Mar 4, 2021

Intern for a Day Lite Mandatory Online Orientation Now Open!

Intern for a Day Lite  
Mandatory Online Orientation Now Open!

Intern for a Day Lite will match UMD undergraduate students with professionals working in a field of interest for 30-60 minute virtual informational interviews!

Check out our list of 270+ professionals interested in meeting with Terps through an informational interview here.

Want in? Enroll in and complete this 20-minute asynchronous online orientation open now and available until Monday, March 22 to learn about the program and best practices on how to conduct an informational interview.

More information:

Two full-time Post-Bac Positions @ Georgetown!

Looking for research experience before applying to graduate school or medical school? Join our team to
work on NIH-funded behavioral research studies with parents, children, teens, and young adults surrounding cancer.

We are hiring up to 2 full-time paid staff positions with a competitive benefits package. If you are
interested in health and looking for ways to prepare for graduate, public health, nursing, or medical
school, then consider becoming part of a collaborative clinical and community research team under
the supervision of Dr. Kenneth Tercyak at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Job Responsibilities Include:
● Assisting with the development and implementation of health and behavior research studies
● Coordinating clinical intervention trials, including scheduling and tracking participant
recruitment, retention, and follow-up completion
● Recruiting and enrolling online and community participants (e-data collection)
● Data entry/management/processing
● Training and supervising undergraduate volunteers and delegating lab responsibilities
● Assisting with editing scholarly works
● Collaborating with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to maintain research compliance
● Initiating and overseeing contractual agreements with study vendors
Research Opportunities Offered:
● Experience with prospective, clinical, community, and online research studies with potential
for presentations and publications
● Working collaboratively with healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines
● Excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology, public health, nursing, or medicine

Bachelor’s degree (by time of start) with interest in and/prior experience with clinical (human
subjects) research; One-year minimum commitment, with option of longer-term position; Evening
hours for study telephone calls.

Additional Recommended Qualifications:
Knowledge of, and experience in working with, IRBs; Experience using data processing and
statistical software (e.g. REDCap, Microsoft Excel, SPSS); Experience working in clinical and
community settings, advanced coursework in social/behavioral science.

Salary commensurate with experience. 

How To Apply:
To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and anticipated availability to: Dr. Glynnis McDonnell ( with “RA Position” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately.

DOJ Pathways Internship Program Bureau of Prisons Student Trainee (Psychology Student Trainee). Deadline is March 9th!

DOJ Pathways Internship Program Bureau of Prisons 
Student Trainee (Psychology Student Trainee)  

USAJOBS - Job Announcement

This position is part of the Pathways Internship Program and is located at the Central Office, Regional Office, and or at an institution within the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Psychology Student Trainee works in the Psychology Services Department or Branch under the direction of a licensed psychologist.

Responsible for assisting in the collection, monitoring, coding, entry, analysis and interpretation of administrative, operational, training and/or research data for various Psychology Services and Treatment Program (PTP) functions.

Assists in preparation and coordination of all phases and aspects of Psychology training such as CENTRA training, seminars, home study materials, teleconferences, Crisis Management training and workshops.

Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
Must sign a Pathways Internship Program Participant Agreement
Be at least 16 years of age
Maintain a GPA of 2.5 and above with no grade below a "C"
Maintain at least a half-time course load at the collegiate level.

Tonight Is The Night! Don't miss the PSYC Career Pop-Up Shop today, Thurs. 3/4, @ 5:00 pm!

PSYC Career Pop-Up Shop
Thursday, March 4, 2021  
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Learn about careers in fields related to psychology 
while speed networking and interacting with alumni
and professionals.

Current UMD Psychology undergraduate students interested in applying for internship and full-time openings should attend this event. Open to all majors.

RSVP via Careers4Terps to obtain the Zoom login information. We are using the Zoom platform to be able to pair students and professionals in breakout Zoom rooms to network. The latest version of Zoom allows participants to choose their own Zoom breakout rooms. Students will need to download the most up to date version of Zoom. The best way to get the new Zoom feature is to download the Zoom desktop application (read this quick Zoom article for tips).

Confirmed Professionals:
Community Crisis Services Inc. 
Cornerstone Montgomery
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Little Leaves Behavioral Services
Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration
Sheppard Pratt
The Literacy Lab
The Treatment and Learning Centers
Urban Teachers
Verbal Beginnings, LLC

Prepare to Attend:
RSVP for the event.
Craft a concise self introduction and prepare your resume.
Dress to impress with these ideas and tips.
Research the organizations attending ahead of time.
Check out these options to request individual help to prepare.
Review these tips to excel at virtual events.

Hosted by: The Department of Psychology, Psi Chi Honors Society, Feller Center for Advising & Career Planning, and the University Career Center & The President’s Promise.

Mar 2, 2021

Request an Empathy and Helping Skills Workshop from the Help Center!

Request an Empathy and Helping Skills 
Workshop from the Help Center!  
The Help Center at UMD is launching a new program called the Empathy Speaker’s Bureau! The Empathy Speaker’s Bureau is a program where campus groups can request a workshop covering empathy and basic helping skills to be presented by trained volunteers.

