Stipend & Benefits

Compensation

The annual stipend for Psychology Interns is $23,660. Interns are classified as full-time exempt staff and are eligible for the university health care/benefits package. All exempt staff are given 13 holiday/bonus days, 20 vacation days and 12 sick days per year.  Interns are requested to take 5 vacation days at the end of their internship to allow CHWS staff transition time between classes.  Interns need to be mindful of the 2000 hour internship requirement when considering how to use their remaining vacation time.

Additional Perks

  • To support intern professional development, up to $200 towards attendance at the psychology workshop, seminar or conference(s) of your choice.

  • Each intern office is outfitted with a webcam that can be used for both audio and video recording of sessions.

  • Excellent technological support

    • Dell computer (PC) with all current software in each office and flat-screen monitor
    • Unlimited high-speed Internet and email
    • Quick response time to calls for technical help
  • Full access to university facilities

    • Borrowing privileges at the university library
    • Use of fitness center and pool
    • Free/discounted admission to Puget Sound cultural and athletic events 

Additional Quality-of-Life Considerations

Dignity

Private office with window
High quality recordings in your office
Control how you schedule your day
Private voicemail; business cards
Outstanding supervision; interns highly valued

Opportunity

Challenging, responsive psychotherapy clientele
Inter-disciplinary care and consultation
Supervise a trainee, receive "supervision of supervision"
Present guest lectures, training sessions, workshops
Stimulating diagnosis, treatment & diversity seminars

Simplicity

Free on-campus parking very near our building
Reasonable paperwork expectations
Healthy work environment
Small campus atmosphere
Research library databases from office

Beauty

The Olympic Mountains. The Cascade Mountains. The Pacific Ocean. The Oregon Coast. The San Juan Islands. Vancouver, British Columbia. Victoria, British Columbia. Columbia Gorge. Mount St. Helens. Mount Rainier. Hoh Rainforest. Hood Canal. Seattle. Olympia. Portland. Port Townsend. Hot springs. Tidepools. Wineries. Ferries. Salmon. Oysters. Blackberries. Apples. Coffee. More coffee. More mountains. (Athleticism and caffeine consumption not required.)