School of Medicine

Section of Clinical Psychology

Salary & Benefits 2023-2024

The annual salary for full-time interns is currently $28,000. Low cost health and/or dental insurance is also available for an additional cost by psychology interns. Optional 24-hour parking at the garages located on the LSUHSC Medical School campus is available to interns at a reduced rate of approximately $18 per month. A full-time administrative assistant is dedicated to the psychology internship program and can provide administrative support to interns as well.

Malpractice Coverage

The State of Louisiana provides professional liability coverage to intern when acting within the scope of their training.


Holiday schedule depends on the rotation and generally follow State of Louisiana official holidays. Typically, LSUHSC holidays include: Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Years', Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras Day, and Good Friday. The typical state holidays for the Health Sciences Center generally total approximately 10 total days.


Annual Leave 
Psychology interns may take twelve working days of annual leave during the training year. Interns are not permitted to take all five working days of annual leave during the last week of the training year. Annual leave requests must be submitted in writing and approved in advance by the intern's primary supervisor.

Sick Leave
Five days per year are allowed for sick leave which covers yourself as well as illness of an immediate family member when you need to provide caretaking.

Maternity/Paternity Leave
A psychology intern must utilize available annual leave and sick leave in order to receive paid maternity leave. Maternity leave for up to six (6) weeks or extended unpaid maternity leave may be also granted by the University; however, extended maternity leave may require the psychology intern to make up these days by extending the training year beyond the usual June 30th completion date.  Paternity leave is also available and interns must utilize available annual leave time.