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Jul 21, 2017

Experienced a great internship you want to share with your peers? Consider being a part of the Fall PSYC Terp Internship Panel and Showcase!

PSYC Terp Internship Panel & Showcase
Tuesday, October 24
5:30 pm
1103 BRB

Have a great internship experience you want to share with your fellow PSYC Terps? Consider being part of the Fall PSYC Terp Internship Panel & Showcase! Share the challenges, rewards, and learning outcomes of your internship as either a panelist or showcase presenter.

If interested please complete the short survey HERE

Earn $90 for participating in a study on lifetstyles in romantic relationships!

Earn $90 for participating in a study on lifestyles in romantic relationships!

Researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park are currently recruiting for a paid study on close relationships. You would attend a lab session on campus with your dating partner or husband/wife to complete interesting questions for 1-hour. You’d then complete online questionnaires about your behavior and your relationship for about 8 minutes each evening for 14 nights. Each participant who completes these tasks can be paid up to $35, totaling $70.
Additionally, after 6 months, couples may be contacted for an online 6-month followup survey. Participants who complete this survey may receive an additional $10. Participation for the entire length of the study including the lab session, evening questionnaires, and the 6-month followup shall not exceed 3.5 hours. Couples that complete all portions of the study may receive up to $90.

Eligibility requirements: You must be in a committed dating relationship, or married. You must have been in this relationship for at least one year. You and your romantic partner must be over 18 years of age and fluent in English. You and your partner must attend the same lab sessions.

The University of Maryland, College Park
1210 Biology-Psychology Building,
4094 Campus Dr, College Park, MD 20742

Contact for more information, or to schedule a session!

Paid Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistant positions!

Research Assistant Positions
The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention
Position Description

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention is seeking several undergraduate and graduate research assistants (RAs) to collect language and achievement data from kindergarteners and preschoolers during September, October, and November of this year. Children will be tested in preschool classrooms in several schools in Baltimore, MD. Training will commence in late August.

-Collect language and achievement data from kindergartners and preschoolers

-You must have at least three 4-hour morning blocks available to conduct these assessments. -Candidates with greater availability will be considered first.
-Access to a car is necessary

How To Apply:
For best consideration, please send a resume with the names and contact information for 2 references to Rebecca Watkins by August 14, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

Interested in a career working with children as a Child Life Specialist? Plan to attend this Child Life Career Workshop on 8/7! Still some spots available!

Monday, August 7, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building
Room 1100 A&B
Cost: $25
Registration deadline: July 24, 2017
Flyer click here.
If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by July 31, 2017.

Hosted by: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department

What is a child life specialist? 
Child life specialists are an important part of a child’s medical team. Child life specialists:
-provide age-appropriate play and other activities that encourage mastery, coping and expression of feelings for both patients and their siblings
-prepare children and families for medical experiences
-offer orientation to new experiences (such as admission to the intensive care unit or having a surgical procedure)
-bridge the gap between home and hospital by providing familiar activities Learn more and register at

Research Assistant position with the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention!

Research Assistant Position
Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI)
Position Announcement

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) seeks an energetic, detail-
oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the overall operations of the center and to promote CECEI efforts focused on family and community outreach. This is a one year position, commencing in early September 2017, with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance and funding. Applicants must be available to work on site 20 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.

For full position description please click  here.

Jul 13, 2017

Paid research assistant position with the Center on Young Adult Health and Development!

Research Assistant Position
UMD School of Public Health
Center on Young Adult Health and Development

The UMD School of Public Health's Center on Young Adult Health and Development is looking for a paid research assistant to assist with the operations of several projects, including a large-scale, NIH-funded research study on the health-related behaviors of young adults during a critical life transition (The College Life Study), and a statewide collaborative project on reducing drinking and alcohol-related problems among college students. The Center is looking for a motivated, responsible student who is able to commit to working with us for at least the next two semesters. For more details about our projects and the Center, visit our websites at,, and

Communication with study participantsLiterature review and management
Online research
Slide/presentation development
Quality assurance
Document scanning
Data entry, cleaning, and verification
Other tasks as assigned

15-20 hours/week, starting the Fall semester
Written and verbal communication skills

How To Apply:
Submit your resume and a cover letter to Angie Barrall, Recruitment Coordinator, at The application must be submitted by Wednesday, August 2.

Faculty Assistant position with The Glasper Lab!

Faculty Assistant (Laboratory, Behavioral Neuroscience)
The Glasper Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland

The Glasper Lab, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park  
(UMD), is seeking a full time Faculty Assistant (i.e., Research Assistant) to join our team. This position includes performing pre-clinical research in the field of behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis on experience-dependent neuroplasticity. This position is a one-year appointment (to start on, or about, August 1, 2017) and is subject to renewal based on performance and funding.

