Stipend and Benefits
The Student Counseling Center will be accepting three doctoral psychology interns for the 2015-2016 year. The stipend for interns will be $30,000. Each intern is formally titled "Doctoral Psychology Intern." The 12-month contract period is from August 8, 2015 to August 7, 2016. Intern positions are full-time, 40-45 hours per week and include the benefits listed below.
Currently, UT Dallas provides 100% of the cost of health insurance for full-time employees and partial health insurance for family members. Additional optional insurance programs are available at additional cost, including life, disability, accident, dental, and vision. Employees can tailor their coverage based on individual needs. More information regarding benefits is available at utdallas.edu/hr/benefits.
Interns will accrue 8 hours of vacation and sick leave each month. This results in 12 vacation days and 12 sick leave days, if needed. Interns also get approximately 14 days of paid holiday during the year. It is strongly encouraged interns reserve five of their vacation days for the end of internship to allow transition time for staff between intern groups. It is also encouraged to take vacation between semesters or during the summer months.
Other University Benefits
Interns receive additional benefits as UT Dallas employees, including access to the recreational sports facility for a minimal cost, discounts at local businesses, and access to the University's library system.
Offices and Resources
The Student Counseling Center moved into a newly constructed building in September, 2010. Each intern has his or her own office. Interns are provided a computer (no more than three years old), with an electronic scheduling and recording-keeping system, access to email, internet, and word processing. All computers are also equipped with webcams for recording purposes. Interns have telephones with long distance service and access to a fax machine, color printers, a scanner, laptop computers, and LCD projectors. There is also a testing computer with scoring protocols. Additionally, interns have access to clerical support.
Professional Development Days/Funds
Interns receive five days to engage in professional development activities, including meeting with dissertation advisors, dissertation defense, job interviews, or attendance at a conference. Interns will receive approximately $100 dollars towards attendance at a conference or workshop.
In addition, the Student Counseling Center provides funding for interns to attend an annual state counseling center intern conference.
- Interns are required to participate in the Teacher Retirement System (TRS). TRS contributions can be withdrawn at the end of internship.
- Interns will be required to purchase a parking permit if parking on-campus. Year-long parking passes begin at approximately $100.
- Interns are required to carry Professional Liability Insurance that covers their activities during the internship year.