The LETC Doctoral Psychology Internship Program

Brooklyn, NY — Crown Heights

The League Education and Treatment Center (LETC) Doctoral Psychology Internship Program has three internship positions to be filled for the 2020-2021 year. 

The internship program provides comprehensive and sequential training to prepare competent clinical practitioners capable of functioning in a dynamic and challenging special needs school setting. The program’s primary objectives are to train interns in the requisite diagnostic and treatment skills for collaborative work with a multi-disciplinary team while maintaining high standards of professionalism and ethics. The program provides a structured and supportive environment and works with interns to gain competence in diagnosis and assessment as well as individual, group, and family psychotherapy. In addition, interns will develop greater competence in research, diversity, supervision, program development, consultation, crisis intervention, and case management. Interns will receive training at the Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery (JFTN) and the League School and Day Treatment Center.

LETC has been improving the lives of children and adults with emotional and developmental disabilities for over 60 years. The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at LETC was designed to reflect this mission and provide interns with valuable, hands-on experience in order to become competent clinicians in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with special needs. 

Internship Requirements

  • Completion of formal academic course work at a doctoral degree granting program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology.

  • Readiness for internship as verified by Program Director of Clinical Training.

  • Have closely supervised experiential training in professional psychology skills conducted in non-classroom settings.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Dependable, self-motivated, strong work-ethic, and detail oriented.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with individuals from different cultural and economic backgrounds.

  • Ability to handle confidential materials and highly sensitive information.

  • Pass LETC pre-employment background checks (for details of the background checks, please visit the internship website).

Full-time internship annual stipend: $28,000

Part-time internship stipend is prorated and must be at least 20 hours per week

Internship Start/End Dates: August 31st, 2020–August 27th, 2021

Length of commitment: one year

Hours/week: 35 hours

How to apply

All interested candidates, email your application to Dr. Sara Elnahal at including:

  1. a copy of your basic AAPI if you have one

  2. a cover letter, and

  3. a copy of your curriculum vita with Psychology Internship in subject line.


Sara Elnahal, Psy.D.

Supervising Psychologist & Director of Training

For more information on our Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship, contact Dr. Elnahal by email at