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)

Spring 2016

Agency & Location


Brief Description

Date Posted

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 Boston, MA

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 with the subject "NYSPI Research Assistant Application."

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 our
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 of
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders.
Duties include: patient recruitment and scheduling, patient screening, data
collection and management. Duties can include assisting with brain imaging
procedures, IRB procedures, grant applications, and/or manuscript preparation.

Education: Minimum BA or BS in Biology or Psychology or other appropriate field.

Training & Experience: The ideal candidate will have research experience and
an interest in brain mechanisms underlying behavior. A working knowledge of
data management software, such as excel, Access, SQL, SPSS, and/or Matlab
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 pursuing
medical school and/or a PhD program in clinical psychology or related field.
Two year commitment required.






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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