Residencies and Internships

If you need information for medical residencies, please visit the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine website

Annapolis Valley Pre-doctoral Residency in Psychology

Nova Scotia Health - Annapolis Valley Pre-doctoral Residency is accredited (initial accreditation 2012-2013). A 5-year accreditation term was granted following a site visit Spring 2017 by the Canadian Psychological Association (Accreditation Office – Canadian Psychological Association; 141 Laurier Avenue West; Suite 702; Ottawa, ON; K1P 5J3); re-accreditation is scheduled for 2022. We use the APPIC’s computerized matching service and adhere to APPIC Match Policies. This residency site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any resident applicant. Completed applications should be received by 4:00 pm (Atlantic Time) on November 15th, 2021. Applicants are notified of interview status on December 3rd, 2021 with follow-up contact to finalize interview dates and times beginning on December 6th, 2021. Interviews are scheduled to take place between January 17, 2022 and January 31, 2022. The application should include the following:
  • completed APPIC application form (can be downloaded from In your cover-letter, please clearly specify the track to which you are applying (i.e., adult or child track). 
  • curriculum vitae, describing all relevant professional experience
  • official transcripts of all graduate work
  • two letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant’s background in psychology and the completed letter from the Director of Clinical Training or the Head of the Psychology Department that is part of the APPIC application. Letters should be in the format required by APPIC. 
  • applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Omeed O. Ghandehari, R. Psych.
Director of Training for Psychology
Adult Mental Health Program
Mental Health and Addictions Services
Nova Scotia Health
5 Chipman Drive
Kentville, NS  B4N 3V7
Phone (902) 365-1701, Ext 2410
Fax: (902) 678-4917
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-10 pandemic, and consistent with the recommendations put forth by the APPIC Board of Directors and the Executive of Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs, all interviews will be offered virtually. In exceptional circumstances, phone interviews may also be arranged.  

Please see our brochure for further information.

Halifax Clinical Psychology Residency Program

The Halifax Clinical Psychology Residency Program provides training in a range of inpatient and outpatient settings. We have four tracks, all of which involve working with adults:

  • Mental Health and Addictions (2 positions);
  • Health Psychology (1 position); and
  • Neuropsychology (1 position).

The stipend is $35,000 per year.

Our program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The next site visit for reaccreditation will be in 2024. For more information on CPA accreditation please visit We are also a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and we abide by their application and matching regulations.

Applications should be submitted by the end of the day on Monday November 15th, 2021 in order to guarantee consideration for the 2022-2023 training year. 

Interviews will take place between January 17th and 31st, 2022. To minimize the stress and financial costs associated with travel, and consistent with the recommendations put forward by APPIC and the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs, we will only be offering virtual interviews. 

Please view our brochure for details of our residency program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Paula McLaughlin, Director of Training, at


NSH Central Zone, Dietetic Internship & Practicum Training Program


The NSH Central Zone, Dietetic Internship & Practicum Training Program is a 47 week graduate course commencing late September. Proficiency in English is required.

This dietetic education program is an accredited program recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) and prepares students for eligibility for registration with a provincial dietetics regulatory body.

Vision, Mission, & Values
To deliver exceptional hands-on training and work experience to develop competent, professional, well-rounded entry level dietitians in accordance with PDEP standards. 

Program Philosophy & Goals
To enhance theoretical knowledge through the application of university-based learning to real life situations in order to develop competent, person-centered dietitians who optimize both clinical and fiscal outcomes through critical thinking and creative, evidence-based problem solving.

Dietetic Practicum Students are valued members of the organization and, as such, are expected to contribute to strategic priorities, implementation of new initiatives and achievement of NSHA’s goals and objectives.

  • Acquire skills in nutrition, management, communication, education and research needed to meet entry-level requirements
  • Understand the connection between life-long learning and professional competence 
  • Apply knowledge to practical opportunities in a variety of settings
  • Develop self-confidence and expertise in the performance of professional responsibilities 
  • Develop a sense of professionalism; prepare for positions in healthcare, community and/or industry

Program Details
There is program flexibility depending on the area of interest and availability of resources within the requirements set by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP).

