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Psychology Internship Program

Psychology Internship Program

The doctoral internship at the Durham VA Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The scheduled APA site visit will take place in 2023.

The Durham VA Health Care System Psychology Internship Program provides a one-year, full-time training experience for clinical and counseling psychology doctoral (Ph.D.) students from APA-, CPA-, and PCSAS-accredited programs. The program provides broad-based, generalist training in clinical assessment, psychotherapy, consultation, research, and clinical supervision.

In addition to an expanding set of rotation offerings (listed, below), the Durham VAMC internship program offers  local access to a wide range of evidence-based psychotherapy consultants / trainers who participate in the respective VA EBP dissemination programs, plus other unique training resources (e.g., three psychology supervisors certified in behavioral sleep medicine).

We strongly encourage applications from advanced graduate students in scientist-practitioner and clinical science programs. 

Important Note:  Applications from U.S. citizens whose graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology are Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited are now eligible to apply for Durham VAMC psychology internship positions (and also to other VA training programs).

Available Rotations for 2018 – 2019

  • Addictions Treatment
  • Acute Mental Health (Inpatient)
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Compensation & Pension (C&P)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Geropsychology (CLC, Rehabilitation)
  • Health Psychology 
  • Outpatient Mental Health
  • PTSD Clinic
  • Women’s Health Clinic

Download the Brochure:
Psychology Internship - Durham 
Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data   

APPIC Match Number
Internship: 141411      

Eligibility Requirements
Read Requirements  Review the eligibility requirements for all VA psychology training programs. 


R. Keith Shaw, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Training
Durham VA Medical Center
(919) 384-8582 ext. 174043

APA Accreditation
Any questions regarding the accreditation status of the Durham VAMC Psychology Internship program, or the Durham VAMC Postdoctoral Fellowship program may be addressed to the Commission on Accreditation (CoA):
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
Education Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
202-336-5979 **

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Contact Info


  • Durham VA Medical Center
    508 Fulton Street
    Durham, NC 27705

Contact Number(s)

  • 919-286-0411 Ext. 176934
  • 888-878-6890 Ext. 176934

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm