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Feb 15, 2019

Lab of Cognition and Emotion Research Assistant position! Apply today!

Research Assistant Position
Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion
University of Maryland, College Park

The Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion is searching for an undergraduate research assistant to help schedule and run behavioral experimental sessions. This is a great opportunity to gain practical research skills and lab experience. The research assistant will also have the chance to set up and help run fMRI experiments at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center after training and time spent in the lab.

Candidates should be available for 5-7 hours a week between the hours of 9AM and 5PM (we will be flexible around exams, study sessions, etc). Candidates need to be reliable, flexible, responsible, and organized. We are really focused on good communication between assistants and lab experimenters, so we ask that you are responsive to messages and emails during the week. No previous research experience is required but is appreciated.

How To Apply:
If interested, please send your current resume and a short message about why you’re interested in this position to Anastasiia Khibovska ( 

Build your CV/Resume by presenting your research poster at the Department of Psychology's Research Fair!

PSYC Terp Research Fair
Monday, April 15
11:30 am-1:00 pm
BRB Colonnade
Submit your poster HERE
Undergraduate researchers are invited to submit posters to present at the Department of Psychology's Undergraduate Research Fair! The PSYC Terp Research Fair will be held on Monday, April 23 from 11:30-1:00PM in the BRB Colonnade.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, March 13 at 5 pm and presenters will be notified whether their posters are accepted on Friday, March 15th. We encourage every lab to present at least one poster, each honors student to present a poster, and PREP students to submit at least one poster. Please HERE to submit a poster for presentation.

Feb 14, 2019

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer living and working in another country? Apply to the MSEC Program! Deadline March 1st!

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer living and working in another country?

Interested in becoming a change maker and discovering how social entrepreneurship can bring lasting improvement to people’s lives?

We invite you to join the 2019 Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC), a unique study and internship program abroad for undergraduate and graduate students where you will spend your summer in a Latin American country observing, creating and implementing sustainable business solutions to poverty-related challenges.

SPRING: Prior to departure, you will participate in a spring course at UMD (meets Wednesday nights from March 27th through May 8th) that introduces you to the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship and its potential to transform communities while preparing you for your summer fieldwork.

SUMMER: You will then spend eight weeks immersed in your destination country while learning about social entrepreneurship through consulting with local businesses and implementing development projects with rural populations.

FALL: Upon returning to campus, you will complete a reflection course to apply the skills learned abroad to your future coursework, career and your own entrepreneurial ideas.

Check out TedTalk by Greg Van Kirk, president and co-founder of Social Entrepreneur Corps, UMD’s partner organization for the MSEC program

Program Highlights:
· Eight-week Social Entrepreneurship Summer Internship Abroad
· Choose From Two Beautiful Locations:
o Ecuador (May 26 - July 19, 2019)
o Guatemala (May 26 - July 19, 2019)
· Earn 9 UMD Credits!
· Open to All Majors
· Undergraduate and Graduate Students Welcome
· Scholarships Available for Every Participant!
· Learn Adaptive Leadership, Collaborative Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation Design and Consulting Skills
· Make a Direct and Measurable Contribution to Rural Development Work in Latin America Focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
· Develop Lasting Connections with Homestay Families
· Learn or Improve your Spanish Language Skills

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2019

MSEC Information Sessions:
February 15th (Friday): 12-1 pm: Education Abroad: 3117 HJ Patterson Hall
February 19th (Tuesday): 5-6 pm: Education Abroad: 1102 HJ Patterson Hall
February 22nd (Friday): 11 am - 12 pm: Education Abroad: 1102 HJ Patterson Hall
February 27th (Wednesday): 4:30-5:30 pm: Education Abroad: 1102 HJ Patterson Hall
February 28th (Thursday): 2-3 pm: Education Abroad: 1102 HJ Patterson Hall

Contact Jennifer Precht, Associate Director Education Abroad

Register for the Psychology Career Exploration Night!

Psychology Career Exploration Night
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Colony Ballroom (2203) STAMP
Register HERE

Just beginning to think about how you want to utilize your psychology knowledge and skills? Looking for tips on preparing for a particular career path related to psychology? Then this event is for you! Undergraduate Psychology Majors are strongly encouraged to attend this event.

Professionals representing the following areas will be in attendance to discuss their organizations and answer your career-related questions:

-Clinical/Counseling/ Mental Health Services
-Research: Experimental, Neuropsychology, etc.
-Industrial and Organizational Psychology/Human Resources
-Education/Social Justice/Advocacy

Confirmed alumni and professionals as of 2/14/19 representing the following agencies and organizations will be in attendance: 
American Psychological Association
Assessment, Education, and Research Experts, LLC
Behavioral Health Partners
Beehive Businezz Consulting
Center for Health and Homeland Security
Children's National Health System
Choice Clinical ServicesCommunity Crisis Services, Inc.
Cornerstone Montgomery
Jessi Collins Therapy, LLC
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Little Leaves Behavioral Services
National Institute of Mental Health Section on Development and Affective NeurosciencePHRMA
Potomac Pathways
Prince George's County Public Schools
Somerset Prep DC Public Charter School
The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)
The Treatment and Learning Centers
Uniformed Services University/Henry Jackson Foundation
UMD Student Affairs Administration
YMCA Youth & Family Services

RSVP for the PSYC Terp CommUNITY Town Hall!

PSYC Terp CommUNITY Town Hall
When: Thursday, February 28 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: BRB 1103
Why: To discuss the results of the Department of Psychology’s Undergraduate Multicultural Assessment Survey and recommendations to improve inclusiveness for all members of our PSYC Terp Community. Please RSVP here.

At the end of the Fall 2018 semester, students enrolled in PSYC courses were asked to complete a Multicultural Climate Assessment. The purpose of the survey was for the Department of Psychology's Diversity Committee to understand how inclusive the Psychology department feels to you. We asked to hear your honest feedback about our strengths and weaknesses as they relate to our mission of creating a respectful, affirming, and inclusive environment. Impressively, over 1,400 students taking psychology courses completed the survey!

Today, we invite you to our second annual PSYC Terp CommUNITY Town Hall event to learn about what your peers had to say about the strengths and weaknesses of the Department of Psychology’s multicultural climate. We will discuss the results of the survey and recommendations for creating a more inclusive department.

House Party @ the Health Center!

House Party at the Health Center
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:00 p,-8:00 pm
Ground Floor 
University Health Center 

Join the University Health Center Peer Leaders on the ground floor of the University Health Center for a FREE after-hours open house! This event is designed to help students learn about University Health Center services and how to get involved with our Peer Programs!

There will be music, mocktails, food, games, free STI testing, and information about other wellness resources and services provided through University Health Center. 

Education Abroad Fund Scholarship deadline is Friday 2/15!

Could you use some additional financial support for your study abroad program?
Don't delay - apply for a scholarship through the EA Fund is Friday, February 15th!

There is more funding for students like you through our 2018-19 EA fund.

Here's the scoop:
-You can receive up to $2,000 for fall and $4,000 for 2019-2020 full year programs (based on financial need).
-Log in to MyEA to complete the Education Abroad Fund Application Form
-Deadline is Friday, February 15th at 11:59pm.
-You'll need the info from your 2018-2019 FAFSA package to complete this form.
-Questions about FAFSA data? Jamilya Parson in Financial Aid can Help: E-mail her at:, in the Financial Aid office
-You don't need to have a completed program app to submit this scholarship application.Need help? Contact your EA advisor.

Need help for a STEM class? FREE Tutoring through Academic Achievement Programs!

Academic Achievement Programs
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Academic Success and Tutorial Services
More information HERE

Need help for a STEM class? The Academic Achievement Programs offers FREE Tutoring in a variety of math and science courses. More information can be found HERE

Feb 13, 2019

UMBC Pediatric Psychology Lab Recruiting Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants!

Pediatric Psychology Lab
Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants

Dr. Dahlquist’s Pediatric Psychology Lab (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) is currently recruiting volunteer undergraduate research assistants for the summer of 2019. Current research is focused on pediatric pain management and management of pediatric chronic illnesses. Opportunities include recruiting and running children through experimental pain protocols, performing literature searches, and cleaning/entering data. Qualified candidates will be undergraduate students with a strong interest in research related to psychology, medicine, and other health-related fields. Experience working with children preferred but not required. Research assistants may be able to earn course credit at their institution. Please note: this is an unpaid position. 20 hrs/week is required. If interested, please email and include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

Feb 12, 2019

Interested in a short-term study abroad trip this summer? Check out this opportunity to study in Vienna, Austria!

Interested in a short-term study abroad trip this summer? Check out this opportunity below to study in Vienna, Austria! 
UMD Summer: AustriaFreud's Footsteps: Psychotherapy Then and Now (PSYC)

Paid Hotline Specialist Positions with the EveryMind Hotline!

Paid Hotline Specialist Positions
EveryMind Hotline
Job Description

EveryMind hotline is hiring weekend and evening phone and text/chat specialists to provide supportive listening and suicide/crisis intervention. The Hotline (and training) is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology and is part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.

Requirements: passing training. Pay: $16 an hour. Location: Rockville, MD. For more information email 

Feb 8, 2019

Volunteer for the Psychology Career Exploration Night on Tuesday, March 5th! Get FREE Food and VIP Access to Alums/Employers!

Volunteer @ the Psychology Career Exploration Night 
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Volunteer Flyer: HERE
Sign Up: HERE

Volunteers are needed between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:30 pm for this very important event. You can volunteer one hour or more if you like!

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:
-Greet Alums and Employers
-Assist with registration 
-Assist with set up and tear down of event
-Guide and direct student participants
-Provide information to guest and attendees
-Maintain traffic flow in Colony Ballroom STAMP

To sign up to volunteer click HERE

Questions email

Summer research opportunity with the Stanford Home Sleep Center!

Stanford Summer Research Assistant Opportunity

The Stanford Psychophysiology Lab, overseen by Dr. James Gross, is seeking research assistants to contribute to the Home-Sleep Study. The project seeks to understand how wake-time emotion regulation and sleep-time processes interact.

Internship Description
This position would be desirable for anyone who:
· Is curious about emotions, sleep, and bruxism
· Desires clinical experience (conducting phone screens and interviews, interacting with participants, etc.)
· Is interested in brain monitoring equipment and data collection (EEG, PSG, EMG, etc.)
· Needs flexible hours (shifts available in evenings, mornings, Fridays, weekends, etc.)
· Seeks a close-knit, supportive work environment
· Enjoys writing literature reviews
· Would like to be part of a stable, long-term project

The Home-Sleep Study accepts research assistants on a rolling basis. We prefer (but not require) an applicant who is at least an upperclassman in a BA program and possesses previous research (or relevant work) experience. Familiarity with data analysis, programming skills, and access to a car are pluses. This position may occasionally require work outside of regular hours (evenings) to accommodate session schedules.

This is an unpaid internship. We provide full-time internship opportunities; however, research assistants may work for a minimum of 20 hours/week. Potential applicants must be willing to commit to a position for at least 6 months (12 months preferred) if applying for a role during the regular year or for at least 3 months if applying for a summer role.

How to Apply
Please email the following documents to your CV and a statement of interest including a brief outline of your research interests, your prior research experience, your future goals, the kinds of experiences you hope to gain by participating in research of the Home Sleep Center and your desired starting date, duration of involvement, and weekly availability.

Feb 6, 2019

MLAW, UMD's Pre Law and Society Minor Program, is currently recruiting for the Fall 2019 Cohort!

Law & Society Minor 
Fall 2019 Cohort 

The Law and Society Minor is an interdisciplinary and experiential approach to the study of law. The 18-credit, upper-level learning opportunity is designed to help students understand law in order to critically analyze it and use it as an instrument of change. Students will be introduced to law and society scholarship through courses taught by University of Maryland’s diverse faculty as well as law faculty from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. This Coursework will challenge students’ assumptions about law and its function in society, encouraging them to think creatively and critically in coursework, internships, research and other field work.

Applicants to the Law and Society Minor must submit the following:
Application Form;
Cover Letter and Resume; and
Unofficial Transcript from each college or university attended

Application Form
This is the basic document required to initiate an application. Applicants may access the application form online.

Cover Letter and Resume
Applicants to the Law and Society Minor must submit a cover letter detailing their interest in the Law and Society Minor as well as any ambiguities in their application. Please include any reasoning for not meeting all the stated requirements in your cover letter as well. In addition, applicants must submit a resume detailing their academic and professional experience.

Applicants should upload a copy of their cover letter and resume to their online application (pdf only). Applicants who experience difficulty uploading their cover letter and resume to the online application should mail or hand-deliver their cover letter and resume to the following address:

Law and Society Minor
Committee on Admissions
1117 Chincoteague Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Alternatively, applicants can email a copy of their cover letter and resume to

BSOS Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity! Application deadline is February 10th!

BSOS Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity
More information HERE
Application Deadline: February 10, 2019

The UMD BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI) program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

Program details can be found at this link: