Clinical Child Development Internship Program

The Center offers a clinical internship for early childhood and mental health professionals, graduate students and postgraduate students seeking intensive training in therapeutic intervention with young children and their families. The training program began at Cedars-Sinai in 1966, and was initially funded with a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

The internship is attended by a multi-disciplinary group of graduate and post-graduate students in Child Development, Psychology, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapy who wish to develop clinical skills working with young children and their families. Interns registered with the B.B.S. may gain hours toward licensure (e.g. L.C.S.W., M.F.T.). Local educational institutions grant academic credit for the training program.

Training includes: Group supervised practicum experience in the Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic Preschool and Kindergarten or Brief Evaluation and Intervention Group and participation in clinical case conferences with a multi-disciplinary treatment team.

To apply, please email your resume to

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