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Nov 12, 2019

Apply today for BSOS Winter/Spring 2020 Undergraduate Experience Funds! Funding for unpaid internships! Deadline is December 1st!

BSOS Experience Funds
Funding for Unpaid Internships
Deadline: December 1st, 2019

These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship).

If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, I encourage you to apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds.

Applications for Winter/Spring 2020 experiences are due no later than December 1. Click here to apply. Before submitting your application, make sure to review the eligibility criteria.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be
e-mailed to

Explore the Smith School's new Intentional Life Lab! Then register for BMGT 198B: The Intentional Self course!

The Intentional Life Lab
The purpose of the Lab is to help young people develop their whole selves by working on purpose, wellness, character, money, relationships, and community. The first course BMGT 198B: The Intentional Self is one credit and open to all majors for the upcoming Spring 2020 semester. Register for the course on Testudo HERE

BMGT 198B: The Intentional Self
As you navigate adulthood, you will constantly be making decisions that impact your personal and professional well-being and success. Making these life choices with intention and a perspective of your whole self will increase your life satisfaction. In this course, you will be introduced to the six pillars of intentional living and methods to incorporate them into your own authentic life path.

Purpose: Living with a sense of one’s “why” serves as a compass for your life decisions and is central to living authentically.
Character: Your character traits will help you to actualize your purpose.
Community: An intentional individual realizes that they are a symbiotic part of a whole community that sustains them and to which they should actively contribute.
Relationships: Relationships are the wellspring that nourish and connect us and an intentionally lived life develops and nurtures them.
Money: Money is the enabling resource that will support your authentic life path and an intentional individual understands its appropriate role in their own life.
Wellness: Actively pursuing good physical and emotional health is foundational to success in any other pillar.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, for each Intentional Life pillar you should be able to achieve the following learning objectives:
Define each pillar
Describe your current level of expertise with each pillar and your plan to build familiarity with each pillar over your undergraduate career.
Comprehend frameworks/tools that exist to support your personal development of the pillar and the resources (curricular and co-curricular) available on campus to support your personal development.

Great opportunity for a recent or up and coming Grad! One Year AmeriCorp position with The Literacy Lab!

Literacy Tutor (2020-21, AmeriCorps)  

Do you believe that literacy is a human right?

The Literacy Lab works to close the achievement gap by providing pre-K and elementary schools with evidence-based literacy intervention, full-time literacy tutors to implement the model, and assessment tools and a coaching support structure that ensures the success of the program and students. If you have an interest in education, non-profits, social justice, or community empowerment, we encourage you to consider our one-year program!

Check out our Year at a Glance and FAQ page to learn more about the commitment, locations, benefits, and application process. After reviewing, you can submit an application here. We hope to have you join our team!

Volunteer Research Assistant Positions with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences! Begins Spring 2020!

Volunteer Research Assistant Positions 
Suicide Care, Prevention, and Research (CPR) Initiative 
PI: Dr. Marjan Holloway 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 
11300 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD (close to the White Flint Metro) 
Beginning Spring Semester 2020 

Volunteers will be primarily assigned to Post Admission Cognitive Therapy (PACT) transcriptions. Volunteers will be exposed to military suicide prevention studies, psychotherapy research, curriculum development, and randomized clinical trials methodology. A position of this type can serve as professional experience in the fields of military mental health, psychology, and suicide prevention – and will strengthen a candidate’s application to graduate programs in psychology or related fields. 

Primary Responsibilities: 
- Transcribe audio files of PACT therapy sessions and help-seeking interviews with inpatients admitted to military treatment facilities following a recent suicide-related crisis 
- Compile and distribute weekly lists of suicide related abstracts 
- Conduct literature reviews and write literature summaries 

Additional opportunities may be available for highly motivated candidates who remain beyond two semesters. Opportunities also exist for recommendation letters depending on overall performance. 

- Minimum commitment: Either (1) 16 hours a week for one semester or (2) 8 hours a week for two semesters (we prefer a year commitment) 
- The position is unpaid, but course credit may be set up in collaboration with the volunteer’s academic institution - Availability for Volunteer Meetings once a month 

Application Process: 
Please send (1) cover letter (2) updated CV, (3) ALL of your windows of availability (days and times, within Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM), and (4) whether you prefer 16hrs/wk for one semester or 8hrs/wk for two semesters to: Ayan Elmi (

Nov 11, 2019

New African Studies Minor Kickoff Event! Monday 11/18 @ 6 pm in 2102 Shoemaker Bldg.!

African Studies Minor Kickoff Event
Monday, November 18, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
2102 Shoemaker Building

The African-American Studies Department cordially invites you to its African Studies Minor Kickoff Event. Dr. Jean-Michel Mabeko-Tali, Professor of African History at Howard University, will present on African History and its connection to the present. Refreshments will be served. 

