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When the advising office receives notices about job, internship or research assistant openings, we will post those here. Information posted here does not constitute any endorsement on the part of the Psychology Department nor does it indicate that these opportunities have been vetted by the Psychology Department. Some postings are internal to UMass, others are off campus. Those who are seeking positions (particularly for course credit) should also check the information on the RA, TA, Internship page. You should also consult with Career Services to make use of their much larger database of job and internship opportunities. You can also get help there to create your resume and other assistance including opening a file for letters of recommendation that Career Services can send out for you in the future.

You might also find this link from Career Services about what you can do with a psych major of interest.

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The Psychiatry Department Division of Addictions
The  University of  Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts

Here's more information about the MISSION model: 

Links to the job announcement

Position 1

Position 2

The Psychiatry Department Division of Addictions at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts is looking to fill 2 (FT and PT) Research Assistant positions.  We are looking for candidates who have research/ practice interests in psychology and/or public health, excellent writing and organizational skills, and can work well independently and within a team. RAs are involved in a variety of tasks including analyzing and presenting treatment outcome data, assisting with project management/grant writing/manuscript development tasks, working closely with sites implementing the MISSION model, etc.

Most of the work will focus on the implementation and evaluation of M.I.S.S.I.O.N projects. Maintaining Independence and Sobriety through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking (MISSION) is a program developed specifically to meet the treatment needs of individuals with a co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder. The program is currently being implemented and evaluated across settings and populations in Massachusetts (including mental health courts, veterans, homeless and incarcerated men and women, etc.).


Rachel Simmons
Author & Educator
Co-Founder Girls Leadership

This position is unpaid but the intern can list the position on their

resume and will receive a comprehensive recommendation at the end of their

term, as well as baked goods and gift cards. For more information about me

and my work, please visit my website <>. If you

are interested in applying, please email a resume and brief cover letter to

Psychology Research Intern Wanted

I'm looking for a research intern to assist me during July and August as I work on my new book about parenting girls ages 16-24. The book will be published by Harper Collins in 2017. The ideal intern is a psychology major or graduate student with experience searching for, reading, evaluating and synthesizing the findings of studies in research psychology.

The areas of research include gender differences among male and female adolescents; transition to college; rumination and co-rumination; risk taking; body image and self-objectification; stress; confidence and self-esteem; and goal setting, among others. The population of focus is adolescent girls ages 16-24.

The intern combs the academic literature needed to support the book, synthesizes findings of studies, presents them to me and collaborates with me to determine next steps and future research directions.

The intern works 1-4 hours per week and meets with me each week via Skype.


Department of Psychiatry, Fegan 8
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Please send a cover letter and resume to Sahil Tembulkar by mail or email (email preferred).

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry, Fegan 8
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Research Assistant for Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital

 The Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is a recognized regional center of excellence for the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional and behavior disorders. The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to caring for children with complex psychiatric and medical problems and is currently seeking a full-time Research Assistant to assist with clinical investigations. The Department is currently conducting electrophysiological, imaging, and genetic studies aimed at furthering our understanding of Schizophrenia Spectrum disorders, including clinical and genetic high risk for Schizophrenia. This position will offer opportunities for co-authorship of peer-reviewed articles.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Assistant will function very independently and under the general direction of Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital. Responsibilities of the position will include, but are not limited to:

1) Recruiting, screening, and enrolling of patients for participation in research studies;

2) Participating in study visits with patients and families;

3) Administering research interviews, electroencephalograms (EEGs) and helping to administer MRI scans to patients, their first degree relatives, and controls after proper training has been given;

4) Collecting, entering, analyzing, and graphing data for inclusion in presentations and publications;

5) Helping to write IRB amendments, correspondence and submissions, including multi-site coordination with other hospitals; ensuring compliance with federal, state, and institutional guidelines;

6) Conducting literature searches and editing manuscripts for publication in psychiatric journals;

7) Assisting with general administrative tasks.

Qualifications: The candidate must be highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized, have good communication skills, and the ability to work both as a team member and autonomously. The applicant should have a background in neuroscience/psychology, biomedical or electrical engineering, and/or statistics coursework. Prior research or clinical experience is strongly recommended. Familiarity with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and R, SPSS or SAS is helpful. Specific programming skills or technical knowledge are a plus but not required, but an aptitude for technical tasks is desired, and is helpful for the successful collection of EEG data. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in psychiatry, clinical or developmental psychology, medicine, or biomedical engineering. We would like to fill this full-time position as soon as possible with a candidate who could remain in the position for two years.



Northampton, MA




To apply please download an application from our current openings page at Send completed application with resume and cover letter citing Search #236 to

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (30hrs/week) –Northampton

 Do you like helping people? Do you want a job that’s both fun and rewarding? Then look no further. ServiceNet is a fast growing human service agency with one core focus: Making Lives Better.

Applied research position available in the Clinical Services Division of a non-profit human services agency in Northampton. Salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits to start.


• A deep belief in the potential of every human being

• BA or BS in related field (social work, psychology, sociology, etc.).

• At least 1 year of work experience with research and data collection—ability to conduct online literature reviews, collect and analyze data (online, paper, in person).

