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Jun 18, 2018

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

PSYC Terp Internship Panel
Date TBA
Click HERE to be a panelist

Have a great internship experience you want to share with your fellow PSYC Terps? Consider being part of the Fall PSYC Terp Internship Panel! Share the challenges, rewards, and learning outcomes of your internship with your classmates. 

If interested please complete the short survey HERE

Paid Research Assistant position with the School of Public Health for the 2018/2019 academic year!

UMD School of Public Health
Center on Young Adult Health and Development
Paid, Hourly Research Assistant Position
Fall 2018/Spring 2019
15-20 Hours per Week

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, longitudinal 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, starting Fall 2018. The weekly commitment is 15-20 hours. Please note: Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply but this position is not a graduate assistantship and does not offer any tuition remission benefits. This is a paid, hourly position.

-Communication with study participants
-Literature review and management
-Online research
-Quality assurance
-Data entry, cleaning, and verification
-Opportunities to work on presentations and/or publications
-Other tasks as assigned

How To Apply:
Submit your resume and a short letter explaining your interest in the position to Angie Barrall, Recruitment Coordinator, at The application must be submitted by Tuesday, July 10. For more details about our projects and the Center, visit our websites at,, and

Scholarship opportunities for students of Latin and Italy Study Abroad!

Scholarship Opportunities for students of Latin and Italy abroad!
The Department of Classics has received a grant from the National Italian American Foundation that has enabled us to fund a number of scholarships for undergraduates.

They fall into the following specific categories:

Partial tuition scholarships for students who took Latin in high school and who are prepared to continue the study of Latin at the University of Maryland, College Park at the 200 (intermediate) level or above.

A first-year student who has taken high school Latin and who registers for two Latin courses in the first year at Maryland is eligible to apply for a $2000 tuition scholarship ($1000 each semester).

With a total of five courses, you can earn a minor in Latin!


Scholarships for study abroad in the Classics Department’s 3-credit winter term program in Italy,
“Ancient Greek and Roman Culture in Context.” A number of full and partial scholarships, which may include the cost of airfare, will be awarded annually on a combined need and merit basis with first priority given to majors and minors in Classics and then to majors in related disciplines such as History and Art History.

Scholarships for a one-week, one-credit summer study abroad program, related to a semester-long course in Classics (the department’s I-series course, CLAS 289A, “Are We Rome?”). A number of full and partial scholarships, which may include airfare, will be given for this program annually on a merit basis, with priority given to majors, minors, and students enrolled in the semester course. (Students may take the summer course independently of the semester course.)

For more information, contact Professor Lillian Doherty,

Study terrorism next fall through the START Internship Program! Deadline extended until July 1st!

Fall 2018
START Internships (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism)
Final Deadline: July 1, 2018

START is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2018 Internships!

We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates and graduates as well. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and are able to participate in a calendar of professional development activities. START is also willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours at START at the University of Maryland College Park, unless stated in the internship description.

How to Apply:
Priority application deadline Fall 2018: Sunday, June 17, 2018; 11:59pm
Final application deadline Fall 2018: Sunday, July 1, 2018; 11:59pm

Applicants should visit for access to the application system and instructions.

For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application form visit:
Final Application Deadline is July 1st. For questions email

Jun 15, 2018

Volunteer as a mentor with the psychology department's new TIPS program!

TIPS (Transfer Integration Program for Psychology Students)
Mentoring Opportunities
More information about TIPS can be found HERE

The Psychology Department is recruiting mentors for its new TIPS Program. TIPS is designed to help
current new transfer PSYC Terps learn......

-How to adjust effectively to the increased pace, size, and rigor of UMD psychology courses
-How to understand the differences in study and teaching approaches between the two year community college and UMD
-How to establish one on one connections with instructors and psychology advising staff in the more group oriented environment of UMD
-How to develop successful study strategies for specific psychology major requirements
-How to seek out and secure experiential learning opportunities such as research and internships

Mentor Responsibilities:
-Attend and participate in monthly "lunch and learn" events (one hour per month)
-Lead group mentee activities/discussions during "lunch and learn" events
-Communicate at least two status checks per month with mentee as to academic challenges and transitional issues they may be experiencing
-Help mentees develop a proactive approach to their academic and social experience within the department of psychology community 
-Encourage, invite, and co-attend psychology department events

Mentor Eligibility:
-Psychology Major
-Transferred from a Maryland Community College
-At least one semester completed at UMD
-Minimum 2.7 GPA

How To Apply:
If interested please email resume and a short statement of interest to Steve Young, Academic Advisor at  In subject line of email type "Prospective TIPS Mentor."

