Internships in Forensic Psychology are on the Rise

There has been a significant increase in the number of pre-doctoral internships available in forensic psychology over the last decade. In addition, a number of general internships have added forensic rotations to their training programs. As more and more interest develops in this field, due in no small part to the plethora of television shows dealing with issues relevant to forensic psychology and forensic science, universities and colleges are adding undergraduate courses and graduate programs in various forensic fields. Within the field of forensic psychology, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training opportunities have become increasingly available. In general, to become a forensic psychologist, one must complete a doctoral-level degree, one of the requirements of which is a yearlong clinical internship. The clinical internship is a requirement for those interested in becoming clinical forensic psychologists who work directly with offenders, conducting evaluations or providing intervention services.

Where can I find Internships in Forensic Psychology?

Currently, internships with a training component in forensic psychology can be found in over half of all states and provinces. The Asso

Atascadero State Hospital

Metropolitan State Hospital

Marin County Health and Human Services Psychology Internship Program

Patton State Hospital

San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health

VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center

UC Davis Children's Hospital CAARE Center

Colorado

University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology Internship Consortium

Connecticut

Yale Child Study Center

Florida

Florida State Hospital Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship

Northeast Florida State Hospital Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship Program

Georgia

Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System

Northwest Georgia Consortium

Illinois

Adler Prison Internship Program

Argosy University/Schaumburg Correctional Psychology Training Program at Stateville and Dwight Correctional Centers

Argosy University/Schaumburg Correctional Psychology Training Program at Dixon Correctional Center

Kentucky

Jefferson County Internship Consortium

Louisiana

Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium

Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Maine

Togus VA Medical Center

Maryland

Malcom Grow Medical Center, United States Air Force

Spring Grove Hospital Center

Springfield Hospital Center

Massachusetts

Federal Medical Center Devens

Worcester State Hospital

Minnesota

Human Services Inc

State Operated Forensic Services

Minnesota Sex Offenders Program

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Federal Medical Center

Mississippi

Gulf Coast Veterans Heal

th Care System

Missouri

Fulton State Hospital Psychology Internship

US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners

Center for Behavioral Medicine (formerly Western Missouri Mental Health Center),

Nebraska

Nebraska Mental Health Centers

Nevada

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

New Jersey

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

New Mexico

Southwest Consortium Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship

New York

MercyFirst

Mt. Sinai Services/Elmhurst Hospital Center

New York University- Bellevue Hospital Center Clinical Psychology Internship Program

Westchester Jewish Community Services

North Carolina

Federal Correctional Complex – Butner

Dorothea Dix Hospital

Ohio

Ohio Psychology Internship – Formerly Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Oregon

Pacific University Psychological Service Center

Pennsylvania

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic

South Dakota

Dakota Counseling Institute Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship

Tennessee

James H Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Psychology Internship Program

Texas

Federal Medical Center Carswell

Federal Correctional Institution Fort Worth

Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department

Harris County Juvenile Probation Department

Central Texas Internship in Clinical and Forensic Psychology

North Texas Internship in Juvenile Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Virginia

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Salem VA Medical Center

Washington

Western State Hospital

Wisconsin

Ethan Allen School Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Mendota Mental Health Institute

Wyoming

Wyoming State Hospital

List of Forensic Internships by Province

Alberta

Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency

Calgary Consortium in Clinical Psychology

British Columbia

British Columbia Mental Health & Addiction Services

Manitoba

Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Nova Scotia

IWK Health Centre

Ontario

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto

Kingston Internship Consortium

Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Saskatoon

Saskatoon Health Region

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

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