Program Overview

The APA-accredited Psychology Internship at Primary Children's Hospital adheres to a scholar-practitioner model, preparing doctoral-level interns for clinical practice. Interns are involved in training activities located on two campuses in Salt Lake City.

  • Primary Children's Hospital: Just east of downtown Salt Lake City, located above the University of Utah campus. The Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinic is located in the Eccles Outpatient Services building, and consultation and liaison services take place throughout the hospital.
  • Wasatch Canyons Campus: The campus houses Primary Children's Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, acute (inpatient) unit, and the child and adolescent day treatment programs, is located 12 miles south and west of the main hospital.
The Primary Children’s Hospital internship in professional psychology is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation. The program is fully accredited through the year 2031. Contact the APA Commission on Accreditation at: 

Office of Program Consultation & Accreditation 

American Psychological Association 
750 First Street, NE 
Washington, DC 20002-4242 
(202) 336-5979 

Intern Rotation, Training, and Faculty Details

We accept 6 interns per year. We will offer 3 full-year Med Psych internships (1 specializing in med psych/consultation-liaison services, 1 with an emphasis in hematology/oncology/BMT, and 1 specializing in neuropsychology) and 1 full-year day treatment/inpatient unit internship. The other 2 interns rotate between Primary Children’s Outpatient Behavioral Health and our behavioral health continuum testing service. Opportunities to stay on in one of our two postdoctoral positions after completing internship is also available.

Application Information

Internship appointments through the Psychology Internship program are for a continuous 12-month period during 2,000 hours of supervised training in a variety of professional models, with varying patient populations, as well as assessment and treatment opportunities.
The APA-accredited psychology internship at Primary Children's Hospital offers a scholar-practitioner model within a pediatric health/behavioral healthcare setting, with the goal of preparing doctoral-level interns for clinical practice.