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Mar 4, 2015

Fall 2015 Internship with the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office!

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Internship Opportunity with the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

Thinking about a legal or client services career? Would you like to earn credit while obtaining direct experience?
Graduate Student Legal Aid Internship Flyer

If so, visit: to download the application and learn further information about the internship.


Please note:
1. Applicants must have completed 56 credit hours by the start of the internship, 12 of which must have been at UMCP.

2. If you are affiliated with the Office of Student Conduct, please contact us before completing your application to determine eligibility.

Apply to the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program! Deadline is March 9th!

Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program (Undergraduates - Deadline: March 9, 2015 – ONE WEEK AWAY)

The prestigious Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program honors the legacy of Howard Peters “Pete” Rawlings and the work he did as a Maryland delegate. Participants in the Fellows program are provided multiple opportunities--both academic and experiential--to grow as ethical leaders and become champions for those whose voices may otherwise go unheard in the leadership and decision-making process. Maintaining a commitment to those historically underrepresented in leadership positions is central to the program. This one-year program invites highly-motivated undergraduate students to engage in leadership development, advocacy for their passions, and create social change.

All majors are invited to apply to the Rawlings Program, and applications are available on the website below:

You can also “Like” the Rawlings Program on Facebook:

And Follow the Rawlings Program on Twitter:

Contact the Rawlings Program for additional information:

Present your research at UVA's Undergraduate Psychology Conference!

Ninth Annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference
University of Virginia
April 17, 2015

University of Maryland psychology majors are encouraged to apply to present their empirical psychology research at the Ninth Annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference at the University of Virginia.

Abstract proposals for oral or poster presentations may be submitted until March 9, 2015. To register and for further information please visit Information there includes:
· who may present
· proposal selection process
· abstract guidelines.

Modest funds to defray some travel expenses may be available for out-of-state presenters.

For questions please contact John B. Rudder, Undergraduate Coordinator, UVA Department of Psychology at 

Practicum positions with Kennedy Krieger's Behavior Management Clinic!

Behavior Management Clinic 
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 Practicum Positions (4-5 per semester)
Behavior Management Clinic Flyer
Behavior Management Clinic Website

The Behavior Management Clinic (BMC) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is based in the Department of Behavioral Psychology. The mission of the clinic is to provide behavioral assessment, brief or time-limited treatment to families, and consultation with community care providers, for children ages two through twelve years old. The BMC serves children with varying levels of functioning, including those with typical development and those with mild cognitive and/or other impairments, who present with a wide range of difficulties, such as anxiety, mood disturbance, noncompliance, aggression, mild self-injury, inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, sleep problems, toileting difficulties, social skills deficits, and other disruptive behaviors. We have locations in Columbia, Odenton, and Baltimore, Maryland.

-Scoring and data management (approximately 40-50% of time)
o Score and interpret parent and child rating scales
o Prepare typed rating scale summaries to be included in patient medical record
o Enter data into a research database

-Observe therapy sessions (approximately 30-40% of time)
-Supervision and other miscellaneous tasks on an as needed basis (approximately 20% of time)
o Make intake packets
o Meet with supervisor or other clinicians for professional development
o Examples: helping to tidy the toy closet, reading articles from resource binder, conducting literature searches, helping to prepare session materials, making coloring sheets, etc.
For more information please contact Dr. Jaime Benson, Ph.D., at 

Feb 25, 2015

Gain research and leadership experience through the PULSAR Interdisciplinary Language Science program!

The Language Science Center is currently accepting applications to join PULSAR, the new interdisciplinary language science program for undergraduates, for Fall 2015.


PULSAR (or the Program for Undergraduate Language Science Ambassadors in Research) is a 4-semester program for students interested in language science — a uniquely broad field that cuts across many different areas of study, including social and biological sciences, computer science and engineering, as well as humanities, education, and clinical fields. PULSAR students select a diverse program of language science classes, engage in research and outreach projects, and become part of a strong interdisciplinary community of language researchers at Maryland. PULSAR is open to students in all majors who have taken one of several suggested prerequisite courses or have some comparable background in a language science field. Students earn a transcript notation for completing the program.

