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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.

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Current off-campus and summer on-campus postings (most recent additions at the top)

FALL 2015

Agency & Location


Brief Description

Date Posted

Full Circle Adoptions
Northampton, MA

Full Circle Adoptions in Northampton, MA is welcoming email letters expressing interest in an internship for the fall 2015 semester. Please email a cover letter and resume to if interested in being considered. The agency will only consider emailed resumes. The agency will contact students to arrange for interviews. The agency has a good track record of former interns going on to jobs and graduate work in social work or related fields.

Full Circle is a Hague accredited and state licensed domestic and international adoption agency. We work with both expectant parents and prospective adoptive families nationwide. Full Circle’s main office is in Northampton, right on the bus line. By the end of the internship, you will have a good sense of what it is like to work for and manage a non-profit organization. This internship is suited to a very organized, assertive self-starter who is able to articulate what they want to learn and what they have to offer. Interns are expected to commit to the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism. Email to let us know if you would like to be a part of our team as an intern. This position is part-time and unpaid. We encourage you to talk with the appropriate office at your school about seeking college credit for the internship. You must make arrangements with your college to qualify.


Previous interns have assisted with creating power-point presentations, co-presented at conferences, completed initial drafts of useful documents and have learned about the day to day work of an adoption agency. Interns may have additional opportunities to help staff with:

• gathering information relevant to adoption cases and projects,

• implementing ideas relevant to agency programs,

• assisting with day-to-day aspects of case management,

• reviewing and implementing agency policies and practices, as well as State and Federal regulations governing adoptions,

• participating in periodic staff meetings and consultations with the agency’s office manager, case manager and director,

• helping agency with social media and google ad words marketing.



• Interns must understand the importance of and commit to the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism.

• Interns are expected to be very organized and detail-oriented and self-starters.

• The agency is particularly interested in offering internships to students interested in considering a career in social work and students, who are considering other careers, who are studying sociology, marketing, business or poli-sci.




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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