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Internship: Typical Schedule

AU Arboretum - Water Garden






Typical Activities per Week

The overview of hours below is intended to provide you with a general sense of how you may be spending your hours during a given week on internship. Please note that schedules fluctuate depending on the rhythm of the academic year. As such, deviations from this schedule may occur, particularly during the summer and winter breaks.


Direct Contact: 17.5-19 hours
11.0 Individual Therapy
3.0 Scheduled Intake Assessment Hours (this increases during summer months)
2.0 Emergency /Drop-in Intake Assessment Hours
1.5 Group #1
1.5 Group #2 (one semester)

Additional Clinical Activities: 1.5-2.5 hours
1-2 Supervision of Extern(s) (one supervisee when doing two groups)
1 Outreach/Consultation

Training: 7.5 –9.5 hours

Supervision Received: 4.5 –5 hours
2.0 Individual Supervision of Individual Therapy Clients
1.0 Group Supervision and Intern Case Conference
.5-1 Supervision on Group (individual format, typically only September-early May, one hour during the semester in which intern is co-leading two groups)
1.0 Supervision of Supervision (small group format)

Seminars: 3-4.5 hours

1.0 Cultural Competencies Seminar
1.0 Clinical and Professional Issues Seminar
1.0 Training Director Meeting
1.5 Staff Development Seminar (2x/month)

Administrative and Record Keeping:

1.0 Staff Meeting
2.0 Case Assignment Meeting
0.5 Psychiatric Care and Coordination Meeting

8-10 Record Keeping, Case Management, and other administration

Total of on-site hours per week: 40 hours

Additionally, interns are to devote 4 hours to professional reading or research each week, onsite or offsite. These hours will be tallied into your internship hour total for the year.