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Jul 11, 2016

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Research Assistant position with CASL (Center for Advanced Study of Language)!

Research Assistant Position (1-3)
CASL (Center for Advanced Study of Language)
Fall 2016/Spring 2017
Paid: $12 per hour 

The project is cross-disciplinary and cross-university, involving social/organizational psychology, cognitive psychology, as well as artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. This study is a National Science Foundation-funded project on how individuals speak similarly to each other as they collaborate.

-Data management, cleaning, and processing
-Applying shared mental model analysis software
-Statistical analyses
-Annotating behavior and communication from videos
-Psychology/science writing
-Other tasks as needed.

The student(s) will ideally learn about psychology, including methods. The position pays $12/hour without benefits and comes from a fixed-cost Research Experiences for Undergraduates NSF grant.

-Background in Psychology, iSchool, HCIL, Computational Linguistics, or another related major
-3.0 minimum GPA
-Ability and availability to work a minimum of 8 hours per week between the hours of 9 am-5 pm Monday through Friday
-Must be U.S. Citizen

How To Apply:
Interested individuals should email cover letter indicating interest in the position, resume, unofficial transcript, and availability in terms of the number of hours per week to work in the fall & spring semesters to Susannah Paletz at

Looking for a psychology internship for fall? Want to earn credit for the experience? These resources can help!

There is still time to search for and secure a psychology relevant internship for Fall 2016. Psychology majors can earn elective credit for a department approved internship experience by enrolling in PSYC 389 Experiential Learning. Please access the Internship Guide and PSYC 389 Course Syllabus below for more details about earning academic credit for a professionally supervised internship experience.

For further assistance on finding an internship please contact Steve Young at  In the subject line of the email type "PSYC Internship Help."

Psychology Internship Resource Links:
List of previous psychology major internship sites

Psychology Internship Guide 

Psychology Internship Flyer

PSYC 389 Experiential Learning Course Syllabus

Psychology Department Internship Page

MPS Clinical Psychological Science full-time paid research assistant position!

MPS Clinical Psychological Science
Paid Clinical Research Assistant Position

The clinical research assistant position will require 75% time coordinating research projects including
participant recruitment, study coordination, and project management for ongoing research focused on the development of depression and substance use across adolescence. The position will also involve 25% time conducting administrative duties for the Master’s in Clinical Psychological Science program, including interacting with current students, developing student research projects, and coordinating with internship placements.

-40 hours per week
-75% research duties
-25% administrative duties

-Master's degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
-Candidates with extensive post-baccalaureate research experience will also be considered

How To Apply:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but for best consideration materials should be received by August 1, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should e-mail a CV and cover letter with references to Dr. Felton at The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Clinical Research Assistant position with the CAPER Lab!

Research Assistant
Center for Addictions Personality and Emotions Research

The Center for Addictions Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER) focuses on research that  
seeks to understand and treat addictive behaviors and their co-occurring psychological conditions. CAPER is comprised of a multidisciplinary team with expertise in the domains of clinical and counseling psychology, as well as social and decision sciences. This federally-funded grant examines a brief intervention to decrease risky behaviors among college-aged students. The ideal candidate will have extensive undergraduate or post-baccalaureate research experience.

-Recruiting participants
-Collecting data from participants
-Working with the PI to ensure faithful delivery of the intervention
-20 hours per week

-Extensive undergraduate or post-baccalaureate research experience
-Strong interpersonal skills

How To Apply:
Additional information may be obtained from Dr. Julia Felton,, 301-405-7190. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but for best consideration materials should be received by July 15, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should e-mail a CV and cover letter with references to Dr. Felton The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Jul 8, 2016

University of Maryland Community Gatherings Next Week in Response to Recent Tragedies

University of Maryland Community Gatherings Next Week in Response to Recent Tragedies
In light of the recent horrific tragedies this week and over the last few weeks, there are a few resources the Office of Diversity and Inclusion would like to make sure the University of Maryland community is aware of. In addition to no appointment needed walk-in hours at the Counseling Center for students who need support, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is offering two community

Wed. 7/13 at 4pm-5:30pm, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, 2411 Marie Mount Hall
For Students, Staff, & Faculty

This gathering is grounded in offering you a chance to be in community with others while thinking about what you are doing for yourself and what you are doing with others during this difficult time. The gathering will begin at 4pm by doing some grounding meditation work and have opportunities to connect and support each other based on identity. Co-sponsored and co-facilitated by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Counseling Center. Questions? Contact Jacki Mac or Domonic Rollins at

Thurs. 7/14 at 12pm-1:30pm, Multipurpose Room Nyumburu Cultural Center
For Students, Staff, & Faculty

Psychologists will be offering a collective community space to support healing and self-care. Co-Sponsored by the Counseling Center and Nyumburu Cultural Center. Questions? Contact Jacki Mac at

We also hope you are checking in with one another. People will be differently affected by recent events but acknowledgement that this is a difficult time is essential.

Jul 7, 2016

Excellent career opportunity for recent PSYC Grads! Service Coordinator positions with The ARC of Prince George's County!

