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Jan 23, 2020

Summer Psychology Trainee Positions with Camp Baker!

Psychology Trainees Wanted!
Camp Baker is now accepting psychology trainees for a fun opportunity to gain direct service hours over the summer

Successful Summers Start Here!

Camp Baker at Judge Baker Children’s Center currently has eight graduate-level and eighteen undergraduate-level summer training positions available. Camp Baker is a therapeutic summer program based off of the Summer Treatment Program (STP) and is specifically designed for 6-12 year old children with ADHD. The STP has positive effects on the serious behavioral, social, and academic difficulties exhibited by children diagnosed with ADHD.

Camp Baker is currently accepting applications for four roles: 1) Graduate Counselor, 2) Undergraduate Counselor, 3) Classroom Teacher, and 4) Teaching Assistant. Please visit our website for a detailed description of roles and responsibilities for each position: https://campbaker.org/training-opportunities/

All aspects of the training program are supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist. Trainees typically gain over 200 hours of experience providing treatment directly to children. Opportunities for participating in behavioral parent training groups are also available.

Trainees complete a week-long training prior to the start of treatment and receive ongoing supervision. Training begins Wednesday, July 1, 2019 with the July 4th holiday off. Camp Baker runs from Wednesday, July 8th and continues through Friday, August 14th, 2020. The stipend for graduate-level positions is $2,500, the stipend for undergraduate-level positions is $1,000, and the stipend for teachers is $5,000.

Scholarship Opportunity with the Cheasapeake Human Resources Association!

Chesapeake Human Resources Association Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Apply HERE
CHRA Will Present TWO $1,000 Scholarships in 2020!

Each $1,000 award will be granted to one undergraduate student and one graduate student who:
Demonstrates a commitment to the field of Human Resources
Possesses proven leadership ability
Is actively involved in CHRA or other HR related organizations.

We will begin accepting applications for the scholarships now. To apply, the online application must be completed in full and submitted with the following attachments:
A current copy of the applicant's resume
Official school transcript demonstrating full or part-time enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program as of Spring 2019.
Two letters of recommendation:
At least one professional reference from a faculty member, school advisor, current/former employer, or HR professional.
» No more than one personal reference from a non-relative may be used.

Qualifications for Entry:
-Must be a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student.
-If enrolled at a Community College, students must be working toward a Bachelor’s Degree – referred to as a Transfer Pattern/Pathway (not a Certificate).
-Must be a CHRA Member, membership qualification applies to those CHRA members whose -membership dues are activated by March 1, 2020.
-Applications must be received by March 31,2020.

Entries will be judged by the Scholarship Program Committee based on the following criteria:

Commitment to the field of Human Resources
Leadership ability
Involvement in CHRA or other HR related organizations
Application submitted on or before the deadline of March 31, 2020.
Scholarship Recipients will be announced at the 2020 CHRA Spring Conference.

Jan 21, 2020

Summer 2020 Applied Behavior Analyst Internship with Verbal Beginnings!

Applied Behavior Analyst Internship
Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Verbal Beginnings
Position Type: Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Desired Class Level(s): Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate
APPLY: Sign into your Careers4Terps account and locate this position ( ID 197202) to apply.

Verbal Beginnings is now accepting new interns for our Early Intervention Center in Columbia, MD! The Verbal Beginnings Internship provides a great opportunity for those who are interested in learning more information about Applied Behavior Analysis. Whether you need a 6-week program during the Summer or a Semester-Long Spring/Fall internship, the program consists of various training taught by our professionals and will prepare you with an incredible amount of experience. The internship can be tailored to any specific university requirements, and is a great way to find out if you love ABA. Successful interns interested in part-time or full-time jobs with Verbal Beginnings may be considered for employment after the program!

Our internship is an unpaid program offered for 6-week sessions during the summer or over the full course of a Fall or Spring semester. Interns will report to the Verbal Beginnings Center in Columbia, MD. Your schedule, amount of hours, research requirements, etc. can all be acquired through this program. Apply today!

