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Aug 21, 2014

Don't miss the Fall Career & Internship Fair! Mark your calendar today!

Fall Career & Internship Fair
September 17 & 18
8/17: 11 am-4 pm
8/18: 11 am-3 pm

Employer Tips

Career Fair Prep Walk-In Hours
10:00 am-4:00 pm
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Printed resume required for critique
Monday, September 8
Tuesday, September 9
Thursday, September 11
Friday, September 12

How to Find an Internship
Monday, September 8
4 pm-5 pm
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Resume Clinic (BRING RESUME)
Wednesday, September 10
10 am-3 pm
Baltimore Room, Stamp Student Union

Internship Searching at the Career & Internship Fair
Thursday, September 11  12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Tuesday, September 16  4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Need some internship or job search guidance? Check out the University Career Center's 2014-2015 Terp Guide!

2014-2015 Terp Guide
University Career Center & The President's Promise

The University Career Center just launched the 2014-2015 Terp Guide. It is overflowing with great advice for students during every year of their college career as well guidance for recent graduates and graduate students. Click here to access the Terp Guide:

Highlights of the guide include:

-What steps you should take during each year of your college career to maximize your chances of graduating with a great job offer (Four-Year Career Plan, p. 6)
-Excellent internship search websites/scholarships for unpaid internships (All About Internships, p. 9)
-An outline of the qualities employers want in the college graduates they hire (p.10)
-Examples of, and guidance in, the best resume writing practices (pp. 12 - 21)
-Writing cover and thank-you snail mail letters (pp. 22 - 23)
-Drafting professional email (p. 25)
-Networking online and in person (pp. 26 - 27)
-Professional Etiquette (pp. 38 - 39)

Aug 20, 2014

A great 400 level PSYC lab awaits you! Strengthen your Qualitative Research skills by taking PSYC 457 this fall!

PSYC 457 Consensual Qualitative Research Methods Lab
4 credits
fulfills 400 Level PSYC Lab Requirement
Fall 2014
MW 10:00 am-12:00 pm 
Instructor: Dr. Clara Hill 
Permission of Instructor required 

Qualitative research methods are particularly valuable for studying the in-depth inner experiences of people and it is important to have the knowledge and skills for conducting qualitative research. This course explores the philosophy of science and methods involved in qualitative research methods in counseling psychology along with a comparison to quantitative research methods. This is a one-sectioned, 4-credit lab course with only 10 seats available. Offered MW from 10:00am -12:00pm in MTH 2300.

  • Learn about the assumptions underlying different research methods
  • Discuss the rationale for when to use qualitative approaches as compared with quantitative approaches
  • Understand the steps of conducting research using consensual qualitative research (CQR) along with reading and critiquing published CQR studies
  • Conduct a qualitative study and work collaboratively as a part of the class
  • Review literature, develop an interview protocol, interview participants, analyze data, and write a manuscript
  • Prerequisite: PSYC200 and PSYC300
  • Permission of BSOS-Psychology department
  • Must be in Psychology program
  • Must have earned a minimum of 85 credits
How to apply:
Application Submission Information
If interested, contact Professor Clara Hill ( for an interview; class size is limited.

Help raise mental health awareness as a NAMI Maryland Intern!

National Alliance on Mental Illness 
Internship Opportunities 
Intern Application:
NAMI Maryland Website

NAMI Maryland is a statewide organization, with thirteen local affiliates, dedicated to advocacy for and education of persons with illnesses, their families and the community. NAMI Maryland advocates for the public and private resources needed to assure the availability, accessibility and quality of comprehensive mental health services throughout the state and for research for causes and cures of serious mental illness. It also provides consumers and families the education and support needed to successfully live with serious mental illnesses, educates the general public about the stigma endured by those with serious mental illness and provides support to families and consumers to help them cope with the challenges of serious mental illness.

For more information about getting involved with NAMI Maryland please contact Kate Farinholt, Executive Director, NAMI Maryland at and   Also be sure to peruse the NAMI Maryland website at

Aug 19, 2014

Internships with Maryland Therapeutic Riding!

