such as sample reports, etc., are welcomed but not required.

When applying, applicants should indicate which track (pediatric or adult) they wish to pursue, as well as all areas of interest within their selected track from the available rotations.

See the program's listing in the APPIC directory for details.

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Application Timeline

Applications are generally due in November for the following academic year. Interns selected for interviews are notified in early December, and interviews begin in January.

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Program Leadership

For additional details on the Psychology Internship, including a current copy of the training handbook, email Deana Murray at