Internship General Information

Internship Positions & Stipend

Starting in the 2014-2015 training year, FSH will offer three fulltime internship positions, two interns in the General Treatment track and one intern in the Forensic Evaluation track. Interns receive a stipend of $22,000 annually in bi-monthly pay periods.

Benefits

Interns are eligible for all benefits afforded to fulltime FSH employees, including medical benefits with dental and vision-care options, life insurance, vacation and sick time (each accrued at the rate of 10 hours per month), and 12 paid holidays.

Work Hours

The internship is a one-year, fulltime training program. Interns are required to complete 2080 hours of employment during the internship year (including paid leave), working 40 hours per week. Regular work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interns are expected to work during regular work hours unless modifications are approved in advance by their rotation supervisor(s) and the Training Director. Work completed outside regular hours, unless approved by the rotation supervisor, does not count toward the 2080 total.

Dissertation/Education Leave

Interns will receive up to three days of professional leave to use throughout the training year at the discretion of their supervisors and the Training Director. This leave time can be taken for off-site conferences/seminars, conference presentations, dissertation defense or related dissertation activities, or graduation. Additional professional leave days may be granted for off-site training required by the intern’s rotation (e.g., DBT trainings). This leave time should be requested in advance and approved by the Training Director and the intern’s primary supervisor.

Interns are not expected to have their dissertations completed or defended prior to the beginning of their internship. In order to be supportive of the intern and their completion of graduate training requirements, as indicated above, interns are granted professional leave.

Outside Employment

Internship training is rigorous and will require extensive commitment from interns. Furthermore, the Psychology Department is responsible for the clinical training and supervision of interns throughout the year. For these reasons, outside clinical work of any kind is not generally permitted for interns. Approval for other types of non-clinical work may be granted, but must be granted in writing from the Training Director.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Fulton State Hospital’s employees represent a population of diverse ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexual orientation, and ages across multiple disciplines. Fulton State Hospital leadership embraces this diversity and strives to create an inviting, safe, culturally sensitive and diverse workplace environment based on attracting staff of all backgrounds to work together in a climate of respect and appreciation for the uniqueness that every individual brings whether as employees, visitors, or as the individuals we serve. Furthermore, in accordance with hospital policy, there shall be no discrimination in any employment practice of this hospital because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation.