FAQ

PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP FAQ’s


  1. When is the application deadline?
    The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 1st.
  2. How many positions are available?
    Eight positions are expected to be available for the 2018-2019 training year. The internship offers an Assessment Track (2 positions) and Treatment Track (6 positions); applicant may apply to only one track. In creating the rank-order list for the APPIC national match process, however, applicants may separately list multiple placements within a track.
  3. What is the annual salary?
    The Marcus Autism Center provides funding to support the interns’ salary and benefits; the salary for the coming class of interns will be $28,085.
  4. Are there benefits?
    Employee benefits are provided through Emory University School of Medicine including access to health, dental and life insurance, paid time off, professional leave, and use of library and research resources. Interns typically receive funds to partially cover travel to professional conference(s) (pending budgetary approval).
  5. What are the start and end dates?
    The Internship requires a full-time commitment over the course of a 12-month period that begins on the first Monday of July and ends on the last day of the subsequent June.
  6. What is it like to live in Atlanta, Georgia?
    Atlanta is one of the most dynamic and intriguing cities in the United States, and yet she successfully retains her historic charm and hospitality. This continually evolving metropolis is currently home to well over four million people of great ethnic and cultural diversity. As a developing city, Atlanta has an expanding job market, encompassing the most current avenues of business, technology, and health care. Academic opportunities, associated with Atlanta’s prestigious colleges and universities, are abundant. Air travel is made easy by major airline hubs at Atlanta’s Jackson-Hartsfield International Airport.

    In terms of entertainment, Atlanta accommodates a wide range of interests. Historic sites include the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., the Margaret Mitchell House, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and area Civil War battlefields. Cultural institutions are as varied as a the Fox Theater, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, and the Verizon, Lakewood and Chastain Amphitheaters. Atlanta’s sports and recreational activities easily rival that of any city. Professional sports teams include the Falcons (football), the Braves (baseball), the Dream (women’s basketball), Atlanta United (men’s soccer) and the Hawks (basketball). Hiking, biking, walking, rollerblading, golfing and boating can be found in Stone Mountain Park, Piedmont Park as well as many of the other area parks and gardens. Atlanta Motor Speedway and Road Atlanta are hosts to yearly stock car races. Six Flags over Georgia, the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, The Center for Civil and Human Right, Georgia History Center, Atlanta Botanical Garden, High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta, and high profile shopping centers of the South are also popular attractions. Atlanta also offers a fantastic assortment of nightlife activities including bars, dance clubs, jazz clubs, and restaurants of every theme imaginable. Finally, Atlanta is located 4 hours from Savannah, among other historic southern cities, allowing for weekend trips to revisit the charm of the Old South or the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The overwhelming number of opportunities, whether business or pleasure, combine to make Atlanta a city of energy and excitement.