Peer Mentoring/Coaching opportunities with the Hearing and Speech Sciences SIGNA Program! Application deadline is November 18th!

Peer Mentors/Peer Coaches
University of Maryland SIGNA Program
University of Maryland Hearing & Speech Clinic
More Information: HERE
Application: HERE
Application Deadline is November 18th.

HESP has a clinic program for UMD students with autism whereby, through SIGNA, we support them with 4 hours of weekly individual and group treatment, as well as peer mentor check-ins and monthly social outings. Undergraduates will have a chance to support this program for a grade (HESP 386 or HESP 499) as peer coaches or peer mentors.
-To help SIGNA members gain comfort and confidence with interpersonal interactions
-To teach SIGNA members conversational and self-advocacy skills
-To help SIGNA members identify and work on executive functioning skills that support personal, academic and professional success
-To work collaboratively with the SIGNA members to develop their own personal goals
-To offer more opportunities for SIGNA members to make friends who will appreciate their diversity and individuality

Nov 8, 2019

Position Openings with the Center for Assessment and Treatment in Chevy Chase, MD!

Center for Assessment and Treatment
Chevy Chase, MD

PEERS Program Coordinator and Behavior Coach
The Center for Assessment And Treatment (CAAT), is currently recruiting a program coordinator and behavior coach for our CAAT PEERS® social and relationship skill building program for adolescents and young adults. The program coordinator provides administrative support to the PEERS program, including assisting with fielding inquiries from interested families, coordinating and scheduling initial clinical intakes, and providing logistical and administrative support throughout the program. The behavior coach position is a clinical training opportunity. Coaches directly assist the lead therapist and facilitate groups by interacting directly with group participants, under direct clinical supervision. Coaches need to be advanced undergraduate or graduate students with a career goal of doing clinical practice or clinical research and a strong interest in working with adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum. Research and clinical supervision is available.

For more information and to apply, contact our HR Department at (; 240-424-0184).

Administrative Assistant
The Center for Assessment And Treatment ( is looking for a dedicated, experienced and proactive individual to join our team. We are currently seeking a part-time or full-time Administrative Assistant with exceptional interpersonal skills and a passion for excellent customer service. Job responsibilities include triage incoming phone calls and emails from prospective clients, provide information about services offered and schedule intake/appointments with clinicians. The position also includes providing direct support to clinical staff and various programs within our clinic. Exceptional organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills and attention to detail are required. A successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a mental health or related field.

The Center for Assessment And Treatment (CAAT; provides comprehensive neuropsychological, educational, and developmental assessments and integrated, individualized treatment intervention.

Please send all inquiries, applications including CV or resume, and cover letter to

Jumpstart your learning and performance with these TLTC Workshops!

The Teaching and Learning Transformation Center
Learning and Performance Services
Upcoming Workshops

From the classroom to the workplace, we're here to help take your learning and performance to the next level. The Teaching & Learning Transformation Center provides programs, resources, and training to help students apply science-based strategies to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Do you want to get the best results for the effort you are putting in? It is not about how smart you are, or how many hours you study… it’s all about using the most effective strategies to get more out of the time you spend learning.

98% of October participants agreed this workshop was helpful.

No one does their best work at the last minute, but with so much to balance it can be hard to plan and manage your time effectively. Join us for an interactive session where you can try some strategies and tools to help you map out a schedule for success and stick with it.
Stress is a part of life, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Join us for an interactive workshop on strategies for reducing and managing your stress, especially in times when you need to perform under pressure.
NEW: December 2 & 3 - RSVP Here

Get Psyched for Summer Research with BSOS Dean Dr. Kim Nickerson!

Get Psyched for Summer Research!
Presented By: 
Dr. Kim Nickerson
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 
and Director, BSOS Summer Research Initiative

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Biology-Psychology Building 1140
Flyer HERE

Enjoy pizza and learn all about summer research opportunities: how to find then, why they are important, and how to apply!

Nov 7, 2019

New innovation courses you don't want to miss!

How might you… tend to your wild ideas? Become an idea-generating machine? Fail with intention? Get a taste of innovation and learn all this and more with IDEA258A, a 1-credit class open to all majors! Check it out at

Peer Innovation Coach Program
Interested in becoming more innovative? Wondering how innovation might intersect with what you're interested in? Check out the Academy Peer Innovation Coach program:! Start with IDEA247, a 2-credit class designed to immerse you in innovation tools and mindsets and teach you how to apply it to yourself and others to create change in meaningful ways. Learn more at

Spring 2020 Research Assistant Positions with the Child Development Lab!

Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Assistant Position
University of Maryland
Child Development Laboratory

The University of Maryland's Child Development Laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is now accepting applications for Spring 2020 undergraduate research assistants! Successful applicants will work on projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. Our studies examine the effects of temperament on social and cognitive development using a variety of neurological and behavioral methods. This position involves assisting with study visits, and research assistants will gain experience with behavioral coding, electroencephalogram (EEG) collection, electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) collection, taking part in research discussions, and play an active role in behavioral and physiological data collection. Social and biological science-related field majors are encouraged to apply. This position requires a flexible schedule, including weekend and evening availability. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to work on several studies going on in the lab. Many of our undergraduate research assistants present at the annual Undergraduate Research Day. The position requires attention to detail, proper time management, and excellent interpersonal skills. We ask for a two semester commitment, but space is not guaranteed. Credit is available for PSYC 479, BSCI 399, and EDHD 498 for those interested!

-6 hours per week in lab
-Behavioral coding
-EEG collection
-ECG/EKG collection
-Research discussions
-Behavioral and physiological data collection
-Assisting with study visits

-Experience working or completing research with infants, children, and adolescents is preferred but not required.

How to Apply:
Interested individuals should send an email with their (1) resume and (2) an unofficial transcript to The Child Development Lab:

Fearless First Celebration! First Generation College Student Day is Friday, November 8th!

3rd Annual Fearless First Celebration
Friday, November 8th
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Outside The Stamp Student Union (Nyumburu Cultural Center entrance)

Are you the first in your family to go to college? Join us for the #FearlessFirst Celebration. Learn more about famous first-generation students, grab some hot chocolate and pick up #FearlessFirst swag to help celebrate the achievements and unique strengths first generation students bring to campus.

Sponsored by the Academic Achievement Programs, A Pepsi Enhancement Fund Program. 

Nov 6, 2019

Apply for a Spring START Internship! Deadline is this Sunday 11/10!

Spring 2020 Internship Program
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
Final Deadline: Sunday, November 11
More Information

Below is a list of opportunities available for the Spring 2020 Semester. Please visit our website for detailed project descriptions and more information, and to access the fall application forms:

Communications or Multimedia Internships
GIS: Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT)
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Internships
International Crisis Behavior Project (ICB)
Optimizing language training through learner profiles
Selection for Cyber Aptitude
State Department/START Internship
Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Advanced Research Internship
Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Next Generation WMD Threat Detection System
Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Transnational Illicit Trafficking
Understanding Domestic Radicalization

-Have a good academic record.
-Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
-Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.
-Agree to attend orientation and training.
-Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:
-A complete application for the correct semester (available at,
-One Page Resume, Cover Letter,Writing Sample, and Unofficial Transcripts from most recent institution.

Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, preferred majors and compulsory meeting times.

How to Apply:
SPRING 2020:
Final application deadline: Sunday, November 11, 2019; 11:59pm

For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application forms visit:

Nov 5, 2019

Interested in I/O Psychology? Apply for a Research Assistant position with The Dynamical Systems Lab!

Research Assistant Positions 
Winter 2020/Spring 2020
Dynamical Systems Lab (Dr. Paul Hanges)
More information 
The Dynamical Systems Lab is looking for Research Assistants who are interested in working in the lab for the duration of Fall 2019. This position allows for course credit for PSYC479 or a volunteering opportunity and we give preference to candidates interested in continuing in the Spring.

Research projects within the lab are centered on the following topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Leadership, Measurement, Personnel Selection and Diversity in Organizations. Responsibilities include assisting with recruitment and data collection, as well as attending weekly lab meetings. Training will be provided for any/all tasks.

Undergraduates who are interested in the field of I/O Psychology are strongly encouraged to apply! Getting involved in the lab is a great way to build research experience, which can enhance your resume and help with landing a job after graduation or gaining acceptance to graduate school. 

How To Apply: 
To apply, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and Spring 2020 class schedule to Jordan Epistola ( Also, please indicate available hours in the body of the email. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled. 

Nov 4, 2019

RA positions with the Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab
Winter 2020/Spring 2020

The Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab (MPCRL) provides high-quality, low-cost counseling and psychotherapy to adults in the Prince George's, Montgomery County, and Washington, D.C. area. Treatment focuses on insight and understanding difficulties in relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and meaning of life. Research conducted in the lab aims to study the effectiveness of psychotherapy. The lab is looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants for the Winter 2020 and Spring 2020 semesters. 

How To Apply:
If interested please complete the application HERE and email your completed application with your resume, Unofficial Transcript, Student Schedule for semesters applying and other availability to Morgan Anvari at All applications are due November 18th at 11:59 PM.