Benefits and General Policies

UIC Counseling Center offers a twelve-month internship that will begin on August 9, 2021 and continue for a full calendar year. Four full-time, one-year intern positions are planned, with a stipend for the 2021-2022 training year of $35,568 for each position.

Each intern has their own office, which includes their own computer, as well as access to clerical and technical support. Interns are entitled to use library, recreational, and computer facilities, and to attend athletic and cultural events on campus. They are afforded fifteen days of vacation, in addition to university holidays, two weeks of sick leave, and three days of professional development leave. Access to health insurance coverage with a range of choices is available as is dental and vision insurance. In the case of a protracted sick leave or other absence, individual determinations by the Training Committee are made to decide whether the time requirements of the internship have been fulfilled or need to be extended.

The Counseling Center adheres to the nondiscrimination policy of the University of Illinois at Chicago, with regard to the recruitment, hiring, and treatment of all staff and trainees. The policy states:

“The commitment of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.

UIC will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, genetic information, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University’s programs and activities.

University complaint and grievance procedures provide employees and students with the means for the resolution of complaints that allege a violation of this statement. UIC’s Office for Access and Equity is the office charged with reviewing and addressing complaints of harassment and/or discrimination.”