Essentia Health is a not-for-profit health system with more than 70 clinics and 14 hospitals across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. Essentia’s mission is “We are called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives”. The Psychology Internship Program supports that mission by preparing new clinicians for practice in a setting that values justice, teamwork, hospitality, quality, respect, stewardship, and joy in our work.
PIPEH will offer three positions for the 2023-2024 training year; two in our adult track and one in our child and adolescent track. These are full-time, one year internships equivalent to just over 2000 training hours. The purpose of the program is to prepare interns with the skills and knowledge to join the workforce as early career psychologists, so that they can continue to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.
Interns will receive experience in core clinical services at a variety of levels of care. All interns will provide outpatient psychotherapy and psychological evaluations to patients in the Behavioral Health Department on the Duluth campus. Interns in the adult track will complete a rotation to a higher level of care at a partial hospitalization program and/or on the inpatient consultation team. The intern in the child/adolescent track will complete a rotation to a higher level of care at the partial hospital program. All rotation sites are located within Duluth, MN or Superior, WI (just across the bridge).
Essentia Health offers psychology interns the opportunity to experience providing service to patients within a system of care. Psychologists in departments including Behavioral Health, Neurology, and Rehabilitation Services participate in didactic training, giving interns an understanding of a health system. Interns will hone their skills in assessment, therapeutic intervention, and interdisciplinary consultation and teamwork.