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Clinical Psychology Interns and Non-Physician Clinical Trainees

What are the academic title codes?
Location
Job Code
Title Name
CTO
Medical Center
002715
Clinical Psychology Intern
446
Medical Center
002740
Non-Physician Clinical Trainee
446
General Campus
002716
Intern-Clinical Psychology-General Campus
928
General Campus
002741
Non-Physician Clinical Trainee-General Campus
928
  • Clinical Psychology Interns (002715 and 002716) are pre-doctoral student interns engaging in a practicum for a certain number of hours in order to earn their degree. They may be UC students or students enrolled at another university.
  • Non-Physician Clinical Trainees (002740 and 002741) have earned their doctoral degree (typically Psy.D. or Ph.D.) and are engaging in a training experience for a certain number of hours in order to go forward for certification.
  • These titles are used for interns/trainees who are seeking or have earned degrees in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or radiation oncology physics trainees. Please consult with your school staff or Academic Personnel for any other proposed use of the title.
Is there an Academic Personnel Manual (APM) policy for these titles?
No. Similar to hospital admin/pharmacy/dentistry/vet med interns, these titles are not subject to the APM, yet UCOP Academic Personnel issues the salary table and manages the title codes. These titles may be considered academic title codes, but they are supervised and reviewed by the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services who has the responsibility to hire, separate, and review these appointees; there is no traditional academic review for these appointees’ experiences.
 
Is the hire required to have a search waiver or an exemption entered into AP Recruit?
These titles are not required to be entered into AP Recruit, since the recruitment/matching process is handled elsewhere. There is a generally accepted process used in the field for how students/sites go about securing these positions. Typically, students who are searching for an intern/trainee position will send their information to the sites they are interested in and then sites interview/match them independently. An example is the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC), which has a formal matching process (computer algorithm). Students apply and interview at sites and both the student and site ranks their preferences and the computer “matches” the best fit. This link provides more information about their application, ranking and matching process: http://capic.net/resources/online-match-process/ranking-matching/.
 
What if the proposed hire was not identified through a recruitment/matching agency?
Please contact your School staff or Academic Personnel if you are uncertain whether or not the method of identifying a candidate meets the academic recruitment requirements. For example: If the proposed hire was not “recruited/matched” through a typical agency, we would have to consult the Office of the President before we could consider expanding our use of the title. The APM does not apply to these titles because the program requirements from the matching agency manages all of these personnel issues. If you are not using a matching agency, we would need a proposal to expand the use of the title and, at a minimum, that proposal would require a position description, description of the recruitment process, name and title of the supervisor of the position, description of how the position will be evaluated, description of layoff/grievances/corrective action/dismissal processes, number of positions you anticipate hiring, etc. This would be a very large undertaking and would not result in a timely hire. Dean’s offices are expected to carefully evaluate any proposal to hire into this title and consult with Academic Personnel.
 
Salary?
Salary Scale: Select “Current Academic Salary Scales” and Table 21.
Intern = pre-doctorate student interns engaging in a practicum for a certain number of hours in order to earn their degree.
Trainee = post-doctorate professional employees who have earned their doctoral degree (typically Psy.D. or Ph.D.) and are engaging in a training experience for a certain number of hours in order to go forward for certification.
 
Are these employees exempt or non-exempt?
The Intern is considered a student for FLSA salary and duties test and is exempt.
The Trainee is subject to FLSA and to the salary test. For clinical psychology trainees to be exempt from minimum wage and overtime obligations, they must meet the duties test and the per week salary level test (effective 1/1/2020 the salary test is $684/week).
 
Are these employees paid monthly or bi-weekly?
If they are exempt, the pay is monthly. If they are non-exempt, the pay is bi-weekly.
 
Are this employees academic-year (9/12) or fiscal-year (12/12)?
Interns and Trainees are fiscal-year appointees.
 
Benefits?
Interns and Trainees are not eligible for UCRP but may be subject to participation in the DSP Safe Harbor. See chart for which benefit package is offered, if any, based on Job Code, FTE and duration of appointment.
Interns and Trainees do not qualify for any fee remission, grievances, layoff, corrective action, or dismissal under academic personnel policies; there is no academic personnel policy governing Interns or Trainees in any of the health sciences disciplines. Interns are not considered employees for FMLA purposes. Trainees are considered employees and eligible for unpaid FMLA leave.
Job Code
Title
50% or more for 12 months or more
Or 100% for 3 months or more
43.75% or more, but does not meet % and duration for Mid-Level
Less than 43.75%
Notes
002715
Clinical Psychology Intern
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Medical Resident benefits. Contact Interns & Resident Program for more information
002740
Non-Physician Clinical Trainee
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Medical Resident benefits. Contact Interns & Resident Program for more information
002716
Intern-Clinical Psychology-General Campus
Mid-Level
Core
Not eligible
 
002741
Non-Physician Clinical Trainee-General Campus
Mid-Level
Core
Not eligible
 
 
How much vacation and/or sick leave do they accrue, if eligible?
Interns and trainees appointed greater than 6 months and at least 50% time accrue vacation at the rate of two (2) working days per month for full-time service. Appointees at 50 percent (50%) or more time accrue vacation at a proportionate rate; appointees at less than fifty percent (50%) time do not accrue vacation.

Interns and trainees are eligible for sick leave only if their appointment is at least 50% time.

If appointment is <50% time, regardless of length of appointment, the intern/trainee is not eligible to accrue vacation or sick leave.

 
Can the positions be part-time?
We do not have an APM that prevents them from being part-time. Review the program requirements from which the intern/trainee was hired. Please note: If a trainee’s percent of time results in pay that is less than the weekly salary test (effective 1/1/2020 the salary test is $684/week), the trainee becomes non-exempt. Also, if the intern/trainee’s appointment is less than 50% time, the intern/trainee does not accrue sick or vacation leave.
 
Are the interns/trainees part of a union?
No, they are not part of a union. Specifically, the Trainees are post-doctorate professional employees, but they are not part of the postdoc union because they have patient care responsibilities. The Trainees should not be referred to as postdocs to avoid confusion with represented postdocs.
 
Are the interns/trainees still employed as 1-year contracts with flexible start/end dates?
The start/end dates are up to the program.