Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in our internship program. The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences of the David Geffen School Medicine, the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital offer a 12-month clinical psychology internship accredited by the American Psychological Association*. The internship is characterized by a wide variety of clinical activities, supervision by a multidisciplinary faculty who frequently are nationally known in their specialty, and a wide array of clinical offerings, seminars, and other educational experiences.  

The Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior is a facility designated for research and training. Within the Institute there are a wide variety of inpatient, day treatment and outpatient clinics and program serving children, adolescents and adults.  

APPOINTMENTS July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025, with three weeks of vacation. 

STIPENDS The training stipend is $39,300.00 plus health insurance.  

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: We expect to have 21 full-time positions across fourteen tracks. Within each track there are many training opportunities and nearly all electives are open to all interns. You may rank as many tracks as you like.  Multiple rankings do not reduce your chances of matching into your most preferred program. Choices are not binding and may be changed at any time during the application process. Please be sure to select the program codes for the track/s you are applying to. Program codes are listed below: 

Child Tracks: 

  • Adolescent Serious Mental Illness 113421: 1 position 
  • ASD & Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Assessment 113425: 1 position
  • ASD & Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Treatment 113424: 1 position 
  • Child and Adolescent Acute Care 113416: 1 position 
  • General Child 113412: 3 positions 
  • Pediatric Consultation-Liaison 113418: 1position 
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology 113422: 2 positions 
  • Stress, Trauma and Resilience 113423: 2 positions

Adult Tracks: 

  • Adult Neuropsychology 113419: 3 positions 
  • Geriatric Psychology-Neuropsychology 113413: 2 positions 
  • Lifespan Neuropsychology 113420: 1 position 
  • Health & Behavior 113414: 1 position 
  • Major Mental Illness 113415: 1 position 
  • Cultural & Bilingual Neuropsychology Lifespan 113411: 1 positions

HOW TO APPLYApplications will only be accepted through AAPI Online 

Information about the AAPI Online, along with instructions about how to access the service, can be found at 

Applicants may apply for one or multiple tracks. One cover letter is sufficient for multiple tracks. We are requesting a minimum of 3 letters of recommendations. We are requesting two reports of comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for application to the following tracks: Pediatric Neuropsychology, Adult Neuropsychology, Geriatric Psychology-Neuropsychology, Lifespan Neuropsychology, and Cultural and Bilingual Lifespan Neuropsychology.

All materials for this site must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2023. 

Any questions should be addressed to Jewelle Dela Cruz, Psychology Training Coordinator. Contact information is as follows: ; phone: 310-206-5110; fax: 310-825-6483. E-mail contact is preferred. 

ELIGIBILITY: Only students enrolled in APA-approved clinical psychology graduate programs which grant the doctorate upon completion of the internship are eligible to apply. The exception to this is neuropsychology applicants from programs not described as clinical psychology programs. These applicants should inquire about their eligibility. We are aware that the novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many practicum placements, and know that this may cause anxiety to internship applicants who are assiduously working to acquire supervised professional experience that will enable them to compete successfully for the best internship matches. Please be assured we will take the effect of this crisis on your training experience into consideration as we evaluate applications. We understand that students may have less than 1000 hours of supervised experience prior to beginning the internship and we are considering applicants with no minimum required.

Internship Applicant Requirements

US Citizenship Required:No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required:Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required:No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required:Yes
Masters Degree Required:No
Comprehensive Exams Passed:No
Dissertation Proposal Approved:No
Dissertation Defended:No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical PsychologyAccepted
Counseling PsychologyNot Accepted
School PsychologyNot Accepted
CPA-AccreditedNot Accepted
Non-AccreditedNot Accepted
Ph.D DegreeAccepted
Psy.D. DegreeAccepted
Ed.D. DegreeNot Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program:No
How to obtain text of statement: 
Other Requirements:Two reports of comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations are required for application to the following tracks: Pediatric Neuropsychology, Adult Neuropsychology, Geriatric Psychology‐ Neuropsychology, Lifespan Neuropsychology, Cultural & Bilingual Neuropsychology Lifespan, Health and Behavior, Major Mental Illness


COVID VACCINATION POLICY: The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) issued a policy that requires all Covered Individuals who are UC faculty, staff, academic appointees and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited medical exemptions and accommodations based on disability or religious belief.

INTERVIEWS: After an initial round of applicant review, a group of applicants will be selected and invited for our virtual Open House and interviews. Applicants will be notified in early December if they are invited, and will be able to request their preferred interview date.   

Your interest in our program is appreciated! 


Patricia Walshaw, Ph.D. 
UCLA Semel Institute
Director of Psychology Doctoral Internship Training 

*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: apaaccred@apa.or