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Aug 20, 2019

Interested in a career working with children? Consider the Child Life Specialist field! Plan to attend this Child Life Career Workshop on 9/30/19!

Monday, September 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 pm
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building
3501 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Room 1100 A&B
Cost: $25

Registration deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019
Flyer HERE
Register HERE
If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by September 16, 2019.

Hosted by: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department

What is a child life specialist? 
Child life specialists are an important part of a child’s medical team. Child life specialists:
-provide age-appropriate play and other activities that encourage mastery, coping and expression of feelings for both patients and their siblings
-prepare children and families for medical experiences
-offer orientation to new experiences (such as admission to the intensive care unit or having a surgical procedure)
-bridge the gap between home and hospital by providing familiar activities
Learn more and register HERE

Give your future Grad School Applications a boost! Publish your undergraduate psychology research through the UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology!

Now accepting submissions for Spring 2020 issue. Have you completed a research paper in a

psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work? If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released Spring 2020.

URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through

To submit, the papers must fulfill the requirements below:

Original work completed by undergraduates (Includes senior honors theses, independent research, reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing)

Never before been published
If you have not completed an independent research project, we still encourage you to apply by submitting a “literature review article” which does not require access to research data.

The deadline to submit papers is November 8, 2019. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please complete the following:

Replace any identifying information (i.e. author name, institution) with empty brackets, to ensure anonymity within the selection process
research run by undergraduates from all universities. Last year, we received submissions ranging from local to international universities. URJP is one of the few established psychology journals that publishes undergraduate psychological research.

Visit our website's submission page,

Once you have filled out the form above, send the following in an email to

In the body of the email, include the following information: (1) your full name, (2) full article title, (3) article type (i.e., literature review, research article), (4) your email address

More information regarding our submission criteria and types of articles accepted can be found on our website,

To view our prior publications, please visit our website at

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at for further information.

Interested in I/O Psychology? Apply for a Research Assistant position with The Dynamical Systems Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Fall 2019
Dynamical Systems Lab (Dr. Paul Hanges)

The Dynamical Systems Lab is looking for Research Assistants who are interested in working in the lab for the duration of Fall 2019. This position allows for course credit for PSYC479 or a volunteering opportunity and we give preference to candidates interested in continuing in the Spring.

Research projects within the lab are centered on the following topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Leadership, Measurement, Personnel Selection and Diversity in Organizations. Responsibilities include assisting with recruitment and data collection, as well as attending weekly lab meetings. Training will be provided for any/all tasks.

Undergraduates who are interested in the field of I/O Psychology are strongly 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. 

How To Apply: 
To apply, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and Fall 2019 class schedule to Jordan Epistola ( Also, please indicate available hours in the body of the email. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled. 

Aug 19, 2019

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Part-Time Academic Tutor positions with the Gossett Student-Athlete Center!

Part-Time Academic Tutor Positions
Gossett Student-Athlete Center
Fall 2019/Spring 2020

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

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

Tutors may work with an individual or small group. Tutors are
expected to work in several academic areas such as study skills,
time management and personal habits. Responsibilities include:
 -Help students use their time efficiently in order to maximize
their academic productivity.
 -Assist with the development and implementation of short
and long-term goals for students.
 -Guide students in their academic studies to ensure concepts
are understood.
 -Track student progress and provide timely reports to
respective coordinators.

If interested please contact Todd Nally GSAC Tutorial Program Coordinator at 

Love working with kids? Consider applying to be a mentor with America Reads/America Counts Partners in Print!

America Reads*America Counts*Partners in Print 
is a mentoring/tutoring program where more than 200 UMD students work weekly to improve the literacy and math skills of Prince George’s County elementary school students. We are currently seeking dedicated and enthusiastic college students who love working with kids and want to give back to their community.

America Reads*America Counts*Partners in Print is a great way to meet new friends on campus, develop essential leadership skills, and gain valuable
resume-building experience!

We are currently recruiting for each of our programs. Students can volunteer,
receive academic or internship credit, or, if eligible for Federal Work
Study, can be paid to work with our program! Don’t know if you have Federal
Work Study? Check your Financial Aid package at

Visit to learn more and to apply. Applications will
be accepted on a rolling basis until August 28th at 5pm.

Training and transportation are provided!

Need more information? Email

Aug 16, 2019

Grad School Attracting Intelligent Minds (AIM) Conference at the University of Arkansas!

Fall 2019 Attracting Intelligent Minds (AIM) Conference  
September 19-22, 2019
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
Apply HERE
Application Deadline is August 30, 2019

The Attracting Intelligent Minds Conference (AIM)
provides opportunities for prospective graduate students
from underrepresented populations to learn about the
University of Arkansas graduate programs.

