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Director of Internship Training

Apply now Job no: 492869
Work type: Full-time
Location: Chester
Categories: Administrators

Widener University is currently seeking a Director of Internship Training in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, a program located in the College of Health and Human Services. Reporting to the Director of the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, this role provides administrative leadership to the students, faculty, and supervisors of the APA-accredited doctoral internship program.

The College of Health and Human Services has a focus on interprofessional education, service, and research, houses programs in clinical psychology, education, human sexuality, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, speech-language pathology and social work. Our students represent a multitude of diverse identities. We aspire to develop a College faculty, staff, and curriculum that is anti-racist, anti-oppressive and reflects and respects our professional values. We seek to create an intentionally diverse educational community in which students, staff, and faculty perspectives are valued and meaningfully incorporated into our work.

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

In addition to the above COVID-19 statement, all employees, who do not already have an approved exemption, are also required to receive a booster dose no more than 7 days after you become eligible.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of APA-accredited exclusively-affiliated doctoral internship program
  • Administer match process to place 65-70 students per year in internship rotations
  • Provide mentoring as well as individual and group supervision to interns
  • Work with psychologists in the community to develop and maintain internship rotation sites
  • Support interns and site supervisors when challenges in internship training arise; develop and oversee remediation plans when necessary
  • Develop and implement policies consistent with APA’s Standards of Accreditation
  • Manage required annual accreditation reporting, and periodic re-accreditation procedures
  • Work as liaison to doctoral program – communicate intern progress and challenges on a regular basis
  • Work with administrative/finance staff and IGCP support staff to manage contracts between university and internship rotation sites
  • Provide direction and support to a diverse array of students, site supervisors, and faculty
  • Serve as member of IGCP Admissions Committee (review applications, contribute to admissions decision-making)

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Attend IGCP doctoral program faculty meetings to represent internship program interests and provide support for students
  • Teach occasional case conferences/group supervision courses, as needed and as is feasible
  • Support development and use of program spreadsheets for tracking information
  • Participate as examiner in Final Clinical Oral Exams
  • Sit on dissertation committees as requested
  • Participate as delegate/IGCP representative to national organization of PsyD training/internship programs (NCSPP)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • Doctoral degree in psychology, and licensure in PA as a psychologist
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and challenges in execution of internship training
  • Ability to facilitate ongoing communication between rotation supervisors and the internship program
  • Ability to develop innovating training plans and processes


  • Experience providing doctoral student supervision
  • Familiarity with APA accreditation standards and procedures


  • Usual office environment; high level of interaction with students, faculty and staff across campus.
  • Ability to be mobile between workstation and various campus buildings
  • Ability to complete local site visits to agencies service as internship rotation sites

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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