2013-14 Predoctoral Internship Program in Psychology
Purpose of Internship
The purpose of the Milton Hershey School ® (MHS) Internship Program is to provide a variety of clinical, assessment, and consultation experiences with children and adolescents between the ages of four and high school graduation.
Practicum and Academic Requirements for Intern Applicants
Each intern accepted into the internship program is in the process of completing a doctoral degree in professional psychology from a regionally or nationally accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States. Eligibility for entry into the internship program is based on satisfactory completion of graduate program coursework, practicum experiences, including 400 hours of assessment and 600 hours of therapy practicum hours, and other academic requirements as specified by each graduate program. Applicants must also demonstrate a sound background in psychology, and a general level of competency in working with clinical populations. Applicants must also demonstrate a specific interest in children and adolescents through coursework, research, or practicum experiences.
This is an intensive, full-time internship. The usual workday is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, the residential nature of the School necessitates that there will be times that the workday extends beyond these hours. Based on a 45-hour week, it is estimated that interns will spend approximately 30% of their time in clinical activities, 25% of their time in assessment activities, 25% of their time in consultation activities, and 20% of their time in supervision and didactics.
The internship is scheduled to begin August 1, 2013 and continue through July 31, 2014. Interns accumulate in excess of 2,000 hours of supervised experience while on internship.
Stipend & Benefits
The stipend for the predoctoral psychology internship is $21,000. Major medical health care, dental health care, and Employee Assistance Program are provided for the intern and dependents as a part of the internship. MHS offer various benefits to interns, including a $125.00 spending allowance to purchase books and other resources that the intern can keep at the conclusion of the internship, free meals during the hours in which they are working on campus through the MHS school cafeteria, continuing education opportunities on and off-campus, and intern access to interlibrary loans, as well as administrative assistance to conduct literature searches through the MHS library. The intern receives paid vacation and personal time during the internship year as well.
Milton Hershey School is seeking three (3) full time, predoctoral psychology interns. Applications are solicited as early as possible in the year prior to the start of the internship. Intern applicants will be interviewed during December 2012 and January 2013. Application materials must be received by November 15, 2012. All applicants will be notified by December 15, 2012 as to whether they will receive an interview.
Doctoral level psychology students who will complete their course work by August 1, of this year are encouraged to apply. Applicants should complete the online APPIC application process to include the following site information.
Erica Weller-Timmins, Ph.D., ABPP
Director of Psychological Services
Director of Training
Milton Hershey School
P.O. Box 830
Hershey, PA 17033-0830
Telephone number: (717) 520-2635