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Oct 24, 2014

Apply for an Internship with the Joint Program in Survey Methodology!

Description:
The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland is pleased to offer a 10 week summer internship to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in survey methodology and the Federal Statistical System (http://jpsm.umd.edu/undergraduate/topic/junior-fellow-program).

JPSM is a federally sponsored consortium of two universities and a private research firm that provides graduate level training in survey methodology. Located at the University of Maryland College Park campus, JPSM offers Masters’ and PhD degrees in the study of survey methods.

Each summer JPSM sponsors a Junior Fellows Program for a limited number of undergraduate students. Successful applicants are granted paid research assistantships in a Federal statistical agency in the Washington, DC area. They participate in weekly seminars at JPSM and elsewhere in the area on survey methodology and career options in survey research. Throughout the summer, students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how government agencies work. While meeting other students from across the country and the JPSM faculty.

For the full flyer and information on how to apply to the JPSM, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BziM_okGBcBIakZ5ZHY1OTRYNS1jaEJaVUhJajNkLTFkNnZr/view?usp=sharing

Oct 22, 2014

Upcoming Career Center Workshops you don't want to miss!


How to Find an Internship
Thursday, October 23, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews

Tips on the Federal Internship Search
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Between the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the federal government, the opportunities for internships are vast. Before diving into the federal internship search process, it is important for you to know what to expect and how to best communicate your qualifications through your application materials. This session will provide you with important resources to learn:
How your major/career interests fit in with internships in the federal government
How to write an effective federal resume
How to find and apply for internships in the federal government
......and more!

Test Your Success and Speak with Experts: Exclusive Employer Information Session
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Are you a first or second year student who is curious about what it takes to succeed in the world of work? Are you interested in first-hand knowledge from employers? Put your communication and relationship-building skills to practice while speaking with our panel of employers. Learn about opportunities in a variety of career fields from the employer’s point of view.

Full-time Research Assistant position with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences!

Full-time Research Assistant Position
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 
Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology
Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior 

The USUHS is looking for applicants for research assistant positions that have both clinical and research experience. If hired, research assistants will be trained in military suicide prevention studies, psychotherapy research, and randomized clinical trials methodology.

For more information go to the following link:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-WK1jWUo8h2cGFzUEluZU1DLUE/edit

Interested applicants can send a CV and letter of interest to laura.neely.ctr@usuhs.edu.

Oct 21, 2014

Psychology research and internship opportunities with the National Aquarium in Baltimore!

National Aquarium
Baltimore, MD
Research and Internship Opportunities 

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is offering opportunities for psychology majors to participate in research. Utilizing the 1.4 million annual guests to the national Aquarium, students will either contribute to the body of existing data being collected or collaborate with Aquarium leaders to design new research projects in the following areas:

· Environmental attitudes, knowledge and behaviors
· Designing behavioral interventions
· Persuasive communication
· Family dynamics
· Predictors of behavior
· Behavioral plasticity
· Research design
· Conservation psychology
· Data collection and analysis

Opportunities include the following:

-AquaService Volunteer (Administrative: Evaluation Volunteer) See link below for more information on this opportunity:
http://www.aqua.org/contribute/volunteer/baltimore-AquaService

-Evaluation Internship  
Deadline for Winter 2014/Spring 2015 internship applications is November 1, 2014.See link below for more information:
http://www.aqua.org/jobs/internships-baltimore

-Graduate Research Project
Apply by emailing a letter of interest and resume to the Director of Visitor Programs at hdoggett@aqua.org 

Oct 20, 2014

Become a School Site Coordinator for the Mental Health Association!

School Site Coordinator
Mental Health Association


Description:

The Mental Health Association is now offering undergraduate level internships for energetic and committed students who want to serve as interns for MHA's school-based Linkages to Learning programs. Interns will work closely with the staff on a variety of tasks, including program coordination and assistance, outreach, event planning, donor and volunteer management, and administrative duties. Work schedule is flexible and is decided on a site level; however, the candidate must be able to commit to between 10-15 hours per week.

