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
Spanish & Psychology summer program in Peru.
Spanish & Psychology
Lima, Peru Summer 2016
Request Information Here:
Summer Program at a glance:
exclusively for future counselors and social workers
no Spanish pre-requisite (though prior Spanish is helpful)
6 weeks study abroad in Lima, Peru
early summer (late May to early July)
max 35 students
credit for two college Spanish courses
shadowing of Peruvian social services professionals
volunteer opportunities in under-served barrios
live with a Peruvian host and share breakfast and dinner
financial aid transfer assistance
$30,000 in scholarships available to students anticipating using
Spanish in their careers
Total cost, including housing and flight, is about 6k.
Note: It is relatively easy to transfer financial aid, but we recommend
beginning the process early.
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School - Department of Psychiatry
For more information please visit the site.
The position is a full-time with an immediate start date upon hiring.
This full time research assistant position (CRAI) will be split between
two projects focused on developmental and clinical precursors of serious
mental illness. The first will involve assistance with clinical and
research activities focused on early developmental risks and cultural
disparities related to mental health in children and families. Primary
responsibilities include: 1) recruitment, community outreach, and
program management for a research project studying children with parents
with psychotic disorders and a parenting program targeted to parents
with severe mental illness, 2) telephone screening of potential
participants, 3) the implementation of parent and child enrichment
activities, and 4) coordination and record keeping of program clients.
The RA may also be involved in the set up of a laboratory and
longitudinal research study focused on perinatal risk and stress in
pregnant women with psychosis. Additional responsibilities may include
assistance with other studies related to culture, development, and
mental health. The second will be a study coordinator position for a
clinical trial of a cognitive training program in adolescents and young
adults at risk for serious mental illness. Major responsibilities
include 1) study coordination, data entry and management, Institutional
Review Board contact; 2) administration and scoring of clinical
assessments, social and cognitive tests, and surveys; 3) clinical
telephone screening and other communication with potential and active
study participants; and 4) administration of MRI research tasks. Those
with strong organizational skills and interests in the measurement of
psychosocial stress within perinatal mental health, neurocognition and
its treatment, multicultural issues in mental health, and research on
preventive treatment of serious mental illness are encouraged to apply.
The Center for OCD and Related Disorders, directed by Dr. Blair Simpson
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric institute at
Columbia University Medical Center
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover
letter and CV (or resume) to Dr. Shari Steinman Haxel at
email@example.com with the subject "NYSPI Research Assistant
Full time Research Assistant.
The mission of our center is to improve the lives of individuals with
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related problems, by advancing
understanding of and the treatment for these disorders.
Duties: Candidate will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring
randomized clinical trial and biological research protocols in the areas
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders.
patient recruitment and scheduling, patient screening, data
and management. Duties can include assisting with brain imaging
procedures, IRB procedures, grant applications, and/or manuscript
Education: Minimum BA or BS in Biology or Psychology or other
Training & Experience: The ideal candidate will have research experience
an interest in brain mechanisms underlying behavior. A working
data management software, such as excel, Access, SQL, SPSS,
is desirable. The ideal candidate will be a person who
loves or is enthusiastic
about using technology for research. He/she
will be organized, self-directed,
and good at multi-tasking, and will
have excellent interpersonal skills.
This experience will expand one’s research portfolio, while also gaining
in-depth experience with clinical populations for those interested in
medical school and/or a PhD program in clinical psychology or
Two year commitment required.
Department of Psychology, 441 Tobin Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003
phone: 413.545.2383 fax: 413.545.0996 email: Dept of Psychology