Program Information: Department of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1509
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Department: Department of Psychology
Address: 3rd Floor, J West
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 0 miles from Columbus, OH
Phone: 614-355-7500x
Web Address: SEARCH TERM: Psychology Internship
Brochure Website's Address: SEARCH TERM: Psychology Internship
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Barbara Mackinaw-Koons
Chief Psychologist: Keith Yeates Suffix
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 76
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 06/27/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 15
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32650
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns have up to $400 to use for work related conferences, travel, and training materials.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns across all tracks engage in service delivery (treatment, testing, consultation) with children/adolescents and their families. Supervision is provided by our large staff of psychologists and opportunities to consult with other medical disciplines is ample. Interns participate in group supervision and attend educational activities relevant to their clinical work. Our interns are well prepared for post-doctoral work or entrance into the practice of professional psychology.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/22/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Please note - our program requires the following (although if the 500 hours have not been met due to the pandemic we will still consider an applicant:

  • At least 500 hours of formal, supervised practicum training in assessment & treatment (combined).
  • Satisfactory completion of comprehensive examinations.
  • Adequate preparation for internship as indicated by a statement from the applicant's graduate program director.

Once applications are received, they are reviewed by 2 to 3 faculty members and rated.  Top-rated applicants are contacted for an interview by email or phone call.  Those who are not invited for interview will be contacted via Email as soon as possible.  Interviews are mandatory, as we feel this is a very important part of the selection process, both for faculty members and for applicants.  Each track completes their own reviews, rankings, and interviews separately, so please communicate with the individual track director with any questions about your application or interviews.  Associate directors by track are listed on our internship website.

Interview dates (all virtual, even for local applicants):

Times vary according to the track, most are half-day or full day interviews, some include group interviews as well as individual interviews.





Child Clinical


Dec 20 (M)

Dec 3 (F)

Dec 17 (F)

Dec 6 (M)

Dec 9 (Th)

Dec 7 (T)

Dec 21 (T)

Dec 13 (M)

Jan 7 (F)

Dec 8 (W)

Dec 10 (F)

Dec 9 (Th)

Jan 3 (M)



Dec 16 (Th)

Dec 16 (Th)

Dec 10 (F)

Jan 7 (F)




Dec 17 (F)






Jan 6 (Th)


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Please see our website.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 250
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Must pass a drug screen, details are on our website
Program Description

Nationwide Children's Hospital Internship in Professional Psychology has six tracks with 15 total interns.  Note that some experiences may vary slightly depending on the status of the pandemic.

Pediatric Track - 4 slots - Spend the majority of time on inpatient consultation-liaison service working with a wide array of medical services, including (but not limited to) Hematology/Oncology, Rehabilitation, Pulmonology, NICU/PICU, Burn Unit, Neurology, and Gastroenterology. Interns also maintain outpatient treatment caseload, all with medical component, and receive training in biofeedback and feeding interventions. Interns also rotate through multidisciplinary specialty medical clinics. Assessment training experiences vary and may include specialized training in neuropsychological assessment.

Clinical Child Track - 3 slots - Structured around a primary placement in an interdisciplinary community mental health center with minor rotations in the following areas: (Developmental Disabilities, Crisis Unit, GI clinic, & Sleep Clinic). Psychological assessment is a signficant component. Interns maintain an active therapy caseload with a wide range of diagnoses and ages. Provide case-centered consultation to local schools.

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Track - 4 slots -Structured around a primary placement in the Child Development Center, an interdisciplinary assessment clinic. Member of an interdisciplinary team evaluating children suspected of autism/developmental delays. Ample treatment experiences covering a wide range of presenting problems for children with developmental disabilities. Consult to medical clinics, inpatient medical services, and schools.  Interns participate in a wide array of case conference, training, and educational opportunities with a focus on intellectual & developmental disability. 

Neuropsychology Track - 1 slot - 50 to 60% of time completing outpatient neuropsychological and early developmental evaluations. Carry a caseload of outpatient treatment cases referred from a wide range of hospital medical services. Opportunities for inpatient neuropsychological evaluations, consultation in medical clinics, and research.

Autism Treatment Track – 2 slots – Structured around a primary placement at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The intern conducts a range of intervention services with children and adolescents diagnosed with ASD.  Intervention services are strongly based in applied behavior analysis and cognitive-behavioral therapy.  Consultation and advocacy services are conducted with school and community organizations.  Psychological assessment experience provided through comprehensive re-evaluations of developmental skills and diagnostic profiles.  


Pediatric Acute Treatment (PAT) track - 1 slot - This experience is dedicated to training interns in the treatment of children and adolescents in acute care and brief treatment settings.  The PAT intern will conduct their clinical work with the Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP; outpatient therapy and intensive outpatient programs), with minor rotations on the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Psychiatry Consult/Liaison, the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR), Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit, and Psychology Consultation and Liaison.  The PAT intern participates in a variety of treatment, assessment, and prevention services for individuals who require acute care.  Treatment experiences include brief individual, child and family therapeutic interventions in inpatient psychiatry; ongoing outpatient intervention and group facilitation in intensive outpatient programs; participation in community support and suicide awareness programs; and consultation and intervention for individuals receiving care on medical floors.







Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: SEARCH TERM: Psychology Internship  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 274 270 278 231 263
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 126 120 120 117 126
Total number of interns: 15 15 15 15 15
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 15 15 15 15 15
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 13 12 15 12 14
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 0 3 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 11 8 10 12 10
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 1 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 6 5 3 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 11 12 12
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 0 169 164 89
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 13 15 15 15 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 14 0 14
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0