Applications for Fall 2015 are due April 3rd.  Application link: Fall 2015 PULSAR Application There will be two informal information sessions held in the Language Science Center, 0121 Taliaferro, on:

Wednesday March 11th, 1-2pm

Friday March 27th, 12-1pm

Students who are interested in the program can drop by at these times and ask questions, or can email questions to:

SDOS Lab Research Assistant positions!

Research Assistant Positions 
SDOS (Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program) Lab

The Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program (SDOS) Lab is seeking bright, highly motivated and hardworking undergraduates to join the lab as research assistants. There are several projects related to diversity, negotiation processes, and other topics related to social or organizational psychology. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or related fields.

-Conducting literature reviews
-Recruiting participants
-Running studies
-Data collection and entry

-Psychology GPA 3.0+
-Available 4-8 hours per week
-Responsible and motivated
-Strong interest in research (Social or Organizational Psychology)

How To Apply: 
Please email resume, unofficial transcript, and days and times you are available to Jasmine Wheeler at  

Feb 24, 2015

Paid Part-time Office Assistant position with Zimmer Psychiatric!

Zimmer Psychiatric
Part-time Office Assistant Position 
Tyson's Corner, VA

Medical office assistant needed for an established psychiatry practice in Tyson’s Corner, Va. The basic responsibilities are: scheduling patients and patient management, pharmacy communication, basic administrative duties, assisting the doctor in patient communication. Willing to train the right person. Candidates must be dependable, responsible, reliable, compassionate, enthusiastic and personable. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Excellent pay. We currently have one vacancy. Must be able to work in the Tyson’s Corner office on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm. The office has free parking and is walking distance from the new Tyson’s Corner Metro. Additional hours are flexible and can be done from home. Anticipate approximately 10-12 hours per week. P

Please email your resume to Michael Bunting at 

FREE Tutoring through Peer Assisted Learning! 10 PSYC courses offering tutoring for Spring 2015!

The Peer Assisted Learning Program through Learning Assistance Service is offering FREE Tutoring in a wide variety of courses for the Spring 2015 semester. Tutoring is being offered for the following PSYC courses: PSYC 100, 200, 221, 289D, 300, 336, 341, 355, 420, and 436.

Please visit the following link to sign up for a PAL Tutoring Session:

Directions: sign in with Directory ID and password
On the left of screen click on Search Availability
In the form: Choose Peer Assisted Learning for Center, Choose the needed subject, under Subject
Click search. The PALs available for that subject will pop up. Set an appointment by clicking on the appointment you want.
OR contact Katie Koo ( if having difficulties figuring out how to search or sign up for an appointment.

Feb 20, 2015

Become a Paid Research Assistant for the Smith School of Business!

Paid Undergraduate RA Position (Temp)
Smith School of Business
University of Maryland

The Smith School of Business is looking for undergraduate students with transcribing and coding experience to work with experimental data. Research assistants will transcribe 20 to 30 minute videos of team interactions and then code the interaction based on a coding scheme.

-Video Transcribing

-Proficiency in English

How to Apply:
Please contact Anubhuti Mishra ( with your resume.

Questions and More Information:
Name: Anubhuti Mishra

Feb 19, 2015

Great opportunity for recent grad! Cognitive Trainer position!

Cognitive Trainer 

COGexcel offers customized, in-person programs to improve cognitive abilities. The skills we strengthen determine how effectively we process, analyze, store and retrieve information. Our programs are designed around each client’s needs and revolve around real-life results. No other program is as personalized or focused on generalization while holding itself accountable to our client’s goals, as we do. We define our success by our ability to deliver meaningful real-life goals to each client we serve. We don’t represent cookie-cutter programs or make false promises. We are upfront about our prices and understand the limits of what we can offer. We seek to understand the root of a struggle as well as an individual’s holistic needs to better serve them. Our certified professionals personally sign an oath, which acknowledges our ability to honor your goals.

-Flexible schedule 
-Located in DC, Maryland, Virginia area
-Availability four days per week
-Ability to complete certification 
-Mastery of COGx methodology (training provided)

-Track record of academic excellence
-Passion for helping others become effective and independent learners
-Reliable and mature
-Possesses excellent cognitive skills
-Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
-Proven ability to work well with others (one on one) 
-BA/BS Degree required
-Relevant fields of study: education, neuroscience, psychology, speech therapy

How to Apply:
Please email resume and cover letter to 

Little Leaves is hiring ABA Therapists in the Metro DC Area!

