How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Doctoral Internship Program at the University of Rochester. This year, ten full-time interns will be selected: three to four positions in the General Adult Track, one in the Deaf Wellness Track, and six in the Child and Adolescent Track. In the event that the Deaf Wellness position is not filled, the position will role over to General Adult.

We select the most qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, disability, or age.

All applicants must be matriculated in an APA/CPA-approved Ph.D. or Psy.D. program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Applicants must also demonstrate adequate preparation for internship as indicated by their credentials and their graduate Training Director's endorsement. We expect an applicant to have had basic coursework and practica in psychological assessment and psychotherapeutic intervention techniques with varied patient/client populations.

Interviews with the Training Director, other faculty, and current interns may be helpful to applicants but are not required. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer interviews to all applicants. Invitations for interviews will be sent via email no later than December 15th. We ask that applicants do not attempt to arrange an interview until they have been contacted.

Our Program is a participant of the AAPI Match.

  • Applicants will need to register with APPIC Online, which may be accessed from the APPIC Web site.
  • Additional material is requested: Please attach to your online application two recent de-identified samples of your written clinical work . 1) A treatment or case summary and 2) a psychological evaluation report.
  • Deaf Wellness Track applicants please see below for additional materials needed prior to interview
Deadline for submission of materials is November 1st

Interview Dates

All candidates will be notified by December 15th

Adult and Deaf Wellness Track Interview Dates:

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2014
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Child and Adolescent Track Interview Dates:

  • Friday, December 20, 2013
  • Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Friday, January 17, 2014
  • Friday, January 24, 2014

Address cover letter & letter of recommendations to:

Wendi Cross , Ph.D.
Director of Training in Clinical Psychology
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14642-8409

If you have any questions contact our Psychology Training Coordinator:

Linda Brown
Phone: (585) 275-3563
Fax: (585) 276-2292

Deaf Wellness Center Specialization Track

Applicants for this track must be proficient in ASL and have prior experience serving deaf individuals. Applications from persons who are themselves deaf or hard-of-hearing are particularly encouraged and will be evaluated in an affirmative action framework.

Applicants' ASL proficiency can be documented by any of the following, and will need to be sent to Dr. Pollard prior to interview:

  • A video clip, at least 10 minutes in length, which thoroughly demonstrates the applicant's expressive and receptive ASL skills (a ten minute, casual conversation between the applicant and another fluent signer, on any topic, should suffice) (see below for mailing information)
  • Documentation that you have passed the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (Newell, Caccamise, Boardman, & Ray-Holcomb, 1983) at the advanced level or beyond
  • Evidence of RID interpreter certification

No other sign language test results will be accepted nor will any statements regarding ASL proficiency that may be contained in letters of recommendation.

If problems occur with uploading video, you may mail a videotape to:

Robert Pollard, Ph.D.
Director, Deaf Wellness Center
Department of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14642-8409
Voice/TTY: (585) 275-3544