Data Program Tables are updated: 08/02/2023

Internship Program Admissions

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values. No
If yes, provide website link (or content from brochure) where this specific information is presented N/A
Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
Mt. Sinai Services/Elmhurst Hospital Center is a hospital-based psychology internship, with opportunities to do inpatient and outpatient clinical work in a variety of settings. We are a lifespan-focused internship with options to rotate through child and adolescent and adult inpatient and outpatient services. Interns are assigned four 3-month rotations based on their training goals and objectives for their internship year. Clinical sites include adult, child/adolescent, and dual diagnosis inpatient; women’s forensic inpatient; pediatrics, adolescent, and adult medical primary care clinics; adult and pediatrics consultation-liaison; psychiatric emergency room, school-based mental health clinic and child abuse/sexual abuse clinic. Psychological assessment is a significant part of our program, including cognitive, socio-emotional, and neuropsychological assessment. Throughout the year, interns are assigned outpatient individual (adults, children and adolescents), family, and group psychotherapy patients as well. We also provide didactics and have a strong emphasis on supervision. Candidates must have had at least two years of practicum/externship experience, including intervention experience as well as psychological testing and report writing (objective, personality and projective). By the time of the application, candidates must have passed their comprehensive exam and have been admitted for doctoral candidacy. In addition, applicants must have an approved dissertation proposal by the application deadline. In compliance with APA guidelines, and to serve our patient population better, we try to obtain a balanced and diversified class each year with regard to gender and ethnicity.

Please note all employees, including psychology interns, must receive their initial COVID-19 vaccination series by start date of employment.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours:NoAmount: NA
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours:NoAmount: NA
Describe any other requirement minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
We require a minimum of three integrated testing batteries. We strongly prefer experience with self-report personality measures and a minimum of the following:
Wechsler measures:5

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Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns$50,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time InternsN/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required?No
Coverage of family member(s) available?Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available?Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available?No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)16 days PTO; 12 holidays
Hours of Annual Paid Sick LeaveCombined with Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)
In event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?Yes
Other Benefits:Recreation program viewable on Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Website
*Note: Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

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Initial Post-Internship Positions

 2020 – 2023
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts33
Total # of interns who remain in training in the internship program:0
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree2
Academic teaching00
Community mental health center00
University Counseling Center10
Hospital/Medical Center110
Veterans Affair Health Care System00
Psychiatric facility00
Correctional facility10
Health maintenance organization 00
School district/system00
Independent practice setting150
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.

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