Applications are to be submitted through AAPI online.  The application must include the following:

• APPIC application for Psychology Internship
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Official university transcript of all graduate work
Sample test report of the track you’re applying to (adult or child/adolescent)
Sample therapy case summary of the track you’re applying to (adult or child/adolescent)
• Three letters of recommendation from at least one professor and at least one supervisor well acquainted with your clinical work.

We generally review application packages in the months of November and December and invite candidates for a group orientation and an interview in January.  We follow the rules of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) including the “match” procedure.  Applicants that are interviewed, and want to rank our site, must register for the Match using their online registration system.  We 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.  Our program code number for the ADULT TRACK is 145811.  Our program code for the CHILD  AND ADOLESCENT TRACK is 145812. From among many highly qualified applicants, we hope to select those who are the best match for our setting and can contribute diverse qualities to balance the internship class.  If you have specific questions regarding the application procedure or the program, please call Dr. David Block 718-334-3913.

Please note that all employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of the pre-employment process, including receipt of the initial COVID-19 Vaccine series.  Mount Sinai considers interns to be employees, which means that they have the same expectations for interns as any other employee. To complete the pre-employment process, several steps must be taken beyond those outlined in Human Resources Policy #2.07, “Selection and Placement, Pre-Employment Drug Testing, Pre-Placement Health Assessment EHS-D4.0, and Pre-Employment Background Investigation.

Following a conditional offer of employment, Talent Acquisition (TA) conducts pre-employment background screening via a third party vendor. Background screening includes evaluation of a number of data points including Employment/Education/License verifications, OIG/GSA/NY OMIG Sanction List searches, etc.

TA conducts a background screen for criminal conviction history, searching court records for felony/misdemeanor convictions (7 years) along with a social security trace and validation and National Criminal Record and Sex Offender database search. If an applicant has a criminal conviction history, Labor Relations, in collaboration with TA, will determine whether there is a direct relationship between the applicant’s criminal record and the prospective job, or whether employing the applicant would involve an unreasonable risk to property or to the safety or welfare of patients or others.

Occupational Health Services conducts Pre-Employment Drug Testing as required by the Medical Board and Mt. Sinai/Elmhurst Hospital rules. All applicants must be free of drugs (e.g., amphetamines, barbiturates). If an applicant is tested positive, supportive medical documentation must be provided before the applicant is negated for hire.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Lea Nguyen at 718-334-2272 or at

The information in this prospectus is accurate as of its revision date September, 2023.  It represents the current offerings in our program. Because we are continuing to provide for new growth opportunities and because of possible changes in staffing, the future program might not be exactly as described herein.  We reserve the right to make changes in our program at any time, even though we can only revise this prospectus annually.  We will be happy to inform applicants verbally of any recent changes at any time.

It is our program’s policy, as well as that of our parent institutions, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, that all decisions regarding educational and employment opportunities and performance are made without discrimination because of race, sex, color, creed, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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