Dear Applicant:

Welcome to the website of the Clinical Psychology Internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.  Thank you for your interest!

The UNC School of Medicine Clinical Psychology Internship teaches pre-doctoral students to be well-rounded and competent professional psychologists. Our training philosophy emphasizes broad-based training and experience, within a scientist-practitioner model of professional development. Our trainees work with individuals with an enormous variety of mental health, medical, and developmental problems; clinical services are provided in a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, prison, and community contexts. The Internship’s training model is designed to take advantage of the strengths of our institutions and our faculty to insure that interns have a rich set of clinical experiences.

If you wish to apply to our internship for the 2020-2021 year, please download and review our Brochure, complete the AAPI Online application (, including a cover letterCVgraduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.  In your cover letter, please let us know which of our seven tracks are of interest to you.  The due date for the application is November 1, 2019.

Seven tracks are being offered for 2020-2021: Behavioral Medicine-Transplant, Clinical Forensic, CIDD, Clinical Child-Pediatrics, Clinical Child-Community, TEACCH, and Women’s Mental Health.

We are very pleased that we are continuing to offer the Women’s Mental Health track in 2020-2021. The Women’s Mental Health intern will focus on the mental health needs of women, with half of the training year in the inpatient and outpatient programs of the Women’s Mood Disorders program and the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

Minority and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Summary data about intern admissions, support, and post-internship placements can be found in these tables.

The cover letter should be addressed to:

Gladys A. Williams, PhD, Director of Psychology Training
UNC School of Medicine Clinical Psychology Internship Program
University of North Carolina, CB# 7180
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7180


If you have any questions, please send an email to Jill Cagle at or contact her at (919) 962-5307.

Click here for the 2020-2021 UNC School of Medicine Clinical Psychology Internship Brochure.

If our program is a good match for your interests, we look forward to hearing from you!

Gladys A. Williams, PhD
Director of Psychology Training