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Internships and fellowships

VA Southern Arizona health care provides training programs for students at the college, university, and postgraduate levels. Explore our training programs to find out about how we can help you start your career as a health care professional.

Internships and fellowships

Each year, we help hundreds of university and post-graduate students complete their training and pursue their careers. Find the opportunities that are right for you.

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Psychology Training Program 

The Psychology Training Program at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) in Tucson, Arizona provides both a predoctoral internship program and a postdoctoral fellowship program. We are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and in October/November of 2021 both programs received their site visits.

Additional questions on program’s accreditation status may be addressed to the Commission on Accreditation (COA):

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 First Street NE Washington, D.C. 20002-4242

Email:  or APA Accreditation website

For further information, please refer to the program brochures.


Kelly Obert, PsyD

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Chief of Psychology/Director of Psychology Training

ension 1-1058

APPIC Match Number
General Internship

Applications Due:
Internship November 7, 2023

Post Doctorate January 3, 2024

Our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks energetic, personable, and well-qualified applicants with strong skills in the areas of assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, and consultation. We welcome and encourage multicultural, LGBTQ+ and in other ways diverse individuals to apply.

A strong desire and evident dedication to treating veterans who have experienced trauma is a must. Interest and experience in the area of PTSD treatment should be evident in past training and/or experience. Applicants must be able to take initiative and function with good judgment, flexibility, and maturity.

For post-doc applications, in order to increase diversity and minimize costs to applicants, we have decided not to use APPA CAS.  Please email our Interim Psychology Training Director with all required application material, at

Information regarding required materials may be found at our APPIC/UPPD web listing:

Click below to view our program brochures!