Salary, Benefits & Terms
The internship is a full-time (40 hours per week), 12-month commitment beginning Aug. 7, 2017 and ending Aug. 3, 2018. Interns are scheduled to work 40 hours a week between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the nature of counseling center work is such that interns and faculty may find that work cannot always be completed within the traditional 40-hour week.
In addition, counseling center staff and interns may occasionally participate in after-hours activities, such as outreach programs or crisis intervention. Interns may accrue compensatory time for required activities that are scheduled after-hours or on weekends. Interns are not required to be on-call for crisis intervention after-hours. The CTC contracts with ProtoCall to provide after-hours telephone crisis-counseling services.
The stipend is $25,500 for the 12-month internship. This is a fixed amount and does not vary regardless of the number of hours worked per week. Interns do not receive any other payments beyond the stipend. Taxes are not deducted from the stipend.
Benefits include vacation, holiday, sick leave and health insurance. Each intern’s office is equipped with an up-to-date computer, software, printer and a camera for recording sessions. The university provides Internet and e-mail access for office and home use.
The CTC will cover the cost of Student Health Insurance for interns upon request. We are unable to provide coverage for spouses, partners or children.
Sick Leave - 12 days per year
Sick leave may be used for legitimate health reasons or medical appointments but is not intended to substitute for vacation leave.
Vacation Leave - 12 days per year
Vacation leave must be approved by the training director. During the academic year, vacation leave is intended to be taken during periods when classes are not in session (Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break). Interns must also reserve five days of vacation time for the last week of internship to allow flexibility for relocating and new employment.
Interns may occasionally accrue comp time for required after-hours activities. These happen rarely, and are usually outreach or consultation activities. Interns must keep track of comp time using the Comp Time Tracking form provided and submit the form to the training director for approval.
Interns also receive 11 paid holidays in addition to vacation leave. There are also three days during winter break when the university is “Closed to the Public.” Interns do not need to use vacation leave for those days. (Total 14 days)
Interns are eligible for limited financial support (contingent upon the availability of funds) to attend professional conferences and workshops. Priority is given to support interns who will be presenters at conferences.
Professional Development Leave - four days per year
Interns are permitted to take an additional 5 days per year of Professional Develop-ment leave to be used for dissertation defense, job interviews and graduation. Interns are responsible for monitoring and managing their Professional Development Leave time to make sure that they do not exceed their allotted leave time. Interns will receive periodic updates of their leave balances or may request an update at any time.
The CTC has two full-time administrative assistants who provide clerical support for CTC staff and interns. They take and relay messages, assist with scheduling, maintain client files and perform other routine tasks such as photocopying, scanning and faxing documents. They are also responsible for maintaining intern files, submitting payroll information for interns; tracking and recording sick and vacation leave time; and providing assistance with the intern application process and orientation for new interns.
The university ITS office and HELP desk provides technical support for computers. Interns also have full access to the University library and inter-library loan system. In-terns may also consult with the University Statistics Assistance Center if they need assistance with their dissertation research.
Doctoral interns accept the internship without any expectation or guarantee of employment with the CTC after they have completed the internship. However, interns are welcome to apply for advertised positions at the CTC upon completion of internship. Intern job applicants are subject to the same hiring procedures as all other candidates.