The three aims of the hour-long presentation are:
-To increase awareness of empathy and the ways it manifests in communication
-To improve active listening and helping skills
-To increase comfort and confidence in providing empathetic support to others

This program is applicable to a wide range of personal and professional settings, covering topics like providing support to friends, navigating conflict, and referring people to resources.

If this sounds like something you/your group would be interested in, the workshop request form can be found here:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the program coordinator, M Pease, at

Mar 1, 2021

Mid-Atlantic Neuroscience Diversity Scholars Program!

Are you excited about the brain? Interested in 
getting involved in research?  

Want to get paid for it?

The Mid-Atlantic Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MiNDS) program is a two-year, paid research program that provides students with research placements over the summer and during the academic year.

This partnership between Temple University, Lincoln University, Drexel University, University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland School of Medicine, aims to bolster the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students within the neuroscience academic pipeline and build a foundation for URM students to succeed in graduate school and beyond.
Do you have questions? Want to know how to apply?

Zoom Information Session
Tuesday, March 9th @ 7:00pm

Feb 26, 2021

Get a jump start on a full-semester internship through the Intern for a Day Lite Program!

More information:  

Intern for a Day Lite will match UMD undergraduate students with professionals working in a field of interest for 30-60 minute virtual informational interviews! Students have access to 270+ professionals!

PSYC majors may be interested in meeting the professionals working at the following organizations/areas.

Choice Clinical Services, Owner/ Psychotherapist
City of College Park, MD, Mayor
First Call Urgent Care, Physician Assistant
Greenbelt CARES Youth and Family Services Bureau, Vocational/Educational Counselor
Johns Hopkins/Howard County Hospital; Kaiser Permanente, Nurse
Verbal Beginnings LLC, Clinical Recruiter


The Brookings Institution, Research Analyst
University of Maryland, Baltimore (GA PhD in neuroscience)
University of Maryland School of Medicine (Biomedical Research)
University of Maryland School of Medicine-Lab

American Psychological Association
Community Advocates for Family & Youth, CAFY, Program Manager
Community Advocates for Family and Youth, Clinical Manager
Joyful Heart Foundation, Policy and Advocacy Consultant
The Literacy Lab

Andalman and Flynn, P.C.
DLA Piper LLP (US), Paralegal
Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC
Law Office of Gary Kaufman, PLLC (GVPT Alum '03)
Maryland Judiciary
Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings
State of NJ; Judiciary, Superior Court Judge
Wallace Kleid Law, LLC
Wood Law Offices, LLC

Brand Groupies
Ripken Baseball

College Park Academy School Counselor
KIPP NYC, Managing Director of Student Support Services
Metropolitan Family Services, Education Manager
Montgomery County Public Schools and Play on Words Therapy, LLC, Speech-Language Pathologist
Prince George's County Public Schools, School Counselor
Prince George's County Public Schools: Walker Mill Middle School

Search for the organizations above and/or view all 270+ professionals participating!

Steps to Participate in Intern For a Day, Lite:

Enroll in and complete this 20-minute asynchronous online orientation between Monday, March 1 and Monday, March 22, 2021 to learn about the program and best practices to conduct an informational interview. It is required to complete the orientation in order to have access to the application.

You will receive the Intern for a Day Lite application on Tuesday, March 23 and you will rank the top 8 professionals you're most interested in talking to through an informational interview.

After you submit your application by the deadline of Sunday, March 28, University Career Center staff members will begin matching students with professionals.

You will be notified of your match by early April 2021!

Questions can be directed to Hosted by the University Career Center.

Feb 25, 2021

Summer Research Internships with Boston College Developmental Psychology Program!

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Developing Social Minds  

The Boston College Developmental Psychology program is now accepting applications for our NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates summer internship*. Summer interns will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of socio-cognitive developmental psychology research while also participating in professional development meetings and learning computer programming. This is an excellent program for students who want to learn more about research who may be interested in pursuing graduate school. Successful applicants will work full-time for 10 weeks from June 1 - August 6. Students will be paid $600 per week across 10 weeks to participate.

There are four participating developmental psychology labs. Students will be accepted to primarily work within one of these labs for the duration of the summer.

Participating Labs:

THE CANINE COGNITION LAB (Dr. Angie Johnston) investigates the evolutionary origins of human social learning by comparing human children and pet dogs. The focus this summer will be on testing pet dogs in Zoom studies examining questions including how dogs recruit help from humans, what dogs understand about human communication, and what behaviors dogs demonstrate when they are surprised.

THE COOPERATION LAB (Dr. Katherine McAuliffe) studies how children acquire a sense of fairness, how they regulate their investment in cooperative endeavors, how the development of cooperation varies across different social and cultural contexts and how an emerging psychology of cooperation in children interfaces with other aspects of conceptual development like perspective taking and group bias.

THE INFANT AND CHILD COGNITION LAB (Dr. