|Interview process description:
All applications are reviewed by the OSPC Director of Training, OSPC training staff, and current interns (as long as a dual relationship does not exist between the reviewer and the applicant).
Invitations for Zoom interviews will be offered on Monday, December 20th, 2021 via email. If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on the 20th, please contact the OSPC Director of Training. Zoom interviews lasting approximately 75 minutes will be held on Monday, January 10th, Wednesday, January 12th, and Thursday January 13th, 2022.
- Interviews will include members of the OSPC training staff, as well as current interns (schedules permitting).
- Applicants will be asked to rank-order their preferred times for the interview when they are notified on December 20th. The OSPC will do our best to accommodate each applicant’s first choice time slot.
A day-long (e.g., approximately 9am to 2pm) optional Open House will be held on Friday, January 28th, 2022. This date is tentative at this time and as a site we are still exploring options for an in-person and/or virtual open house.
An Important Note on the Open House
We view the Open House as an opportunity for applicants to get to know our sites and training staff, speak with current interns, and experience what life is like in Norman, OK. While this information can be valuable to an intern’s own ranking process, we also understand that arranging travel and hotel accommodations for such visits can create a significant financial burden for applicants in an already-expensive process. Alternatively, a virtual day-long open house can represent a time commitment that some students may not be able to make due to work, family, or school demands. As such, we wish to live our social justice values and respect the diverse backgrounds and needs of applicants by making the Open House an optional and non-evaluative aspect of applying to the OSPC. Our internship rankings will be submitted to the APPIC portal prior to the Open House and attendance at the Open House will not positively impact those rankings (i.e., an applicant cannot “move up” the rankings by attending the Open House). Additionally, due to the time demands on our training staff, requests for individual visits will be referred to the Open House.