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Alexandria VA Health Care System


Alexandria VA Health Care System

Psychology Internship Program

The psychology internship at the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Health Care System (AVAHCS) began in the fall of 2014. We are APA accredited, on contingency, and a member of APPIC.

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE,

Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979





Applicants for internship must be Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree candidates from APA or CPA accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology with supervised clinical practicum work to include at least 500 hours of direct contact hours in intervention and assessment. VA requirements specify that eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens and have fulfilled departmental requirements for internship as certified by their Directors of Clinical Training. The Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an equal opportunity training program, the internship welcomes and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability or other minority status.


The program funds three interns on a full-time basis. Please download the program brochure for additional information.

MATCH Number: 234811

Applications due by December 1, 2020.

Download the Brochure: AVAHCSPsychologyInternshipBrochure2021-2022v4.docx


Leslie R. Drew, PhD
Co-Director, Psychology Training

Lauren M. Vines, PhD
Co-Director, Psychology Training