Program At-a-Glance


The Internship is a consortium consisting of the VU Department of Psychiatry, Division of Adult Psychiatry. Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Psychological and Counseling Center (PCC); and the Alvin C. York and Nashville campuses of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.  The Consortium is a member of the Internship and Postdoctoral Programs in Professional Psychology (AAPIC) and has been continuously approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1971. 


Training Period

  • Vanderbilt Psychiatry: July 3, 2017 – June 29, 2018
  • VA: June 26, 2017 – June 22, 2018

Positions Available

We expect to have 12 full-time positions available for the 2017-2018 training year.

Vanderbilt Psychiatry:

  • Adult- Generalist Track: 1  (NMS #: 156612)
  • Adult- Psychosis Emphasis Track: 1  (NMS #: 156620)
  • Child & Adolescent: 1  (NMS #: 156614)
  • Psychological & Counseling Center: 3  (NMS #: 156617)

Veterans Affairs:

  • Adult- Generalist Track: 5  (NMS #: 156618)
  • Adult- Neuropsychology Track: 1  (NMS #: 156619)


Vanderbilt Psychiatry: $25,000

VA: $24,014


Applicants must be enrolled in an American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Approved (CPA) accredited graduate program and have completed at least three years of graduate academic work.  Applicants must have a minimum of 550 Total Intervention and Assessment Hours as defined by the AAPI.  U.S. citizenship is required for a primary placement in the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.  Requirements are described in detail here.

How to Apply

Instructions on how to apply are detailed here.  The Consortium follows the policies and procedures of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), including participation in the Match.  All application materials are submitted via the APPIC online application system (  Applicants may apply for one or multiple tracks within the Consortium.

Application Deadline

November 2, 2016


Following initial evaluation of applications, a group of applicants will be invited to interview.  Interviews are a full day event.  Applicants selected for interview will be notified by December 12th, 2016.  For applicants that applied to multiple tracks, and are selected to interview for more than one track, interviews will be coordinated over 2 days.  Interviews will be conducted on the following dates:

Vanderbilt Adult Psychiatry- Generalist Track: December 9, 12, 15 and January 6

Vanderbilt Adult Psychiatry- Psychosis Emphasis Track: December 9, 12, 15 and January 6

Vanderbilt Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: December 5, 13, 15 and January 11

Vanderbilt PCC: December 5, 12 and January 6, 9

VA (all tracks): December 5, 12, 16 and January 6, 9, 12