Performing scientific research using small rodents
Independently operating various laboratory equipment and apparatus used to assess animal behavior, including sociality, emotional reactivity, and cognition
Overseeing daily laboratory operations, including quality control and safety compliance, routine maintenance of equipment, and ordering supplies
Assembling and analyzing research data using various relevant computer software applications and discussing results with supervisor
Performing literature searches and participates in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations, and computer graphics for publication
Contribution to the preparation of journal articles and grant proposals
Performing other duties as assigned

Ability to work with laboratory animals in a research setting
Ability to perform immunohistochemical techniques, including preparing and working with mounted and free-floating tissue sections.
Ability to perform laboratory assays such as RIAs, ELISAs, and quantitative PCR
Ability to organize information and maintain updated records
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts
Ability to work independently and willingness to learn new methods and procedures
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.

How To Apply:
Please send your CV and the names of three references to Erica R. Glasper,, if you would like to apply.

Hearing & Vocal Communication in Birds Faculty Research Assistant position!

Faculty Research Assistant
Hearing & Vocal Communication in Birds
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland

This position will be responsible for independently performing routine behavioral tests on hearing in birds, contributing to the general operation of the laboratory, and assisting with the care and feeding of small birds. He/she will be expected to follow established procedures or protocols and for analyzing avian vocalizations and performing various behavioral and audiometric tests to measure vocal learning and hearing capabilities. 

This position is ideal for someone with a Bachelor’s degree who is interested in gaining experience in behavioral research prior to going to graduate school.
Bachelor's degree in biology, neuroscience, biopsychology or related field required. Some research experience as an undergraduate and or related post undergraduate work experience preferred.

How To Apply:
Please email your CV and cover letter via email to Farrah Madison ( The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is found.

Interested in the field of Educational Psychology? Apply for a Research Assistant position with the Learning and Cognition Lab!

Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Research Assistant Positions
Learning and Cognition Lab

Are you interested in going to graduate school for educational psychology? Do you want to gain experience in a laboratory setting? The Learning and Cognition lab, directed by Dr. Kelly Mix, is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to work as research assistants starting the Fall 2017 semester, and continuing through the Spring 2018 semester. RAs will gain hands-on experience in the lab, and will also travel to local elementary schools to test children. For more information on our study, please visit

-Conduct testing with elementary aged children
-Help with filing/organizing lab materials
-Assist with data entry

-Must be a psychology major, human development minor, or any related major
-Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
-Detail oriented, organized, and strong communication skills
-Must have 10 hours/week of availability, including Fridays 9-1 during the spring semester (preferred)
-Having a car is preferred, but not required

How To Apply:
Applicants should e-mail their resume/CV and cover letter to Naomi Swenson at

Jul 12, 2017

Register for UNIV 100Q! First year experience course for LGBTQIA+ and Allied Freshmen!

The Student in the University
First Year Experience Course for LGBTQIA+ and Allied Freshmen
Fall 2016

UNIV100Q is a 1-credit "Introduction to the University" course that taught in the fall. This class is The One Project, a first-year experience program for students who identify as LGBTQIA+. UNIV100Q is a safe space that aims to support you in your transition to UMD, reviewing different campus resources and introducing you to all that Maryland has to offer.
the cornerstone for

Please don't hesitate to contact if you have any questions about the class, how to adjust your schedule (it's easy to drop and add classes on Testudo!), or anything that's on your mind leading up to the beginning of the semester.

Jul 11, 2017

Paid Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Faculty Assistant position!

Behavioral Neuroendocrinology 
Faculty Assistant
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland

Following a period of initial training, the holder of this position will be responsible for independently performing routine tests in a behavioral neuroendocrine research laboratory, contributing to the general maintenance of the laboratory equipment, ordering and replacement of supplies as well as the experimental animals and animal room husbandry. 

He/she will be expected to follow established procedures or protocols and perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: immunohistochemistry, light and fluorescent microscopy, quantitative PCR, hormone assays, basic molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques. Other duties will include the operation of basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, pH meters, and analytical balances. Will operate lab computers for data entry and maintain accurate data records. He/she will also maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment, (e.g. calibrating and integrating it into experimental protocols) as well as prepare solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures. Other duties include monitoring inventory levels and ordering materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Bachelor's degree in biology, neuroscience, biopsychology or related field required. Some research experience as an undergraduate and or related post undergraduate work experience preferred.

How To Apply:
Please email your CV and cover letter via email to Farrah Madison ( The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is found.

Jul 6, 2017

Want to Earn Elective or Gen Ed Credit for Your Summer Internship? Consider these Summer II BSOS Internship Courses that begin next week!

Want to Earn Elective or GenEd Credit for Your Summer Internship? 

BSOS internship courses are offered in the summer and are open to all majors. You may qualify if:
· You have completed at least 30 credits at the end of the semester
· Your internship is onsite and not in a home office
· You will be spending at least 45 hours at your internship
· You will be conducting para- or pre-professional work
· You will be receiving regular and frequent supervision from an experienced professional

Paid internships and internships in other states may qualify.

Tuition and fees apply for all summer courses, so this doesn't make sense for most students. If you think it will work for you, review the schedule for summer tuition and fees.

