Internship Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

Program Tables updated: 7/28/2020

Internship Program Admissions

Interns planning on applying to OSH-PIP are expected to have several primary qualifications: Applicants are expected to have completed coursework by an APA/CPA-Accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, defended their dissertation proposal, passed their doctoral program’s comprehensive or qualifying exam, and been approved for internship by their graduate school clinical training director. Prospective interns should have also completed a minimum of 500 intervention hours and 75 assessment hours. An additional qualification includes being a US citizen or eligible to work in the US.

In addition to the above, prospective interns should have some experience or special interest in working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting and/or with forensic populations. Additional criteria include applicants’ amount and variety of practica experience, research productivity (including dissertation), and goodness of fit with our program (i.e. interest in evidence-based practices, severe mental illness, individual and cultural diversity, forensic psychology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, risk assessment, geropsychology, etc), which is determined through written materials and the interviews. Members of the Internship Training Committee (ITC) rate each applicant regarding the above information. These ratings serve to guide discussion of applicants’ strengths and weaknesses by the ITC, which produces a rank order list. This list is finalized by the ITC and submitted to APPIC for the Match process. OSH-PIP welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.


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:
Required minimum number of hours at time of application Yes No Hours
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Yes   500
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Yes   75

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: See above


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year:
Annual Stipend Salary Amount
Full-time Intern $33,024
Half-time Interns N/A


Program Benefits
Benefit Yes No
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes  
If access to medical insurance is provided:    
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes  
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes  
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes  
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes  


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

8 hrs/mo Vacation Leave for the fiscal year; 24 hrs of Personal Business Leave for the fiscal year; 8 hours of Governor’s leave to use between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 8 hrs/mo

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 (Once completed, the intern would need to return to complete all hours required for completion of internship)
Other Benefits None


Initial Post-Internship Positions:

The following data is from the preceding three (3) cohorts.

Aggregated Tally for the 2017-2020 Cohorts
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 11
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0


Post-Internship Positions
Cohort Post-doctoral Residency Position Employed Position
Community mental health center    
Federally qualified health center    
Independent primary care facility/clinic    
University counseling center    
Veterans Affairs medical center    
Military health center    
Academic health center    
Other medical center or hospital    
Psychiatric hospital 8 5
Academic university/department    
Community college or other teaching setting    
Independent research institution    
Correctional facility 1 1
School district/system    
Independent practice setting 2 1
Not currently employed    
Changed to another field