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Feb 24, 2017

Sign up and celebrate Lavender Graduation Day!

LGBT Equity Center
University of Maryland
Lavender Graduation


Faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to the annual Lavender Graduation at the University of Maryland, College Park. Please celebrate with us!

Lavender Graduation recognizes an important milestone in the lives of our LGBTQ+ and Allied graduates. Each LGBTQA+ graduate will receive a rainbow tassel and a certificate of achievement. This event also provides an opportunity for our community to come together and honor those among us who have worked to make College Park a better place for LGBTQ+ people.

This year's Lavender Graduation will be Friday, May 19, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Memorial Chapel. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

The University's Campus-Wide Ceremony will be Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Xfinity Center. Individual College and School Ceremonies will be on Saturday, May 20 and Monday, May 22. A detailed list may be found here. You are encouraged to participate in all relevant commencement activities.

Graduates at all levels are especially encouraged to attend and bring family, friends, and other significant individuals in their lives. This may include members of faculty or staff. Of course, all faculty and staff are invited.

The LGBT Equity Center recommends dressy casual attire. Academic regalia is optional.

Lavender Graduates are strongly encouraged to fill out the form at as early as possible. Keep in mind that you may alter the number of guests at a later date if you need to. The LGBT Equity Center looks forward to seeing you there!

Feb 22, 2017

Attention Freshmen and Sophomores: Volunteer Intern Position with the Psychology Office of Undergraduate Studies!

Volunteer Intern Position 
Psychology Office of Undergraduate Studies
Start Date Fall 2017: Training commences Spring 2017

Learn more about the psychology department and get to know the undergraduate psychology advising

-Assisting in managing the psychology department SONA System, the online research recruitment
-Running SONA course reports
-Publicize opportunities, events, and relevant information to UMD PSYC E-news blog for psychology students

-Undergraduate psychology major
-3.0 or above GPA
-Two-three hours a week
- Basic skills in Excel
-Tech savvy
-Reliable and dependable
-Sense a humor a plus
-Prefer current freshman or sophomore 

How To Apply: 
Please email short summary of your interest in this position along with resume to Steve Young at  Application deadline Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

Help Me Find A Psychology Internship!

Help Me Find A Psychology Internship

Be sure to check out this great resource for finding an internship that matches your psychology knowledge and skills! "Help Me Find A Psychology Internship" includes a PSYC Internship Search Guide, a Master List of PSYC Opportunities, descriptions of previous UMD PSYC Major internship experiences, the department's Psychology Internship Guide, and a link to keywords psychology majors can use to identify organizations to target for internships. To access Help Me Find A Psychology Internship go to:

Student are also encouraged to contact Steve Young, Academic Advisor at to discuss how to make the best use of this resource and strategies for effectively communicating with potential internship sites and organizations.

Study terrorism this summer through the START Internship Program!

Summer 2017
START Internships (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism)
Application Deadline: April 4, 2017

START is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This summer, from June 1-August 11, students will work a minimum of 20 hours-a-week on any one of 15 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology.

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here: for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. Also, there are two funding opportunities for students listed at the above link.

Applications are due on April 4 at 11:59pm. For questions email

Feb 21, 2017

Great post-bac opportunity at the University of Michigan! Full-time Research Technician Associate!

Full-time Research Technician Associate
University of Michigan

Drs. Joshua Ackerman and Arnold Ho at the University of Michigan are seeking a full-time Research Technician Associate (i.e., Lab Manager/Research Coordinator) to work jointly in both labs beginning in summer 2017.

The Research Technician Associate will be responsible for working with Professors Ackerman and Ho, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates in both administrative and research capacities. This opportunity involves more than (but includes) typical Research Assistant capabilities, and thus will be most suited to applicants who have had prior experience conducting social psychological research and who have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field.

To apply, applicants should follow this link:

Feb 20, 2017

Spring 2017 Career and Internship Fair begins tomorrow Tuesday, February 21 through Thursday, February 23!

Spring 2017 Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1st Floor – Stamp Student Union

The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance, so be sure to view the list of attendees and plan ahead. 