Responsibilities:
-Devote 10-15 hours per week
-Experience in providing programming to elementary and middle school children
-Experience working with a diverse, multi-cultural population
-Experience working with immigrant and/or lower-income families
-Experience in case management and social service delivery
-Experience in program development and promotion

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should contact MHA's Volunteer Coordinator at intern@mhamc.org or 301.424-0656, x541

Questions and More Information:
Name: Emily Kamin
Email: intern@mhamc.org

Research Assistant position with the Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab!

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position
Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab (MPCRL)

Description:
The Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab (MPCRL) provides high-quality, low-cost counseling and psychotherapy to adults in the Prince George's, Montgomery County, and Washington, D.C. area. Our treatment focuses on insight and understanding difficulties in relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, meaning of life, dreams, and nightmares.

Responsibilities:
-Greeting the clients
-Preparing the rooms for the counseling sessions
-Taking the clients to complete measures
-Backing up data and transcribing therapy sessions
-Code research that is going on at the clinic among other things
Qualifications:
-Should be interested in research
-Should be interested in psychotherapy
-Knowledge from Basic Helping Skills class is a plus (not required)
-You can work for credit or volunteer

How To Apply:
If you are interested, please contact the MPCRL as soon as possible, so that a phone conversation can be arranged. Submit your resumes to mpcrl@umd.edu or bmpaluko@umd.edu. Please include your availability and when is the best time to call you. For further information about the clinic, please check www.mpcrl.umd.edu.

RSVP for the PSYC Alumni Panel: Careers in Mental Health!

PSYC Alumni Panel: Careers in Mental Health
Monday, November 3
Biology Research Building (BRB) Room 1103
6:00 pm-7:15 pm 
RSVP at the following link:  http://ter.ps/careerpanel 


Dr. Marilou Tablang-Jimenez
- Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
- Has her own Private Practice
- Medical Director at the Montgomery County Crisis Center
- UMD ‘80 – Psychology
- MD from De LaSalle University



Dr. Robin Toblin 
- Clinical Psychologist in the US Public Health Service 
- Clinical Psychologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center working with active duty service members with PTSD 
- Research Psychologist at Center for Military Psychiatry 
- UMD ‘01 – Psychology Honors and Criminal Justice 
- PhD from University of Southern California

Access the Career Panel Flyer at the following link: 

Oct 17, 2014

Apply Now to Join PULSAR, the Language Science Program!

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

Description:
The PULSAR program is open to students in all majors who have taken one of the prerequisite courses or have some comparable background in a language science field. PULSAR involves students in research and outreach as well as diverse coursework in language science (beyond the student’s major). The application deadline is November 14th, 2014. More information about the program can be found at their website: ter.ps/pulsar

For the PULSAR flyer and full program description, please view it here: https://drive.google.com/a/terpmail.umd.edu/file/d/0BziM_okGBcBIX1BRTldfRkxqOEU/view?usp=sharing

English to Spanish Translators needed at Paint Branch Elementary!


Paint Branch Elementary School is seeking Spanish-speaking translators who would be willing to UMD's community partners! If interested, please contact Laura Russell at lrussel3@umd.edu
give their time to translate English into Spanish on Thursday, October 16th. Volunteers are needed from 6:00 - 8:30 pm to help out with a variety of activities planned for the evening including the PTA meeting and the star-gazing event that follows. This is a great opportunity to get involved with one of

Oct 15, 2014

Consider a career with the APA!

The American Psychological Association is hiring for a Business Development Associate for its
Journals Department. The position will support the journal acquisition and development program of the APA. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate with a passion for psychology research and scholarly publishing.

For more information on the qualifications for this position as well as how to apply go to:  http://ter.ps/apajob 

Lab of Early Social Cognition Research Assistant Position!

Research Assistant Position  
Lab of Early Social Cognition

Description:

The Lab or Early Social Cognition, directed by Dr. Jonathan Beier, is looking for a motivated undergrad Research Assistant to aid in essential lab duties starting immediately. The individual chosen for this position will start as a recruiter and gradually work their way to running studies, coding data, and assisting with study design. Preference will be given to students who can commit to working in the lab during Summer 2015. The lab investigates social and cognitive development in infants and young children using methods such as eye tracking and live-action behavioral assessments. The lab also conducts studies with adults to examine social and cognitive processes over time.

