Interns receive 10 vacation days and 10 sick days in addition to all University holidays when CAPS is closed.

Requests for vacation time are required at least two weeks in advance of the leave. Submit these requests to the primary supervisor and Training Director for approval. All attempts should be made to take scheduled time off when FAU classes are not meeting. Please be aware of the academic calendar. . Vacation is prohibited in the two weeks prior to and first two weeks of the fall and spring semester.

Professional Development

Interns receive 5 days of professional development time and a stipend towards conference fees. Professional development leave for job search, dissertation, and conferences are granted on an "as needed" basis with the approval of your supervisor and the training director.


Holidays follow the official University holiday schedule where offices are closed and classes are not in session.

Sick Leave

Excessive unplanned absences disrupt treatment and we expect Interns to have regular attendance at CAPS. Excessive absences may result in inadequate completion of the required 2,000 hours.

Additional Notes about Leave

Additional time off may be granted at the discretion of the Training Director and Director on an individual basis.


The University offers health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace as required by the Affordable Care Act.


Interns are given their own office, provided with a computer, digital recording device, and telephone. We have an essentially paperless office and interns will learn to use Titanium, our electronic note-taking and appointment system and the Behavioral Health Measure, to track progress of clients.


FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast Boca Raton Campus Danie Beach Campus Davie Campus Fort Lauderdale Campus Harbor Branch Campus Jupiter Campus Treasure Campus
 Last Modified 11/8/16