Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Process and Selection Criteria

OSH-PIP offers 4 fulltime positions.
The OSH-PIP program code for the APPIC match is 2322.
The OSH-PIP Treatment Positions code for the APPIC match is 232211.
The OSH-PIP Forensic Evaluation Position code for the APPIC match is 232212.

Students interested in applying for the internship program should submit an online application through the AAPI online applicant portal (  

OSH-PIP Selection Criteria and Process

Applicants meeting the following qualifications will be considered:

  1. Completion of coursework required by an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology
  2. A minimum of 500 intervention hours
  3. A minimum of 75 assessment hours
  4. Dissertation proposal defended
  5. Passed their doctoral program’s comprehensive or qualifying exam
  6. Approved for internship by graduate training director
  7. US citizen or eligible to work in the US
  8. Some experience or special interest in working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting and/or with forensic populations

A complete application consists of the following materials:

  1. A completed On‐line AAPI (APPIC’s standard application)
  2. Cover letter (part of on‐line AAPI) stating why you are interested in training with OSH-PIP
  3. A current Curriculum Vitae (as part of the on‐line AAPI)
  4. Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from persons who have directly supervised your clinical work (as part of the on‐line AAPI). Please do not submit more than three letters
  5. Official transcripts of all graduate coursework
  6. Supplemental materials: One full integrated assessment report (please redact appropriately)

All application materials must be received by November 1 in order to be considered. If applicants are invited to interview, they will be notified by email on or before the December 1 deadline. In-person interviews will be scheduled in January of each year, with phone interviews available if necessary. No preference will be given to prospective interns based on interview format (i.e. phone versus in-person). Prospective interviewees should contact the Training Directors with any needed accommodations.

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 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.