APA-Accredited Psychology Internship
- Training Site
- Mission and Philosophy of Training
- Commitment to Diversity
- Internship Competencies
- The Intern Experience
- Training Activities
- Specialization Areas & Intern Projects
- Supervision and Seminars
- Sample Weekly Schedule
- Training Adaptations as a Result of COVID-19
- Interns Past & Present
- Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
- Salary, Benefits, and Resources
- Application Process
- Accreditation Status
The full-time internship position (12 months with a minimum of 2000 hours), begins in mid-July each year and has an annual stipend of $35,568. Matched interns become employees of Wake Forest University and are required to complete a pre-employment screening conducted by the Office of Human Resources, including a drug test and background check. As a drug free workplace, we do not tolerate the use of drugs that are not prescribed by a physician or are illegal in the state of North Carolina, including marijuana. Criminal background checks are reviewed to determine eligibility for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the pre-employment screening will result in termination of the match agreement.
Interns are eligible for the same benefits as all full-time staff members at WFU, including medical, dental, and vision (http://hr.wfu.edu/benefits/). Interns may also elect to cover family members on university-sponsored insurance plans for an additional cost. Interns are provided 25 days of paid time off (PTO) for vacation and sick leave and are not required to work on approximately 13 University-observed holidays (http://hr.wfu.edu/faculty-staff/leaves-and-absences/holidays/). Interns who observe holidays and/or holy days that are not observed by the University are invited to work with their direct supervisor and the Training Director to identify religious holidays when they need to be out of the office and will be granted time off for these occasions without needing to use PTO. As staff members of the UCC, interns are allotted generous professional development funds to attend conferences and trainings during the internship year.
As staff members, interns are assigned office space and clerical support equivalent to other full-time professional staff. This includes office space, a laptop computer, and internet access, in addition to access to a library of assessment instruments and therapy materials. The UCC uses Titanium for scheduling and clinical notes, and all interns have access to Titanium on their laptops along with other campus computing resources. All offices are equipped with a panic button that alerts University Police in the event of an emergency.