Doctoral Internship in Psychology

The St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute (SVNI) Doctoral Internship in Psychology was developed to provide exceptional training to doctoral interns in professional psychology, with particular emphasis placed on service provision in an integrated primary care facility. The internship, which is organizationally housed within the SVNI, is designed to provide comprehensive clinical training and exceptional exposure to a wide range of clinical populations. SVNI is a Center of Excellence at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and by virtue of its structure and scope has built excellent collaborative relationships with local neurosurgical, neurological and hospital-based clinical practices. These relationships give interns the opportunity to work collaboratively with multiple medical specialties to meet the needs of individuals with a wide range of neurological, behavioral and cognitive disorders.

The Internship is designed to be completed in 12 months and provides 2,000 hours of clinical training. The internship has adopted a Scholar-Practitioner Model of education and provides a comprehensive and progressive model of internship training. Major clinical rotations will be provided in outpatient psychological and neuropsychological assessment, inpatient adult health psychology, integrated primary care, pediatric psychology, and behavioral health with a goal of producing the next generation of technically, theoretically, ethically and professionally competent providers with the ability to practice in a variety of healthcare delivery systems.

How to Apply

The St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute Doctoral Internship in Psychology Program abides by all APPIC policies and guidelines regarding application and notification procedures, including the APPIC policy that the training program will not request, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. All applicants must use the APPIC AAPI online (; APPIC member number 1974.

A completed application consists of the following materials:

  1. A completed online AAPI
  2. Cover letter (part of online AAPI) stating your professional interests
  3. A current Curriculum Vitae (as part of the on-line AAPI)
  4. Three reference letters using the APPIC Standardized Reference Form (SRF), two of which must be from persons who have directly supervised your recent clinical work (as part of the on-line AAPI)
  5. Official transcripts of all graduate coursework (as part of the AAPI)
  6. One complete de-identified psychological or neuropsychological testing report (child or adult)

Training Brochure

Download the Doctoral Internship in Psychology Training Brochure

Accreditation Status

The St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute Doctoral Internship in Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The next site visit will be in 2023. 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

APPIC Membership

The St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute Doctoral Internship in Psychology has been a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Programs (APPIC) since December 2013.