Nutrition and Food Services Clinical Nutrition Rotations
Inpatient 12 weeks PHS - 11 weeks
Diabetes Education 2 weeks PHS - 2 weeks
Ambulatory CH - 2 weeks PHS - 2 weeks
Food and Nutrition Management Rotations
Food Service CH - 8 weeks PHS - 7 weeks
Clinical CH - 2 weeks PHS - 1 weeks
Community Nutrition Rotation
Community CH - 4 weeks PHS - 8 weeks
Other Rotations
Orientations & Classes CH - 3 weeks PHS - 3 weeks
Quality Improvement Project CH - 2 weeks PHS - 2 weeks
Electives CH - 4 weeks PHS - 2 weeks
Independent Practice CH - 6 weeks PHS - 6 weeks
Vacation CH - 3 weeks PHS - 3 weeks

Quality Improvement (QI) Project:
You will conduct and present a QI project. Required Course Background: You must have an introductory level Research Methodology Course at an undergraduate or graduate level; either is acceptable.

Selection Criteria

Learners must hold an undergraduate degree which meets the academic requirements set by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP).

New this year and effective immediately, Dietitians of Canada will no longer be coordinating the annual post-degree Practicum Program Match. All application packages will be submitted directly to NSHA Central Zone Nutrition and Food Services.

A completed application package must be received as indicated below by January 17, 2022. Incomplete packages will not be considered.

 Selected applicants will be invited to take part in skills testing. Interviews will be conducted based on the outcome of the skills test.

Please review carefully as some application information is required electronically and some via paper copies.

Send Electronically

The following is to be sent via email to by deadline above to be considered:

  1. Directly from the Applicant via email:
    1. Resume and cover letter
  2. Directly from University via email:
    1. Confirmation of Completion of Academic Program Form, available at the following link:
  3. Directly from Reference via email:
    1. Three references are required to be sent via email from person providing the reference and using the reference form from Dietitians of Canada:
    2. Please request:
      1. One reference from a faculty member at the university attended.
      2. One reference from a previous employer/volunteer work supervisor.
      3. One Other (please consider a reference from a Dietitian where possible).

Note: references sent via applicants will not be considered.

Hard Copies Required

The following will be sent as one package to the address indicated by deadline above to be considered:

  1. Official transcript of marks from undergraduate program completed to date (must include marks from first semester of current year, indicating any transfer information and relevant post-secondary and graduate courses).

Note: Transcripts are to be in a sealed envelope and signed/stamped across the seal by the institution. Any opened envelopes will result in application package being considered incomplete.

  1. A non-refundable $100 application fee via a cheque made payable to Nutrition and Food Services, NSHA.

Send to:

Nutrition and Food Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Room 2353 Veterans’ Memorial Building
5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane
Halifax, NS
B3H 2E1
Attention: Kathie Pronko

Upon acceptance:

The successful learner will be notified and will be required to pay a $250 program registration fee. This fee is non-refundable. Cheques can be made payable to Nutrition and Food Services. Student and Learner Placement Co-ordinator will be in contact with incoming students to review deadlines for necessary form completion, immunization records and required Criminal records checks.

Please review resource links below.

Criminal record check and immunization requirements:

  • It is a requirement for all staff, students and volunteers to have a Criminal Records Check with a vulnerable sector search done before they are hired.



Please submit all your information, as well as a signed placement agreement and Consent Form - A For Use and Disclosure of Student Information, directly to:

Student/Learner Placement Service
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
1276 South Park Street
Bethune Building, 2nd Floor, Room 235
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9
Tel: (902) 473-6378
Fax: (902) 473-7590

Note: It is advised that students start the immunization requirements and criminal record checks upon acceptance as it can be a lengthy process. Failure to submit on time may delay the commencement of your internship.

Criteria for applicant selection include:

  • Education and Training
  • Relevant Work Experience
  • Leadership Potential and Initiative
  • Organizational Skills
  • Decision-Making Abilities
  • Communication Skills
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Maturity, Insight
  • Compassion
  • Interest in Food
  • Computer Skills are Essential
  • Proficiency in English is Required

Dietetic Practicum Program Positions

There are 8 positions in total in the Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone) Dietetic Internship Program:

Seven positions are located within Nova Scotia Health Authority and one position may have a Public Health Service focus. Core clinical and food service experiences are located at Dartmouth General Hospital and/or QEII Facilities. More information about our program can be found under Program Details.

The Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH) is a 140 bed acute care facility providing services to approximately 120,000 people in Dartmouth and surrounding areas.

The QEII has approximately 1,000 beds, records approximately 370,000 ambulatory clinic visits annually and has approximately 12,000 staff. The QEII Health Sciences Centre (QEII) is comprised of five hospitals and the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre.

The Facilities are:

  • Victoria General
  • Halifax Infirmary
  • Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
  • Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial
  • Abbie J. Lane Memorial