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Gabriela Maleszewski
Acting Executive Director

P. O. Box 2000
Porterville, CA 93258-2000
Public: (559) 782-2222
TDD: (559) 781-7822

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Job Opportunities, Internships and Volunteers

Porterville Developmental Center (PDC) is a California State civil service employer. In order to be considered for a position at PDC, you must have eligibility on a State of California hiring list or be a current or former State of California employee. To obtain eligibility on the hiring list you must apply for and successfully compete in an examination process. Applications and examination announcements can be downloaded at State Personnel Board or can be obtained by calling our Exams Department at (559) 782-2322.


    Porterville Developmental Center

    The objective of the Clinical Psychology Internship Program is to train generalist psychologists who can apply skills learned at PDC in a wide variety of clinical settings. This internship program is part of the California Psychology Internship Consortium (CPIC), which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). CPIC has multiple internship sites of which PDC is one site. The internship can be individualized. Most interns select to focus on the forensic opportunities available at PDC. This includes assessment and evaluation, report preparation, interdisciplinary treatment team functions and group and individual psychotherapy.

    Stipend: Approximately $35,000 per year

    Porterville Developmental Center

    Application Requirements:

    • Complete Standard APPIC Application for the California Psychology Internship Consortium (CPIC).
    • 800 hours of practicum experience, 100 hours assessment experience and acquired practicum experience at two independent sites.

    For more information, contact the Psychology Intern Training Director at P.O. Box 2000, Porterville, California 93258-2000, phone (559) 782-4047.

    See APPIC Directory for more information.


    Porterville Developmental Center

    The Social Work Field Internship is committed to providing high quality training in social work. The agency provides rich clinical exposure and opportunities for students to gain experience in individual case work/counseling, group work, teaching independent living skills and case management.

    Through supervision and direct consumer contact, interns are offered comprehensive experience and quality social work training that instructs them in assessment, treatment, consultation, case management and consumer advocacy. The program accepts social work undergraduate and graduate interns.

    Application Requirements:

    • Referral from participating University
    • Resume or curriculum vitae

    Required Training:

    • 40 hour training provided on site

    For more information contact the Social Work Internship Coordinator at (559) 782-4046

Last Updated: 5/25/2018