Little Leaves Behavioral Services 
ABA Therapist Positions 
Silver Spring, MD
Recruitment Flyer

Are you looking for training and field experience in Applied Behavior Analysis? Do you enjoy working with young children? Are you looking for Part-Time work?

If so, then join Team Little Leaves!! We are looking for motivated, dependable people who have a passion for children with special needs to join our home or school based ABA therapy teams. No ABA experience needed, we provide all of the training. For more information about us, visit Little Leaves then email your resume and cover letter to

Feb 16, 2015

Summer Internship with the Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab!

Summer Internship 
Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab 

Dr. Sara Cordes' Infant and Child Cognition Lab (, located on the main campus of Boston College, is looking for motivated and enthusiastic undergraduates interested in participating in a summer internship in developmental psychology. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain valuable research experience and to expand their knowledge in the fields of infant and child cognition. The lab's main focus is examining how infants and children keep track of number and other quantities, including time and space, and how language and social factors may play a role in affecting these early abilities.

-Each intern will have a primary research project to focus on.
-Interns will gain valuable experience in experimental design.
working with infants and children
-Subject recruitment
-Data coding and analysis will take place over a 10-week period beginning in June 2015

-Open to any undergraduate interested in cognitive developmental research
-Students from primarily undergraduate institutions are strongly encouraged to apply

How To Apply:
To apply, please send your resume and a letter describing your interests and experiences to Emma Lazaroff ( with the subject line: BC Infant and Child Internship.

Paid Temp RA position with the Smith School of Business!

Paid Temp RA Position 
The Smith School of Business 

Management & Organization Department is seeking two bright, highly motivated and hardworking undergraduates for the role of research assistants. The individuals selected for this role will help to translate two 7 page long surveys from English to Chinese (and back). The job requires fluency in English and excellent knowledge of Tradition and Simplified Chinese. Since this job is urgent and sensitive in nature, M&O department is willing to pay much higher than the regular hourly Research Assistant pay.

-6-8 hours (per RA)
-Translating surveys

-Should be currently enrolled as a student at UMD
-Excellent knowledge of English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese
-Conscientiousness and reliability
-Background in psychology preferred 

How To Apply:
While applying for this position please mention your language proficiency of English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese (Reading, Writing & Speaking) and the level of proficiency (basic, intermediate, fluent & expert). Please send your CV and availability to Dr. Marko Pitesa at and to Insiya Hussain at

Help under-resourced middle school children as a Summer Teaching Fellow with Breakthrough Collaborative!

Breakthrough Collaborative
Summer Teaching Fellows
Application deadline is February 24, 2015 

Breakthrough brings together passionate undergraduates from all majors as well as high-school students to teach hard-working, under-resourced middle-school students during the summer. Breakthrough teaching fellows help to close the opportunity gap by leading core classes that prepare students to be successful in the most academically rigorous environments while simultaneously providing teaching fellows with a rigorous professional summer experience.

For more information go to:

Feb 12, 2015

Don't miss the Spring Career and Internship Fair! Be sure to check out the list of employers who are a good match for psychology major knowledge, skills, and abilities!


February 18, 19 and 20
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Grand Ballroom

Sample list of employers recruiting Psychology major knowledge, skills and abilities: 

Day 1:
· Community Residences, Inc
· CVS/pharmacy
· Kennedy Krieger Institute
· Maryland Community Connection
· U.S. Department of State
· University of Maryland – National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
· Wolf Trap Foundation For the Performing Arts

Day 2:
· Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
City Year (and Day 3 as well)
· Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Teach for America
· UMBC’s The Choice Program
US Census Bureau

Day 3:
· American Psychological Association
· Aristotle International, Inc.
- Baltimore Corps. 
- Compass Inc.
· Cornerstone Montgomery Inc
· Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
· Grassroots Campaigns
· Hogan Lovells US LLP
· Human Rights Campaign
· Montgomery Child Care Association Inc.
- Peace Corps
· Public Citizen
· Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

· And many others over 3 days!

To see a full listing of the employers and more details about the positions they will be recruiting for, please see the Spring Career & Internship Fair 2015 Participants listing. Download the App! Need help preparing for the fair? Attend one of the upcoming prep events.

BSOS guide to Career Fair Prep