Two courses, BSOS 288I (1-3 credits) and BSOS 386 (3-6 credits) offer elective credit.

BSOS 355 (3 credits only) fulls the GenEd Scholarship in Practice Outside Your Major requirement.

To learn more, visit or email Kathryn Hopps at
Applications are still being accepted for Summer II. Apply now!

Mental Health Pediatrics Research Assistant position! Great opportunity for earning PSYC 389 internship credit!

Research Assistant Position
Children's National Health System
DC Collaborative for Mental Health Access in Pediatric Care

The DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care is seeking undergraduates to assist with clinical research focused on mental health integration within pediatric primary care. The student will participate in various clinical research activities such as assisting with data collection and analysis, conducting literature reviews, and working with members of the research team. The student can choose a particular area of interest within the ongoing projects or from prior collected data and can work towards an academic product such as a paper or presentation. Projects currently underway pertain to a variety of areas related to mental health integration, though our most active current projects pertain to the DC MAP program ( and use of community-based family navigators supporting families in connecting from primary care to community-based services. 

-Data collection (informed consent, interview and questionnaire)
-Data entry/cleaning
-Assistance with data analysis (including qualitative data)
-Literature reviews

-Attention to detail

How To Apply:
Interested students can send a CV and letter of interest to Leandra Godoy at by 8/25/17 (though note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). This is currently an unpaid position but we are happy to work with students to ensure they can receive academic credit for their efforts.

Jun 21, 2017

Two Research Assistant positions with Sheppard Pratt's Center for Eating Disorders! Qualifies for Fall PSYC 389 credit!

Research Assistant Positions (2)
Sheppard Pratt Hospital
The Center for Eating Disorders

The Research Coordinator at the Center for Eating Disorders is seeking two assistants to help with the program’s research projects, including treatment efficacy studies, program development evaluations, and outcome measurement studies.

Under close supervision, but frequently requiring the use of independent judgment, the Research Assistant will participate in supporting with the design, execution, analysis, and/or evaluation of research projects initiated at the Center. Currently, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Assisting in the maintenance and data collection of outcome measures; completing procedural demands of clinical research studies; and assisting with literature reviews as necessary. A strong applicant will be able to handle and protect confidential and sensitive data with integrity.

A strong candidate will be detail-oriented and organized and able to follow specific, detailed instructions. The Research Assistant position also requires high personal motivation, self-management, and ability to take responsibility. The Research Assistant must be motivated to engage in a wide range of duties, including taking part in data entry tasks. Research assistants must have strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel.

The Center is committed to providing student employees with educational and professional experience and a congenial team atmosphere. An ideal candidate will be able to make at least a one-year commitment. The hours each week can be flexible; though will typically average 5 to about 10 hours per week. Candidates from graduate institutions are preferred, though undergraduate candidates will be considered. Though this is an unpaid position, the Research Coordinator can work with a candidate’s institution to determine if field work credits may be available for the experience.

How To Apply:
To apply for this Position: Please send your resume and cover letter via email (, fax (410-938-5250), or mail (Laura Sproch, Ph.D. at 6535 N Charles St, Suite 300, Baltimore MD, 21204). Start date can be flexible. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is found.

For more information about The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, please visit our website:

Jun 20, 2017

Full-time Production Coordinator position with the Association for Psychological Science!

Production Coordinator
Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science (APS), a DC-based scientific organization, seeks a creative, highly-motivated, and organized individual for the Production Coordinator full-time position. APS is dedicated to the advancement and representation of scientific psychology across the full range of research areas in this diverse field. APS has 33,000 members from around the world and includes the field’s leading scientists, academics, educators, and students. APS educates the public and policymakers about psychological science, keeps our members informed about new developments and trends in the field, publishes 5 highly respected journals, hosts an annual US-based conference and a biannual international conference, and connects thousands of job seekers with opportunities in the field. Our informal operating motto is “lean and nice.”

-Assist with preliminary layout, including graphic design adjustments, of the membership magazine, the Observer
-Manage Observer production schedule with vendors
-Collect and manage photographs featured in APS publications and online
-Carry out specified fact-checking procedures for magazine articles and online content
-Liase with other APS staff and members on production matters
-Write occasional copy, headlines, and abstracts for Observer and website content
-Format and posts content to APS website
-Assemble and disseminate four monthly electronic newsletters for APS members and psychology students, using repurposed content produced by the APS news team
-Assist with editorial coverage and logistical tasks at the APS Annual Convention
Collaborate with APS News team on content development and other creative projects

-Four-year college degree
-1 to 2 years of relevant experience
-Proficient with Microsoft Office
-Experience with Adobe Creative Suite; experience with Constant Contact a plus
-Familiarity with WordPress and basic HTML proficiency
-Strong editing and writing skills
-Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
-Excellent interpersonal, problem resolution, and teamwork skills
-Perform other duties as assigned

How To Apply:
APS offers a competitive salary, great benefits, and a collegial environment. Email resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to No telephone calls please. APS is an equal opportunity employer.