Maryland Therapeutic Riding

Founded in 1996, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) seeks to improve quality of life and conquer physical, developmental, and emotional health challenges through human and horse interaction. MTR offers high-quality horseback riding programs which open new pathways of healing for children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Conditions served include: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, neuromuscular disorders, post-traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD, and cognitive disorders. Riders experience improved self-confidence, strength, balance, coordination, attention span, and language and social skills. The farm is located between Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland on a beautiful 25-acre farm.

-At least 18 years of age
-Minimum 10 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks
-Demonstrate competency in horsemanship and riding skills
-Currently enrolled at a college or university
-Ability to complete all tasks within deadlines and with minimal supervision
-Attend all assigned extracurricular meetings and events
-Abide by MTR policies and procedures as well as PATH Intl. Standards

How To Apply:
Complete the application at the following link:
Applications should be emailed to: or mailed to Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Attn: Julianne Mills, 1141 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032

Community Services Assistant position with the City of Rockville!

City of Rockville
Community Services Assistant 
Paid Position 

The Community Services Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Rockville Holiday Drive by assisting with fundraising, database management, donor and recipient communication, and event planning. The Rockville Holiday Drive is an annual event consisting of a Thanksgiving food drive in November and a holiday toy drive in December. Contributions received from companies, schools, churches, and individuals are distributed to hundreds of families in the City of Rockville.

-Perform basic and intermediate database management and data entry in an online database and in MS Excel and Access to edit, organize, and maintain the list of families and individuals referred by social service agencies to receive assistance.
-Help to expand Holiday Drive solicitation efforts by identifying Rockville-area companies, organizations, and individuals as possible donors and preparing solicitation materials to be mailed.
-Assist with preparing materials for mailings to Holiday Drive recipients and donors.
-Assist with aspects of planning the distribution events in November and December, to include identifying supplies for purchase, preparing decorations for the December Toy Shop, scheduling volunteers, and working at the distributions (temp’s schedule permitting).
-Assist with tracking and acknowledging monetary and non-monetary donations, including major donors to be recognized by the Mayor and Council.
-In the absence of the front desk secretary, the temp will be responsible for answering the phone and greeting visitors to the office.
-Based on the temp’s abilities and interests, additional administrative tasks in support of the Holiday -Drive or other Community Services programs may be assigned.
-Other duties as assigned.

-Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
-Must be extremely detail-oriented and a good communicator.
-Must be available 15 hours per week starting mid-October and continuing through the middle or end of December. Office hours are 8:30 am to 5 pm. Work schedule can be set to accommodate Community Services Assistant's availability.

How To Apply:
Submit application through City of Rockville website:

Paid ABA Therapist positions with Early Autism Solutions!

Early Autism Solutions
Paid ABA Therapist Positions

Early Autism Solutions is looking for two ABA providers for two clients beginning on September 1st. The first provider needs to be available Monday through Friday from 4:30pm-6:30pm to work with a non-verbal child in Northeast Washington DC. The second provider needs to speak Arabic, and be available on Tuesdays from 4:30pm-7:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-12:30pm to work with a non-verbal child in Rosslyn, Virginia. The starting pay is $20.00 an hour. Interested candidates should send their resume to Jesse Caldwell at

Provide ABA therapy to children with developmental disabilities
Interact with parents to explain therapy that was provider
Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30
Tuesday from 4:30-7:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00-12:30pm (Must speak Arabic)

-Psychology major or a related academic discipline
-Some experience with children with developmental disabilities preferred

How to Apply:
Interested individuals should email their cover letter and resume to Jesse Caldwell at 

Research Assistant positions with Dr. Shackman's Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
The Affective and Translational Neuroscience Lab
Dr. Alexander Shackman 

The Affective and Translational Neuroscience Lab, under the direction of Dr. Alexander Shackman, is currently seeking highly motivated and extremely dependable undergraduate research assistants. Most of our research uses brain imaging techniques, such as fMRI, and is geared toward identifying mechanisms that link high levels of anxiety to the development of psychopathology, including the identification of novel brain-based biomarkers and endophenotypes. Anxiety, depressive, and co-morbid substance abuse disorders are extremely common, debilitating, and often resistant to existing therapeutics -- underscoring the importance of elucidating the brain mechanisms underlying risk and resilience, and developing better interventions.

