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Aleana Carreon
Executive Director

15000 Arnold Drive
Eldridge, CA 95431
Public: (707) 938-6000
Fax: (707) 938-3605
TTY: (707) 938-6548

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Internships at Sonoma Developmental Center

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Sonoma Developmental Center offers opportunities for internships in both psychology and recreational therapy.

Clinical Psychology Internships:

SDC currently has twenty psychologists, two interns and one practicum student. Our internship objective is to train generalist psychologists who can apply skills learned here in a wide variety of clinical settings. Twenty-five percent of intern time is allocated to supervision, education and seminars; seventy-five percent to direct clinical services. The internship can be individualized.

Stipend from Range A thru E: $2846-3717* per month

(*The starting range for the Clinical Psych Intern classification is based on education.)

Application requirements:

  • Complete Standard APPIC Application
  • Internship Readiness Form
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate School Transcripts
  • Vita

Recreation Therapy Internships:

SDC has been designated as an Approved Agency for Recreation Therapy Internship Programs by the California Board of Park and Recreation Personnel and by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Interns function as Rehabilitation Therapist, Recreation within the scope of orientation establishing a foundation in recreation therapy as applied to a developmental center setting, and evolve to a position of working independently as a Recreation Therapist. Any student who is interested in an intern assignment with SDC should send a resume to:

Rebecca Zyskowski, RTC, CTRS
Central Program Services
Sonoma Developmental Center
P.O. Box 1493
Eldridge, CA 95431
Phone: (707) 938-6713
Last Updated: 3/2/2018