Program Overview

Welcome to the Psychology Internship Training Program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. This program is currently accredited on contingency* by the American Psychological Association.

This website provides a description of the program's philosophical underpinnings, mission, aims and goals, structure, and requirements, and other pertinent information to assist prospective applicants gain knowledge about our unique training program. The Psychology Internship Training Program will have available three (3) full-time positions for doctoral students during the 2016-2017 academic year.  The training program abides by the scientist-practitioner training model and it is guided by a developmental, bio-psychosocial perspective. The Internship is a one-year (12-month), 2,000 hours, clinical and research program with interns matched nationally through the APPIC Internship Matching Program. Annual salary is estimated at $24,003 plus benefits. The program is horizontally organized along several competencies. In addition, there are vertical competencies involving diversity and individual differences, professional development and research that cut across the various horizontal competencies. The program is horizontally structured through two clinical tracks (Adult/Pediatric), and it is divided into two, six-month blocks where interns perform two-three major rotations each.  In addition, all interns select a year-long research project, satisfying competency in this area.

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Antolin M. Llorente, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Psychology Internship Training Program
Department of Psychiatry
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

*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 / E-mail: