Join Our Team

Our program offers intensive 7-week clinical internships to future physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, nurses, speech language pathologists, educators, and professionals in related fields. It provides hands-on training in evidence-based practices, working with children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Supervision, mentorship, and instruction (and strong letters of recommendations) are provided by leading faculty at the University of Washington, including the School of Medicine and School of Education, and Seattle Children’s. Students can also receive course and internship credit. Graduate and undergraduate positions are available, including paid positions depending on experience.

Summer Internship Dates
June 17-August 2, 2024


Our counselors are graduate and undergraduate students from across the country, training to be psychologists, physicians, educators, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, nurses, etc. Applicants should have some introductory college coursework in a related field (e.g. psychology, education, medicine). Our summer treatment program provides an incredible opportunity to learn evidence-based practices hands on, working directly with children with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and related neurodevelopmental profiles.

The internship includes 2 weeks of intensive training ranging from didactic sessions to thorough practice of program components. Essential topics span etiology of neurodevelopmental disabilities, applied behavior analysis, pivotal response treatment, data-based outcome monitoring, and social skills training. A 5-week intervention program follows, where you will work in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team including consulting physicians, licensed psychologists, board certified behavior analysts, and other professionals.

Starting by completing the brief application LINKED HERE, please submit:
1) A current curriculum vitae (CV or resume)
2) Your college transcript (unofficial copy OK)
3) Two letters of reference from individuals not related to you that can speak to your experience and potential to contribute to our program. Ideally, at least one letter should attest to your work with children.

CV and transcripts should be sent directly to [email protected]
Letters of reference should be sent directly from the recommenders to [email protected] with the subject “Letter of Reference for Your Name”.

We review applications on a rolling basis. Once your application has been reviewed and processed, we will reach out to you to schedule a video interview. While there is no hard deadline for applying, we encourage prospective staff to apply as soon as possible in order to be considered.

Housing and housing scholarships are offered based on availability. No additional paperwork is necessary to be considered for a housing scholarship, and applicants will be notified of what options might be available to them during the interview process.

Paid positions may be available depending on experience. Students may also receive course and internship credit through their university. Some universities may also provide stipends for summer internships. Reach out to us with any questions you might have!

The internship runs for 7 weeks, from June 17 through August 2, 2024. There is no program on July 4. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p.


Ben Aaronson, PhD

Dr. Ben Aaronson is the Director of the Andy Center and CAMP ANDY. He is dedicated to helping kids build social and behavioral skills in their natural environment. He received training at the NYU Child Study Center, the Yale Child Study Center, and the University of Washington Autism Center. He has worked at summer camps across the country, including the NYU Child Study Center’s Summer Program for Kids and Seattle Children’s Stanley Stamm Summer Camp. He founded the APEX Summer Camp Program at the UW Autism Center and served as the program’s director for over a decade. He has partnered with community organizations like the YMCA and Seattle Parks and Recreation to create programing that promotes inclusion. He holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington, is a Research Associate at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the UW School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine.

Will McCloud, EdS

Will McCloud is the Program Director of CAMP ANDY. He is an advocate for children and families, committed to helping each individual advance their skills and capabilities. He is a trained Incredible Years® facilitator and provides parent support and education throughout the year. He served as the Program Director for the APEX Summer Camp program at the UW Autism Center, working closely with Dr. Aaronson. Will has experience supporting neurodivergent youth through research and practice in various settings including public schools, developmental research labs, and in clinics in both Florida and Washington State. Will is passionate about providing quality clinical experiences for our campers and families, and robust mentorship for our interns. He holds an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of Florida.

Zoey Phillips, PhD

Dr. Zoey Phillips is the Clinical Director of CAMP ANDY. She is a licensed psychologist with experience working with youth and families in schools, summer treatment programs, intensive outpatient programs for youth and young adults, and community clinics. She is passionate about the equitable provision of mental and behavioral health services to children and families and integrating evidence-based behavioral interventions within school and community settings. Dr. Phillips has experience conducting comprehensive assessments, providing parent management training, consulting to schools, as well as providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and prolonged exposure therapy for trauma. She previously served as Assistant Director of the APEX Summer Camp Program at the UW Autism Center, and has worked in Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Children's Hospital's Odessa Brown Children's Clinic (OBCC), and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).