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Pediatric Psychology Fellowships

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.

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

St. Jude is a recognized APPIC member (

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We are offering 1-year clinically-focused and 2-year primary research-focused postdoctoral fellowships.


Pediatric Psychology Clinical Fellowship

Patient care activities include clinical consults and therapy with patients with hematology, oncology, and/or infectious disease diagnoses, as well as risk assessments and crisis management. Additional patient care opportunities include specialty rotations in early childhood, pain management, cognitive assessment, and supervision of junior trainees. Opportunities to engage in activities that are typical of clinical faculty in a medical center (e.g., multidisciplinary team liaison, quality improvement projects, research collaborations, committee work) are available.

Fellows will work with a primary mentor and others (Training Director, other psychology faculty) to develop an Individualized Development Plan that will guide their training throughout the fellowship year and is aligned with their career goals.

The following faculty are available as clinical mentors:

Fellows meet hourly postdoctoral supervised practice requirement for licensure as a psychologist with health service provider designation in Tennessee upon satisfactory completion of fellowship. 

Clinical Fellowship jobs

Pediatric Psychology Research Fellowship

The goals of the research fellowship are to help fellows develop and hone the skills necessary to prepare them for research-focused careers in academic medical centers. Fellows will be primarily focused on manuscript writing, data analysis, grant writing, and study design. Opportunities to participate in data collection are available if interested. Opportunities to mentor junior trainees (graduate students, doctoral interns) on research products are also available.

For fellows interested in obtaining clinical licensure, 20-30% time will be dedicated to clinical activities, including clinical consults and therapy with patients with hematology, oncology, and/or infectious disease diagnoses. Upon satisfactory completion of the two-year fellowship, fellows meet hourly postdoctoral supervised practice requirement for licensure as a psychologist with health service provider designation in Tennessee

Fellows will work with their primary mentor and an oversight committee to develop an Individualized Development Plan that guides their progress during the fellowship and aligns with their career goals.

The following faculty are reviewing applications for fellows this cycle:

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.



  • Fellows must have a PhD/PsyD in clinical, counseling or school psychology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
    • Completion of a doctoral degree from an APA- or CPA-accredited program is preferred
  • Completion of a doctoral internship meeting APPIC standards
    • APA/CPA accredited or APPIC member internship preferred
  • All doctoral degree requirements (including defense of the dissertation) must be met prior to beginning the fellowship

Application to  include:

Completed online applications are requested by December 1, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Applicants apply through the APPA CAS: register for an account and complete an application. Please note, there are separate listings for the clinical and research fellowships within APPA CAS.

Submit the following materials using the APPA CAS:

  1. Cover letter indicating which program – clinical or research – you are applying to, and mentor(s) you are interested in working with;
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV);
  3. Three letters of recommendation (called “evaluations” by the APPA system), including one from the internship director (if applicable);
  4. Statement from graduate program training director verifying the 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.