Responsibilities:
-10 hours per week
-Commitment to working Summer 2015
-Start immediately (Fall 2014 semester)
-Contact families in the area to participate in studies
-Schedule families to come into the lab
-Update database
-Keep track of study qualifications criteria

Qualifications:
-Strong academic standing
-Attention to detail
-Articulate
-Professionalism and strong communication skills

How To Apply:
Download an application on the lab’s website (socialkidslab.umd.edu) and email the completed application to the Lab Manager, Emma Larson, at elarson2@umd.edu.

Oct 13, 2014

Full Time Research Assistant Position with Windrose Vision!

Research Assistant (Entry level, full-time)
Windrose Vision
Fairfax, Virginia


Description:
Windrose Vision is seeking a research assistant to work on research and program evaluation projects in a team-based and fast-paced research environment. The ideal candidate will give careful attention to detail, and possess strong skills in writing, logical thinking, and problem-solving. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:
-Coordinate and schedule interviews and meetings for data collection activities
-Attend meetings with high-level officials in governmental and non-profit organizations and take accurate notes of proceedings
-Assist Director in developing evaluation plans and timelines
-Develop protocols and data collection tools (e.g., questions for surveys, interviews, and focus groups)
-Collect, enter, and prepare data for quantitative and qualitative analyses
-Assist in conducting preliminary data analyses (using software for qualitative data analysis and statistical software for quantitative data analysis), and graphically representing data findings
-Assist in developing written reports, oral briefings, publications, and presentations
-Assist in developing proposals for new projects
-Assist with other administrative and logistical duties related to the planning, implementation, and reporting of evaluation projects

Qualifications:
-Bachelors Degree (required), Master's Degree (or coursework towards Master) is preferred
-Ability to plan, anticipate, and manage multiple tasks
-Strong analytic skills and problem solving abilities
-Exceptional oral and written communication
-Ability and flexibility to work as a contributing member of a project team in a collegian manner, and work independently as needed
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required
-Knowledge of SPSS statistical software is strongly preferred

How to Apply:
If interested, please send cover letter and resume to info@windrosevision.com. Please include the Job Title in your Subject Line.

Oct 11, 2014

School of Public Health Expo 2014

Public Health Expo
University of Maryland
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
School of Public Health Building
Ground Floor


Description:
This career expo will expose undergraduate and graduate students to internship and career opportunities in the Public Health, Family Science, and Kinesiology fields. Many government, nonprofit and private sector employers will attend. Please bring copies of your resume to distribute to employers. Click here to view the registered employer attendees.

For additional information:
Contact Erin Thiel at ethiel@umd.edu

Service Coordinator Position with the Arc of Prince George's County!

Service Coordinator (Entry level, full-time)
The Arc of Prince George's County
Largo, Maryland


Description:
The Arc of Prince George's County is seeking a service coordinator for the Infants & Toddlers Program to work with families of children from birth-3 with disabilities/developmental delays. Assist with evaluations, asses child/family needs, develop and monitor service plan. Salary. - Mid $30's.

Qualifications:
-BA/BS required
-Reliable transportation required

How to Apply:
Send resume with cover letter to Jill Davis email to jdavis@thearcofpgc.org

Paid Research Position with the Smith School of Business!

Temporary Research Assistant Position (Paid)
Smith School of Business
University of Maryland

Description:
The individual selected for this role will help to run a study conducted by the Management and Organization department within the Smith School of Business from Oct 20th till Oct 31st in College Park Campus.

Responsibilities:
-4 to 8 hours per day
-Interact with study participants
-Note taking

Qualifications: 
-Conscientiousness and reliability
-Background in Psychology preferred

How to Apply: 
Please send your CV and weekly availability no later than October 13th to Sangeetha Hariharan at sangeetha31@gmail.com

Questions and Contact Information:
Name: Sangeetha Harihanan
Email: sangeetha31@gmail.com