Eligibility: Applications for admission to OPPIC are accepted from graduate students enrolled in an American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Accredited doctoral programs in School, Clinical, or Counseling Psychology. It is expected that applicants will have completed at least three years of graduate training which included formal educational and clinical experience with psychological assessment and intervention, as well as training and experience with research.
OPPIC will base its selection process on the entire application package noted below; however, applicants meet the following qualifications prior to beginning internship will be considered preferred:
1. A minimum of 100 intervention hours
2. A minimum of 150 assessment hours
3. Dissertation defended
4. Clinical experience, including psychological assessment, with pediatric populations
5. Special interest in working with children, adolescents, and their caregivers
Application Guidelines: OPPIC participates in the selection procedure as suggested by the Association of Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC) and agrees to abide by the APPIC policies. Therefore, interested applicants should apply through the National Matching Service. All applicants are required to submit their application online at www.appic.org, click on “AAPI Online.” The application deadline can be located in the APPIC Directory.
Complete applications include:
1. Standard On-line AAPI Application
2. Cover letter stating your track(s) of interests (including the 6-digit NMS program code) and training goals
3. Curriculum vita
4. Official transcript of graduate-level coursework
5. Three letters of recommendation [letter writers must use the Standard Reference Form (SRF) required by APPIC], Please submit no more than three SRFs
6. One psychological report submitted as supplemental materials
APPIC Match Numbers:
1. OPTC Track (Match #252811)
2. CSBH Track (Match #252812)
3. OSU Behavioral Medicine Track (Match #252813)
Candidates are able to apply to any combination of the above tracks. Please indicate your tracks of interest in your cover letter which is part of the Standard On-line APPI Application. Please put this information in bold print near the top of your interest letter.
Selection: All applications are reviewed by the Training Committee, which consists of training faculty from each of the training sites, to carefully ensure that previous experiences are a good match to the training available through the internship. Interviews will be an important factor in the match of the intern to supervisors. All interviews are on an invitation-only basis. Applicants are notified whether they have received an interview by email on or before the date listed in the APPIC Directory. This email will also specify which track(s) they are being invited for an interview.
Interviews take place on a single day, in person or virtually, with designated training supervisors from each of the consortium sites. All interviews will take place at a central location; however, applicants will have the option to schedule tours of each of the individual sites when offered an interview. Applicants may meet with supervisors from multiple sites on interview day based upon their interview offer and fit with individual training sites. No person at this consortium will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.