Program Features: 
Receive information on these topics, and more:
• Is the University of Arkansas Graduate School
right for me?
• Review 130 graduate programs and research
• How the admissions process works
• How to develop a competitive application
• U of A funding and fellowship opportunities
• Graduate student support services

Meet U of A faculty and students, including those who
align with the student's program interests
• Tour our beautiful campus and our community

Classification of Undergraduate Junior, Senior, or
Master's Student seeking a Ph.D.
• Completion of AIM application
• Copy of transcripts that confirm a 3.5 GPA
• Copy of resume
• Two professional letters of recommendations

Aug 15, 2019

Engaged in an enrichment or experiential learning opportunity this summer? Be featured on the PSYC UMD Instagram page!

Have you completed an internship? Engaged in research? 
Attended a conference? Applied to
Graduate school? Gotten a job? Done anything cool and PSYC-related? We want to hear from you!

If you want to share an experience with the rest of the department, email for a chance to be featured on the @psycumd Instagram account! Tell us about one or a few of the things you've done, or even your aspirations! Include a picture of you to be posted! 

Email with information about yourself and a picture for the @psycumd instagram!

Research Assistants Needed for Implementation Study of Early Care and Education Center Serving Low-income Children

PEARL (Prevention and Early Adversity Research Lab)
Fall 2019
Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) 
Full Position Description

The PEARL (Prevention and Early Adversity Research Lab) is seeking an undergraduate research assistant (URA). This position is ideal for a young professional wanting to work with children and families and/or seeking to attend graduate school at a later point. The URA position is related to a contracted research project with an early care and education center in Washington, DC serving young children ages 0-5. URAs will develop relationships with parents and school personnel to build rapport and conduct good-quality research. URAs may be responsible for conducting child assessments including measures of language, cognition, and school readiness, as well as parent interviews. Additional duties include entering data, reviewing relevant literature, and helping with the organization of the project.

How To Apply:
Please send the following in one pdf file Tanya Tavassolie (
● Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV).
● Half page (double-spaced) letter of interest describing the applicant’s related experiences, interest in the position, and future career aspirations.
● Names and contact information for 1-2 references (references can come from work or volunteer experience or academic advisors or instructors).
● An unofficial transcript for any undergraduate work completed.

Aug 14, 2019

Resources for undocumented students and students of mixed immigration status families!

Learn about resources, create community, and feel empowered through events with your peers, staff, faculty, and local community. For more information please visit: or email

Immigration Attorney Appointments Available
Make an appointment for a free consultation with an immigration attorney on campus
Appointments are available once a month beginning September 11th. To schedule a 30 minute one on one consultation click HERE

Know someone detained by ICE in DC/MD/VA? Call a FREE hotline for help and information!
CASA  1-855-678-2272  24 Hours
Sanctuary DMV  202-335-1183  9 am-9 pm 7 Days a Week
United We Dream  1-844-363-1423  6 am-9 pm Monday-Friday
CAIR Coalition  202-331-3329  9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday

Mental Health Intake Interviewer/Research Assistant with the UMD Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab!

Mental Health Intake Interviewer/Research Assistant
UMD Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab 

The UMD Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab conducts behavioral and psychophysiological research at the Salvation Army Harbor Light, an inpatient drug-use treatment facility located in NE DC, and is looking to recruit one to two well-qualified, well-motivated third- or fourth-year undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career or graduate studies in psychology to help conduct semi-structured mental health diagnostic intake interviews for new clients entering the treatment facility. Selected interns will work closely with UMD graduate students and staff to create DSM-V diagnoses, provide treatment recommendations, and operate as mandated reporters. This is a rare opportunity to engage with a high-risk population with real psychopathology in an active clinical environment at a graduate-studies level. 

How To Apply:
Please email your transcript, CV or resume, and cover letter (*not exceeding one page*) explaining your interest in working as a mental health intake interviewer and research assistant to before September 16th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed in the order received until the position is filled, so submit your application early for the best chance at acceptance. Well-qualified applicants will be interviewed in a secondary selection round in person at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Aug 12, 2019

Early Childhood Interaction Lab RA Positions!

