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Doctoral psychology internship at Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo


Two photos, left to right: Building on CMHIP campus; psychologist talking to patient

Match for 2024-25 Internship Year
APPIC Match Number: 196311

The Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo’s Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology provides supervised training in the delivery of evidence-based treatment interventions, psycholegal evaluations, and applied clinical research to a culturally and clinically diverse patient population in a secure forensic inpatient state hospital. Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, interns provide baseline psychological evaluations, competency evaluations, cognitive screening evaluations, and objective and projective personality assessments. Interns at CMHHIP will participate in several required year-long rotations, two required four-month rotations, and one four-month rotation of the intern’s choosing. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to choose an area of emphasis (adult, adolescent, geriatric, or patients diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities), that will allow for more specialized opportunities in therapy and assessment. Interns at CMHHIP engage in didactics through various training and professional development opportunities designed to provide exposure to a variety of topics by subject matter experts.

Our program is now accepting applications for three doctoral internship positions for the 2024-25 training year. Intern positions are full-time term-limited (one year) employees of the State of Colorado. Interns are non-exempt employees thus eligible for comp time, and will receive a salary with state benefits to include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 12 state holidays, annual leave and sick leave.

CMHHIP is a 24/7 state in-patient facility. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory for all staff working in Colorado’s 24/7 facilities. Passing pre-employment background checks and drug screens is a condition of employment.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2023.

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Internship directors

Crystal Gutierrez, Ph.D.

Janna Holmes, Ph.D.


The CMHHIP Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Our internship program has been accredited since June 29, 2010, and we are scheduled for our next site visit in 2027. Our internship training program is also a participating member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). As such, we participate in the APPIC Internship Match through the National Matching Service, Inc. (NMS). Thus, all applicants for our internship must be registered for the Match to be eligible for consideration for an interview and potential match with our internship. Our APPIC Match number is 196311. Please see the APPIC website for Match policies.

Accreditation questions can be addressed to:

American Psychological Association
Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
202.336.5979 |

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Application and interview timeline

Application deadline: Nov. 30, 2023
Notification of invitation for interview: Dec. 15, 2023
Interview dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in January 2024

Application requirements

All applicants must register for the APPIC match in order to be eligible for interview and match with CMHHIP.

All applicants must be trained in an APA accredited doctoral program.

A cover letter describing your interest in the CMHHIP internship. The letter should describe your goals for internship and the ways our program will help you meet those goals.

Completion of AAPI Online to include:

  • Three reference letters, at least two of which are from individuals who have supervised your clinical work
  • A curriculum vitae
  • All graduate transcripts
  • Two integrated clinical psychological reports, identifying information redacted. Reports completed as coursework assignments do not meet this requirement.

Applications must be received by Nov. 30, 2023.


More information about the application and selection process