Contact Information

Cheryl Carmin, Ph.D.
Professor &
Director of Clinical Psychology Training
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-293-0697

Application, Selection and Program Tables

Applicants must be:

  • A doctoral student in an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology program or in an APA-approved respecialization training program in clinical or counseling psychology
  • Approved for internship status by graduate program training director
  • Have a minimum of 500 supervised clinical intervention hours (excluding assessment) of graduate-level practicum experience
  • Have a minimum of 100 hours of psychological assessment and a minimum of two integrated psychological assessment reports
  • U.S. citizenship or proof that the appropriate visa requirements will be met well in advance of the start date of the internship
  • Able to successfully complete a background check. In addition, selected candidates are required to complete a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen. Learn more about this process.


Date Program Tables were updated: June 15, 2017

Internship Program Admissions

Our Psychology internship training program emphasizes evidence-based care and recognizes the importance of clinical science training and practice. Both our Clinical Health Psychology Track and Adult Psychopathology Track ascribe to this training model. Interns who are grounded in evidence-based practice and research and/or who are strong consumers of research will be a good fit for our program. Interns whose practicum experiences and career trajectories reflect faculty strengths will be favorably regarded.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application? If yes, how many:

               Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours                  N            Y             Amount – 500

               Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours                  N            Y             Amount – 100

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-Time Interns – $27,000

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-Time Interns – NA

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern                                 Yes         No

               If access to medical insurance is provided

                              Trainee contribution to cost required?                                   Yes         No

                              Coverage of family members(s) available?                            Yes         No

                              Coverage of legally married partner available?                     Yes         No

                              Coverage of domestic partner available?                               Yes         No

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or vacation) – 160 (4 weeks)

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave – 120 hours

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         No


Other Benefits (please describe)

Professional development fund ($750)

Dental, flexible spending plan, prescription coverage, employee assistance, supplemental retirement plan, vision coverage. Interns receive the same benefits as Ohio State University staff. More information can be found at

Initial Post-Internship Positions


Total # of interns who were in 3 cohorts                                                                                         2

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they

  returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree                                          0




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

Academic university department

Community college or other teaching setting

Independent research institution

Correctional facility

School district/system

Independent practice setting


Not currently employed

Changed to another field



“PD” = Post-doctoral residency position, “EP” = Employed position

How to Apply

The internship is accredited on contingency by the American Psychological Association and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and listed in the APPIC member directory. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to one track only. As we evaluate candidates based on their “fit” with the specific content of each of the tracks and with the faculty supervisors, it is unlikely that a strong candidate for one track will be equally strong for our other tracks.

Please follow the APPIC directions to ensure we receive your application. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2018.

Please be sure that you are using the appropriate program code for the track to which you are applying.
Applications must include:

  • Cover letter, specific to your goals and interests
  • APPIC application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate school transcripts
  • A letter from your director of clinical training indicating that you are ready for an internship
  • Three letters of recommendation — one must be from your academic advisor
  • A writing sample exemplifying your clinical work. This may be an intake or termination summary. (This is separate from the essay included on your application.)

All application materials must be submitted through APPIC and received by Nov. 15, 2017. No materials will be accepted by email or U.S. mail. Upon completion of your application, you may be invited for a personal interview.

Selection Process

We recruit for two interns for each track.

Our selection committee comprises the faculty psychologists who will be involved in internship training. We seek applicants with a sound clinical and scientific knowledge base from their academic programs, strong basic skills in assessment, intervention and research techniques, as well as the personal characteristics necessary to function well in our internship setting. Our selection criteria are based on a “goodness of fit” with our clinical science model, and we look for interns whose training goals match the training that we offer. Applicants with experiences consistent with our training model are encouraged to apply.

The training available in each of our tracks is significantly different. Thus, we look for applicants whose background and skill set are a good match with the focus and opportunities available within each track. It is unlikely that an applicant whose training is competitive for our Clinical Health Psychology Track will be equally competitive for a slot in our Adult Psychopathology Track (or vice versa). We encourage applicants to apply for only one track.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our interns and select candidates representing different kinds of training programs, geographic area, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual and gender orientations, disabilities and life experiences. Consideration is given to applicants who identify themselves as veterans, as members of historically underrepresented groups on the basis of racial or ethnic status, as representing diversity on the basis of sexual orientation or as representing diversity on the basis of disability status. You may indicate these factors on the application.

Interview Process

We require in-person or phone interviews of all applicants who are invited to interview. Please note that we prefer in-person interviews.

In-person interviews will take approximately one full day, with an information session with the training director and faculty, a tour of our facility, an information session with current trainees and interviews with members of the training faculty. We typically conduct in-person interviews on a Monday and a Friday in late December or early January.

Phone interviews involve separate calls with our faculty psychologists plus the training director and an informational call with a current intern.

Applicants will be invited to interview no later than in mid-December.

Match Policies

The Clinical Psychology Internship Program is a member of Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). APPIC has developed guidelines for procedures used in student internship matching. The guidelines in effect for this application year are available from APPIC. We agree to follow APPIC guidelines and abide by the policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. We will participate in the APPIC Internship Matching Program administered by National Matching Services, Inc.

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