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Psychology Internship FAQ
Interns work a maximum of 40 hours per week. This estimate includes all core and elective rotations, meetings, administrative activities and didactics. The internship faculty value balance and support the notion that interns have commitments, interests and activities outside of work. The internship is a one year full-time (2,000 hour) program and must include a minimum of 500 patient contact hours.
No, interns are not on-call or expected to work at night or on the weekends. Interns have pagers and are on-call only during the work day. Work related to patient care is not taken home to protect patient confidentiality.
Yes, postdoctoral fellowship positions are available. Currently, pediatric and adult postdoctoral positions are available in neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. Two postdoctoral fellowships in Autism are available at Riley Hospital, and one postdoctoral position is available in Adult Health Psychology.
Interns receive a stipend of at least $25,000 for the 2019-2020 training year. Benefits offered at no cost to interns include health insurance for the intern and family members, life insurance, disability insurance, malpractice coverage, vision and dental insurance, and on- campus parking.
Paid Time-Off (PTO) for psychology interns is consistent with GME policy and classification at the PGY1 level.
A total of six psychology internship positions are available for the 2019-2020 year. Three positions are in the Autism track, two in the Child/Pediatric track and one in the Adult/Health Psychology track. Once funding is secured, an Integrated Care track position will be added.
Living in Indianapolis is very affordable. In fact, the city was recently named one of the most affordable housing markets.
The theoretical orientation of the faculty is diverse, including behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, multimodal and psychodynamic.
Rotation sites are located on the 500-acre campus of IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis. The two hospitals (IU Health University and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health) are within walking distance of each other on the campus. The Neuroscience Center/Goodman Hall is connected to the campus by a monorail that operates continuously and free of charge. Additional rotation sites are in the surrounding Indianapolis areas, including IU Health North Hospital.