Clinical Psychology Internship

Our internship provides broad-based clinical training for the general practice of health service psychology. Our goal is to train new professionals to provide and develop appropriate, effective treatments for culturally diverse populations. Based in UNM’s Health Sciences Center, the program integrates the main components of evidence-based practice as outlined by the American Psychological Association.

These include:

  • Research
  • Clinical expertise
  • Understanding of culture, context, individual and preferences

Our program has five tracks with emphases in:

  • Clinical Child
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Early Childhood.
  • Neurodevelopmental
  • Integrated Health Care

All the tracks share a multicultural, developmental, contextual and interdisciplinary training philosophy. There are educational opportunities in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. We serve a highly diverse population of children, adolescents, and families, many with a history of trauma. In addressing cultural responsiveness, our program emphasizes both process and outcome. We focus as much on the provider as on the client.

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To be considered for our 2017-2018 internship, all application materials must be received by 11:59 PM on November 1, 2017.

We understand that individuals who have been negatively impacted by recent national tragedies may have difficulty meeting the application deadline. There are two steps that applicants who fall in this category can take:

1. First, applicants should still submit whatever they can by the November 1 deadline in the APPI Portal.
2. Second, if individuals adversely impacted by these national tragedies are in need of an extension to the November 1 deadline, they will need to email Dr. Lindsay Smart at to request an extension to the deadline and to outline the circumstances related to this request. Applicants should also indicate in this email if their letter of recommendation writers and/or universities/doctoral training programs are experiencing difficulties in providing the necessary information for the applicants as a result of the natural disasters. Incomplete materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) will only be accepted with prior approval (i.e. before the November 1 deadline) from Dr. Smart.

The selection committee will also work to accommodate alternative interview methods for applicants selected for an interview.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association *

*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: / Web: