Internship Application

Deadline for applications is November 1. 

The Clinical Psychology Internship Program encourages applications from advanced doctoral students from either APA or CPA accredited clinical or counseling psychology programs. Applicants who demonstrate an interest in a clinical scientist approach and whose interests reflect an overlap with those of our faculty are given fullest consideration.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ADMISSIONS

Date Program Tables were updated: July 22, 2021

Our Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program emphasizes evidence-based care and recognizes the importance of clinical science training and practice. All of our Tracks ascribe to a clinical science training model. Interns who are grounded in evidence-based practice and research and/or who are strong consumers of research will be a good fit for our program. Interns whose practicum experiences and career trajectories reflect faculty strengths will be favorably regarded.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours

Yes

 

Amount: 500

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Yes   Amount: 100

Applicants must be:

  • A doctoral student in an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology program or in an APA-approved respecialization training program in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Approved for internship status by their graduate program training director.
  • U.S. citizens or provide documentation that the appropriate visa requirements will be met well in advance of the start date of the internship.
  • Able to successfully complete a background check. In addition, candidates who match are required to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen. View background check and drug screening information.

In order to receive full consideration, prospective interns' applications should reflect and/or include the following information:

  • A minimum of 500 completed supervised clinical intervention hours (excluding assessment) of graduate-level practicum experience at the time of application. Hours that are being accumulated after the time of the APPIC application submission are not considered as part of the 500 hour minimum requirement.
  • A minimum of 100 hours of completed psychological assessment and minimum of two integrated psychological assessment reports.
  • Letters from 3 references who are familiar with your academic and/or clinical work.
  • A writing sample. This writing sample may be either a comprehensive clinical case summary or an assessment report.
  • Application to one track only.
  • Applicants applying to the Adult Psychopathology Track must formally rank their preference for the Early Onset Psychosis (EPICENTER), Mood, Anxiety and Mindfulness, and/or Trauma and Suicide Prevention rotation(s). Applicants are able to apply to more than one of the Adult Psychopathology rotations.

Interviews:

  • Interviews are scheduled on the third Monday and following Friday in January.
  • In keeping with the results of the recent APPIC survey, in order to insure the safety of applicants, our current interns, and our faculty as well as ensure accessibility and equity in the recruitment and selection process, we will be conducting interviews virtually.
  • For applicants who would be interested in visiting OSUWMC, we will be holding an Open House early in 2022. If you are unable to attend the open house, please see our website for the tour of the medical center and Columbus hosted by one of our former interns.
  • Please see information in the COVID-19 and Recruitment section for updates.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns

$31,200

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns

NA

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?

Yes

No

If access to medical insurance is provided:

 

Trainee contribution to cost required?

Yes

No

Coverage of family member(s) available?

Yes

No

Coverage of legally married partner available?

Yes

No

Coverage of domestic partner available?

Yes

No

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)

160 hrs (4 weeks)

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave

120 hrs

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?

Yes**

No

Other Benefits (please describe):

Professional development funds ($750)

Dental, flexible spending plan, prescription coverage, employee assistance, supplemental retirement plan,vision coverage. Interns receive the same benefits as Ohio State University staff. More information can be found at https://hr.osu.edu.

   

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table
**In order to graduate from the internship, interns are expected to complete 1800 hours which may extend past one year if unpaid or other leave has been requested

Initial Post-Internship Positions
(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

 

 

 

2017-2020

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts

12

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree

0

 

PD

EP

Community mental health center

0

0

Federally qualified health center

0

0

Independent primary care facility/clinic

0

0

University counseling center

0

0

Veterans Affairs medical center

0

1

Military health center

0

0

Academic health center

5

2

Other medical center or hospital

0

0

Psychiatric hospital

0

0

Academic university/department

1

3

Community college or other teaching setting

0

0

Independent research institution

0

0

Correctional facility

0

0

School district/system

0

0

Independent practice setting

0

0

Not currently employed

0

0

Changed to another field

0

0

Other

0

0

Unknown

0

0

Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.

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