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Professional Psychology Internship Consortium

The University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship, an APA-accredited program, is a part of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. It is composed of programs within the Department of Psychiatry and a number of cooperating community agencies that together provide a wide range of clinical experiences.

Our 2021-2022 Internship Brochure provides a full description of the internship, each cooperating agency, and the application process. Please indicate which program you are applying to (General, St. Jude Pediatric, St. Jude Neuropsychology or all three) and rank order your rotation interests/preferences in the table on page 44 of the brochure; please include the entire table in your cover letter.

Melissa Hoffmann, PhD
Director, UT Professional Psychology Internship Consortium

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:

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

As required by APA, following is information regarding admissions expectations, program support provided to interns, and initial post-training placement.

Date Program Tables are updated: 9/10/20

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:
Although UT Consortium agencies represent a wide range of clinical experiences, the current makeup of the Consortium is primary child and family-serving agencies. Additionally, many of the current rotation offerings emphasize assessment. Applicants with primary interests in working with children and families, and with experience in assessment, will find the best fit at this internship site.
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






Amount: 200

Amount: 200

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Applicants must have completed at least 3 years of graduate study and passed comprehensive exams.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $25,000
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) 80
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 80
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
Other Benefits (please describe): Interns are provided 10 days of professional leave, as indicated above, in addition to university holidays and closings. Medical insurance for significant others available at the intern's expense.

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

Initial Post-Internship Position

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts) 2017-2019
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 16
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Community mental health center 1 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 11 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 0 0
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 2 0
Not currently employed 2 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 0

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.

Last Published: Sep 16, 2020