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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data


(date program tables were last updated:  8/30/2018)
 
Internship Program Admissions 

Children’s Mercy Internship is a one year (12 month), full time internship for interns who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program accredited by America Psychological Association (APA) and in good standing with the doctoral program. We prioritize applicants who have a desire to work long-term in the area of clinical child/pediatric psychology and have prior experience working in individual/family therapy with children/adolescents. While specific types of practicum are not required, the applicant’s overall training experiences are considered in determining if the candidate is a “good fit” for our training program and if they have experiences that prepare them for an internship working with children/families in a pediatric medical center. We look for internship applicants with training in clinical or counseling PhD or PsyD programs with an emphasis in training in working with children and families. We do not currently accept applications from School Psychology Programs. 

Applicants applying to the internship should have a minimum number of the following hours at the time of application: 

Area Required? Amount
Total direct contact intervention hours Yes 300
Total direct contact assessment hours Yes 200


Other Minimum Criteria

Applicants who have not met these hours’ requirements, but anticipate completing them prior to the start of internship should note that information in a cover letter as this will be taken into consideration in the overall application. 

Other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants includes completing a minimum of five integrated reports by the time of application and working with a minimum of five child/adolescent and/or family treatment cases. We do not accept part-time or unfunded interns.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year 

    Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns          $28,480.95*

    Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns         N/A

*a 2% increase is anticipated for the 2019-2020 training year.  In compliance with the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), Children's Mercy pays interns over time consistent with the recent changes in the law. 

Program provides access to health insurance for intern? Yes
Trainee Contribution to cost of medical insurance required?  No
Health insurance coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Health insurance coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Health insurance coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO/vacation) 20 days
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 12 days
In the 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?  10 days of paid family leave (additional medical or personal leave is available and determined on individual basis with each intern and his/her unique needs).  Short-term disability insurance also is available for purchase.

Other Benefits 

Educational stipends for interns include $500 for book money and $1500 for travel/presenting at educational conferences.  Interns are provided a moving allowance of $300 for any intern moving from outside the metropolitan Kansas City area. 

In additional to a dedicated work space with a computer; interns are provided an iPad to support clinical work when they are providing services in other clinics or settings (e.g., inpatient units).  Interns’ book money can be used to purchase any necessary applications to be used for clinical intervention or demonstration.  Interns share a printer and have access to xeroxing, fax, and scanning equipment in the division.  The division maintains a library containing texts related to mental health, developmental issues, and pertinent medical subjects.  The division has a large array of psychological testing kits and equipment for the interns’ to use.  Online and computer scoring for many questionnaires/testing measures is also available to interns.  The interns also have available to them a large selection of therapeutic games and toys to be used for interventions.

Initial Post-Internship Positions 

 (Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)         

  

 (Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)                                           

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts

9

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree

 

0

 

PD

EP

Community mental health center

 

 

Federally qualified health center

 

 

Independent primary care facility/clinic

 

 

University counseling center

 

 

Veterans Affairs medical center

 

 

Military health center

 

 

Academic health center

8

 

Other medical center or hospital

 

 

Psychiatric hospital

 

 

Academic university/department

 

 

Community college or other teaching setting

 

 

Independent research institution

 

 

Correctional facility

 

 

School district/system

 

 

Independent practice setting

 

Not currently employed

 

 

Changed to another field

 

 

Other

 

 

Unknown

 

 

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.