Doctoral Psychology Internship

The Doctoral Psychology Internship at Hamm Clinic is available to doctoral level PhD and PsyD graduate students. The internship is structured to provide training in five core areas of learning:

  • Competence in theories and methods of psychological assessment
  • Competence in psychotherapy and psychological interventions
  • Constructive consultation and development as a supervisor
  • Ethics and professional behavior
  • Sensitivity to diversity issues

The Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology at Hamm Clinic is a 2,000-hour training requirement that involves a one year, full-time commitment to on-site training. The intern can arrange to take clinic scheduled holidays and approximately 2 weeks of vacation time.

Further education for students involves other structured activities including:

  • Diagnostic evaluations with a battery of measures
  • Inter-disciplinary consultation experiences
  • Participating in a formal case conference
  • Potentially participating in events such as poster sessions at state or national psychology conventions
  • Other opportunities designed to promote professional competence and affiliation

The specific expectations of the internship and arrangement of time and training content must be approved by Hamm Clinic, the student, and the graduate school program. Hamm Clinic offers a stipend to Doctoral Psychology students in training at the clinic.

Accreditation Status

A site visit from the Commission on Accreditation was conducted on November 5-6, 2015.  The Commission has granted seven years of APA re-accreditation with our next site visit scheduled for 2022.*

The clinic is also a MN Department of Human Services Rule 29 approved facility and an APPIC member psychology training site. Interested students participate in the APPIC match.

*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to:

Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Telephone: (202) 336-5979

A link to the APPIC website and more information about the clinic, the application processes, deadlines, etc., is available here.

To learn more about the doctoral psychology internship at Hamm Clinic click here.

Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data