As a Verbal Beginnings Intern you will:

Learn the fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis
Learn to take data on verbal operants and problem behavior
Shadow professionals and identify verbal operants alongside clients
Learn what materials and parent resources are created for clients
Learn the hierarchy and responsibilities of different roles in a client's treatment plan
Learn about early intervention ABA treatment, as well as the unique programs Verbal Beginnings offers
Eventually learn to run a 1:1 session with a client, and lead a group instruction sessionIf you are interested in this opportunity, please apply to this listing with your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in Verbal Beginnings and ABA internships specifically. The best candidates are go-getters and passionate about helping others, who know a little bit about ABA and can speak to why it would be a great internship for their career goals long-term. Check out our website to learn more information about our programs and career opportunities.

Study Abroad Fair: Wednesday, February 5th!

Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Grand Ballroom, STAMP
Event Flyer

Fearless Terps think outside their borders! 

Navigate your options for integrating study abroad into your academic plan and get inspired by the Study Abroad Fair!

Browse through hundreds of international programs to see what might fit your career, academic and personal goals! 

Speak with peer mentors and study abroad alumni to hear from the experiences of students just like you!

Learn about scholarship opportunities to help fund your time abroad!

Explore international internship opportunities and increase your employability after graduation!
Meet with your College representative to discover programs specific to your major!

Bilingual RAs needed for the Family Involvement Lab!

Bilingual Undergraduate Research Assistants 
Family Involvement Lab 

Description:
Interested in hands-on research experience in social sciences? Interested in working with families and young children from diverse backgrounds? The Family Involvement Laboratory is looking for bilingual (Spanish and English) undergraduate research assistants starting this Spring 2020 semester. Research assistants may work on one of two active projects. Baby Books 2, an NIH-funded experiment led by Dr. Natasha Cabrera, embeds educational information into baby books to help parents with child development, injury prevention and parenting. The Everyday Learning Project looks at how toddlers learn math and spatial skills by interacting with mothers and fathers.

Research assistants may participate in: 
• Data collection and entry 
• Code and transcribe videos 
• Attend lab meetings 
• Go on home visits - interview parents and interact with toddlers (18 – 30 months) 

Students should commit to two-semesters.

How To Apply:
Please send an email to Avery Hennigar (averyh@umd.edu) describing your interest in this position. Please attach your resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and contact information for two references.

New Course for Spring 2020: PSYC 489U Health Psychology! Fulfills a Theme II and/or 400 Level Non-Lab!

New Course for Spring 2020
PSYC 489U Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Health Psychology
Learn more HERE
Register HERE

Fulfills a PSYC Theme II and/or 400 Level Non-Lab Requirement.

The primary goal of this course is to examine how psychological,
biological, and social factors impact physical health and well-being.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

• Discuss what questions are of interest to health psychologists
• Describe psychological stress, the physiological stress
response, and the impact of the stress response on biological
systems (e.g., immune system, cardiovascular system).
• Analyze physical health problems and illnesses and explain
mechanisms by which psychological, social, and biological
factors contribute to their etiology and course.
• Analyze health disparities using the biopsychosocial model.
• Apply knowledge of psychological principles to inform
strategies to promote health behavior.

Dr. Hamilton received her Ph.D. in Medical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University in 2010 and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Maryland. She is currently an Assistant Research Professor in the Psychology Department and the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) program at UMD.

Jan 16, 2020

Enter the PhD. Program Workshop!

Enter The PhD. Workshop  
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
More info HERE
Apply HERE

Description:
Want to pursue a PhD in Psychology but aren’t sure how to make it happen? Interested in creating a more diverse community in psychology? Come to the Enter the PhD Workshop on Friday, April 3rd, 2020!

The workshop is geared toward freshman or sophomore PSYC majors who identify with underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups and/or who are the first in their family to go to college.

• Why should I consider a doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology?
• What are the differences between a master's degree and a doctoral degree in psychology?
• What are the different career paths available to those who earn a PhD in psychology?
• What are the different research areas of psychology? • What is life as a psychology graduate student really like?
• What steps can I start taking now to be a desirable candidate for psychology PhD programs?

Find the Application Form here: https://go.umd.edu/enterphd

Jan 14, 2020

Interested in working with children on the Autism Spectrum? Plan to attend the CSAAC IEI Job Fair on Wednesday, January 22nd!