Jun 14, 2018

Summer 2018 Research Internship with IMPAQ! Available now!

Summer 2018 Research Intern @ IMPAQ in DC or Columbia, MD

The Student Research Intern will support the education division research team to conduct proposal writing and project work through literature searches, evaluation design, measurement selection and development, quantitative and qualitative analyses, and document preparation.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.

-Assist with finding, writing, and editing proposals.
-Prepare presentation-quality charts and tables to include in project reports.
-Conduct qualitative and quantitative data cleaning and data analysis.
-Review professional publications from various sources to extract and summarize information relevant to assigned project and proposal work.

-Grant- or contract-funded research/program evaluation experience required
-Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite required
-Experience with research/evaluation proposal preparation preferred
-Education content knowledge preferred
-Knowledge of quantitative data analysis using SAS, STATA, and/or database applications preferred
-Knowledge of qualitative data analysis with NVivo preferredSkills
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Strong organizational skill
-Able to learn quickly, take direction, and work independently
-Use creative, collaborative, and consultative approaches to resolve issues

Part-time Mentor/Life Skills Coach for Girls After School Program!

Part-time Mentor/Life Skills Coach
G.E.M.S After-School Youth Program
Application HERE

Retouch International Ministries (RIM) is looking for a Mentor/Life Skills Facilitator for the Girls Emerging on a Mission to Success (G.E.M.S.) After-School Youth Program. This is a Part-Time but growing opportunity. The candidate selected will play a key part in the mental, emotional and social growth and development of our participant’s life and their family. Additionally, this person will contribute to the success of G.E.M.S. participant’s by teaching core life skills, providing interpersonal mentorship, guidance, referrals and additional support as needed. Furthermore, this person will coordinate projects, field trips and school meetings with administrative support as needed.

-Planning (life skills, field trips, recreational/social events), teaching and facilitating life skills weekly -Support students in learning the life skills and applying them practically
-Be able to keep relevant documentation regarding the students’ status/progress
-Be available to students as needed
-Having FUN!
-Maintain monthly phone contact with parents/guardians to foster positive and strong professional relationships with each student and their family
-Meet with School counselors monthly to discuss student’s status, progress or lack of.
-Maintain confidentiality per HIPPA and other legal restriction
-Meet with Program Coordinator for bi-weekly review/ staffing as needed
-Making a positive and lasting impact

-Professional experiences working with youth and families
-Extremely organize with writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills
-Have good time management skills and work ethics
-Ability to work very well with teenage girls and their families that you’d be mistaken as a family member (with boundaries of course)
-Believes in having fun and able to use humor as a tool for engaging students
-Is creative, able to think outside the box to create strong student engagement
-Is flexible, adapts to change quickly with a positive attitude
-Has experience working in racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse urban communities  -Works hard but likes to have FUN while getting things done.
-Knows how to use a PC or Mac (Can get around with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Power Point)
-Is always learning, growing and being stretched
-Has a positive attitude
-Is not a friend of excuses

How To Apply:
Complete application HERE

Part-time Research Associate position for recent BA/BS Grad!

Part-time Research Associate
Shorter-Gooden Consulting
July-December 2018
8-12 hours per week

Shorter-Gooden Consulting is a diversity consulting and training firm, based in Washington, DC and led by Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D., who is a clinical/community psychologist, former professor, and a former two-time Chief Diversity Officer (at Alliant International University and the University of Maryland, College Park). Shorter-Gooden Consulting has recently been awarded a contract to develop a diversity and inclusion framework for a major, national professional association.

