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


University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology Internship Consortium


Yale Child Study Center


Florida State Hospital Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship

Northeast Florida State Hospital Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship Program


Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System

Northwest Georgia Consortium


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


Jefferson County Internship Consortium


Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium

Tulane University Health Sciences Center


Togus VA Medical Center


Malcom Grow Medical Center, United States Air Force

Spring Grove Hospital Center

Springfield Hospital Center


Federal Medical Center Devens

Worcester State Hospital


Human Services Inc

State Operated Forensic Services

Minnesota Sex Offenders Program

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Federal Medical Center


Gulf Coast Veterans Heal

th Care System


Fulton State Hospital Psychology Internship

US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners

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


Nebraska Mental Health Centers


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


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 Psychology Internship – Formerly Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine


Pacific University Psychological Service Center


Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic

South Dakota

Dakota Counseling Institute Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship


James H Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Psychology Internship Program


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


Eastern Virginia Medical School

Salem VA Medical Center


Western State Hospital


Ethan Allen School Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Mendota Mental Health Institute


Wyoming State Hospital

List of Forensic Internships by Province


Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency

Calgary Consortium in Clinical Psychology

British Columbia

British Columbia Mental Health & Addiction Services


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

Nova Scotia

IWK Health Centre


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto

Kingston Internship Consortium

Royal Ottawa Health Care Group


Saskatoon Health Region

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

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