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 and Selection

Applicants must have these prerequisites:
  • Doctoral student in an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology program or in an APA-approved respecialization training program in clinical or counseling psychology
  • Approval for internship status by graduate program training director
  • A minimum of 500 supervised clinical intervention hours, excluding assessment, of graduate-level practicum experience
  • A minimum of 100 hours of psychological assessment and a minimum of two integrated psychological assessment reports are required
  • U.S. citizenship or proof that the appropriate visa requirements will be met well in advance of the start date of the internship
  • Ability 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.

How to Apply

The internship is accredited on contingency by the American Psychological Association and a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and listed in the member directory.

Please follow the APPIC directions to ensure we receive your application. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2016.
Please be sure that you are using the appropriate program code of 230611.
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
All application materials must be submitted through APPIC and received by Nov. 1, 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

Our selection committee is comprised of the faculty psychologists who will be involved in your 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 and clinical health psychology are encouraged to apply.

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 make the final selection round. Please note that we prefer in-person interviews.

In-person interviews will take approximately one full day with an informational session with the training director and faculty, a tour of our facility, an informational session with current trainees and interviews with members of the training faculty.

We will be conducting in-person interviews on Monday, January 9 and Friday, January 13, 2017. Applicants will be invited to interview in mid-December. Phone interviews involve separate calls with our faculty psychologists plus the training director and an informational call with a current intern.

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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