Application Guidelines

Candidates must currently be enrolled in a Ph.D. graduate program in psychology at an APA accredited institution. Successful applicants have generally completed 1200 or more hours of practical experience with pediatric populations. Applicants will be screened to carefully ensure that their previous training experiences are a good match to the training and experience available through the internship. Personal interviews will be an important factor in the match of the intern to supervisors to ensure the faculty and intern are a good match. It is expected that applicants will use scientific literature to develop assessment and treatment strategies. It is also expected that applicants will have experience administering standardized assessments. It is expected that interns will have a strong foundation in applied behavior analysis and will have completed an approved BACB course sequence and be eligible for BCBA supervision and subsequent licensure.

OPPIC participates in the APPIC National Match. Therefore interested applicants should apply through the National Matching Service. The application deadline for the 2022-2023 cohort is December 1, 2021.  All applicants are required to submit their application online at, click on “AAPI Online”.  Complete applications include:

  1. A complete AAPI.
  2. A cover letter stating your tracks of interests as well as your training goals.
  3. A curriculum vita.
  4. Official transcript of graduate-level coursework.
  5. Letters of recommendation written by three professors or work supervisors. All letter writers must use the Standard Reference Form (SRF) required by APPIC.
  6. One psychological report submitted as supplemental materials.

You must clearly state the tracks of interest within your cover letter (including the 6-digit NMS program code).

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, 2021
    • Interview Notification Date: December 10, 2021
    • Tentative Interview Date: January 20, 2021
    • Internship Start Date: July 5, 2022
    • Stipend Amount: $22,000
    • Dissertation Release Time
    • Health Insurance options for OPTC and Cornerstone Track (Note: Insurance is not available at OSU Behavioral Medicine)
    • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Sick Leave, Vacation, and Holidays (Note: Depends on Site placement site)
    • Number of full-time licensed Psychologists – 8
    • Number of part-time licensed Psychologists – 1
    • Number of anticipated positions for 2022-2023 – 6