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Internships and Practica


In your fourth year, you will participate in a year-long, funded, American Psychological Association-accredited internship. This experience is designed to strengthen your clinical skills and ready you for work as a psychologist. Internship acceptance data can be found here: Clinical Admissions, Outcome, and Other Data.

Recent site placements

VA Medical Centers

San Diego, CA
Bedford, MA
Cleveland, OH
Danville, IL
Detroit, MI
Eastern KS
Hines, IL (Chicago area)
Hudson Valley, NY
Little Rock, AK
Jackson, MS
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
North Chicago, IL
North Texas, TX
Phoenix, AZ
Salem, VA
Ann Arbor, MI
Westside (Chicago), IL

Other Medical Institutions

Brown University
Children's Hospital, Minneapolis
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Dupont Hospital for Children (DE)
Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis)
Henry Ford Health Science Center (Detroit)
Louisiana State University
Mt. Sinai Medical Center (NYC)
Northeastern Ohio Universities Consortium
Oak Forest Hospital (Chicago area)
Oklahoma Health Consortium
Rush Medical Center (Chicago)
SCO Health Services (Ottawa, Canada)
Tulane University
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of California, San Francisco
University of Chicago
University of Indiana
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Other Sites
Allendale Assoc (IL)
Illinois State University Counseling Center
The Menta Group (IL)
Milwaukee County Mental Health Center
University of Akron Counseling Center
Western Missouri Mental Health Center


Beginning in the second year of the program, you will spend 15-20 hours per week at a practicum site in the community. Two years of practicum training are required but, like many students, you may choose to add an optional third year. Practicum placements are in a wide variety of facilities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

In the first practicum year, your training site will serve low socioeconomic status populations and your training will focus on developing general assessment and treatment skills. In the second practicum year, your training site will be more specialized and in an area of your choice. Examples of specialized training sites include those focusing on neuropsychological assessment, pain disorders, psychiatric rehabilitation, behavior modification, in-patient mental health, addictive disorders, marital and family therapy, and outpatient mental health.

Practicum in Clinical Psychology Handbook

Recent site placements

Recent practicum placements include:

Children's Memorial Hospital
City of Chicago Mental Health Centers
Cook County Hospital (neuropsychology, behavioral medicine)
Evanston Hospital Neuropsychology Program
Hines and Westside Veterans Administration Medical Centers
Illinois Institute Of Technology Counseling Center
Pilsen-Little Village Community Mental Health Center
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Rush Medical Center (pediatrics, pain, neuropsychology)
University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center
University of Chicago (Depression Clinic, neuropsychology)

Sample current options for first-year sites

Bobby Wright
City of Chicago BHS
Family Services of Oak Park
Hoffman Estates
IIT Counseling Center
Trinity Family Counseling Center

Advanced sites

Advocate Illinois Masonic
Alexian Brothers
Cermak Health Services
Chicago Community Commons
Christ Hospital and Medical Center
Connections South Campus Day School
Cook County Hospital
Cook County Pain Clinic
Domestic Relations
DuPage County Probabation Department
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
Gateway Foundation
Kovler Center
Lake County
Michael Reese Hospital
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
UIC Juvenile Behavioral Disorders
UIC Neuropsychology
University of Chicago