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Oct 16, 2018

Interested in teaching as a post-college career path? Consider the Baltimore City Teaching Residency!

Historically, high-need students in Baltimore have not had equal access to an education that adequately prepares them for college and career. Baltimore City Teaching Residency trains recent college graduates to become exceptional, certified, elementary school teachers. Our fast-paced six-week summer training program focuses on the essential skills that teachers need most to start strong.
Residents will repeatedly practice foundational classroom management and instructional techniques, receive direct feedback from skilled coaches, and must pass a series of evaluations to be eligible to start teaching in the fall.

Do you have what it takes to join this elite group of educators?
Apply here – our application deadline is November 5th.

Oct 15, 2018

Apply to be a counselor with Camp Kesem at UMD!

Counselors Needed
Camp Kesem at UMD

Do you love kids and hate cancer? Apply to be a counselor at Camp Kesem, a week-Long sleep-away camp for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer! You must be available for training the weekend of March 29-31 and for the week of camp from Sunday, August 18-Friday, August 23rd. Apply today at   go.umd.edu/ckumd2019. Applications are due by Friday, October 19th at 11:59 pm. Email Maryland.Volunteer@campkesem.org if you have any questions!

Oct 9, 2018

Human Trafficking Case Manager positions!

University of Maryland
Safe Center for Human Trafficking Survivors
Case Manager Positions 
Full Position Description
Bilingual Position Description

The University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors is hiring a Human Trafficking Case Manager. The SAFE Center is dedicated to providing direct services, research, and advocacy in the field of human trafficking. Through in-house service provision and collaboration with partners, the Center provides comprehensive social, legal, mental health, medical, and economic empowerment services to adult and child survivors of sex and labor trafficking. The SAFE Center is a collaboration between the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the University of Maryland, College Park, through their strategic partnership, MPowering the State. More information is available on the SAFE Center’s website at www.umdsafecenter.org.

The Human Trafficking Case Manager will provide crisis intervention and case management services to domestic and foreign national victims of human trafficking. This is a full time position. The SAFE Center will provide Human Trafficking Case Managers with crisis intervention and case management training. The SAFE Center is located in College Park, Maryland. Candidates will be required to complete a background check.

Oct 5, 2018

Part-Time Academic Tutor positions with the Gossett Student-Athlete Center!

Part-Time Academic Tutor Positions
Gossett Student-Athlete Center

The Gossett Student-Athlete Center is seeking Academic Tutors for a variety of psychology courses for the Spring 2019 semester.

We are seeking only the best, consummate professionals, UMD students that have the drive, dedication and integrity to excel academically.

Is it you we are looking for?
Do you have integrity?
Can you play by the rules?
Are you eager for an opportunity to craft your higher education skills?
Are you looking for a challenge?
Would you like to gain real world student affairs experience?


If interested please contact Todd Nally or Sharon Staples
GSAC Tutorial Program Coordinators at tnally@umd.edu or sstaples@umd.edu

Interested in Military Psychology? Consider this Summer Institute opportunity through the Uniformed Services University!

Uniformed Services University
Center for Deployment Psychology
2019 Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces
June 10-14
Bethesda, MD
More information HERE

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) will offer its 5-day course for 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year doctoral students in clinical or counseling psychology who anticipate or are seriously considering applying for a military internship. The course offers a unique opportunity to explore in depth this
career choice prior to applying for an internship. This intensive program will strengthen trainees’ backgrounds in military behavioral health as they gain firsthand knowledge of military culture, the work of uniformed psychologists, and evidence-based strategies to treat military members.

If you are considering a military internship and wish to serve our nation, visit:
deploymentpsych.org/the-summer-career

2019 Summer Institute application opens on October 22, 2018

Paid Part-Time Undergraduate RA position with the Executive Functions Behavioral Neuroscience Lab!

Paid Part-Time Undergraduate Research Assistant
Executive Functions Behavioral Neuroscience Lab

Description:
The Executive Functions Behavioral Neuroscience Lab, directed by Dr. Kristen Hamilton in the  
Department of Psychology, is currently accepting applications for paid part-time undergraduate research assistants. Our research aims to understand behavioral and neurobiological aspects of executive functions with a focus on impulse control. This position will provide opportunities to gain experience with fMRI and behavioral data collection, entry and management. The ideal applicant will be reliable and detail-oriented with strong organizational skills. This opportunity is ideal for undergraduate students interested in gaining valuable hands on research experience in preparation for graduate school.

How To Apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, a CV/resume, and contact information for 1 to 2 references to Dr. Hamilton (khamilt4@umd.edu). Please indicate your available hours in the body of the email. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer.

Still looking to be an RA for the remainder of the Fall 2018 semester? The Interpersonal Relationships Lab can help!