The Arc of Prince George’s County is seeking Service Coordinators for the Infants and Toddlers
Program to work with families of children birth to age 3 with disabilities/developmental delays. Assist with evaluations, assessments of child/family needs. Develop and monitor service delivery plan. Advocate for the family and child.

Qualifications: BA or BS Degree or case management experience. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and own transportation. Salary mid $30’s. Send resume w/cover letter to or FAX, (301) 925-4387.

Jul 1, 2016

Learn about Domestic Violence this Fall with PSYC 318D!

PSYC 318D Community Interventions:Theory and Research Domestic Violence
Fall 2016
Dr. Karen  O'Brien 

PSYC 318D provides an overview of research related to intimate partner violence, the community resources available to domestic violence survivors, and the multicultural issues related to interventions with abused women and their children. Students who successfully complete this course have the opportunity to register for a service learning course (PSYC 319D, Spring 2017) where they will facilitate groups for children living in a community shelter for abused women and their children. Link to course on Testudo:

Course Syllabus: 

Jun 29, 2016

Great research assistant opportunity for recent grad! Brain Assessment Lab with the Uniformed Services University!

Research Assistant 
Brain Assessment Research Lab at Fort Belvoir, VA
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 

The Brain Assessment Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, has an opening for a Research Assistant at our location at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Description: The lab seeks an energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, responsible, and dedicated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to work full-time as a Research Assistant on a clinical research project at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. This work is part of a large, multi-site, longitudinal study of U.S. veterans and active duty service members previously deployed in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The project involves assessment of brain function in service members who have sustained mild traumatic brain injury and healthy controls. The primary measures are event-related brain potentials (ERPs) and EEG. Neurocognitive and neuroimaging measures as well as chronic behavioral sequelae and comorbidities are also measured.

-Patient recruitment, scheduling, and interviewing
-Electrophysiological Testing
-Data processing, entry, and analysis
-Maintaining databases and files
-Word processing and preparation of figures and slides
-Other duties in support of research projects.
-Assistance in preparation of manuscripts and presentations may also be required.

-An excellent academic record and research experience
-English fluency
-Bachelor's or Master’s degree
-Previous experience with EEG/ERP recording, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, R) are highly desirable.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently is essential.
-Weekend work and flexible scheduling may be required occasionally.
-Occasional meetings at Walter Reed in Bethesda, MD may be required.
-Access to a car and a valid driver’s license are mandatory.

How To Apply:
This position is ideal for someone who seeks experience in clinical research before going on to graduate school in psychology or medical school. The position is open and will be filled as soon as possible. A competitive salary and an excellent benefits package are offered and will be commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript by email to Dr. Connie C. Duncan at and Larissa Yashko at

Jun 22, 2016

Bored This Summer? There is Still Time to Sign up for a Summer Course!

Bored This Summer? There is Still Time to Sign up for a Summer Course!
There are still open seats in these 4 psychology courses for the second summer session beginning July 11th! 

PSYC300: Research Methods in Psychology (hybrid)
PSYC334: Interpersonal Relationships (online)
PSYC336: Psychology of Women (classroom)
PSYC341: Memory and Cognition (classroom)
PSYC432: Counseling Psychology (hybrid)

Review the course schedule here, and consider signing up today!

Law School Application Process Seminar for students from under-represented groups! Howard University, Washington D.C.!

CLEO 2016 Achieving Success in the Application Process (ASAP) Prelaw Seminar
Howard University
Washington, DC
July 16 & 17, 2016 Registration Deadline 7/1/16

Goal: To prepare talented, motivated, yet under-represented students to successfully gain admission

Overview: The ASAP program curriculum will focus on aspects of the law school application process that are commonly overlooked or undervalued by students when applying to law school.
to and succeed in law school.

The ASAP curriculum seminar includes the following sessions:
Selecting a law school
Drafting an effective personal statement
Choosing sources for letters of recommendations
Preparation strategies for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
The impact of LSAT scores and Grade Point Averages (GPA) in the selection process
The significance of the early application process offered by many law schools
Debt management and developing credit worthiness
Common errors committed by law school applicants

Note: Travel and accommodations are not covered for regional events.

Provides a head start on the law school admissions process
Establishes mentoring relationships with CLEO students in law school
Nominal fee
Meals provided
Opportunity to network with Attitude Is Essential (AIE) participants from around the country
An opportunity you don't want to miss

Targeted Students:
ASAP is open to college juniors and seniors, as well as post-graduates.

Jun 21, 2016

LGBT Equity Scholarship! Application Deadline July 1!

LGBT Equity Scholarship 
Deadline: July 1, 2016

The LGBT Equity Scholarship is financed by the LGBT Scholarship Fund. For 2016, there will be two $1,500 awards. Recipients must be full-time students at the University of Maryland, College Park, who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting civil rights for and preventing discrimination against LGBT people. Financial need is not a requirement for the scholarship, but may be taken into consideration.

How To Apply:  
Submit a short statement (maximum of 2 pages, double spaced) outlining your qualifications for the scholarship. You must also submit an unofficial transcript and at least one letter of recommendation.

