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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, 2-year clinical-research track, and 2-year research track fellowship positions with flexibility in the balance of clinical and research responsibilities.

Fellowship Tracks
  Clinical Clinical-Research Research
Time Commitment 1 year 2 year 2 year
Percent Time 100% clinical  30% research/70% clinical or 70% research/30% clinical 100% research
Opportunity for assessment Yes Yes No
C/L & Psychotherapy Yes Yes No
Supervision Rotation Option Yes (clinical) Yes (clinical and/or research) Yes (research)
Other Specialty Rotations (e.g., Early Childhood Clinic, Pain) Yes Yes No
Yes Yes No

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. 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.



Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in clinical, counseling, or school psychology from an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program, completed an APA- or CPA-accredited (or equivalent) internship, and defended their dissertation prior to beginning the fellowship

  • For research track positions, applicants must have a PhD from a relevant discipline (e.g., clinical, developmental) and 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 must apply through the APPA CAS. To register for an account and complete an application, please go to .

The following materials must be submitted using the APPA CAS:

  1. Cover letter indicating track interest (clinical, clinical-research, 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 (if applicable);
  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