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Jan 19, 2018

Have an internship for Spring and want to earn academic credit? Enroll in PSYC 389 Experiential Learning!

PSYC 389 Experiential Learning
Online (1-6 credits) 
Spring 2018

Have an internship for the Spring 2018 semester and want to earn academic credit for the experience? Enroll in PSYC 389 Experiential Learning and learn how to synthesize the knowledge, skills, and abilities you will acquire in your internship to employers and graduate schools!

If you have secured an internship for the Spring 2018 semester then your next step is to complete the PSYC 389 Internship Learning Contract  HERE

Preview the PSYC 389 Course Syllabus HERE

PSYC 389 Internship Mini-Poster Collection: Learn about the internship experiences of previous PSYC 389 students HERE

Need help finding an internship? Contact Steve Young, Academic Advisor at

Jan 17, 2018

Residential Counselor Job Fair! Made a difference in the lives of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities!

Compass Inc Job Fair
Seeking current students for "Weekend Residential Counselor" positions working with people with
intellectual/developmental disabilities

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
3:00pm - 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Compass, Inc.
12400 Kiln Court, Suite A Beltsville, MD 20705

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference in a person’s life? Do you enjoy doing activities in the community?
Do you enjoy having fun on the weekends?

Are you interested in working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities? If your answer is YES to any of the above questions, please join us on January 30, 2018 from 3:00pm – 6:30pm for Compass, Inc.’s Mass Job Fair Event!!! Bring your resume and come dressed for success.

You will have the opportunity to meet staff and individuals who work and live at our residential homes. You will also have the opportunity to interview with managers who make the direct hiring decisions. You’ll be able to express to them why you are interested in the Weekend Residential Counselor position and why you will be a great candidate for that role. So bring your enthusiasm and come ready to impress!!!

Interested in child development research? Apply for this summer internship with Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Child Development!

2018 Johns Hopkins University
Laboratory for Child Development
Summer Internship Program

Monday, June 4-Friday, July 27, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

2018 will be the 13th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others. Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

The 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility). Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend.

How To Apply:
To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:

The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018. Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March.

Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager:
Information can also be found on the lab website:

Jan 16, 2018

Showcase your research project at UCLA's PURC Conference!

2018 Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, May 4, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

The Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) will take place on the campus of
UCLA on Friday, May 4th, 2018. If you have conducted strong undergraduate research consider presenting this as a poster session or paper talk session at the conference.

Applications will open Wednesday, January 17, 2017 and students must submit the application and fees online by Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 5:00 pm. The application and details are available at

The application deadline is TBD. Application and details are available at

Motivated Cognition Lab RA positions for Spring!

Research Assistant Positions
Motivated Cognition Lab

Interested in social psychology, goal pursuit, and motivation? The Motivated Cognition Lab is searching for highly motivated, passionate, and hardworking students to join us as volunteer research assistants in the lab. Undergraduate research assistants will have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of research design and experimentation. RAs can also earn up to 3 class credits per semester. Please visit the lab website HERE for more information.

-Recruiting and scheduling participants
-Psychology experiment programming
-Literature reviews
-Running experiments
-Data entry

-5-15 hour per week commitment
-Work hours flexible and can be arranged around class schedules
-Interest in social psychology
-Must commit to at least one full semester

How To Apply:
Please download the RA application HERE. Save it to your computer as a PDF, fill it out, and email it to the Motivated Cognition Lab Manager, Marina Chernikova, at

Still in search of a Research Assistant position for Spring? Consider the Child Stress and Emotions Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Child Stress and Emotions Laboratory (CSEL)

The Child Stress and Emotions Laboratory (CSEL) in the Department of Psychology is seeking talented and motivated undergraduate research assistants interested in earning course credit for PSYC479. Research Assistants will assist in recruitment efforts, checking data for completion, and contacting participants for a preschool daily mood study. Research Assistants will also work on recruiting participants for a pilot study targeting parents of LGBT youth and screening potential participants. Undergraduate Research Assistants in the CSEL lab: - Engage in research on young children - Receive supervised training in a research laboratory - Learn about child psychopathology - Receive advice regarding graduate school and careers in psychology - Earn course credit.