Organizations recruiting psychology majors:

Day 1: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Center for Inspired Teaching
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Charles Koch Institute
City Year (AmeriCorps)
Cornerstone Montgomery Inc.
CSAAC (Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children Inc.)
Fund for the Public Interest
Macy's, Inc.
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Montgomery County Police Department
Naval Intelligence Activity
Prince George's County Police Department
RCM of Washington, Inc.
UMD National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
Urban Teachers
U.S. Department of Justice

Day 2: Thursday, February 23, 2017
BCBSA Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
The Choice Program
CSAAC (Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children Inc.)
Echo Hill Outdoor School
Green Key Resources 
Johns Hopkins University
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Macy's, Inc.
National Cancer Institute, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
Target Corporation
Teach for America
U.S. Census Bureau
UMD National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
Urban Teachers

Day 3: Friday, February 24, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
CSAAC (Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children Inc.)
The Geneva Foundation
The Heritage Foundation
Homeland Security Investigation
KIPP DC & Capital Teaching Residency
Konare Law
National Capital Area Council- Boy Scouts of America
Target Corporation
U.S. Census Bureau

Have a passion for wellness? Apply for a Peer Educator position with The University Health Center!

University Health Center
Peer Educator Positions

The University Health Center is Recruiting New Peers for Fall 2017-Spring 2018.
Peer Educators earn credit to educate the campus community about wellness through one of four topic specific lenses (substance use, sexual health, mental health and wellness, or power-based violence). Peers have opportunities to turn their innovative ideas into action. Being a peer educator is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working directly with students, improve your public speaking and program planning skills, and join a group of talented, creative, dedicated students like you who are committed to our mission of wellness for all at UMD!

Have Peer Educator questions? Email
Applications Close: March 6, 2017

Looking for other Opportunities?
CARE to Stop Violence has two additional dynamic Peer Teams also Recruiting New Peers for next year.

Peer Advocates earn credit to assist members of the UMD community (both in-person and via the crisis cell) that have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and other CARE related issues.

Outreach Peers earn credit to be the voice of the CARE office and are ultimately responsible for ensuring the entire UMD campus community is aware of CARE and other resources for those that have been impacted by power-based violence.

Have CARE Program questions? Email
Applications Close: March 6, 2017

Don’t miss out! APPLY TODAY!!

Feb 17, 2017

Careers in Forensic Investigations Panel! Tuesday, March 14th!

Careers in Forensic Investigations Panel
Tuesday, March 14
5 pm-6 pm
University Career Center
3rd Floor, Hornbake South

Interested in interning or working full-time in the field of investigations? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in the field of investigations to learn about the entry points and advantages of this career option. Attendees will also have the chance to speak individually with the panelist after the event, so bring your questions!

Participating employers:
-Forensic Anthropologist, UMD Lecturer
-Crime Scene Unit Technical Leader, Forensic Specialist II, Montgomery County Department of Police, Crime Scene Unit
-Forensic Biologist/DNA Analyst, Montgomery County Police Crime Lab
-Special Agent, FBI- UMD Alumna
-Director, Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group, Stout Risius Ross (SRR): Certified Public Accountant Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (Read more)- UMD Alumna
-Licensed Psychologist, MD/DC and Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology, UMD - College Park

Social Change career opportunities with the Fund for the Public Interest!

Fund for the Public Interest
Career Opportunities

The Fund for the Public Interest partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. The Fund is looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change after graduation. Specifically, the organization is hiring Canvass Directors to run grassroots campaign offices across the country, working on behalf of groups like Environment America and US PIRG.

Benefits of a Career with the Fund for the Public Interest:
-Deliver real results to make real change and to influence local, regional, and national decision-makers.

-Build and lead a team that recruits supporters, fund raises, and mobilize thousands of individuals to take action for the environment, for America's democracy, and more.

Main Qualification: 
-Be a motivated student who desires to lead the way in working for the change our country needs.

How To Apply:
If interested in applying, visit to complete an application, or contact or

Feb 15, 2017

Attention Freshmen and Sophomores: Train for your future psychology career by applying to become a Help Center Student Counselor!

Train to help people dealing with roommate issues, relationship dilemmas, thoughts of suicide, confusion, and other life issues. Training begins only once a semester, so please call 301-314-4357 to set up an interview.

Deadline to call and schedule an interview is February 20th.
Must be available:
March 9th from 7pm-9pm
March 11th & 12th from 9am-5pm both days.
Requires 1-2 semesters of on-the-job training.

Freshman and Sophomores Only
Call 301.314.4357 or stop by 3105 South Campus Dining Hall

UMD Help Center website:
On Facebook: 

Full-time Research Assistant position with the Neurocognitive Development Lab!

Full-time Research Assistant Position
Neurocognitive Development Lab
University of Maryland 
Department of Psychology

Dr. Tracy Riggins and the Neurocognitive Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Research Assistant beginning approximately May 15, 2017. The focus of the research project is the development of memory in early childhood using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive electrophysiology (EEG/ERPs). See for more details about the lab. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

-Conducting experiments with young children and adults (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection)
-Preprocessing and analyzing data
-Training and supervising undergraduate research assistants
-Performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems
-Programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli
-Assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance
-Conducting library searches and literature reviews to assist in manuscript preparation
 -Providing general support for the PI and other researchers in the laboratory including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment

-Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience)
-Previous research experience with human participants (preferably with children and/or using fMRI or EEG)
-Ability to work independently
-Keen attention to detail
-Ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. 
-Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.
-Two year commitment preferred

How To Apply:
Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lisa Cox at Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”). Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Part-time ABA Therapist/Developmental Specialist with Connec to Talk!

Part-time ABA Therapist/Developmental Specialist 
Connec to Talk
Pikesville, MD

Currently seeking part-time ABA Therapist/Developmental Specialist to work in home and private school settings in and around Montgomery County, Maryland.

The role of the ABA therapist is to implement programming under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), collect data, and create materials for client programming.

Experience working with children ages 2-12 with developmental disabilities is preferred. Candidates must be available to work 9-2 and/or 4:30 - 8:00pm. Weekend availability is preferred but not mandatory. To apply for this position log into Careers4Terps and enter Job ID#149940 in the search box.

This position is ideal for individuals pursuing or completing degrees in related fields, including but not limited to: Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Education, Special Education, etc.  

Recent or up and coming May Grad looking to utilize your psychology background and skills? Consider this Mental Health Residential Counselor position with Volunteers of America Chesapeake!

Mental Health Residential Counselor
Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Residential Program Center:
Link to Full Job Description and Application:

Job Description:
Under the clinical supervision of the Rehabilitation Director, the Residential Counselor is responsible
for the provision of direct services which promote the ability of clients to participate in appropriate community activities and which contribute to the development and utilization of skills necessary for independent living. Additionally, the Residential Counselor will participate in the assessment of the client's rehabilitation needs and in the development, implementation and monitoring of the client's individual rehabilitation plan. The Residential Counselor is also responsible for providing crisis
services, including intensive support and assistance, and may be required to provide follow-along services to suspended or discharged clients.

The Residential Counselor is also responsible for ensuring that clients develop and utilize skills that contribute to the maintenance of a safe and sanitary residential environment as well as documenting service delivery. The Residential Counselor may be privileged to provide basic health teaching in the areas of nutrition, exercise, dental care, substance abuse prevention, and prevention of injury and illness at home and in the community as well as training in communicable disease prevention.

For more information and to apply go to:

Feb 14, 2017

Ensure fulfillment of your academic goals! Spring into the semester with a PAL!

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
Learning Assistance Service
UMD Counseling Center

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program is a peer-to-peer academic program, in which students work with trained PAL Coaches to achieve their short and long term academic goals. With the support of PAL Coaches, UMD Students are able to build upon:

-Time Management
-Study Processes and Habits
-Exam and Test Taking Skills
-Organizational Tools

To schedule an appointment go to:

For more information, contact the PAL Program Coordinator, Julia Wong at

Summer Domestic Violence Intervention Internship with Montgomery County's Family Justice Center!

Summer 2017 
Domestic Violence Intervention Internship
Montgomery County Family Justice Center 
Rockville, MD
Application Deadline: March 10, 2017

The Montgomery County Family Justice Center (FJC) Volunteer and Internship Program provides interns with a unique opportunity to learn about domestic violence intervention on a direct service level. Interns will learn about the FJC model, dynamics of domestic violence, and systems response. Interns receive training and supervision from the FJC Staff, assist with reception and intake responsibilities, maintain FJC databases, and will work closely with the FJC Victim Assistants. Students interested in the following areas are highly encouraged to apply: social work, public health, criminal justice, crisis intervention, and/ or family dynamics.

• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school
• Complete an online application (see link below)
• Submit a resume to program email address
• Agree to an interview (if selected after resume and application submission)
• Successfully complete a criminal background investigation (if selected after an interview)

Interns are required to work at least 16 hours per week, with at least one full day 8:30am-5pm shift. Friday shift availability is very limited.

How To Apply:
Applications for the Summer 2017 Internship (from May to August) must be submitted by March 10, 2017. Any application and resume submitted after this date will not be reviewed. Link to the application is below. Send your resume to

Application Link: HERE