Interpersonal Relationships Lab
Research Assistant Positions for duration of Fall 2018 semester

The Interpersonal Relationships Lab is looking for Research Assistants who are interested in working in the lab for the duration of Fall 2018. The current project is examining how beliefs about love impact close relationships. 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. This would be a volunteer position.

For those who are interested, please contact Rachel Venaglia at rachel.venaglia@gmail.com. In your email, please include a few relevant sentences about yourself and your interests, your CV/resume, and an unofficial transcript.

Sep 28, 2018

RSVP for the BSOS Student Faculty Dinner!

Annual BSOS 
Student Faculty Dinner 
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time:
5:45pm
Location:
Riggs Alumni Center
RSVP: Here by October 12


The BSOS Student Faculty Dinner is a great way to meet your departmental faculty members who want to share their experiences and insights outside of the classroom with you. This is a great opportunity for connecting and conversing with your peers and professors - while enjoying a free delicious meal.

Sep 27, 2018

Transfer PSYC Terps: Don't miss the FREE TIPS Lunch on 10/17!

Transfer PSYC Terps
FREE TIPS Lunch and Learn Event
Wednesday, October 17
Biology-Psychology Building Room 0140 
RSVP HERE

Transfer Student Psychology Majors are invited to attend a FREE Lunch and Learn Event focusing on "Academic Transitions and Adjustments" on Wednesday, October 17 from 11:45 am-12:45 pm in BPS 0140. This event is part of the new TIPS Transfer Integration Program for Psychology Majors that is kicking off this Fall 2018 semester.

-Learn about what to expect in the PSYC 300 Research Methods course
-Gain some study tips/strategies for PSYC 200
-To BS or not to BS (deciding on the BA or BS in PSYC)
-Acquire strategies for personalizing your PSYC Academic Experience
-Hear TIPS from Psychology Professors on specific PSYC courses
-Meet other PSYC Terp Transfer Students
-Get a FREE Lunch!

RSVP HERE

Sep 26, 2018

Faculty Assistant/Project Coordinator position!

Faculty Assistant/Project Coordinator
University of Maryland Center on Young Adult Health and Development
Apply HERE

Description:
The Center on Young Adult Health and Development (CYAHD), a part of the University of Maryland School of Public Health, is seeking an experienced full-time project coordinator for immediate hire. The candidate will coordinate the Woodlawn Study, a multi-year research project on long-term outcomes among a cohort of urban African Americans (see www.woodlawn.umd.edu). The candidate will also assist with activities for the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems, an ongoing policy initiative engaged in helping college campuses throughout the state of Maryland to align their campus-based policies regarding alcohol use with evidence-based practices (see www.marylandcollaborative.org).

Spring 2019 RA position with the USU Laboratory of Military Stress Studies!

Research Assistant Position
Laboratory of Military Stress Studies
Uniformed Services University

Description:
The Laboratory of Military Stress Studies, conducts a variety of quantitative and qualitative research  projects all related to military mental health and stressors for military service members and their families. Volunteers will be assigned to a variety of research projects depending on the specific research needs at the times. Volunteers will be exposed to program evaluation research, qualitative research on barriers to mental health treatment within the military, and additional military-focused research. A position of this type can serve as professional experience in the fields of military mental health and psychology - and will strengthen a candidate’s application to graduate programs in psychology or related fields.

Responsibilities:
-Transcribe audio files of focus groups exploring the factors which contributed to delays in seeking mental health treatment among service members.
-Conduct literature reviews, format references using specific style guidelines, and write literature summaries.
-Attend Research Directorate meetings and brief out task/project progress.
-Contribute to research/training products (e.g., fact sheets, presentations, survey summaries).
-Data entry using MS Excel.
-Survey construction and data retrieval using online Surveymonkey platform .
-Basic data summary and analysis (experience with SPSS software is a plus).
-Opportunities may vary depending on current research projects available at the time, such that additional opportunities may be available or not all of these responsibilities may be required at the time. Opportunities also exist for recommendation letters depending on overall performance.
-Minimum commitment: 8 hours a week for one semester
-The position is unpaid, but course credit may be set up in collaboration with the volunteer’s academic institution.

How To Apply:
Please send (1) cover letter (2) updated CV, and (3) your preferred schedule (days and times, within Monday - Friday, 8AM-5PM) to: Sybil Mallonee (sybil.mallonee@usuhs.edu).

Sep 25, 2018

Great research mentoring opportunity for students from underrepresented backgrounds!

