Application Guidelines


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 must meet the following qualifications prior to beginning internship: 

  1. A minimum of 100 intervention hours
  2. A minimum of 150 assessment hours
  3. Dissertation proposed (Data collection prior to internship is preferred)
  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, click on “AAPI Online.” 

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.

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.

For questions or additional information, please call Mary Ann Shepherd, Co-Training Director at 405-467-9103 or email

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    • Application Due Date: December 1, 2023
    • Interview Notification Date: December 08, 2023
    • Tentative Interview Date: January 11, 2023
    • Internship Start Date: July 5, 2024
    • Stipend Amount: $28,000
    • Dissertation Release Time
    • Health Insurance options (Note: benefits and out of pocket cost varies by placement site)
    • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Sick Leave, Vacation, and Holidays (Note: Depends on placement site)
    • Number of full-time licensed Psychologists – 12
    • Number of part-time licensed Psychologists – 2
    • Number of anticipated positions for 2024-2025 – 6