CaRES Payment Plan

  • CaRES internships are for full-time research, typically, 40 hours per week. 
  • The daily work schedule (what time to “clock in” and what time to “clock out”) varies by the project and should be negotiated between the student and the preceptor. 
  • Before accepting a CaRES Internship, the student should become clear about the expectations of the preceptor regarding his or her work schedule. 
  • A student should not agree to work on a project unless he / she can meet the demands of the project in terms of the number of weeks of effort and the intensity of effort needed.
  • Some projects proceed at a measured pace, with flexible work hours, while other projects move along quickly, with duties that must be accomplished in timely fashion each day. 
  • The length of CaRES internships is a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 15 weeks, in the period May 21 through August 31, 2018. 
  • Start and end dates are to be negotiated between the student and the preceptor, in light of the demands of the project and the availability of the student and preceptor. 
  • CaRES interns will be paid $400 per week in bi-weekly installments of $800, for the number of weeks worked on the CaRES project.  Pay-days may not correspond exactly to work weeks (contact Ms. Judy Baker for clarification).
  • The maximum amount of pay for any CaRES project is $400/week * 15 weeks = $6000. 
  • Any student who resigns from, or is dismissed from, his/her CaRES position before the project has been completed, will be paid only for the weeks worked.  In this situation, transfer to another CaRES project for the remainder of the summer may be possible. 
  • Each CaRES intern and his or her CaRES preceptor should meet prior to the student’s first day of work to complete the Mentoring Contract, found on the CaRES website. 
  • Completion of the Mentoring Contract will clarify the goals of the project so that the student will know how to spend his or her time, and what achievements are expected. 
  • “Putting in the time” is important, but completing the project is more important!
  • If you have questions regarding the work schedule or payment plan, please contact CaRES Program Director Dr. John Waterbor at, 205-934-7146.