• High personal motivation, self-management, and detail-orientation.

• Strong background in use of MS Word and Excel. Experience with a statistical analysis software package (SPSS, STATA, R, SAS, etc) preferred. Capacity and willingness to learn new software and research methods with staff mentorship is critical.

• Strong spoken and written communication skills.


The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor internship positions for 2015.

If you would like to learn more about the Summer Treatment Program, program descriptions are available at

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor internship positions for 2015. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. Counselors will work in one of three related programs: STP-PreK, for children in preschool or entering Kindergarten; STP-E, for children ages 6-12 in elementary school; or STP-A, for adolescents in middle school and high school. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. Paulo Graziano, Ph.D., and Katie Hart, Ph.D., are the Program Directors for the STP-PreK, Erika Coles, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the STP-E, and Margaret Sibley, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the STP-A.

The dates of employment for the Counselor position are Monday, June 1, 2015 through Saturday, August 8, 2015. Counselor hours of employment are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and on Saturday, August 8. In addition, Counselors continue to work with the children until 8:30 PM one evening each week while parents participate in weekly parent training groups.

Counselors are paid a salary of $4,000 for the summer. In addition, current students may be able to arrange for academic course credit through their university departments.

Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.

Desired qualifications for Counselors include: undergraduate-level study in Psychology, Education, Behavior Analysis, Social Work, or related field; experience working with children or adolescents in settings such as summer camps, after-school programs, sports programs, daycare programs, and educational programs; and experience with activities such as organized sports activities, art, music, dance, theater, journalism, photography, and videography.


Massachusetts General Hospital - Center for Women's Mental Health

We are looking for candidates who can work 10-25 hours a week June through August. Experience with Excel is preferred. Hours and workdays are relatively flexible based on applicant's scheduling needs. This is an unpaid position.

Interested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Abbi Davies via email to or via USPS to 185 Cambridge Street, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02114.


Summer Intern Position Announcement

The Center for Women's Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at MGH. Our Center is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Program provides a range of clinical services to women, including: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause-related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. Our research examines a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with these conditions (see for more information).

The summer intern will support the research coordinators in the conduct of their clinical studies and other research projects.

Responsibilities may include:
* Coordinating subject contacts and following up on outstanding forms
* Assisting with outreach to a cohort of active research subjects
* Editing Center website content
* Data entry for clinical research subjects
* Organizing and assembling recruitment mailings to research subjects and providers


Military Extension Internship Program

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You can travel, put your education to work and make a difference in the lives of military families and their children through the Military Extension Internship Program. Designed for college students and recent college graduates, this program provides a unique opportunity to gain practical work experience in child development plus school-age and youth programs.

As an intern, you will live and work on military installations around the globe for 10-15 weeks. Internship locations in the past include Washington D.C., Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, and Germany. The range of experience is broad, including working directly with children and youth, implementing programs that address their needs, and learning to manage child and youth centers.



Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Interested applicants may send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Carissa Cascio at

Full time research analyst (RAI) needed for Vanderbilt laboratory using MRI to study autism spectrum disorders. This position requires: 1) a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or neuroscience with prior research experience, 2) prior experience working with research subject recruitment and MRI scanning, 3) experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families, 4) superior organizational skills, which are essential to the successful performance of job duties in this position, 5) outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred qualifications include: experience with DTI and fMRI analysis techniques, familiarity with neuropsychological and cognitive assessments, strong computer skills including experience with Excel and SPSS, and experience with research design and manuscript preparation.

Responsibilities for this position include: recruitment and coordination of research participants, collection of data from child and adult clinical participants using psychological assessments and MRI scanning protocols, MRI data analysis, and general lab management including IRB maintenance and record keeping.




The NYU College of Nursing seeks a part-time Research Interviewer who will recruit and interview study participants for an NIH-funded research project. The project is testing the efficacy of a behavioral intervention for adolescent mothers living in Eastern and Central Massachusetts.


Experience and Skills

  • Experience conducting research interviews
  • Ability to work independently  
  • Must have excellent organizational and computer skills, including MS Office
  • Facility with QDS preferred
  • Experience following research protocols and study operating procedures preferred
  • Must be flexible, detailed-oriented, and able to work on a team
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of participants required
  • Research experience with vulnerable populations, particularly high-risk adolescents girls
  • Must be willing to work late afternoons/evenings and weekends as needed
  • Experience recruiting and tracking participants for research studies
  • Must have ready access to a car and a valid driver’s license


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research interviews with adolescent mothers in Eastern and Central Massachusetts
  • Work closely with TLP staff and participants to coordinate and schedule interviews times
  • Conduct participant tracking and retention activities
  • Work closely with Massachusetts and New York based research teams
  • Provide field information and data updates to Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator
  • Maintain study databases

·Provide study participants with incentives; reconcile interview funds

  • Upload data files regularly to study Project Coordinator   
  • Participate in training sessions as needed
  • Participate in regular conference call staff meetings
  • Perform other related tasks as required



Minimum Requirements: B.A. or B.S. degree in a behavioral or social science field or nursing; and appropriate experience. Graduate students are welcome to apply.

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