Fall 2019
Early Childhood Interaction Lab
Research Assistant Positions

The Early Childhood Interaction Lab, directed by Dr. Geetha Ramani, is seeking bright and motivated research assistants for Fall 2019. Our research focuses on understanding how young children's social interactions with peers and adults influences cognitive development and early math learning. The lab specifically studies how play and informal learning activities promote children’s thinking in mathematics and problem solving. Research assistants are responsible for a variety of daily lab activities, including data collection in a Washington, DC elementary school, data coding and entry. This opportunity is ideal for students interested in graduate school, or those interested in gaining valuable hands on research experience. EDHD course credit available. For more information on the work we do in the lab, click HERE

How To Apply:
To apply, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and Fall 2019 class schedule to Fatou Gaye ( Also, please indicate available hours in the body of the email. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.

No Walk-In Advising Hours Tuesday 8/13

No Walk-In Advising 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

There will be no walk-in advising on Tuesday, August 13th due to the PSYC Advisors participation in an Undergraduate Advising Conference on campus.

Regular Walk-In Advising Hours will resume on Wednesday 8/14 from 10 am-12 Noon and 1:00 pm- 

3: 00 pm.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 

Aug 9, 2019

RA Positions with the Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab!

Research Assistant Positions 
The Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab
Summer 2019/Fall 2019

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. Treatment focuses on insight and understanding difficulties in relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and meaning of life. Research conducted in the lab aims to study the effectiveness of psychotherapy. The lab is looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants for the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters. Students will be required to work a total of 8-9 hours per week. This work will be split between working in the research clinic, and working on a team in order to aid completion in an independent research study. Research Assistant responsibilities include behavioral coding, transcribing, and other administrative tasks. 

How To Apply: If interested please complete the Application and email your completed application with your resume, unofficial transcript, student schedule, and other availability to Clinic Coordinator Morgan Anvari at 

Aug 8, 2019

Internship and ABA Technician positions with Verbal Beginnings!

Verbal Beginnings
Columbia, Maryland
Internship and ABA Technician Positions
Apply HERE
ABA Internship HERE

Verbal Beginnings provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children ages 2-18 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

ABA therapy is an individualized approach that is tailored toward each child’s specific needs. Clinicians use effective researched-based strategies that have been empirically validated to make meaningful changes in each child’s life.

ABA Behavior Technician
Provide 1:1 ABA therapy in home, center, and community based environments
Implement individualized treatment plans developed by BCBAs
Collect data to monitor the progress and effectiveness of the individualized treatment plan.
Provide regular written and verbal progress updates on treatment goals.
Support the BCBA with training families on implementing individualized treatment plans.
Participate in team meetings and training workshops.
Ensure that the client is in a safe and positive environment at all times.
Follows the policies and procedures of Verbal Beginnings, LLC.

-Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or a related field such as Education or Speech Therapy-Experience working with children with developmental disabilities
-Experience working with children with behavior problems
-Excellent communication skills
-Experience working in home setting
-Must have a valid driver’s license
-Must have valid car insurance
-Must have own reliable transportation
-BLS certification or willing to obtain certification

Apply HERE

U Del Doctoral Program Visit Day for under-represented students!

University of Delaware 
Psychological & Brain Sciences Doctoral Programs Visit Day
Friday, October 4, 2019
Application Due: Monday, August 26, 2019
Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Science, Cognitive Psychology, & Social Psychology Ph.D. Programs

Apply HERE

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware is hosting a visit day on October 4th, 2019 for historically under-represented students who are interested in graduate training in behavioral neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, or social psychology. 

Successful applicants will receive an all-expense paid trip to our campus in Newark, DE where they will learn about the Ph.D. programs at the University of Delaware, meet with faculty mentors and graduate students, and attend professional development talks. Rising seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply by completing an online application (see attached call for applications). The application is open now and will close August 26th, 2019.

The inclusion of diverse viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences is critical to the success of psychological and brain sciences. The University of Delaware Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is hosting a Visit Day for all four of our Ph.D. programs. We invite research-oriented undergraduate seniors and recent graduates from underrepresented groups to apply to visit our campus and learn more about doctoral training in Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware.

Accepted students will be invited to visit the Department at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) Friday, October 4, 2019. Travel, lodging, and meals will be provided.

The visit day will include:
· Presentations on selecting a graduate program, applying to graduate school, graduate funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life
· Individual and small group meetings with program faculty members and graduate students to discuss students’ research interests
· Research presentations and lab meetings
· A campus tour
· Social events and networking with current graduate students and faculty members

To apply: complete an online application HERE by 8/26/19

The application requests:
· Unofficial transcript (may be uploaded directly to the online application)
· CV (may be uploaded directly to the online application)
· Student responses to questions about demographic factors and educational and career plans
· Optional: Letter of support (may be uploaded directly to the online application)

Questions? Email: