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Clinical Psychology Internship Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the APA-approved, pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship at Lurie Children's.


Applicants must have completed at least three years of coursework and practice before the internship. All comprehensive exams and qualifying documents must be completed satisfactorily before February 1. Preference is given to applicants from APA-approved clinical programs who have extensive training in both clinical and research areas of child psychology.

The deadline for receiving applications is Monday, November 1, 2021. Interviews are not required but are strongly encouraged for serious candidates. Candidates will be notified by December 15 if an interview is recommended.

Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Lurie Children's serves an extremely diverse population and all interns have the opportunity to work with people from different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Applicants to the Lurie Children's internship are hereby informed that hospital regulations require that all new employees must undergo and pass drug testing before employment begins.

Download the Psychology Internship Program brochure and application.

Salary & Benefits

The APA-approved pre-doctoral internship program in psychology is supported by the hospital. Interns will receive $36,629. Benefits include 22 personal days off, five professional leave days (for conferences, dissertation work, job interviews), and health plan coverage.

How to Apply

To complete your application for the internship in clinical psychology at Lurie Children's, all of the following material must be submitted. This can be done on the Association of Psychology and Postdoctoral and Internship Centers website where you can submit the materials electronically.

A completed application will consist of:

  • A completed standard AAPI form verified by the student’s Academic Director of Clinical Training. The AAPI form includes the application itself, a curriculum vitae and all graduate transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a supervisor in a practicum or clinical placement.

If you have questions regarding internship program, call Lymaries Velez at 312.227.3410 or email lvelez@luriechildrens.org.

The psychology internship is in compliance with all APPIC policies regarding the match. Read the match policies.

“This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.”

This internship is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242

Phone: 202.336.5979
E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Note: All applications should be submitted according to AAPI instructions for online submission. No emailed, faxed or mailed applications will be accepted.

Please address any correspondence to:

Kelly Walker Lowry, PhD
Director of Training in Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, #10
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2605
Phone: 312.227.3421
E-mail: klowry@luriechildrens.org