What type of unofficial transcript should you submit for the LGBT Equity Scholarship? If you were:

-Admitted to University for Fall 2016 as a first-time Freshmen – Submit your unofficial high school transcript.
-Admitted to the University for Fall 2016 as a transfer student – Submit your unofficial college transcript(s) listing all courses you have completed.
-Enrolled at the University for Spring 2016 – Submit your unofficial University of Maryland transcript.

The deadline to submit LGBT Equity Scholarship materials is July 1, 2016. You may submit your completed application materials to with "LGBT Equity Scholarship" as the subject. Please direct any questions to the LGBT Equity Center at 301-405-8720 or email

Female Austism Aide! Starts June 27th!

Female Autism Aide
June 27-August 5
8:30 am-3:30 pm
$2400 plus gas stipend

Shadowing a sweet and wonderful teenage girl with autism this summer. Our daughter is non-verbal, but we have in recent years realized her amazing capabilities through her use of a letter board.

Your job will be to be as flexible as possible, working with her on personal training goals, other motor therapy goals, accompanying her to a DAY CAMP, and more. You will always receive training, but also must be able to think on your feet and problem solve.

A positive, outgoing and kind personality. A belief in every person's potential. An interest and willingness to learn new skills. A reliable car that you are willing to transport her in. You must be able to be on time and DEPENDABLE.

How To Apply:
Please e-mail for more information. Three non-personal references required.  Skype interviews to be conducted week of 6/20.

Jun 17, 2016

Black Males Needed for Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions!

Black Males Needed for Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions
Social, Decision and Organizational Sciences
Teamwork and Innovation

The Organizational Psychology lab is looking for Black male undergraduate research assistants to primarily aid in running a lab study, collecting data and interacting with participants. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in our lab for class credit. The goal of the research project is to better understand how teams are able to make make innovative decisions. In addition to gaining the experience of working in a lab, research assistants will have the opportunity to interact with graduate students from different fields of psychology and gain insight into applying to graduate school.

- 6-9 hour per week commitment
- Conduct a laboratory study with undergraduate participants

- Psychology major preferred, though not requirement
-No Lab Experience Necessary

How To Apply:
Applicants should email the graduate student in charge of the study, Brandon Crosby at with your unofficial transcript, Resume/CV, your class schedule for the summer and how many hours per week you can work.

Jun 16, 2016

Paid PSYC 221 Teaching Assistant Position for Fall 2016!

The Department of Psychology has a paid position to support one of its Social Psychology (PSYC 221-FC01) courses for the Fall 2016 semester.

Responsibilities include:
-Online grading of regular writing assignments, exams, and a final paper
-Managing some aspects of the course website and administration
-Holding regular office hours to assist students with course content

Eligibility Requirements:
-Must have already graduated with a B.A. or B.S. from UMD
-Must have taken PSYC 221 (ideally with Dr. Selterman) and earned at least a B+
-Must be available to hold regular office hours on campus during the Fall 2016 semester (1-2 hours per week)
-TA does not necessarily need to attend all of the class meetings (Tu/Th 6:00pm - 7:15pm), but must be available on selected days at that time.
-Technical proficiency with common software (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Canvas).
-Have completed training on the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (
-Previous teaching assistant experience desired but not required. Competitive applicants are well-organized, highly reliable with independently managed schedules and have strong professional communication skills.

The position is a Contingent 1 contract for up to 10 hours per week for the Fall 2016 term. Compensation is estimated to be $10.25 per hour and will not exceed a total of $1,537 USD (150 hours). The position starts August 29th and ends December 20th.

How to apply:
Send an email to Dr. Selterman describing your interests, qualifications and availability. Best consideration will be given to those that apply prior to Friday, July 8th, 2016. Please send your application materials (e.g., cover letter, resume/CV, transcript) as one single PDF document.

Jun 15, 2016

Gain crisis intervention and suicide prevention experience as a Montgomery County Hotline Intern/Volunteer! Next training begins July 12th so act now!

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Montgomery County Hotline

Next Training Class begins July 12th
Following Training Class begins September 10th

Hotline Program Description:

Hotline Volunteer Application:

The Montgomery County Hotline is seeking interested students for internship and volunteer opportunities. The MC
Hotline is a 24-hour, 7 day a week service that provides telephone supportive listening, facilitation of problem solving, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and resources to Montgomery County residents and concerned friends and family. Trained volunteers and interns answer calls for the Montgomery County Hotline, Youth Crisis Hotline, and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Hotline works closely with the Montgomery County Crisis Center as part of a continuum of services to Montgomery County residents.

Volunteers and interns are required to attend a training that is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology.  A time commitment is required.

The Hotline is a great way to gain experience in the helping field and give back to the community. Make a difference in your life and the lives of others!

The next training will begin July 12th and will end August 18th. The MC Hotline has another class starting on September 10th and ends on October 19th. For more information and to receive an application please contact Victoria Layfield at (301) 424-0656 ext.516or email at

The MC Hotline is a program of the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County. For more information about the Mental Health Association, please visit