-9 hours per week
-must be willing to work weekends
-at least a two semester commitment 

-minimum 3.0 GPA

How to Apply:
If you are interested, please download the application form here: and send it in along with your resume/CV and unofficial transcript to

CAPER Research Assistant positions!

Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions
Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER)
University of Maryland

The Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER) within the UMD Psychology Department is seeking undergraduate research assistants for a longitudinal study. The study examines low risk (e.g. riding in  a car without a seat belt) and high risk behavior (e.g. smoking, alcohol use, and sexual activity) among emerging adolescents. Research Assistants can volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours per week or earn PSYC 479 credit, with two credits for 6 hours per week and 3 credits for a minimum of 9 hours per week.

-Data Entry
-Data Verification
-Schedule Participants
-Direct interaction with participants and their families
-Discussion and analysis of scholarly research articles
-Information and guidance for graduate school
-Conduct own research project

How to Apply:
-Please email cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Ryan Stadnik at 

Aug 18, 2014

Dr. Cassidy Selected for Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

Dr. Jude Cassidy, a Professor in the Department of Psychology was recently selected for the University's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award and will be giving a presentation on her research with children and attachment styles.

Early Experiences, Later Functioning:How and Why a Secure Base Matters
Monday Nov. 17, 2104  4:00-5:00pm
Biosciences Research Building lecture room 1103

Compelling research evidence indicates that secure attachment is linked to a variety of aspects of children’s healthy development. This presentation presents a comprehensive model whereby both cognitive and non-cognitive mechanisms may mediate the link between secure attachment and children’s response to threat, with consideration of long-term and pervasive mental and physical health functioning.

A reception with snacks and beverages will be served after the presentation.  All undergraduate psychology students are encouraged to join us for the presentation and stay for the reception.

Congratulations, Dr. Cassidy!

Aug 15, 2014

Great job opportunity for recent research experience grad! Clinical Research Assistant with Bradley Hospital's PediMIND research program!

Clinical Research Assistant position 
PediMIND Research Program 
Bradley Hospital 
East Providence, RI 

The Pediatric Mood, Imaging, & NeuroDevelopment Program (PediMIND Program) of E.P. Bradley Hospital is looking for a full-time research assistant. The PediMIND Program's goal is to identify biological and behavioral markers (scans and tests) of psychiatric disease in children and young adults. Techniques used include specialized computer tasks/games, MRI neuroimaging, and genetic moderators. The program has an ongoing focus of bipolar disorder, suicide, and autism/developmental disabilities.

-Screening and scheduling research participants (ages 7-25 primarily) and families
-Data collections (administering questionnaires, special computer games, and working with our team to gather MRI neuroimaging data)
-Data processing (using Excel, SPSS, and MRI image analysis software)
-As the data and time permit, the research assistant may be involved in preparing data for presentation
-Start date is September 2014
-Most prior research assistants have gone on to attend medical school or psychology graduate school

-Bachelor's degree is psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, or related fields
-Interest in working with children and families
-Applicants should be enthusiastic, organized, and have an aptitude for multi-tasking
-Working knowledge of at least 2 of the following are required: (1) SPSS, (2) Excel, (3) MRI analysis software (e.g., AFNI, FSL, or SPM), OR (4) basic unix programming (e.g., basic C-shell scripting)
-Prior neuroimaging experience is a plus but not required 

How To Apply:
Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to: Daniel Dickstein, M.D. Director, PediMIND Program Bradley Hospital 1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway East Providence, RI 02915

Intern with Education Abroad this fall!

The University of Maryland’s Education Abroad office (EA) offers 3 semester-long internship opportunities for students who are interested in learning about the field of international education, gaining professional experience in the workplace, and participating in the internationalization of the University. Internships may be extended to a second semester. All internships are unpaid.

-Design and Marketing
-Online Communications
-Diversity Initiatives

Preferred qualifications:
-Experience living, working or studying abroad
-Ability to devote 8 to 10 hours weekly
-Junior, Senior or Graduate student

-Develop skills in a professional work environment
-Expand knowledge of the field of international education
-Build leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
-Frequent opportunities to communicate with diverse audiences the professional takeaways from your study abroad experience.
-Engage with EA campus partners and build professional networks
-Gain professional experience working in a fast-paced, cross-cultural and dynamic environment.
-Enhance your resume with international education experience.
-Attend professional development brown bag lunches facilitated by EA staff.