-Data Checking
-Contacting participants
-Minimum 2 semester commitment
-Minimum 6 hour commitment (2-3 credits for PSYC479)

-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Previous research experience preferred
-Experience with SPSS preferred

How To Apply:
To apply, please send a copy of your resume to Kapil Chauhan -

Spring 2018 RA positions with the Interpersonal Relationships Lab!

Spring 2018
Research Assistant Positions
Interpersonal Relationships Lab

The Interpersonal Relationships Lab is looking for Research Assistants who are interested in working
on a research project examining how beliefs about love impact close relationships for the Spring 2018 semester. Responsibilities include assisting with data collection and recruitment of research participants. Undergraduates who are passionate about research in psychology are encouraged to apply! Getting involved in the lab is a great way to build research experience, which can enhance your resume and help with landing a job after graduation or gaining acceptance to graduate school. You can volunteer or get credit for PSYC479 through this position!

-Running participants through the research protocols
-Assisting with recruitment of research participants

-Be passionate about research in psychology
-Be organized, punctual, and professional
-Comfortable with staying on top of emails
-10 hours of availability per week
-3.0 minimum GPA

How To Apply:
For those who are interested, please contact Rachel Venaglia at In your email, please include a few relevant sentences about yourself and your interests, your CV/resume, and an unofficial transcript.

Jan 15, 2018

Attention recent PSYC Terp Grads: Get hired on the spot as a Rehabilitation or Vocational Counselor at Cornerstone Montgomery's Career Open House on Friday, January 26th!

Looking for a Career in Mental Health? Cornerstone Montgomery is hiring on the spot!

Career Open House
Cornerstone Montgomery
Friday, January 26th
10:00 am-2:00 pm
2 Taft Court
Rockville, MD  20850
Flyer HERE

Walk-In Interviews: (bring your resume!)
-Rehabilitation Counselor Positions
-Vocational Counselor Positions

-Undergraduate Degree
-Full access to a vehicle
-Availability to work during the day and some evenings/weekends

Learn more: 

Jan 11, 2018

SDOS Lab Research Assistant Positions for the Spring 2018 semester!

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

The Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program (SDOS) Lab is seeking bright, highly  motivated and hardworking undergraduates to join the lab as research assistants. The lab has a variety of research projects students can work on based on their personal interests. Projects include but are not limited to sustainable consumer behavior, political activism, the psychology of immigrants, goal commitment and so on. It is a great opportunity for students who want to apply for graduate programs in marketing, organizational behavior, social psychology or applied psychology.

-Participant recruitment
-Conducting a laboratory study with undergraduate participants
-Running participants through ongoing studies
-Data entry, transcribing, and coding
-Data Analysis
-Literature review

-Good communication skills
-Knowledge of Arabic language
-Comfortable with computers
-Attention to details
-Interests in research & social psychology
-Lab experience is not necessary

How To Apply:
Please contact Erica Molinario at for more information on how to apply.

Jan 9, 2018

2018 BSOS Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity! Apply today!

BSOS Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity
SRI Brochure: HERE
Application Deadline: February 10, 2018

The UMD BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI) program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

Program details can be found at this link:

PEARL Lab Research Assistant positions for Spring!

Spring 2018
Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions
The Prevention and Early Adversity Research Lab (PEARL)

The Prevention and Early Adversity Research Lab (PEARL) has positions available for
undergraduate research assistants (RAs) (current undergraduate students), who are interested in studying young children for the spring semester. We are conducting an evaluation of an initiative to improve infant/toddler child care in Washington, DC.

Specific tasks include assisting with assessments and interviews in families’ homes, data entry, data management, and other assigned tasks. Experience working with children and families is preferred, but not essential.

Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills are required. Comfort going into low-income, minority neighborhoods and families’ homes is essential. RAs can receive course credit for their work.

How To Apply:
For best consideration, please send a resume, unofficial transcript, and spring schedule to Rebecca Watkins at by February 21st. Please type in the Subject line, “QIN RA Position”when submitting materials.

