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Sep 17, 2014

Research Internships with Total Child Health, Inc.!

2014-2015 Research Positions
Total Child Health, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Total Child Health is a for-profit company dedicated to helping primary care
pediatricians identify, assess, and treat developmental, behavioral, and socio-emotional
difficulties in children. This goal is accomplished through the use of an interactive, online
program called the Child Health and Development Interactive System (CHADIS). Total
Child Health is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), through
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants.

Total Child Health is seeking students for the position described below. Such positions
may be paid, or arranged through an independent study program. Independent study is
contingent on approval from a faculty supervisor.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) Study
The ADHD study is an NIMH-funded research project with the goal of improving the
evaluation and management of ADHD in primary care. The internship will involve
developing, testing, and validating online parent questionnaires designed to assess ADHD
and common comorbidities (e.g., anxiety, aggression). In order to validate parent
questionnaires, the intern will conduct structured diagnostic interviews with both parents
and children. Interns will also assist with participant recruitment, as well as with
facilitating communication between parents and clinicians. Finally, interns will assist
with organizing grant materials, coding and entering data, and validating questionnaires.
Previous research experience is required. Experience conducting psychiatric diagnostic
interviews (e.g., the DISC or DIPA), experience working with parents and children, and
fluency in Spanish are all desired, but not required. Interns will be required to travel to
both pediatric offices, as well as to participants’ homes in order to conduct interviews. A
minimum of 10 hours per week is requested. 

How To Apply:
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sophie Aiyer at Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line. The application deadline is October 30th, yet applications may be considered on an ongoing basis. For more information about Total Child Health, please visit our website at

Sep 15, 2014

Native English Speakers needed for paid Spanish study!

Paid Research Study Participants 
Do you study Spanish?
Center for the Advanced Study of Language

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants! Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at the Patapsco building (a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104). You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad. Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session). After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards! Review eligibility criteria, get more information, and sign up on the Paid SONA System For more information about this study, contact the Language Learning and Cognition Team at

-18-20 years of age
-monolingual native English speaker
-currently enrolled in a 300 level Spanish course or completed a 300 level Spanish course within the past year
-did not begin studying Spanish before age 12
-no immersion experience of longer than one month in a Spanish-speaking country

How to participate:
Contact the Language Learning and Cognition Team at

Don't miss the Fall Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, September 17 & Thursday, September 18!

Fall Career & Internship Fair
September 17 & 18
9/17: 11 am-4 pm
9/18: 11 am-3 pm

Employer Tips

Career Fair Prep Walk-In Hours
10:00 am-4:00 pm
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Printed resume required for critique
Monday, September 8
Tuesday, September 9
Thursday, September 11
Friday, September 12

How to Find an Internship
Monday, September 8
4 pm-5 pm
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Resume Clinic (BRING RESUME)
Wednesday, September 10
10 am-3 pm
Baltimore Room, Stamp Student Union

Internship Searching at the Career & Internship Fair
Thursday, September 11  12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Tuesday, September 16  4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Sep 11, 2014

Full-time Support Services Coordinator position with The ARC of Prince George's County!

Full-time Support Services Coordinator Position
The ARC of Prince George's County

The ARC of Prince George's County offers a lifetime of support, understanding, and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Providing support through a variety of programs and services that match each person or family's individual needs, The ARC ensures that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are given the skills, access, and information they need to fully participate as citizens in their communities. 
Full-Time position (40 hours)
Implements and documents outcomes/goals
Maintains monthly contact with families/individuals
Accounts accurately for participants’ spending
Ensures that staff actively assists individuals with community activities
Promotes activity planning in the home and community
Ensures medical and mental health appointments are completed on time
Organizes and completes all plans and records within specified time frames
Actively encourages family involvement

BA/BS in a related field plus working experience
Need reliable transportation to travel to meetings or transport program participants, on occasion
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule
Ability to pass a criminal background investigation and drug screen
Successful candidates will be paid to complete approximately 52-72 hours of Developmental Disability Administration trainings

How To Apply:
Please submit letter of interest and resume/curriculum vitae to Miguel Hernandez at with Supports Services Coordinator in the Subject Line.

FREE Conference to prepare undergraduates for Graduate School! Don't miss this informative event!

Conference to prepare undergraduates for Graduate School
Saturday, September 20
10:00 am-3:45 pm
Jeong H. Engineering Building Rotunda
University of Maryland College Park

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park is hosting a
GEM GRAD Lab on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Facilitators: The National GEM Consortium. The GEM Mission: The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.

Hosts: A. James Clark School of Engineering, the University of Maryland College Park’s Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering: Established in 1981 as a unit within the School of Engineering, the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering provides academic support services and outreach programs designed to recruit, retain, and graduate African American, Hispanic American, and Native American engineering students.

Co-sponsors: The National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate: PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is a university system-wide effort for the state of Maryland to facilitate underrepresented STEM graduate student and postdoctoral professional development and pathways to careers. UMBC leads the alliance that consists of all 14 colleges, universities, and regional education centers in the University System of Maryland, four community colleges, and a former NSF Model Institution of Excellence Hispanic Serving Institution in Puerto Rico. PROMISE has been a critical catalyst for increasing enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of underrepresented minorities.

Co-hosts: Howard University, Penn State, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) via PROMISE.

Need help with your Psychology Internship Search?

Are you interested in pursuing a psychology internship but not sure where to start? Then contact Steve Young, Academic Advisor in the Psychology Department Office of Undergraduate Studies, for help. E-mail Steve at to schedule your 
"Internship Planning" appointment today! 

Sep 10, 2014

Upcoming Employer Networking Sessions!


Southwest Airlines: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, September 11, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: 3135 Hornbake Library - South Wing RSVP.

Maryland Community Connection: Employer Networking Sessions
Monday, September 15, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room RSVP.

Defense Intelligence Agency Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 • 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: online via the web

The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security, has internship, co-op and scholarship opportunities for current students. Join us at the IC Student Programs Virtual Info Session to see how you can participate. Chat with Student Program Managers and learn how to apply. LEARN MORE.

Enhance the life of a child with autism as an Early Intervention Intern!

EARLY INTERVENTION INSTRUCTIONAL THERAPIST: Internships/Externships (Germantown & Gaithersburg, MD)

Enrolled or graduated from a college or university
Coursework in psychology, education, or other social services fields.
Must have own transportation to support family residences, community locations, schools offices etc.
Provide a minimum of 8 in-home therapy hours per week with a child diagnosed with autism
Attend a weekly 1-hour team meeting at our East Village office

Gain Experience:
Learn how to conduct one-to-one positive behavioral therapy with a child in his/her own home or preschool classroom.
Learn how to track data measuring the child’s performance.
Complete a comprehensive training program (CPR/First Aid certification included).
Experience working collaboratively supported by Ph.D. supervision.
For interns and externs, freedom to create your own projects related to autism to match your specific university program requirements.

Flexible part-time hours (8-24 hours/per week)
Morning, afternoons, weekends
Ongoing clinical training and support
Opportunities for growth and advancement

Valuable work experience for psychology education and social services majors & future applicants to graduate school!

Starting rate: $10.75 per hour including paid training, $15.00 per hour upon successful completion of required training

Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC), is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting persons diagnosed with autism.

CSAAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Send your resume and completed application to:

Email to:

Fall 2014 Career Shuttles!

Fall 2014 Career Shuttles
Explore companies in a small group setting, get a sense for the office culture and expand your professional network! 
Reserve your seat at

Target Investigative Center
Friday, October 3

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Office of Communications/Writing Branch
Friday, October 3

U.S. Department of State
Wednesday, October 8

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, October 10

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 
Friday, October 17

Sep 9, 2014

Rehabilitation Specialist positions with Arundel Lodge Behavioral Health!

Rehabilitation Specialist Positions 
Arundel Lodge
Edgewater, MD
20-40 hours per week
$10-$13 per hour

Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a behavioral health agency located in Edgewater, MD. Arundel Lodge partners with individuals and families to improve their behavioral health through recovery oriented services. Duties include; provide daily living skills support to mentally ill clients, medication monitoring, transport clients to appointments, apply crisis intervention as needed in a day program or residential setting. Part Time and Full Time available.

