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The goal of the doctoral internship programs in clinical psychology is to provide interns with training within the integrated and multidisciplinary Kaiser Permanente Northern California system as an entry-level psychologist. The training program’s mission statement declares that it is “committed to training clinical psychology interns within an integrated health care system, in order to prepare them for dynamic roles as practicing psychologists in the health care system of the future”.

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Program Competencies

The Kaiser Permanente Internships in Clinical Psychology are temporary, benefited, year-long, full-time, 2000-hour positions. The goal of the internships is to provide interns with comprehensive training opportunities while serving the needs of our members. Kaiser Permanente has well-established psychiatry, addiction medicine and mental health departments that can be enhanced by the experiences our interns bring to the programs. Together, we strive to continue to improve the services we provide our members at Kaiser Permanente.

To accomplish the goal of personal and professional development of each intern, an individual learning plan is developed by the intern and his or her primary supervisor. The emphasis on the individual plan is to organize training in a sequential, cumulative, and graded manner. The intern and supervisors review the training plan quarterly to ensure that training is meeting the needs of the intern and that the intern is sufficiently guided through the professional development process. Particular emphasis is placed on the following areas:

Profession-Wide Competencies

  1. Research
  2. Ethical and Legal Standards
  3. Individual and Cultural Diversity
  4. Professional Values, Attitudes and Behaviors
  5. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  6. Assessment
  7. Intervention
  8. Supervision
  9. Consultation and Interdisciplinary Skills

Psychology Doctoral Internship Start/End Dates:


August 08, 2022 – August 04, 2023

August 7, 2023 – August 02, 2024

Oakland, Santa Rosa, San Jose/Santa Clara, Vallejo/Vacaville and Walnut Creek

August 29, 2022 – August 25, 2023

August 28, 2023 – August 23, 2024

How to Apply