The Psychology Fellowship Training Program uses a common application process for all focus areas and available positions.

Please note that we are an APPIC-affiliated program and use the APPIC APPA CAS application portal; however, due the many and varied fellowship positions we offer, we do not participate in the Common Hold Date. The Fellowship program will cover the application fee. You can start the application in APPA CAS when the portal opens, Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Prior to submitting the application, contact our Fellowship coordinator, Denisse Herrera Delgado at to get the coupon code. The coupon code is generated specifically for each applicant. Allow two to three business days for the coupon code to be provided. Please note you must use the coupon code; no reimbursement will be provided if you submit the application without the code.


Candidates must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the start of fellowship. Applicants who have not completed their dissertation at the time of application, must successfully defend their dissertation one-month prior to beginning fellowship.

All candidates should be from a graduate program in clinical, counseling or school psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and must be from an APA-accredited internship program. Experience with children is a must.

APPA CAS Application Portal Opens: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Application Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2022

Virtual Interview Dates:

  • Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Friday, January 20, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • Friday, January 27, 2023

Start Dates: Between early July and September 2023

Interested applicants click here to begin the application

Documents You'll Need

In preparation of your application, you are required to provide several documents, in addition to the general APPA CAS sections. These will include:

  • A cover letter detailing which focus area(s) you are applying for and a description of your career goals
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (detailed instructions will be provided in the APPA CAS portal)
    • Letters must be on their institution's letterhead, signed and dated
  • Your official graduate school transcript (can be uploaded to the APPA CAS portal)
  • For Neuropsychology applicants only (detailed instructions will be provided in the APPA CAS portal):
    • Two sample neuropsychological reports
    • APPCN Verification of Completion of Doctorate form

For questions about the application process, please contact our psychology fellowship coordinator, Denisse Herrera Delgado at, or the co-directors of psychology fellowship training, Sara E. Williams, PhD, at, and Scott W. Powers, PhD, at

Additional Information


Verification of PhD: Prior to the first day of the fellowship, the fellow must provide a diploma or a letter from the director of graduate studies verifying completion of all degree requirements pending the granting institution’s graduation ceremony.

Pre-Employment Testing: Tuberculosis (TB) testing and verification of up-to-date immunizations are a requirement for employment at Cincinnati Children’s. Cincinnati Children’s is a drug-free and smoke-free environment. All new employees are required to submit to a drug urine screen prior to hiring. Cincinnati Children’s also conducts a criminal records check on all final candidates for employment, as required by Ohio state law.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: Cincinnati Children’s requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, proof of vaccination will be required. Exceptions for the COVID-19 vaccination requirement may be granted for approved medical contraindications or religious prohibitions. Learn more about this requirement.

Contract, Stipends and Benefits

You can view an example of our current Psychology Fellowship contract here. For two-year fellowships, the decision to continue the fellowship for a second year is finalized in December of the first year.

Historically, stipends for Psychology Fellows have been consistent with NIH NRSA stipend levels. Cincinnati Children's Psychology Fellowship stipend levels for the 2023-2024 training year are not yet released but will be consistent with standards dictated by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Cincinnati Children’s offers several health insurance plans from which to choose; all require minimal financial contribution from the fellow. Fellows have 15 days a year of vacation and nine pre-set holidays in addition to sick leave. Additional leave is granted for workshop or conference attendance as deemed appropriate by fellowship mentor(s).