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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 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


Atkinson Family Practice Integrated Medicine in Amherst

For more information about the internship and directions for application, click

Application Due: April 10th 12PM EST via e-mail: Yesel Yoon, Current Doctoral Intern:

Placement site for one psychology undergraduate student to intern under the supervision of a licensed psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine and health psychology. Dr. Muten sees private patients and referred patients through an integrated medical practice at the Atkinson Family Practice in Amherst. Currently seeking 3rd-4th year B.A. or B.S., undergraduate psychology student with an open and flexible personality; empathic, conscientious, with experience in self-regulation skills and emotional intelligence. Job responsibilities include administration, scoring, and writing brief reports on psychological testing; maintaining an applied research database; observing, intakes and psychotherapy/behavioral medicine with patients at a family medicine practice; and consulting and shadowing primary care physicians.


Position: Unpaid, 6-9 hours a week, two-semester commitment (for PSYC398F credits)



McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Dr. McHugh at, and submit an application on the McLean Hospital website: (Job ID 2266260).

Seeking a highly motivated college graduate to provide support for an NIH-funded clinical trial investigating treatment for co-occurring anxiety disorders and substance use disorders under the direction of R. Kathryn McHugh, PhD. Specific responsibilities include: participant recruitment, follow-up, and assessment; maintaining and updating data generated by the study; performing literature searches; conducting statistical analysis; contributing to the writing of manuscripts and grant applications; and administrative tasks. This position offers an excellent opportunity for graduating seniors looking for clinical research experience before applying to graduate school in psychology (particularly clinical and counseling programs), the social sciences, or medical school.

Tentative start date: late May to early June 2015.


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.



The Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with Brown University Medical School.

Send cover letter and CV to
Butler -
Fax: 401-455-6301

For more information about our program, please refer to our department website ( or to each faculty member's webpage, which is located at:

Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking research assistants for National Institutes of Health-funded studies relating to assessment and intervention in primary care and psychiatric inpatient settings. Responsible for recruiting subjects and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients.

BA in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.


The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire 2-4 full-time research assistants to work on a variety of projects relating to assessment and intervention in primary care and psychiatric inpatient settings. Positions will start from March to June 2015. In particular, we may be hiring for projects focusing on:

1) identification of novel risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior using genetics, psychophysiology, and experimental methods (Director: Michael F. Armey, Ph.D.),

2) implementation of an acceptance/mindfulness video-based intervention for depression in a primary care setting (Directors: Lisa Uebelacker, Ph.D. & Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D.), and

3) implementation of acceptance and commitment therapy for psychiatric inpatients with psychosis (Director: Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D.).


International Studies Abroad

12050 N. Pecos St, Suite 320

Westminster, CO 80234


Internships Abroad

The application deadlines are March 2nd for programs starting in June.

Custom Date Internships are also available. Students who choose this option decide which dates work best for them and must apply 4 months prior to their intended start date.


ISA offers students the opportunity to complete an internship in Australia, Chile, England, New Zealand or Spain and possibly earn academic credit in the process. An internship is a great opportunity for students to explore future careers and to earn critical work experience while building skills that they can add to their resume and utilize in their future job search.

Because each student is unique, we customize placements based on their specific goals. An Internship with ISA is more than just a placement; it's a Global Career-Building Experience. In addition to a personalized placement, we include on-site support, housing, academic credit, immigration visa support and much more.

EXAMPLE OF ONE PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS: Organizational Psychology in Australia where students will work with the Australian Navy to understand workplace stress.  For additional example placements, view our website.

In addition to psychology and social work internships, ISA has internship opportunities available in all other fields of study, visit our website to learn more.


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 Chicago Lab of Emotion and Physiology in the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Stewart Shankman, Director


Candidates will need to electronically submit an on line application at (click on the job board and then click on the position [Research associate II - Social Sciences) and upload a cover letter, CV, and provide the names and email addresses of three references within the on line application. Review of applications will begin right away and will continue until the job is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Stewart Shankman;


Th Lab of Emotion and Physiology is seeking two Research Associates to assist in studies of mood and anxiety disorders.

Research in the lab focuses on basic mechanisms underlying mood and anxiety disorders. Specifically, we investigate behavioral, physiological, neural, and genetic aspects of reward and threat processing in individuals with mental illness and their family members, as well as in healthy individuals. By achieving a better understanding of the processes that cause and maintain mood and anxiety disorders, we hope to contribute to the development of more effective preventative and treatment interventions.

To learm more about the position please click here.



Ramapo for Children

Rhinebeck, NY

Positions for Camp Counselors available for June-August, 2015.

Apply online or call 845-876-8403

Apply to become a Coundelor or a Specialty Counselor at Camp Ramapo

Summer staff lives on the Rhinebeck campus from June–August working to make lasting contributions to children with social, emotional, or learning challenges. Ramapo has a 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio to benefit children who need more support, supervision, and attention. You will lead activities and serve as a role model to these children.

Apply to be a:

General Counselor—Team up to oversee program activities and daily routines for a bunk of campers.

Waterfront Counselor—Teach swim lessons to small groups of campers. Lifeguard certification is not required.

Challenge Counselor—Facilitate adventure-based low and high ropes courses and many other outdoor activities.

Specialty Counselor—Lead specialty activities in music, drama, arts & crafts, woodcraft, cooking, ceramics, athletics, or nature adventures.

Educational Counselor—Work as specialists in our Reading and Discovery Centers.

Health Center Position—RNs, LPNs, EMTs, and nursing students.





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

Northampton, MA

Full Circle Adoptions in Northampton, MA is welcoming email letters expressing interest in an internship for the spring 2015 semester. We are considering students who have Tuesday and/or Thursday availability. 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. This internship will focus on tailoring the agency’s digital media plan, developing new marketing strategies and learning how to organize a non-profit fundraising event. 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.

Requirements: 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 marketing, business or poli-sci.




Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD

Position will begin Spring or Summer, 2015.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Competitive full-time salary plus benefits will be available.

If interested, please send letter of interest and CV to Rachel Ress, BA, Study Coordinator, at

Researchers in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD, are looking for two highly motivated college graduates to serve as research coordinators for a therapy trial aimed at preventing eating disorders and reducing excessive weight gain in adolescent military dependents. Responsibilities include recruitment of study participants, data collection and entry, and administrative and clerical duties. The successful candidate will be trained to conduct psychological assessments. The position requires an individual who is highly responsible and who has excellent organizational skills. Some prior experience working with children and teens is preferred, but not required.


This position is ideal for individuals planning to pursue graduate work in clinical psychology or medicine. A two year commitment is requested.


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:


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

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.




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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