Frequently Asked Questions
What is a typical work week like for an intern?
Interns generally work 40-50 hours per week, 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. This estimate includes all core and specialty rotations, meetings, administrative activities, and didactics. The internship faculty value balance, and support the notion that interns participate in interests and activities outside of work. The total number of clock hours required for the year of internship is 2000, and a minimum of 500 patient contact hours is required for the year.
Are interns expected to work on the weekends?
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. Interns are normally performing clinical activity only when faculty supervision is present on-site. Work is not ordinarily taken home for confidentiality purposes and is not necessary since the rotation supervisors make the effort to see that time is allotted during the regular work day to complete documentation.
Are post-doc positions available upon graduation from the internship program?
Yes, there are post-doctoral fellowship positions available. Currently, there is a pediatric and adult post-doc available in neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. Two post-doctoral fellowships in Autism are available at Riley Hospital.
What are specialty rotations and how does an intern sign up for these? Are they required? How many can you do?
Specialty rotations are elective training experiences. A list of these rotations can be found on this website under the heading Rotations and much more information is available from the internship office. Specialty rotations are not required, and an intern may choose not to do any specialty rotations and focus only on the core rotations. If you are interested in a specialty rotation, you will talk to the supervising psychologist of the rotation as well as the Director of Training. With the approval of the Director of Training, you may spend up to one day per week completing a specialty. Please discuss your interests with the Director of Training, as you may be able to incorporate some of your specialty interests within core rotations, as is particularly true of the outpatient rotations.
How does the assessment clinic fit into the child outpatient rotation?
When completing the child outpatient rotation, one day a week (Thursday) is reserved for working in the assessment clinic. The assessment clinic is also available as a specialty rotation.
What benefits are included? Are spouses and children included?
Medical, dental, and vision benefits are included for the intern, spouses, and children at no expense. You also are entitled to 9 paid university holidays and 15 additional PTO Days (Paid Time Off) during the training year.
How many internship positions are available?
A total of six internship positions are available for the 2014 - 2015 year. Three positions will be in a generalist position with an open emphasis and three will be in a generalist position with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorder. An interested candidate can apply for either of these positions by using the separate numbers for each of the position emphases on the application.
What is the cost of living in Indianapolis?
Living in Indianapolis is very affordable! Indianapolis was named the Most Affordable Housing Market, and has a 91.9 Cost of Living Index based on the National Average of 100!
What is the theoretical orientation of the faculty?
The theoretical orientation of the faculty is diverse, including behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, multimodal, and psychodynamic.
How far apart are the rotation sites?
The Neuroscience Center, Indiana University Hospital and Clinics, and Riley Hospital for Children are all located on the 500-acre campus of Indiana and Purdue Universities in downtown Indianapolis (IUPUI). The two hospitals (University and Riley) are within walking distance of each other on the campus. The Neuroscience Center (Goodman Hall) is connected to the campus by way of a monorail that operates continuously and free of charge. Larue Carter Memorial Hospital is a short drive away from the campus (approximately 2 ½ miles).
If I have more questions, how can I contact someone?
Please contact Rita Roush, Program Coordinator:
Mailing Address: 355 W. 16th Street
Goodman Hall, Suite 2800
Indianapolis, IN.; 46202