Internship Requirements:
-Enthusiasm, reliability, strong communication skills, and genuine interest in international education.
-Weekly check-in meetings with supervisor
-Ability to complete projects in a timely and responsible manner.
-Willingness to support the daily processes of the Education Abroad office.

How to Apply:
To apply for an internship please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Leanne Johnson at Please also include any additional requirements listed under the internship for which you are applying. For best consideration, apply by August 15th. The application deadline is August 30, 2014.

Research Assistant opportunities with the Early Childhood Interaction Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Early Childhood Interaction Lab
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology 
University of Maryland

The Early Childhood Interaction Lab is seeking responsible undergraduate students who are interested in gaining valuable research experience.

The research in the Early Childhood Interaction Lab lab focuses on understanding how young children’s social interactions with adults and peers influence their cognitive development. The lab is also interested in how play and informal learning activities can promote children’s thinking in the areas of mathematics and problem solving.

Research assistants may be involved with conducting interviews with children in local preschools, data entry, recruiting participants for projects, coding videotapes of children playing, and preparing materials for visits. Students can receive research credit for assisting on projects. Preference will be given to students who can make a commitment to working in the lab for at least two semesters.

If interested or have any questions, please contact Dr. Geetha Ramani (

For more information, please visit our website: Early Childhood Interaction Lab

Aug 13, 2014

Operations Intern position with The Society for Personality and Social Psychology!

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) is a professional membership association with a US and international membership of approximately 6,000 psychologists, students, and others who share a common interest in social and personality psychology. SPSP
was established in the 1970s and run virtually mostly by volunteers. In 2013, SPSP hired its first Executive Director and is setting up its first central office in Washington, DC, in 2014.

SPSP seeks an energetic intern for Fall 2014 to assist in the operation of the SPSP Central Office. Interns receive exposure to many social and personality psychologists and will participate in a variety of tasks geared toward supporting the science of social and personality psychology. Successful applicants must be able to work independently and must have excellent communication skills. The Operations Intern works on projects organized by various members of the SPSP staff, as well as projects of his/her own, and reports to the Operations Manager.

Specific activities may include:
• Communicating with members
• Communicating with the general public interested in the field
Maintaining membership database and ensuring appropriate updates are correctly entered, including
membership payments and other recordsAssist with web updates and content editing
• Assist in promoting social and personality psychology on SPSP social media
• Helping plan various elements of the 2015 SPSP Convention
• Performing other activities as assigned

Special opportunity
SPSP is undergoing a very large web development project that will include creating a new website and developing an online community for SPSP members. Those with knowledge of social and personality psychology can play a pivotal role in this exciting project, scheduled to launch in March 2015. Those with above‐average technology skills
are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements:
• Graduate psychology students, as well as junior‐ or senior‐level undergraduate psychology students, may apply
• Maturity, good judgment, sense of humor, analytic and problem‐solving skills, and customer‐service
• Able to interact positively with member/volunteer officers
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Ability to work on multiple projects and issues simultaneously and meet frequent deadlines
• Proficient user of Microsoft Office

SPSP, located in downtown Washington DC, is a small and very staff‐friendly professional membership association. SPSP leadership and staff are committed to a diverse workforce.

Start date: September 1
End Date: End of Fall 2014 Semester, with possibility of extension
Hours: 12‐15 hours/week, $12/hour
Review of applications will begin August 22.
To apply for this position, send cover letter and resume to with “Fall 2014
Internship” in the subject line.

Aug 12, 2014

Cultural and Organizational Psychology Undergraduate Research Assistant positions!

Obtain hands on experience administering a study and learning about how research is performed in the laboratory.

Study how cultural differences impact how one desires to get revenge! Investigate the role of status and negotiation!

This is a great opportunity for those interested in research and especially those who wish to go to graduate school. This commitment will be during the fall, and if possible, can extend towards the spring!

Interested students can use this experience for PSYC 479 elective credit!

If interested, email ASAP!