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Robert J. Harmon Fellowship

University-based Fellows

One-year training positions are available for psychologists and child psychiatrists. In addition to a demonstrated interest in infancy and early childhood, applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in clinical, counseling, or school psychology and have completed an APA-accredited internship, or a MD/DO and have completed a residency in child and adolescent psychiatry. Minorities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (must be a U.S. citizen) as many of the fellow clinical site placements are bilingual settings. Although most of the trainees in the program are full-time, occasionally arrangements may be made to pursue training on a part-time basis. Selected candidates for fellowship positions must complete all graduate degree requirements and provide proof of degree prior to starting fellowship. Postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend plus benefits and paid leave during their training.

In order to apply for a university-based fellowship position, please submit the following by 5:00 p.m. MST on DECEMBER 15th:

  • Letter of interest (please include why you are interested in the Harris Program, what are your training goals, etc.)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Application form (pdf file; requires Adobe Reader program to open and save form entries) If you are having problems with the application form, try saving the original form on your computer before starting to complete it and do not complete the form in your browser. Once finalized, save the form and send it as a file attachment.
  • Four reference letters per instructions on application form

Your application will be considered for one of the fellowship positions that will start next September. Attempts are made to match an applicant’s areas of interest to the program’s clinical sites. Applicants meeting our initial requirements will be invited for virtual interviews, which will be held in January.

Advanced Community-based Fellows

Positions are also available for community professionals who are sponsored by the agency where they work and are released to attend fellowship didactics and supervision in-person one day per week for a year. The agency pays for the fellow’s training. Advanced Community-based fellows hold a masters degree in mental health, occupational therapy, speech therapy, early childhood education and allied fields and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with young children and their families. This fellowship is intended for professionals who have the potential to impact service delivery, policy, or education in their agency and community.

In order to apply for an advanced community-based fellowship, please submit the following. Applications accepted on a rolling basis based on availability.

  • Letter of interest (please include why you are interested in the Harris Program, what are you training goals, etc.)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Agency signed MOU
  • Application Form (pdf file; requires Adobe Reader program to open and save form entries). If you are having problems with the application form, try saving the original form on your computer before starting to complete it and do not complete the form in your browser. Once finalized, save the form and send it as a file attachment.

Applications are accepted from prospective community-based fellows on a rolling basis as space allows.

All applicants are responsible for ensuring that all of their application materials are received by the above deadline date; incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Harris Program Manager at 303-724-9758 or harrisprogram@ucdenver.edu

Contact Us

Sheryl Harrington

Program Manager

13001 E. 17th Place

Building 500, Level 4

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-9758

Email: harrisprogram@ucdenver.edu