- Conduct literature searches, gather data online, retrieve articles and
· Contribute to draft and design of development and inclusion framework
· Assist with design and format of stakeholder survey; interface with stakeholders to collect data; oversee, compile and summarize survey results
· Develop inventory of diversity and inclusion activities based on survey results
· Organize and maintain electronic project materials
· Provide general administrative support for the project 
reports, review source materials, and write syntheses and summaries – related to diversity and inclusion issues and best practices

· Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Social Sciences, Ethnic Studies or related field
· Knowledge about equity, diversity and inclusion and about diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives
· Skills in online research and data gathering
· Excellent writing skills
· Good organizational skills and strong attention to detail
· Ability to work independently
· Passion about and commitment to social justice
· Master’s degree, preferably in Education, Social Sciences, Ethnic Studies or related field
· Experience with survey development and analysis and with online survey tools, like Survey Monkey
· Experience in graphic design and development of infographics
· Experience in data presentation using tables and charts
· Experience in designing/developing/maintaining a website using open source software 

How To Apply:
Send as one electronic document: 1) your resume or CV, and 2) a cover letter, describing your interest in the position, your relevant experience and expertise, and including the names and contact information of two references. Email to

The position will remain open until filled; however, priority will be given to those who apply by June 24, 2018. ·         

Jun 12, 2018

Get ahead or stay on track with a Summer Session II PSYC Course! Session begins July 9th!

Get ahead or stay on track with a Summer Session II PSYC Course!
Testudo Course Listing HERE

2018 Summer Session #2: July 9-August 17
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology (online)
Instructor: Chernikova
PSYC 300 Research Methods in Psychology (hybrid)
Instructor: Tomlinson

PSYC 301: Biological Basis of Behavior (online)
Instructor: Yager

PSYC 334 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (online)
Instructor: Curtis

PSYC 433 Basic Helping Skills
Instructor: Richie

PSYC 489F Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: The History of Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment (hybrid)
Instructor: McGann

Are you a recent grad interested in pursuing an MS in I/O Psychology? Consider the University of Baltimore's Applied Psychology MS! A few seats still remaining for this Fall 2018!

University of Baltimore 
MS in Applied Psychology (I/O Psychology Concentration) 
More information HERE

The Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IOP) concentration within the Applied Psychology Masters of Sciences program at University of Baltimore (UB) develops student competencies in all domains recommended by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, Division 14 of the American Psychological Association). The IOP program at UB prepares students through real-world experiential learning activities. A unique learning opportunity that only UB’s IOP program offers is a virtual and in-person international collaborative project. Students work on global virtual teams with students from around the globe and then meet in-person for 10 to 14 days. Our study abroad programs are with the University of Valencia, Spain, University of Barcelona, Spain, and University of Pau-Bayonne, France.

UB’s Industrial-Organizational Psychology program is the only terminal Master of Science (M.S.) program within a 60-mile radius. Classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate working students and they are small in size so students can receive individualized attention. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, with access to federal jobs (e.g., DHS/TSA, FBI, NSA), state jobs (e.g., MD Transit Administration), retail companies (e.g., Under Armour, Sleepy’s), consulting firms (e.g., Booz, Allen, & Hamilton, HumRRO, IBM), healthcare (e.g., Kennedy Krieger, Johns Hopkins University), research institutes (e.g., IMPAQ International, Army Research Institute), and other businesses (e.g., Prometric, GEICO, Strategic Development Associates, CSS Industries), our graduates are a hot commodity!

We have a few slots remaining open for Fall 2018. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please visit: or contact Dr. Thomas Mitchell, Program Director,

Jun 7, 2018

University of Minnesota Diversity in Psychology Program for under-represented graduate training groups!

Diversity in Psychology Program
University of Minnesota
October 10-12, 2018

The Diversity in Psychology Program is designed for individuals who are historically under-represented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate training in the Department of Psychology, the Institute of Child Development, or Educational/School Psychology. The program will feature a coordinated set of formal and informal experiences designed to familiarize participants with strategies for constructing successful graduate school applications, and to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the experience of graduate education in our departments.

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
-Participants who are enrolled in a college or university as a junior or senior, or who have graduated within the last two years (i.e., 2016 or thereafter). Individuals currently enrolled in a terminal masters-level graduate program in psychology also are eligible. (Students enrolled in a Ph.D. or Psy.D. program are ineligible.)
-Participants who identify as a member of groups under-represented in graduate training in psychology, including members of ethnic and racial minority groups, low-income, persons with disability, military veterans, LGBTQ+, and participants who are first- generation college students or graduates.
-Participants who are committed to pursuing doctoral training in psychology in one of our three departments.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5 pm (CST). Application information can be found here:

Applicants are encouraged to review the graduate program areas, including faculty profiles, prior to submitting their applications. For more information about the departments of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, please see:

Child Development:
Psychology: ;
Educational/School Psychology:

Two part-time Project Assistant positions with The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention!

