The Psychology Fellowship Training Program uses a common application process for all focus areas and available positions. Please note, we are not participants in the APPIC common application or uniform notification date.

The application deadline is January 5, 2017. 

Start dates for open positions are as early as July 5, 2017, with some positions starting in early August or September. 

We are in the process of revising our application procedures, and anticipate providing detailed instructions, including revised forms, on this website in early November.

To aid in any preparation of your application prior to November, at the time of submitting an application you will be asked to provide a number of your own documents, in addition to our revised forms. These will include:

  • A cover letter detailing which focus area(s) you are applying for
  • A one- to two-page description of career goals
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (sent directly from the writer)
  • Your graduate school transcript
  • For Neuropsychology applicants only:
    • Two sample neuropsychological reports 
    • APPCN Verification of Completion of Doctorate form

For questions about the application process, please contact our Psychology Fellowship Coordinator Vicky Sanders at or the Director of Psychology Fellowship Training Meg Zeller at


Candidates must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the start of fellowship. Applicants who have not completed their dissertations at the time of application are required to provide a letter from their advisers stating the expected completion date, and this date must occur before the start of the fellowship.

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


Verification of PhD

Prior to the first day of the fellowship, the fellow must bring 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.

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 2017-2018 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 8 pre-set holidays in addition to sick leave. Additional leave is granted for workshop or conference attendance as deemed appropriate by fellowship mentor(s).