Clinical Internship

Given that we are an APA-accredited program, a one-year full-time pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology is required and is typically taken in the fifth year. Internships usually require students to move to a distant location for one year of intensely supervised clinical experience. Because of the need to relocate for internship, the program recommends that students spend their first four years on the main campus and complete their dissertation during the fourth or fifth year so that they do not have to return to Hattiesburg after completing internship training.

Students are required to propose their dissertation before they can be certified to apply for an internship. Students are expected to have completed or made substantial progress toward completing their dissertation prior to beginning their internship so that they may devote their full attention to this important professional component of their training program.

Our students have been highly successful in obtaining APA approved internship placements. Clinical internship placements during the past few years were at these sites:

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Central Alabama VA Healthcare System, Tuskegee, AL
  • Charleston Consortium/Medical Univ. South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
  • Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Emory University-Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Atlanta, GA
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons, Tallahassee, FL
  • Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System, Biloxi, MS
  • Hazelden Foundation, Center City, MN
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN
  • Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha, NE
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Spring Grove Hospital Center, Catonsville, MD
  • St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium, St. Lous, MO
  • Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Med Center, Birmingham, AL
  • University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • University of Rochester - Psychiatry, Rochester, NY
  • Utah State Hospital, Provo, UT
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT
  • VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Wyoming State Hospital, Evanston, WY