UMass Psychology

Undergraduate

Job & Internship notices:

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.

For postings of RA or TA opportunities offered for credit during regular school terms, please refer to the RA, TA, Internships page.

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

Agency & Location

Contact

Brief Description

Date Posted

Full-Time Research Assistant

Binghamton University (SUNY) Mood Disorders Institute

 

Please click here to view the posting and to apply online. If your email system does not support links, please cut and paste the following text in a web browser:  http://rfbu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=55272&type=7

 

In addition, please arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent via e-mail to Brandon E. Gibb, Ph.D., at bgibb@binghamton.edu. For questions, feel free to call Dr. Gibb at (607) 777-2511 or e-mail him at bgibb@binghamton.edu

The Binghamton Mood Disorders Institute at Binghamton University is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to start as soon as January 5, 2015 or as late as June 1, 2015. This is a full time grant-funded research assistant position to assist with an NIMH-funded Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) study of 1,000 children examining genetic, epigenetic, and environmental influences on children?s attentional biases for emotional stimuli. Duties will include coordinating participant recruitment, preparation of study materials, participant assessments, and database management. The research assistant will also have opportunities to co-author scientific papers and journal articles. Salary will be $30,000 per year plus health insurance.

Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology or other scientific field, including coursework in research methods and/or statistics.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a conscientious work style and strong interpersonal skills. Candidates with experience with ERP and/or psychophysiological assessments and/or structured diagnostic interviewing are particularly encouraged to apply.  This is an excellent position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study in clinical psychology.

12-4-2014

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

http://ccf.fiu.edu/employment/stp

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.

10-16-2014

A A A Full Circle Adoptions & Family Building Center, Inc.
Northampton, MA

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter, together with the names and phone numbers of three references to: officemanager@fullcircleadoptions.com

The agency will only consider emailed resumes. The agency will contact students to arrange for interviews. This internship is part-time and unpaid; the agency has a good track record of former interns going on to jobs and graduate work in social work or related fields.

For more information please visit:

http://www.fullcircleadoptions.com/

 

It is not too late to consider an internship or even an academic credit arrangement in the context of an internship with a local adoption agency. Full Circle Adoptions in Northampton, MA is welcoming email applications for internships during the Fall 2014 semester. We have several interns this semester and openings for two more.

Interns can make arrangements with their college or university to qualify to earn college credit. The agency’s office is located right on the PVTA bus line and is open from 9 to 5 weekdays.

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. Interns learn the basics of adoption law, clinical aspects of adoption and best practices in adoption. Interns also develop a sense of what it might be like to work for a non profit organization. Children are not on site as the agency primarily places newborns directly from the hospital - the work of the agency benefits children, but, does not involve in person care of children.

 

9/22/2014

Military Extension Internship Program

Check out all of the opportunities at www.ydae.purdue.edu/military

<http://purdue.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=254e0c589fa7f402bd359324f&id=cd3e97778b&e=dd79b23c9e>

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.

9/22/14

Research Interviewer New York University College of Nursing (based in Massachusetts)

Please send resume and a cover letter detailing your experience to Noelle Leonard (nrl4@nyu.edu)

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

Education

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.

 

9/12/2014

The Brain Assessment Research Laboratory, located at both Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript by email to Dr. Connie C. Duncan (cduncan@usuhs.edu) and Dr. Anne B. McFarland (anne.mcfarland.ctr@usuhs.edu).

We seek an energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, responsible, and dedicated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to work full-time as a Research Assistant on a longitudinal clinical research project.


The Brain Indices research project involves assessment of brain structure and function in injured service members with mild traumatic brain injury. Patients are followed over time to evaluate clinical outcome, with an emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Brain indices include event-related brain potentials, MRI/DTI/SWI, and neurocognitive performance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, patient recruitment, scheduling, and interviewing; electrophysiological and neurocognitive testing; data processing, entry, and analysis; maintaining databases and files; word processing and preparation of figures and slides; and other duties in support of research projects.


Requirements include an excellent academic record and research experience, English fluency, a bachelor's degree, and a car and valid driver’s license.

Previous experience with EEG/ERP recording, Excel, MATLAB, E-Prime, PowerPoint, and statistical packages (e.g., SPSS) is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment and in a clinical context is essential. Some weekend work may be required, and flexible scheduling will be needed.

9/4/2014

 

 

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

 

Education 

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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