Project Assistant (2)
The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI)
Full Position Description

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) seeks two​ energetic, detail-oriented, highly organized and innovative individuals to assist with the development of a Professional Development Curriculum (PDC) project for early childhood trainers, coaches and teachers. The duration of this project is from the date of hire in June 2018 to December 31st 2018. Applicants must be available to work onsite at the UMD campus, 20 hours per week.

Background on the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention CECEI, based in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, is a joint initiative between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The mission of CECEI is to conduct high-quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs and best practices, to build capacity in schools and communities, and to promote family engagement in their children’s education.

Jun 1, 2018

Paid part-time PSYC 221 Teaching Assistant Position for Fall 2017! Great opportunity for recent PSYC Grad!

The Department of Psychology has a part-time, paid position to support its Social Psychology (PSYC 221-FC01) courses in the Fall 2018 semester.

The position is a Contingent 1 contract for up to 10-20 hours per week for the fall 2018 term.

Responsibilities include:
· Overseeing the setup of classroom supplies, materials, and technologies. · Facilitating classroom discussions and activities.
· Independently leading weekly discussion section meetings.
· Grading writing assignments.
· Managing some aspects of the course ELMS page and administration (grades, emails, etc.)
· Meeting with individual students to discuss course, content and writing feedback.

Minimum requirements to be considered:
· Have graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology from UMD.
· Have earned at least an "B+" in PSYC 221 (or equivalent).
· Are available for class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:00pm - 7:15pm).
· Can offer evidence of high-level communication skills, particularly in writing, proofreading, and speaking.
· Can offer evidence of an organized, reliable work ethic and the ability to work independently as well as with teams of peers.
· Can offer evidence of technical proficiency with common software (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Canvas).
· Can be trusted with sensitive and confidential information.
· Are excited about the idea of leading groups of students through activities, reviews, discussions.
· Have completed training on the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (

Strongest consideration given to candidates who:
· Took PSYC 221 with Dr. Selterman.
· Have prior teaching experience or experience mentoring, advising, or assisting other students.
· Have experience with clicker administration (e.g., syncing participant lists, creating questions, uploading grades to ELMS).

Application deadline: Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 11:59pm

Application Instructions:
Compensation is estimated to total $2,000-$4000 USD and this will depend on student enrollment numbers for the course.

 Send the following to Dr. Dylan Selterman’s course account ( attached as a single PDF document.

· Professionally formatted cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your fit with the minimum and preferred qualifications.
· An updated resume or C.V.
· A copy of your unofficial transcript (accessible from

Applicants can expect to be contacted the following week with more information about interviews, which can be held in person or via Skype.

Still in search of an RA position for summer? Apply to the Culture Lab!

Summer Research Assistant Positions
The Culture Lab

The Culture Lab is seeking motivated research assistants to assist in research-related tasks during the summer. Projects within the lab focus on social norms across cultures, creativity, interpersonal strategies, conflict resolution, and organizational culture. Summer research assistants will be involved in constructing surveys, analyzing data, conducting literature reviews, generating study ideas, and various other tasks. Working as a research assistant in the Culture Lab is a great opportunity to learn more about a broad range of psychological processes and to bolster your resume with research experience. This position could be a great stepping stone to prepare you for graduate school and more advanced research. This is an unpaid, volunteer-basis position. RAs will be expected to work at least 6 hours/week.

-Literature reviews
-Survey development
-Data input and analysis
-Generate study ideas

-Minimum 3.5 GPA
-Minimum 6 hours/week
-Completed Intro Psych
-Time management skills
-Independent worker
-Effective communicator
-Openness to learning new skills and concepts

How To Apply:
Please submit a CV and recent transcript to

May 31, 2018

Interested in learning about Domestic Violence? Register for PSYC 318D: Community Interventions: Domestic Violence this fall!

PSYC 318D Community Interventions: Theory and Research Domestic Violence
Dr. Karen  O'Brien
Fall 2018
8:00 am-9:15 am
Course Flyer: HERE
Course Syllabus: HERE

Course Description: 
PSYC 318D provides an overview of research related to intimate partner violence, the community resources available to domestic violence survivors, and the multicultural issues related to interventions with abused women and their children. Students who successfully complete this course have the opportunity to register for a service learning course (PSYC 319D, Spring 2019) where they will facilitate groups for children living in a community shelter for abused women and their children. Register for PSYC 318D on Testudo