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Counseling and Psychological Services

Commitments and Benefits

Internship Dates: August 1, 2016 – July 28, 2017

Stipend: $25,900 – paid biweekly

Benefits: Interns receive a benefits package that is identical to that of a post-doctoral research associate. For the full range and description of benefits, it is recommended that you carefully review the information at Benefits (see left column for links to various benefits). Below is a description of some of the more important benefits.

Leave Days: Interns receive 22 annual leave days with approval of the Training Director, in addition to Student Health holidays. CAPS staff and interns are asked to not take more than two consecutive annual leave days when the academic semester is in session, although flexibility is offered when possible. For more information, go to Annual Leave.

Health Insurance: Individual health insurance is available to interns at the same rate as faculty and staff. Premiums are automatically deducted from paychecks if an intern enrolls in the health plan, and the individual premium cost for the mid-grade plan is $51/month. You will have the opportunity to complete enrollment for health insurance during your first few days of orientation. For additional information on health plan options and ways to earn cost-savings rewards, see UVa Health Plans.

Malpractice Insurance: Provided

Administrative and Technical Support: There are three administrative personnel who support the interns and staff, including an office manager. Administrative support staff assists with clerical responsibilities, phone contacts and logistics as needed. They also assist with intern application and interview processes. Administrative support personnel are trained and highly skilled regarding our electronic medical record and scheduling systems. Additionally, Student Health has three dedicated information technology staff members who reside in-house. They provide orientations to interns for electronic medical record and scheduling, and are available for all computer/software questions and difficulties.

Professional Development Grant: Interns may utilize up to $280 for the purpose of attending conferences, workshops, and other professional activities, with approval of the Training Director. Also receive additional approved days off for professional development activities.

Parking: Interns will be eligible to purchase a parking permit. You will be provided an opportunity to purchase a parking permit soon after arrival, the cost of which is approximately $528 at the outset of the year. Many interns find housing near enough to CAPS that parking is less necessary. More information is available at Parking & Transportation.

Athletic Facilities: Interns are eligible to purchase a recreation membership with a staff discount of $50, i.e. at an annual rate of $295. You may purchase a membership pass at the Intramural Recreational Sports main business office on the second floor of the Aquatic & Fitness Center, open 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See Intramural-Recreational Sports for more about the facilities.

Drug Screening & Background Check: The University of Virginia has a vital interest in providing a safe environment for its students, patients, visitors, and employees. Pursuant to Federal and State law, the University conducts pre-placement drug screening of applicants selected to fill designated high-risk/safety-sensitive positions, including doctoral interns at UVa’s Student Health, CAPS Department. Internship positions further require a fingerprint-based criminal history check. Prior to start the internship, interns will be guided as to how to fill these requirements at UVa at no cost.

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