The LETC Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Program

The League Education and Treatment Center (LETC) Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship Program has one internship position to be filled for the 2019–2020 year.

The internship program provides a structured and supportive environment. We aim to nurture the development of competent clinical practitioners capable of functioning in a dynamic and challenging special needs school setting. The program’s primary objectives are to train interns to acquire the skills for collaborative work with a multi-disciplinary team while maintaining high standards of professionalism and ethics. The program 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 supervision, program development, and consultation. Interns will have the option to receive training in the Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery (JFTN) or 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 Pre-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. The internship includes comprehensive and sequential training in the requisite diagnostic and treatment skills needed to work within a comprehensive treatment setting. Interns will learn to recognize the unique assets and personality of each individual.

The full-time annual stipend is $25,000.

Internship Requirements

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

  • 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

  • Ability to work with individuals from different cultural and economic backgrounds

  • Ability to handle confidential materials and highly sensitive information


Sara Elnahal, Psy.D.

Supervising Psychologist & Director of Training

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


To submit an application, please send an email to Dr. Elnahal at Include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a copy of your AAPI.