For a complete job description and how to apply go to:

Help Fight the Stigma of Mental Illness by Joining Active Minds of Maryland!

Are you interested in mental health? Have you or someone you know experienced mental health issues? Are you interested in meeting other PSYC Terps looking to de-stigmatize mental health?

Join Active Minds at Maryland!

Active Minds at Maryland is a student-led mental health advocacy group. Our aim is to educate UMD students about mental health and health issues, bring about awareness of mental illness on college campuses, and act as liaisons between students and campus mental health care providers.

Sound interesting? Stop by ASY 3221 this Thursday at 7:00pm to learn more about us!

If you have questions, please contact!

Don't miss the Master's in Clinical Psychological Science Info Session this Thursday, September 11!

Information Session
University of Maryland 
Master's in Clinical Psychological Science Program
Thursday, September 11
4:30 pm-5:30 pm 
Biology-Psychology Building
Room 1245

The Psychology Department at the University of Maryland is pleased to offer a Master’s in Clinical Psychological Science Program. The program is designed for working professionals who desire advanced knowledge in clinical science to enter, advance, or expand their career options in the mental health field. Classes are help on campus two days a week after traditional working hours. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall, 2015 semester. No GRE or previous experience in psychology is required. Information sessions, including more information on tuition remission, will be held THIS THURSDAY (9/11/14) from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Biology-Psychology Room 1245. Light refreshments will be provided. More information, including application materials, can be found at our website:

For questions please contact the Program Director, Dr. Julia Felton, at 

Sep 8, 2014

Cultural Psychology Lab Research Assistant positions!

Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions
Social, Decision and Organizational Sciences
Culture and Revenge 

 The Cultural Psychology lab is looking for several undergraduate research assistants to primarily aid in running a lab study, collecting data and interacting with participants. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in our lab for class credit. The goal of the research project is to better understand how individuals from different cultures try to get revenge for a perceived wrongdoing. In addition to gaining the experience of working in a lab, research assistants will have the opportunity to interact with graduate students from different fields of psychology and gain insight into applying to graduate school.

- 6-9 hour per week commitment
- Conduct a laboratory study with undergraduate participants

- Psychology major preferred, though not requirement
- Lab experience is not necessary, but those who have worked in a lab will have a better chance of being selected
- 3.0 GPA or higher preferred

How To Apply:
Applicants should email the graduate student in charge of the study, Brandon Crosby at with your unofficial transcript, Resume/CV, your class schedule for the fall and how many hours per week you can work.

CAPER Let's Act Study Research Assistant Positions!

Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions
Let's Act Study


The LETS ACT study at CAPER is seeking several undergraduate research assistants to primarily assist us with data entry for a longitudinal therapy study with substance users who were in residential treatment. Volunteers in our lab have gone on to obtain paid research positions in other labs or in CAPER, and many have left with posters and writing experience. Although the positions will primarily involve data entry, we do our best to provide opportunities to work in the field with clients/participants. You will have the opportunity to shadow follow-up research assessments and clinical interviews in the drug treatment center. LETS ACT is an intervention aimed at improving depression and substance use among low-income minority drug users in Washington, D.C. Participants are recruited from a drug treatment center in Northeast Washington D.C. and receive 5-8 brief behavioral activation (BA) therapy sessions while in treatment. 

-5 hour per week commitment
-SPSS Data Entry of follow-up data from a randomized control trial
-Opportunity to shadow clinical interviews and follow-up research assessments

-Psychology majors preferred
-Data entry experience is not necessary, but any experience will increase the chances of obtaining a position
-3.0 GPA or higher preferred 

How To Apply: Applicants should e-mail the grad student coordinator of the study, CJ Seitz-Brown, at Please include gpa (if not a first year student), intended major if known, number of hours you would be able to work (between 5 and 10), any past data entry or research experience, and your contact information.