Interview Notification Deadline:
January 4, 9, 11 & 16, 2024
Program Start Date:
January 4, 9, 11 & 16, 2024
The Oregon State Hospital – Psychology Internship Program (OSH-PIP) offers a one-year, full-time internship with 4 positions beginning August 15 of each year. The training program is located on the Salem campus of Oregon State Hospital. The annual intern stipend is $36,264.
All match offers are contingent on drug screening and a criminal background check. Drug Screening is required as OSH is also described as a drug and alcohol treatment facility. All non-prescription, controlled substances will be disqualifying. This list includes Amphetamines, Cocaine, Opiates – expanded Negative Phencyclidine, Marijuana and cannabis derivatives, 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy, Molly), 6-Acetylmorphine and Oxycodone/Oxymorphone. Of note, marijuana/cannabis is on the list because it is listed as a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and considered illegal for use outside of FDA approved medications.
Criminal background checks are completed to decrease the risk to the vulnerable individuals OSH serves by screening individuals who will have access to or provide care at OSH. Information about potentially disqualifying offenses can be found through the Department Human Services and Oregon Health Authority websites, using the links below. In sum, all misdemeanor and felonies are potentially disqualifying while serious crimes (e.g., including crimes against person) may be permanently potentially disqualifying and require a weight test to be conducted by the Division of Human Services. Offenses or convictions that are classified as less than a misdemeanor, such as violations or infractions, are not potentially disqualifying.
Interns are considered full-time employees of OSH and receive all related employee benefits including paid time off (i.e., holidays, vacation, personal business, sick, maternity/paternity, educational leave); medical, dental, and vision insurance (including for family/dependents); optional insurance coverage (e.g., basic life insurance, term life, long-term care); flexible spending accounts; and retirement benefits.
Click below to access to our handbook for additional detailed information about our program including, but not limited to our training setting, training philosophy, rotation descriptions, related training plans, and corresponding supervisors; intern and program evaluation; specific training requirements; and OSH-PIP protocols.
The OSH-PIP program code for the APPIC match is 2322.
Oregon State Hospital is the state’s primary state-run psychiatric facility for adults. The state hospital delivers high-quality inpatient psychiatric and medical care to patients through Forensic Psychiatric Services for patients who are judged Guilty Except for Insanity or Incompetent to Proceed to court, as well as Psychiatric Recovery Services for civilly committed patients.
OSH-PIP submitted our first self-study in December 2015. Our first site visit occurred on August 16 and 17, 2016. On November 15, 2016, OSH-PIP was awarded “accredited, on contingency” status with an initial date of accreditation of August 17, 2016. This date is applicable to all internship classes beginning with the 2015-2016 cohort. In November 2018, APA awarded OSH-PIP full APA accreditation. Due to COVID-related delays, our site visit occurred in May 2023.
Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
OSH-PIP is a member of APPIC and participates in the APPIC Match. This internship 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 intern applicant.
OSH-PIP welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. The training program believes that a diverse training environment contributes to the overall quality of the program. OSH-PIP provides equal opportunity to all prospective interns and does not discriminate because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor that is irrelevant to success as a psychology intern. As noted above, applicants are individually evaluated in terms of quality of previous training, practicum experiences, and fit with the internship. If an applicant or intern requires accommodations, they should contact the internship Training Director(s) to initiate this process.
As a mandatory public safety requirement, the Oregon State Hospital requires all staff, including psychology interns, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Proof of vaccination will be required. Your completed CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will meet this requirement. You may, however, request a reasonable accommodation from the mandatory vaccination policy due to a qualifying disability or medical condition, or based on sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. Please contact Drs. Leeper and/or Robertson for any questions.
Any questions regarding OSH-PIP including about the application and interview process may be directed to the Co-Training Directors, Dr. Ericia Leeper (ERICIA.L.LEEPER@oha.oregon.gov) and Sarah Robertson, PsyD (Sarah.Robertson@oha.oregon.gov).