Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated: 06/10/2019

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program.  This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic requirements.

We expect our trainers and trainees to engage in reflection about how our own identities and values influence our professional practice, so interns who embrace that process will be most prepared.  Similarly, interns receive close supervision, so those seeking that experience will do well.  As scientist-practitioners, we place value on process and outcome data, and on critical analysis, with an eye toward using scientific processes to advance social justice.

Interns who have completed previous counseling center practica are best prepared.  Although previous completion of comprehensive assessment reports is not a firm selection criterion, it is highly desirable, given that the assessment and conceptualization of clients’ strengths, limitations, and needs provide the foundation of our clinical service.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application? If yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Yes 300
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No N/A


Describe any other minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

The sum of practicum intervention hour from the following categories:   individual therapy with adults and adolescents, group therapy with adults and adolescents, plus intakes, must exceed 299.

Other Required Minimum Criteria used to screen applicants

  • Enrollment in an APA-accredited program or CPA-accredited program
  • Completion of comprehensive examinations and proposal of dissertation or doctoral research
  • Experience providing counseling within college or university counseling centers is highly desirable
  • The University of Iowa requires applicants who receive offers of employment to meet requirements including eligibility for legal employment in the U.S. and criminal background checks.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for the Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $28,250 
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns Not Applicable
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:  
Trainee contribution to cost required? No
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes


The benefit for health insurance is equivalent to that for UCS staff psychologists.  The University contribution is sufficient to cover individual health insurance, and it is equivalent to more than 80% of the total rate for intern/spouse, employee/ children, and family rates for the 2019-2020 year.  The University of Iowa’s rates of contributions that will apply during the subsequent calendar year are negotiated each spring.

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 120
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 144
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes; although the internship period may need to be extended to enable the intern to meet all requirements

 

Other Benefits

  • Professional Development:  88 hours (e.g., dissertation meetings and defense, graduation. Job interviews, approved conferences, including Big Ten).

  • Each intern has own office equipped with computer, Internet access, digital recording technology, and voicemail.  Each intern office has a window.

  • Interns have UI e-mail accounts, business cards, and access to library resources.

  • Support staff answer telephones, receive clients, and score repeated measures symptom checklists on behalf of interns and their clients.  Additionally, they assist with scheduling.  Interns also have access to IT Support that is provided for the Division of Student Life employees.

PARENTAL LEAVE POLICY

Birth mothers may use any available paid sick leave (144 hours max.) and paid personal time off (120 hours max.) during a leave of absence for the birth of a child.  Birth mothers are entitled to up to eight weeks of medically indicated leave.  After available sick leave and paid personal time off is exhausted, unpaid leave may be used for this purpose.  Spouses, adoptive parents, and domestic partners may use up to ten days of sick leave as part of bonding time after the birth of a child or placement of a child in the home.  Interns who need additional parental leave beyond the allotted paid personal time off and /or sick leave may arrange additional absences, which may result in an extension beyond the twelve-month internship.  UCS may arrange a complementary appointment with no additional salary or benefits to enable interns to meet the requirements of the internship.

 *Note: Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table. 

 Initial Post-Internship Positions

2014-2018

Total # of interns who were in the 4 cohorts:  11

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/ are completing doctoral degree:  1

 

 

PD

EP

Community mental health center

 0

 0

Federally qualified health center

 0

 0

Independent primary care facility/ clinic

 0

 0

University counseling center

4

1

Veterans Affairs medical center

 0

 0

Military health center

 0

 0

Academic health center

1

 0

Other medical center or hospital

1

 0

Psychiatric hospital

 0

 0

Academic university/ department

1

 2

Community college or other teaching setting

 0

 0

Independent research institution

 0

 0

Correctional facility

 0

 0

School district /system

 0

 0

Independent practice setting

 0

1

Not currently employed

 0

 0

Changed to another field

 0

 0

Other

 0

 0

Unknown

 0

 0

 

Note:  PD = Post=doctoral residency position; EP = Employed position.   Each individual represented in this table is counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.