Intensive Early Intervention Job Fair
Community Services for Autistic Adults & Children (CSAAC)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
10 am-3 pm
8615 East Village Avenue
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
More information HERE

CSAAC is a private, non-profit agency founded in 1979 providing services to individuals with autism. Our mission is to enable individuals with autism to achieve their highest potential and contribute as confident members of their community. Our Head office is located in Montgomery Village, Maryland.

Our Intensive Early Intervention program is for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Please visit our website, www.csaac.org , if you wish to learn more about CSAAC.
Submit a job application at www.csaac-careers.vibehcm.com.

Jan 13, 2020

Pursue a psychology research and practice internship with Boston University this summer!

Boston University
Summer Study Internship Program
Twelve Week Program
Psychology Research & Practice Track
More information HERE
May 18-August 14, 2020 
https://www.bu.edu/summer/summer-study-internship/
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020 

Six weeks taking two academic courses
Six weeks participating in a professionally relevant internship

The Boston University Summer Study Internship Program is open to visiting, non-Boston University undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of college by the start of the program. Students must be in good academic and judicial standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Please note that admission to the Psychology Research & Practice track is especially competitive. Students applying to this track must have completed a minimum of three years of college coursework by the start of the program.

The Summer Study Internship Program is open only to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. International students are not eligible to participate in the program.

Students are accepted into one of eight academic tracks and must enroll in the full 10-credit program: two Summer 1 courses, an internship course, and a Summer 2 internship.

Application:
Applications to the Summer Study Internship Program are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.

Application Procedure
The Summer Study Internship Program application consists of an application form, a $50 application fee, a personal statement explaining why you want to attend the BU Summer Study Internship Program, your résumé, and your official college transcript(s). Apply HERE

For more information go to http://www.bu.edu/summer/summer-study-internship/

Apply for the BSOS Summer Scholars Program!

BSOS Summer Scholars
Apply HERE
We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 BSOS Summer Scholars Program competition.

Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020
Award Cycle: Open
Discipline/Subject Area: Open to BSOS only
Funding Available: 12,000
Eligibility Requirements: Must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior
Eligibility Requirements: Must have at least a 3.4 GPA

Description:
The BSOS Summer Scholars program supports undergraduate students doing independent research projects with faculty in the summer. Recipients will gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, national scholarships, and other awards. Students may expand their research into an independent study or Honors thesis during the following fall semester. The program is modeled after, but separate from, the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) Maryland Summer Scholars Program. Students may apply for both opportunities but may only accept one.

There will be a maximum of four awards of $3,000 each. Applications must include the following:
an unofficial copy of the student's transcript and any other evidence of the student's scholarly accomplishments; a one-page personal statement from the student about their long-term professional/intellectual goals, and how this fellowship and research project would advance those goals; and a letter of recommendation from a BSOS faculty member addressing the merit of the proposed summer research, the student's qualifications to undertake the project, and a mentoring plan.

Proposals are initiated by the undergraduate student and completed by the Faculty mentor who provides the support letter via this application system. The Faculty member must have an appointment in a BSOS department or center and the student must be a BSOS major. 

Jan 7, 2020

Culture Lab RA Positions!

Culture Lab
Spring 2020
Research Assistant Positions

Description:
The Culture Lab, directed by Dr. Michele Gelfand, is seeking motivated research assistants to assist with data collection for a developmental psychology study during the Spring 2020 semester. Our research generally focuses on examining social norms across cultures, but this specific project will examine social norms in early childhood. Research assistants’ primary responsibility will be interacting with young children to collect data. Additional duties may include data entry and literature reviews. Experience working with young children is preferred. RAs may earn PSYC 479 credit or work as volunteers. A commitment of 9 hours (3 credits) per week is preferred (minimum 6 hours per week/2 credits required). This position is a great opportunity for students interested in developmental psychology, social psychology, and/or education to gain research experience. For more information about the research done in the Culture Lab, visit our lab website (www.michelegelfand.com/lab).

How To Apply:
To apply send your resume, unofficial transcript, and a brief statement describing your interest and any previous experience working with children and/or conducting research to lab manager Emmy Denison at edenison@umd.edu.

Plan to attend the Psychology Career Exploration Night on Tuesday, March 3rd!

Psychology Career Exploration Night  
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
STAMP Colony Ballroom, 2203
More Information HERE
RSVP HERE

Just beginning to think about how you want to utilize your psychology knowledge and skills? Connect with UMD alumni and organizations to learn about career paths options related to psychology. This event offers the opportunity for you to chat individually, or in small groups, with professionals who have successfully established themselves in the career fields listed below. Some organizations will also be sharing internship and full-time job openings.

Professionals and employers will be sharing positions in the areas of Mental Health Services, Research, Business/Human Resources, Social Justice, etc. Light refreshments will be available while supplies last. RSVP to reserve your spot and receive event updates. 

Various helping related opportunities with Community Crisis Services Inc.! Apply today!

Bilingual Hotline Specialist: Interested applicants should send a résumé and a cover letter to Mr.
Jamieson Brill, Call Center Director, at jamieb@ccsimd.org.

Hotline Shift Lead: Interested applicants should send a résumé and a cover letter to Mr. Jamieson Brill, Call Center Director, at jamieb@ccsimd.org.

Volunteer Hotline Specialist: Interested applicants can apply on our website, communitycrisis.org, under "Get Involved+" and "Volunteer/Intern." Application will be submitted to Community Crisis Services supervisors for consideration.

Intern Hotline Specialist: Interested applicants can apply on our website, communitycrisis.org, under "Get Involved+" and "Volunteer/Intern." Application will be submitted to Community Crisis Services supervisors for consideration.

Since its inception in 1970, the non-profit Community Crisis Services, Inc. has become a one-stop calling center for information and compassionate assistance for those in crisis. Calling the Hotline is often the first step an individual makes to access the mental health services and social service organizations within the community. We are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for anyone facing crisis and personal turmoil.

Our vision is to provide compassionate crisis support through our hotline, safe shelter programs and information and referral services.

Jan 6, 2020

Interested in pursuing a Ph.D in the Biomedical Sciences? Consider the University of New Mexico's PREP Program!

University of New Mexico
2020/2021 PREP Program
Biomedical Sciences
More information HERE
Flyer HERE

Description:
This program is for recent graduates, within the past 36 months, who want to continue their education in the biomedical sciences by entering a PhD program. PREP’s main benefit is to engage the scholar in cutting edge research for one full year with a faculty mentor of their choice, while receiving assistance in preparing their PhD applications. The program offers many additional benefits, such as an annual salary of $27,200, health/dental benefits, GRE preparation classes, tuition for academic courses, travel support to attend conferences and many additional activities geared to aid with the overall professional development of our scholars.

Full-time Research Assistant Position with Children's National Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders!

Full-Time Research Assistant  
Children's National Health System
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Health System is seeking
applications for a full-time Research Assistant. Our research program focuses on improving outcomes in autism, including:

-Understanding the gender spectrum in autism (sex differences and transgender youth)
-Executive functioning phenotyping and intervention development (from early childhood to
transition age)
-Addressing disparities in access to care
-Probing biomarkers of the above domains through neuroimaging

Research assistants at CASD work collaboratively on a variety of research projects, including intervention, phenotyping, and functional imaging research. Our multidisciplinary research faculty members all work closely with research coordinators to provide supervision on individual projects and mentorship for career goals. General responsibilities include clinical assessment, parent interviews, participant recruitment, data collection and management, and IRB protocol management. Additional training and experience in grant preparation, data analysis, neuroimaging preprocessing and analytics, and development of manuscripts is also available. Applicants for this position will need their own car as our research occurs at multiple locations that are not easily accessible with public transportation.

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior experience with research, statistics, and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended. This position provides valuable experience and publication opportunities for candidates interested in pursuing degrees in psychology or medicine.

Applications are being accepted immediately for a spring/summer start date. We require at least a one-year commitment, but prioritize applicants who are interested in a two-year position. Salary is competitive. The Children’s National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Alyssa Verbalis, Ph.D., Clinical Research Program Lead
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Children’s National Hospital
15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20850
autism@childrensnational.org