Project RISE
Research Institute for Scholars in Education
Flyer
Email: bsu.umd.rise@gmail.com.
Website: https://www.education.umd.edu/academics/departments/chse/research/project-rise

Project RISE (Research Institute for Scholars in Education), is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and Bowie State University (BSU). This project will equip and inspire 12 Pathway Fellows per year to pursue future doctoral study to advance knowledge in language and literacy. This program provides research-skills training and mentoring for undergraduate students (juniors, graduation date of 2020) from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The elements of the fellowship experience include: (a) A full-time, 8-week summer research seminar (Summer 2019) AND a 2 week winter seminar (Winter 2020) with faculty involvement from both universities; (b) Immersion in high-quality quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research by faculty at UMCP; (c) Sustained support for Fellows by faculty at BSU to hone their academic skills (both oral and written communication), and to receive information about graduate school and careers as well as assistance in applying for such programs; and, (d) Peer mentoring from graduate students.

Spring 2019 Internship with Active Minds! Qualifies for PSYC 389 Credit!

Spring 2019 Cross-Departmental Internship
Active Minds

 Description:
Active Minds (www.activeminds.org) is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students. Through award-winning programs and services, Active Minds is empowering a new generation to speak openly, act courageously, and change the conversation about mental health for everyone. Active Minds has collaborative, cross-departmental internship opportunities for anyone interested in learning more about how a non-profit organization functions. Successful candidates will further develop their project management skills and learn how to integrate their work across multiple departments, such as programs, communications and fundraising. The ideal applicant will have strong skills in organization, multitasking, and researching. The internship provides excellent opportunities to network with leaders in the nonprofit and behavioral health field. *Please note that we are looking for interns for multiple departments, including programs, communications

Responsibilities:
-Research, Writing, Editing Projects
-Administrative and Data Entry Support
-Communications and Social Media Support
-Supporting small and large-scale event planning
-Design/Creative Projects
-Special Projects as needed
-Minimum of 20 hours required

Qualifications:
-Excellent writing, editing and research skills
-Ability to work in a flexible, fun, and strongly team-oriented environment
-Superior communication and interpersonal skill
-Detail-oriented, well-organized and reliable
-Creativity and a can-do attitude
-Must be able to prioritize, be dependable and manage projects
-Able to work independently and take initiative
-Highest level of confidentiality and attention to detail
-Strong time management skills
-Ability to multi-task and thrive in fast-paced environment

How To Apply:
To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and one reference to intern@activeminds.org. Please include the internship you’re interested in and your availability dates in the subject line.

Sep 21, 2018

Full-time Post-Bac Project Coordinator position in Affective and Clinical/translational Neuroscience!

Full-time Project Coordinator in Affective and Clinical/Translational Neuroscience 
Shackman Lab
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 

Description: 
Candidates are being considered for a NIH-funded post-baccalaureate (study coordinator) position in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Shackman in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park (http://shackmanlab.org/). The overarching mission of the lab is to have a deep impact on the fields of affective and clinical/translational neuroscience. To that end, we do our best to perform innovative studies that can lead to significant discoveries, to disseminate our discoveries as widely as possible, and to mentor trainees to become top-notch scientists. As part of several recent NIH awards, the focus of this
position will be to support on-going projects aimed at understanding the neurobiology of fear and anxiety and its role in the development and maintenance of adult anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. This position will provide opportunities to gain experience with neuroimaging (fMRI), ecological momentary assessment (EMA), and clinical assessment techniques. This is an exciting opportunity for receiving top-notch mentorship and establishing a competitive research record (publications, conference presentations) in preparation for graduate school.

Responsibilities:
This is a 1-year position that is renewable for a total of 2 years, contingent on performance and funding. Duties may include, but are not limited to, subject recruitment and scheduling; data acquisition, processing, and archiving; study/database management, and general lab administration.

How To Apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV/resume, and 2-3 letters of reference to Dr. Shackman (shackman@umd.edu). Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. This is a fantastic opportunity to live in and explore the DC, MD, and N VA area!

Read more about the NIMH R01 project here and here. Read more about the NIDA R21 project here and here.

Sep 20, 2018

Don't miss the Careers in Social Work Panel on October 9th!

Careers in Social Work Panel
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, 3rd Floor


Interested in pursuing a career in social work? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in and around this amazing social service field. Gain tips about the entry points into the field as well as learn what the in demand skills and experiences are for the field.

Undergraduate UMD Psychology students are especially encouraged to attend this event. This panel is open to all current UMD undergraduate and graduate students. RSVP to reserve your spot today. Light refreshments will be served.

Confirmed panelists:
Jessi Collins, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Jessi Collins Therapy
Judith Schagrin, LCSW-C, Retired Asst. Director
Children’s Services, Baltimore County Dept. of Social Services
Dr. Mirian E. Ofonedu, Ph.D, LCSW-C, Director of Training
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Kennedy Krieger Institute
V Renee McKee, MSW, LGSW, Policy Analyst-In Home Services
Maryland Department of Human Services
Matthew Thomas, LCSW, Mental Health Counselor/Therapist
Behavioral Health Partners of Frederick Inc.