Doctoral Internship Program in Health Service Psychology

Psychological Services in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools offers a doctoral psychology internship program in health service psychology for eligible doctoral candidates in school psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and combined psychology programs. Doctoral interns are provided comprehensive training experiences, educational didactic seminars, and extensive supervision to develop and refine their clinical skills, leadership, self-management, and professional identity. The doctoral internship program provides a full-time, 2,000 hour training experience which runs from July 1 - June 30. Doctoral interns receive an annual stipend of $28,000 plus health and dental benefits. For the 2021-2022 school year, we will have five intern positions available.

Applicants should submit an AAPI Online application for consideration by November 30, 2020. No additional or supplemental materials are required. All applicants will be emailed about their interview status by December 15. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews in January.All interviews in 2021 will be conducted virtually by video-conferences on the following dates: January 4, 8, 11, 15. Notification for APPIC Phase I occurs on Friday, February 19, 2021 according to APPIC procedures.

The doctoral internship program is accredited by 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 / Email

The doctoral internship program is also is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The Virginia Beach City Public Schools Doctoral Internship Program 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.

Further Questions

Contact Psychological Services at 757.263.2700 (phone) or 757.493.5437 (fax) or contact Dr. Scott Bell.