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Psychology Interns

Please read the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System Psychology Internship brochure for 2018-2019 applicants, which is linked to the right. 

The Psychology Internship has “Accredited On Contingency” status. 

The internship is designed to train “excellent generalists” prepared to provide services in any environment, but particularly with a focus on serving rural Veterans. Graduates have gone on to various specialty post-docs as well as into VA and non-VA, entry-level psychologist positions, rural and non-rural. The Grand Island VA Medical Center and Lincoln VA Clinic interns each complete three four-month rotations in General Mental Health (GMH), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI). The Norfolk Community-Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) intern does not have rotations, but attains the same competencies while embedded within a rural CBOC primary care setting throughout the training year. All interns also participate in a yearlong Assessment Clinic approximately eight hours per week and come together for didactics and group supervision.

We offer a single unified internship with seven interns at three training sites. Different match numbers allow applicants to specify their interest in one, two or all three sites.

* 3 Interns at the Grand Island VA Medical Center
* 3 Interns at the Lincoln VA Clinic
* 1 Intern at the Norfolk VA Clinic

Applications will be due November 6, 2017, with interviews by invitation only in early January 2018. We will request three references and two de-identified assessment reports samples.

Per VA policy, only United States citizens are eligible for VA internships, and must pass a post-match background checks. Male applicants must have registered for the Selective Service according to U.S. law.

Stipends and benefits are determined by the national VA Office of Academic Affiliations. Effective July 1, 2016, stipends will be $24,043, divided into 26 equal portions payable for each two-week pay period.

Thank you for your interest in the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System Psychology Internship. We look forward to your application.

For full application information, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System Psychology Internship Brochure 2018-19.


For Incoming Interns

Applicants who successfully match with the NWIHCS Psychology Internship through the National Matching Service must complete the forms below and follow the directions provided on the Psychology Intern Checklist.


A. Jocelyn Ritchie, Ph.D.
Polytrauma Neuropsychologist
Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System