Jobs & Volunteering

Training and Externships

The Child Mind Institute's clinical care programs welcome applicants for externship positions and other training opportunities.


The Child Mind Institute runs a 12-week summer internship for undergraduate students interested in careers in child mental health, pre-medicine, education and special education, public health, speech and language, neuroscience, and other related areas. The CMI Summer Internship combines didactic and structured learning experiences with supervised clinical therapeutic experiences with children with a variety of psychiatric conditions.

Applications are accepted in January for that year's summer program.


The externship program is specifically designed for graduate students in psychology programs (preferably third year and above) who can work up to 20 hours a week on site at the Child Mind Institute. Externship training focuses on clinical behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches to treating children, adolescents, and their families. Presenting problems most commonly include externalizing disorders, such as ADHD and ODD, and anxiety disorders such as OCD, GAD, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, and the various mood disorders.

Interviews will be by invitation held in January and February on a rolling admission basis.

Applicants must indicate in their cover letter to which Center they are sending an application. Applicants may only apply to one Center.

Post-Doctoral Programs:

Please refer to each center for specific program descriptions. Fellowship programs are two-year full-time training, focused on the accurate diagnosis and use of evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and their families, with experiences including clinical work, didactics, and exposure to research.

Please refer to individual programs for application deadlines. Interviews will be held on on a rolling basis after the submission date. Offers will be made to applicants during business hours (9am-5pm). If accepted, candidates should be prepared to notify their doctoral program's director of clinical training promptly.

For the most up-to-date externship guidelines, please click here or refer to the New York State Psychological Association website

For questions, contact Natalie Cumberbatch, Director of Human Resources.

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