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Counseling and Psychological Services

Commitments and Benefits

Internship Dates: August 3, 2015 – July 29, 2016

Stipend: $25,200

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.

Vacation/Sick Days: Interns receive 22 annual leave days, in addition to Student Health holidays, with approval of the Training Director. 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. Interns may take up to five consecutive sick days without utilizing short-term disability, and are expected to inform the Training Director when days are taken.

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, scheduling of intakes, and phone contacts. 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 $275 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 $400 at the outset of the year (for mid-August through May) and a prorated fee in May (for June through mid-August). 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.

Other Facilities: Access to University and Health Sciences libraries.

Drug and Alcohol Screening: The University requires that personnel in “safety-sensitive” positions be screened for controlled substances. We will provide an opportunity for you to obtain this screening (at Student Health’s cost) during orientation.

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