UMass Psychology


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)

FALL 2015

Agency & Location


Brief Description

Date Posted

Research Assistant Rhode Island MIDAS Project

Please send applications (cover letter and CV) to Ms. Deb Lemieux at

For additional information or questions about the position, please contact Mark Zimmerman, M.D. or Kristy Dalrymple, Ph.D.

The Rhode Island Methods to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services (MIDAS) project is looking to hire a research assistant (RA), with a potential start date of May/June 2016 (or sooner if available). Candidates should be a recent or upcoming college graduate with a psychology or neuroscience major and an interest in going to graduate or medical school.

In the Rhode Island Hospital outpatient psychiatry and partial hospital practices, we have integrated research assessments into clinical practice. The MIDAS project is one of the largest clinical epidemiological studies using semi-structured diagnostic interviews ever conducted, and we have published more than 200 papers from our database.

The RA will be trained in conducting diagnostic interviews and writing clinical reports. The RA will also be responsible for managing databases and entering data, submitting IRB applications, recruiting participants, and conducting other tasks associated with various ongoing assessment and treatment research projects in the outpatient and partial hospital practices.

Opportunities are available (and encouraged) for presenting research at national meetings and writing manuscripts for publication. Prior research assistants have published papers as first authors and have had a 100% success rate at getting into top level graduate and medical school.


The KOHL Group, Inc.
1719 Route 10, Suite 315
Parsippany, NJ 07054 USA
Voice: (973) 984-2214 x102
Fax: (973) 984-8489

If you are interested, please email your resume in Word format to Ann Boschetti at with a brief note mapping your skills and experience to the specific requirements of this job description. Please include the Job Description ID in the subject line.

To review other job opportunities with The KOHL Group, please visit the Career Opportunities section of our website:

Research Assistant

The ideal candidate for this junior/entry-level position is someone with an undergraduate degree in cognitive/experimental psychology, or similar research-oriented discipline, and with an interest in developing skills in the area of user experience research and design for mobile devices and systems, while providing administrative and coordination assistance to our research program.

Job Description

The selected candidate will provide end-to-end administrative support and project coordination, including:
· Review, understand, and edit recruiting screeners used to select participants for research studies
· Work closely with research team lead to coordinate test scheduling in order to meet deliverables objectives and recruiting lead times
· Recruit and schedule participants for usability tests and focus groups
· Maintain and update the participant database, including current contact information, demographics data, and past participation history
· Coordinate engagement of external recruiting resources and facilities when needed
· Track and report on recruiting progress
· Coordinate test lab preparation, device/prototype set up, and resets of devices during testing
· Coordinate the reception and sign-in of study participants at testing facilities
· Coordinate compensation delivery to study participants
· Coordinate and track study budgets and expense reporting
· Review and edit research documents and collateral materials
· Support research team during testing as needed, including: note taking, data gathering, data analysis, conducting phone interviews and online surveys
· Coordinate the archival and maintenance of study materials, data gathered during testing, and reports/presentations of research findings and recommendations

Research initiatives may be in-person or online, moderated or unmoderated, and may include: one-on-one usability testing, focus groups, card sorts, questionnaires, surveys, contextual inquiry research, or hybrids of these.


Brain Balance Center
West Springfield, MA

Brain Balance Center
1472 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA

Please send resume and a cover letter to: to the attention of Talitha Abramsen, Center Director


The Brain Balance Center is seeking to fill three part time pisitions. 

Brain Balance is a supplemental after-school center for kids with learning, behavioral, sensory, processing, and social challenges related to a neurodevelopmental delay. Our comprehensive drug-free approach can help a child close a developmental gap of up to two years on average, in as little as 3 months/(36 hours of programming) in our facility.

1) Part time Special Education Exercise Coach (Tuesdays, Thursdays

2) Part time Sensory Motor Assessor (Monday- Thursday 12:30-2:30pm on a per
diem basis/as scheduled)

Part time Special Education Academic Tutor/Coach (Mondays, Wednesdays
 2:30-8:00pm and Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30pm)

The positions are hourly, with paid on the job training and are great resume
builders/stepping stones to graduate school or other opportunities.  We are offering exposure to cutting-edge educational protocols based on neuro-science research not yet in mainstream text books.  We are also open to offering these positions as a paid internship, provided the hours are covered.  We are looking for folks able to commit to a minimum of a year.


Home Base Program

Education Research Coordinator Position (Full-Time)


To apply, please send your cover letter, CV (with GPA), and a copy of your transcript to Rebecca Zakarian at


The Home Base Program for Veterans and their Families at the Massachusetts General Hospital is accepting applications for an Education Research Coordinator position. The Home Base Program is a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital. We are dedicated to improving the lives of veterans who deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and live with deployment- or combat-related stress and/or traumatic brain injury. For more information about our program, please visit our website at


The Education Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing research and outcomes assessments related to the Home Base Training Institute education, implementation, and dissemination initiatives to improve the care of veterans and military families impacted by deployment stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and related conditions. In collaboration with the education and communications team, veteran and family outreach teams, and clinical leaders, the individual will help to coordinate clinical and community educational and outreach activities designed to build awareness of the Home Base Program and the needs of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.


Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology, Public Health, or a related field and should have prior research experience. The position is available immediately. This position offers valuable education and research experience in preparation for applying to graduate school in public health, clinical psychology, or medical school.



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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