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Psychology Training

The St. Jude Department of Psychology offers unique training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, doctoral interns and graduate students.

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St. Jude offers a variety of superb clinical and research training opportunities in pediatric psychology and neuropsychology. Our distinct program model allows training experiences to be unusually flexible to conform to individual interests and career goals.

Through expert mentorship, outstanding resources, and a uniquely collaborative culture, St. Jude can help you gain a successful career in your field of choice while making a real difference in the lives of children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other disorders.

Pediatric Psychology

Postdoctoral fellows in Pediatric Psychology can pursue clinical and research training experiences in health behaviors, health promotion and quality of life.

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Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship

Fellows in Pediatric Neuropsychology gain experience in diverse areas, including the neurocognitive effects of cancer and sickle cell disease as well as novel interventions.

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Doctoral Psychology Internship

Doctoral psychology interns can build their expertise through rotations at St. Jude that offer clinical and research training experiences.

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Graduate Training

Research and clinical placements are available for talented psychology graduate students from affiliated academic institutions.

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The St. Jude Experience


The Department of Psychology is dedicated to helping children with catastrophic diseases achieve full health potential and the best possible quality of life. Learn more about our outstanding clinical care and research, and why St. Jude is a unique place for your training experience.

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Watch: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology

Watch: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology


Applicants for any clinical training role, including graduate students, doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows, must pass a drug test and background check. The background check includes criminal, license/certificates/credentials, employment/education verification, and various abuse registries. Drug and background screenings are facilitated by St. Jude during onboarding. Applicants must have a health screen. The health screen must establish that the applicant is fully vaccinated with a number of vaccines, including but not limited to COVID-19 and influenza.