Stipends, Benefits, and Resources
The annual internship stipend across all consortium sites is $28,000. Interns are employed by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). WICHE is an intergovernmental organization which provides consultation and technical assistance to the NV-PIC program and serves as the fiscal agent for the internship. Health benefits, annual vacation, professional, and sick leave is provided for all interns. Interns receive 120 hours (12 days) of Paid Time Off (PTO) during the course of the internship year. Additionally, interns are eligible for up to 3 days (24 hours) of Professional Development Release Time, which can include conferences, trainings, dissertation time, or other, as approved by supervisors. In addition, interns receive eleven paid Nevada state holidays.
NV-PIC interns have access to numerous resources. All interns are provided with office space, a desk, work computer, office phone, voicemail, printers, software, business cards, ID badges, and other basic office supplies. Intervention manuals, assessment materials, other training materials, access to the DSM-5 and ICD-10, and additional materials as needed and approved are provided at each training site, and additional materials that may be needed may be purchased with Training Committee approval. Software for digital scoring of test batteries is available at each site. Funding for travel within the state of Nevada is provided in order for interns to complete required training experiences. In addition to weekly didactic seminars and other professional trainings, interns have access to monthly Grand Rounds provided by the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) and to a limited number of online academic journals through the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) intranet. Each intern has access to administrative and IT support.