Intern at Frontier Health
Doctoral Internship in Psychology

Thank you for visiting the Frontier Health Services Doctoral Internship in Psychology (FHSDIP) program.

Our primary purpose is to provide quality clinical training to psychology doctoral students as they enhance delivery of psychology services for underserved persons in the context of rural community mental health centers. Interns operate as integral members of their respective sites and provide a broad range of clinical services to underserved individuals.

Interns learn about and experience the complexity, challenges, and opportunities encountered in community mental health centers, which are critically important for increasing access for individuals who are often most in need of psychological services.

Interns in the FHSDIP will grow their confidence in providing generalist clinical services and working in the context of multidisciplinary teams.


appic-logo As a member of Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) since 2011, our doctoral internship offers three year-long intern positions from August through July: 1 in the adult track and 2 in the C&Y Outpatient track. Frontier Health’s Doctoral Internship in Psychology received Accreditation from the American Psychological Association following a site visit in December of 2016.

The initial length of the accreditation is seven years. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to:

APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 1st St., NE
Washington D.C., 20002

Call (202) 336-5979 or email apaaccred@apa.org


Since Frontier Health started the doctoral internship in psychology in 2011, interns have proven to be integral and valued members in the respective sites where they provide clinical services. Interns get the chance to experience working in teams that share successes and challenges with one another.

For more information about the FHSDIP, please contact:
Farah Williams, Ph.D.
Training Director
P.O. Box 9054
Gray, Tennessee 37615
(423) 467-3600
Fax: (423) 467-3710

More Information

Learn more about the Frontier Health Internship Program and continue your journey towards helping people.
Program Description

It’s the goal of Frontier Health’s Doctoral Internship in Psychology to enhance delivery for underserved persons in rural community mental health centers just like the ones where interns work.

Training Approach

Our staff uses a combination of supervision, mentoring, and involvement in didactic activities to expand knowledge and skills for diverse problems.

How To Apply

Frontier Health has three internship positions available. Find out how to apply for these exciting opportunities.

Additional Student Internships and Placement

Frontier Health offers a variety of internships and placements. To apply, fill out practicum application and email to fhinfo@frontierhealth.org. In addition, please complete an employment application for a “Student Intern” position.

Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policy

Frontier Health Services Doctoral Internship in Psychology (FHSDIP) strongly values diversity and believes in creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive learning environment for its interns and staff. Diversity among interns and supervisors enriches the educational experience, promotes personal growth, and strengthens communities and the workplace. Every effort is made by FHSDIP to create a climate in which all staff and interns feel respected, comfortable, and in which success is possible and obtainable.FHSDIP strives to make every effort to increase awareness, dispel ignorance, and increase comfort with multicultural experiences.FHSDIP’s training program includes an expected competency in diversity training, and multiple experiences are provided throughout the year to be sure that interns are both personally supported and well-trained in this area.

FHSDIP welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. The training program believes that a diverse training environment contributes to the overall quality of the program. FHSDIP provides equal opportunity to all prospective interns and does not discriminate because of a person’s age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language or socioeconomic status, or any other factor that is irrelevant to success as a psychology intern. Applicants are individually evaluated in terms of quality of previous training, practicum experiences, and fit with the internship. If an applicant or intern requires accommodations, please contact the internship training director to initiate this process.

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