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Faculty and Staff Jobs

The NCSMH offers clinical, research, policy, and training opportunities related to school mental health and behavioral health for children, adolescents, and transition-aged youth. When positions are available they are posted on under the Faculty and Postdoc Jobs or Staff Jobs under the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. If there are no open opportunities and you would like to indicate your interest, please send a cover letter and resume to

Psychology Internship Training

Our child internship tracks are part of the VA Maryland Health Care System and University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine offers three child tracks: School Mental Health (APPIC #134716), Child Inpatient and Pediatric Consult-Liaison (APPIC #134715), and Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (APPIC #134714).

The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore VA Medical Center, and Perry Point VA Medical Center combined previously separate APA-accredited internship programs to form this Consortium in 2003. Our unified APA-accredited Consortium is dedicated to providing high-quality training that is firmly rooted in the scientist-practitioner model. Interns benefit from access to a range of training settings with diverse clinical, research, and administrative/policy opportunities. Our training program works collaboratively with interns to formulate tailored training plans. We view internship as a year of exploration, growth, and balance that is intended to prepare interns for the next step in their career (e.g., post-doctoral training, academia/research, and/or clinical service delivery).

View the Internship Brochure for the child tracks. As internship interviews will be virtual, we have developed a video to highlight the University of Maryland child internship experience to give applicants a better sense of the training offered and the experience of being an intern within our program. If there are additional questions, please contact Dr. Nancy Lever.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The National Center for School Mental Health in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) invites applications for a full-time, one or two year, post-doctoral fellowship in child and adolescent mental health starting in Summer 2023.

The fellow will be working with faculty and a multidisciplinary team to advance skills in research, training, policy, and practice related to child and adolescent mental health services, with an emphasis on school-based services. This fellowship is supported by federal and state grants and contracts, including two grants focused on building school, district and state capacity for high quality, trauma-responsive Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems. In addition to collaborating on school mental health research and training activities, the fellowship may include the opportunity for clinical practice in schools, depending on candidates’ interests and experience. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided.

Candidates should have:

  • interest in collaborating on research pertaining to local, state and national school mental health systems for children and adolescents
  • evidence of research and academic productivity (peer-reviewed publications) and desire to participate in and to lead manuscript development
  • strong research and analytical skills, including experience with SPSS
  • excellent communication skills, and the ability and desire to represent the National Center for School Mental Health and the University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • desire to be involved in the writing of future grant submissions
  • interest in developing an independent but compatible research agenda

Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD/PsyD from an APA-accredited clinical, school, or counseling psychology program or provide documentation that they are on track to complete all doctoral requirements for the Ph.D./Psy.D. prior to the fellowship start date. Applications can be initiated by sending a CV and a statement of interest to Jill Bohnenkamp, Ph.D as soon as possible. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis beginning in mid-March.

The Prince George’s School Mental Health Initiative offers a postdoctoral fellowship in school mental health for graduates of psychology programs (clinical, counseling, school). This position involves the opportunity to advance skills in the implementation of clinical practice in schools with students in special education. Fellows will work in a public school in Prince George’s County, Maryland and will have the opportunity to provide individual, group, and family therapy, as well as professional development and consultation to school staff. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with leaders and faculty in the areas of school mental health, and will receive training in evidence-based practices throughout the fellowship.  Postdoctoral Fellows will receive regular individual and group supervision by a licensed psychologist. If you have questions about the fellowship, please contact Dr. Dana Cunningham.

Clinical Externship/Practicum

The University of Maryland School Mental Health Program offers clinical externships/practicum to graduate students studying clinical social work, professional counseling, school psychology, or clinical psychology. Externs are placed in a Baltimore City public school approximately two days per week and receive individual and group supervision. This clinical training opportunity provides the extern with experience in mental health prevention and promotion (including whole school activities, classroom presentations, teacher in-services) as well as individual, group and family therapy for general education students. For information about graduate student externship opportunities in the University of Maryland School Mental Health Program, please contact Nikita Parson, Assistant Director of the School Mental Health Program, at

Student Volunteers

The National Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine accepts high school, undergraduate, and graduate student volunteers. Volunteers are assigned to one or more supervisors and projects where they meet regularly and support project needs, including our Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health. Volunteers may learn data management skills including tracking survey completion, working with online data collection platforms, and conducting basic analyses and applying results to program evaluation; conduct literature reviews; create and review documents; and support administrative, communication, and other project needs as assigned. We work with volunteers and students earning credit at their institution for internship, externship, and/or field experience. If you are interested in a student volunteer opportunity, please complete this application, and one of our volunteer coordinators will contact you shortly after.