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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Doctoral Internship Program at the University of Rochester. This year, eight full-time interns will be selected: four positions in the General Adult Track, one slot for a Deaf Wellness specialty, and four 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 age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.  

All applicants must be matriculated in an APA Accredited 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.

Internship Start Date

The official start date for the internship is July 1st.

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.
  • Recommendation Letters: We require 3 letters of recommendation
  • 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 Specialty applicants please see below for additional materials needed prior to interview

Application Submission Deadline

Deadline for submission of materials is Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Our program has been separated by track or specialty for the APPIC Match.
The codes are as follows:
149012:  Adult Track
149015:  Adult Track/Deaf Wellness Specialty
149014:  Child & Adolescent Track

Interview Dates

Our invitations to interview will be emailed as early as November 21, but all candidates will be contacted via email by the notification deadline of December 15th.

The approximate schedule for each interview day will run from 8:00am to 3:30pm. It will include both a light breakfast and lunch with our current interns.   Permission for photos to be taken during our on-site interviews will be requested, but a photo is not required. 

Adult Track and Deaf Wellness Specialty Interview Dates:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Child and Adolescent Track Interview Dates:

Friday, December 9, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Friday, January 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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 Specialization

Applicants for this position 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. O'Hearn 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/email a video/videotape to:

Amanda O'Hearn, Ph.D.
Deaf Wellness Center
Department of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14642-8409
Voice/TTY: (585) 275-2285