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Psychology Internship (Newark)

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, the mental health service delivery component of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, sponsors an APA-approved full-time paid doctoral internship program in clinical psychology on its Newark campus. This program works collaboratively with the Department of Psychiatry at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. The program consists of four major tracks: one focusing on work with children and adolescents in a community mental health setting; one focusing on work with adults in a community mental health setting; one working with children and adolescents in a school setting; and one focusing on work with adult inmates with mental illnesses in the NJ Department of Corrections.

This internship site agrees to 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. The entire listing of APPIC Match Policies can be obtained at the following:


Internship Program Admissions

Date Program Tables are Updated: 8/3/2022

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:
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in Newark is seeking psychology interns who are dedicated to careers working with diverse populations in urban community mental health, correctional, and hospital settings. We seek interns who are trained in evidence-based practices, and who are open to engaging with our supervisors, in a challenging and constructive year. Our program will most benefit interns who wish to develop into well-rounded clinical psychologists.

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 N Y Amount: 400
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours N Y Amount: 50

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: N/A
Master's Degree by ranking deadline; Comprehensive exams passed and dissertation proposal approved by ranking deadline

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns  $31,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes No
If access to medical insurance is provided:  
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes No
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes No
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes No
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 15 days
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave  12 sick 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?  Yes No

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)



Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts


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





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 


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




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.