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Pediatric Psychology Fellowship

Psychology fellow with patient

Come explore a variety of postdoctoral training opportunities available in the Department of Psychology. Our aim is to provide a superb training experience to future leaders in pediatric psychology in the provision of clinical service and research.

As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the unique St. Jude patient population. Our patients include childhood cancer survivors as well as children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other hematological disorders, and infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Fellows have opportunities for clinical training in intervention and assessment with infants through young adults.

The fellowship is designed to be flexible to suit the interests and professional goals of each trainee, with a focus on both clinical and research activities. Fellows enjoy excellent support and benefits, with a competitive salary consistent with NIH fellowship guidelines. St. Jude also offers a close-knit, collaborative environment, outstanding mentorship and superb resources.

Find Open Positions

We are offering 1-year clinical track and 2-year clinical-research track fellowship positions with flexibility in the balance of clinical and research responsibilities.

Fellowship Tracks
  Clinical Clinical-Research
Time Commitment 1 year 2 year
Percent Time 100% clinical  30% research/70% clinical or 70% research/30% clinical
Opportunity for assessment Yes Yes
C/L & Psychotherapy Yes Yes
Supervision Rotation Option Yes (clinical) Yes (clinical and/or research)
Other Specialty Rotations (e.g., Early Childhood Clinic, Pain) Yes Yes
Yes Yes

For those interested in clinical-research and research tracks, openings are available in the following research areas :

For those desiring licensure, clinical and clinical-research track positions offer supervised clinical hours. Fellows meet hourly postdoctoral supervised practice requirement for licensure as a psychologist with health service provider designation in Tennessee upon satisfactory completion of fellowship. St. Jude is a recognized APPIC member ( Opportunities for collaborations are available with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the University of Memphis, Department of Psychology.

About St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a premier center for research and treatment of life-threatening childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.



  • PhD/PsyD from an American Psychological Association/Canadian Psychological Association (APA/CPA)-accredited doctoral program in Psychology preferred.
  • Clinical internship from an APA/CPA-accredited program (or equivalent)
  • Defended their dissertation prior to the beginning of fellowship

Application to  include:

Completed online applications are requested by December 15, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Applicants apply through the APPA CAS. To register for an account and complete an application, please go to .

Submit the following materials using the APPA CAS:

  1. Cover letter indicating track interest (clinical or clinical-research?) and faculty research interest (if applicable);
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV);
  3. Three letters of recommendation (called “evaluations” by the APPA system), including one from internship director;
  4. Statement from graduate program training director verifying date doctoral requirements will be met;
  5. An official graduate transcript

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.



Please read our frequently asked questions, or contact Jerlym Porter, PhD at