Internship Applicants: Admissions, Support & Initial Placement Data

2020-2021

As of 2017, the following standardized tables of admissions, support and initial placement data are required for all APA-accredited internship program websites. The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program tables are updated annually.

Internship Program Admissions
Date Program Tables are updated: 6/18/20

The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University provides training at the predoctoral level for students interested in careers relevant to clinical science, research, and practice.  The overall training philosophy of the program reflects a commitment to the development of psychologists who will apply scientific knowledge to human behavior in clinical practice and who will advance clinical science research. 

The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program prefers students currently matriculated in an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology or equivalent. 

Applicants from non-APA-accredited doctoral programs will be considered only if the graduate program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science AND the graduate program, in its public documents, states that it is in the process of submitting its self-study to APA with a timeline for submission no more than 2 years from the time their first cohort of students enters the APPIC internship match.  Successful applicants to our program typically come from training programs with a strong clinical science or scientist-practitioner emphasis. 

The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program accepts applications from international, non-US citizens.   International students cannot be supported through the 7 positions funded through the Providence VA Medical Center.

Applicants who are accepted into the training program on a visa may be required to meet minimum funding requirements.  Funding from sources other than the Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program (private sponsor, your government, scholarship, personal funds, etc.) can be considered to meet the minimum requirements.  Please check directly with your current institution's International Student and Scholar Services office for required documentation.

All candidates for admission will have adequate preparation for internship as indicated by a statement from the applicant’s Program Director.  A minimum of 800 contact hours (supervision does not count towards contact hours) of formal, supervised practicum training is required.

The internship year starts on July 1st.  Clinical psychology residents must be on site by June 30 for a mandatory orientation.

Clinical psychology residents are employed by either Butler Hospital or the Providence VA Medical Center (determined upon acceptance).  All candidates for admission are held to the onboarding requirements of the hospital in which they will be employed (Butler Hospital or the Providence VA Medical Center).  All candidates for admission are also required to purchase their own Professional Liability (Malpractice) Insurance for Graduate Students for the period or 7/1-6/30, a copy of their policy will be kept on file.

To be consistent with NIH policy, it is the Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program's requirement that individuals receiving NRSA research funding (e.g. F31 predoctoral award) cannot simultaneously hold this award and complete a full-time clinical internship.  Some clinical psychology residents are able to arrange a "leave of absence" from the grant during the internship year.  For further details on the NIH policy, please refer directly to their website:  National Institutes of Mental Health, Grants Policy Statement.

The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program observes the guidelines regarding timing of internship offers and acceptances adopted by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and the Council of University Directors of Clinical and Counseling Programs. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any internship applicant.

Upon successful completion of the program, a certificate is awarded by the Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program, Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Y Amount: 200*see below
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Y Amount: 50*see below
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
*We require at least 800 hours as our minimum number of practicum hours.  The total number of practicum hours is the total completed intervention hours plus the total completed assessment hours.  For applicants whose total number of practicum hours is low, we also consider information provided in the "Anticipated Practicum Experience" section.
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

BUTLER HOSPITAL

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns  $28,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns n/a
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 160
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave  80
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?  Yes
Other Benefits (please describe):  Clinical Psychology residents employed by Butler hospital also receive a $1,000 allowance that can be used for professional meetings/convention travel (funds cannot be used for dissertation defense). Of this allowance, $100 can be allocated towards the purchase of educational books.  All clinical psychology residents are provided with appropriate office space and equipment, secretarial assistance, and other resources necessary for their clinical activities.
PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER
 
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns  $28,912
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns n/a
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 184
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave  104
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?  Yes
Other Benefits (please describe): All clinical psychology residents are provided with appropriate office space and equipment, secretarial assistance, and other resources necessary for their clinical activities.  More information about VA stipends and benefits are available at www.psychologytraining.va.gov/benefits.asp
*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table
Initial Post-Internship Positions
(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)
  2017-2020
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 78
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
  PD EP
Community mental health center n/a n/a
Federally qualified health center n/a n/a
Independent primary care facility/clinic n/a n/a
University counseling center  n/a n/a
Veterans Affairs medical center  2 n/a
Military health center  n/a n/a
Academic health center  n/a n/a
Other medical center or hospital  3 n/a
Psychiatric hospital  n/a n/a
Academic university/department 68 4
Community college or other teaching setting n/a n/a
Independent research institution n/a n/a
Correctional facility n/a n/a
School district/system n/a n/a
Independent practice setting n/a n/a
Not currently employed n/a n/a
Changed to another field n/a n/a
Other n/a n/a
Unknown 1 n/a
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.

The Alpert Medical School of Brown University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and actively encourages applications from women, minorities, and protected persons.