OSH-PIP Positions, Selection Criteria, and Application Procedures

OSH-PIP Positions

OSH-PIP offers 4 fulltime positions. The OSH-PIP program code for the APPIC match is 2322.

All offers are contingent on drug screening and a criminal background check.

For additional information, please see our home page, Oregon State Hospital – Psychology Internship Program section.

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Flexible Selection Criteria

In line with recognizing prospective applicants received training during the COVID-19 pandemic and transitioning to pre-emergency mandate operations, OSH-PIP will continue to be flexible in our selection criteria. We will not be requiring a minimum number of intervention or assessment hours by the application due date for this application season. We will continue with our other requirements (e.g., completed of coursework in an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, defended dissertation proposal, passed comprehensive or qualifying exams, approved for internship, etc.).


OSH-PIP Selection Criteria

Applicants meeting the following criteria will be considered:

  1. Completion of coursework required by an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology
  2. Completed a minimum of 500 intervention hours (earned as of application submission, projected and terminal masters’ level hours are not included)
  3. Completed a minimum of 75 assessment hours (earned as of application submission, projected and terminal masters’ level hours are not included)
  4. Defended dissertation proposal
  5. Passed 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 (for non US citizens our HR dept requires documentation demonstrating eligibility to work in the US at the time of application, such as an employment authorization card or resident alien card)
  8. Experience or special interest in working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting and/or with forensic populations

Additional qualifications include:

  1. Applicants’ amount and variety of practica experience
  2. Research productivity (including dissertation)
  3. 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.) 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/NMS for the Match process. OSH-PIP welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Application Procedure

To apply, interns should submit their application packet to OSH-PIP through the APPIC Portal at https://portal.appicas.org/.

All application materials must be received by November 1 to be considered. If applicants are invited to interview, they will be notified by email on or before December 1. Interviews will be virtual, using Microsoft Teams. Interviews occur in January. When invited for an interview, prospective interns are asked to contact the Training Directors for any needed accommodations.

A complete application includes the following:

  1. A complete on‐line AAPI (APPIC’s standard application) with
    1. A cover letter tailored to OSH-PIP including
      1. Why you are interested in training with OSH-PIP
      2. Why you believe you’re a good fit for the program
      3. Your goals for the training year
      4. Your longer term career goals
      5. How an internship with OSH-PIP will help further the above goals
    2. A current curriculum vitae
  2. Three letters of recommendation.
    1. Two must be from persons who have directly supervised your clinical work.
    2. Please do not submit more than three letters.
  3. Official transcripts of all graduate coursework
  4. Supplemental materials: One integrated assessment report
    1. A report involving an adult with a serious mental illness diagnosis spanning at least two testing domains (e.g., intelligence, personality, response style) is preferred.
    2. Please redact appropriately
All interviews will occur virtually. In-person interviews will not be taking place, even for applicants who reside nearby.