Spring 2018 Research Assistant positions with the Decision, Attention, and Memory Lab!

Spring 2018
Research Assistant Positions
Decision Attention and Memory Lab

The DAM Lab is seeking undergraduate RAs to assist with cognitive behavioral research for the Spring 2018 semester, beginning January 24th, 2018 for course credit. Interested individuals must be able to register for PSYC479 and commit to 9 lab hours per week (3 credits) in order to be considered. RAs will be responsible for coordinating participant study visits and data collection. Opportunities to be involved in data processing, develop other research skills of interest, and/or volunteering over the following summer can also be earned. If you are interested in learning more about research and/or planning to attend graduate school, this would provide good research experience with an opportunity for a letter of recommendation.To find out more about our lab, click HERE

-Update relevant information on SONA
-Coordinate and run study visits
-Data Collection
-Data Entry

-Able to register for 3 credit hours through PSYC479 (9 hours/week)
-Have at least 2.5 hour blocks of availability
How To Apply:
If interested, please email, with "Spring 2018 URA" in the subject line. Interviews can be completed either online (Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, etc) or on campus and will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Spring 2018 Research Assistant positions with The Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (CAIP)!

Research Assistant Positions
The Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program
Job Description
The Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (CAIP), directed by Dr. Andres De Los
Reyes, conducts clinic-based research trying to understand the best ways to assess and treat behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents. Students in the CAIP Lab receive extensive research and clinical training in diagnostic and treatment protocols for specific psychological conditions in childhood and adolescence, namely social anxiety in teenagers. The CAIP laboratory seeks to improve methods for assessing adolescent social anxiety and parent-adolescent interactions. Much of CAIP research could be of interest to students wishing to pursue graduate work in a variety of fields, such as clinical, developmental, cognitive and social psychology areas, social work, counseling, and medicine.

-Recruit and assist in the completion of study assessments
-Train to administer computer-based, behavioral, and structured interview assessments
-Administer physiological assessments
-Manage data collection
-Assist on weekends, with training at regular intervals during the week
-Commit to two consecutive semesters of service
-Minimum of 10 hours a week of volunteer work
-With the exception of religious observances, we expect volunteers to commit to assisting on weekend assessments

-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Detail oriented
-Organizational Skills
-Interpersonal Skills

How To Apply:
The application can be found HERE.
Please email the completed application to Dr. Andres De Los Reyes at:

Jan 5, 2018

Passionate about citzenship, diversity, and human rights? Apply for a Humanity in Action Fellowship! Deadline is January 8th!

Humanity in Action Fellowships
Deadline: Monday, January 8th 
Click here for more details!

We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are passionate about active citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are fully-funded, with the exception of a small number of meals and the cost of airfare – which Fellows are responsible for financing. However, Humanity in Action provides full and partial stipends for all of those with documented need.

The deadline to apply is January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.

Testimonial from BSOS Alum Luciana Debenedetti '11:
"Humanity in Action affirmed my interest in studying and promoting human rights, and equipped me with a framework and contextual basis for doing so. The opportunity to spend one month in a new city with European and American students of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints was an unparalleled experience that allowed me to debate and explore contemporary political challenges inside and outside of the classroom. After the fellowship, I benefitted from a close-knit network of former fellows and events for continued engagement. I recommend the fellowship for intellectually curious students who are passionate about active citizenship."

Luciana invites any interested students to contact her with questions:

Volunteer with CASA! Become an advocate for abused and neglected children!

Volunteer with CASA
Prince George's County and Court Appointed Special Advocate

Want to make a difference in the life of abused or abandoned children in your community? There are over 500 youth in foster care in Prince George’s County and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is looking for compassionate and motivated individuals to advocate for these youth. In about 10 hours a month, CASA volunteers create relationships with youth in foster care to ensure that the court and child welfare systems remain focused on their specific needs and finding a safe permanent home.

Apply today for our Winter Training that will be Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 pm in Hyattsville, MD beginning January 18th and ending February 15th. Will you speak for abused and neglected children in your community? Applicants must be 21 or older and willing to complete a background check. For more information, please visit our website at or call 301-209-0491 or email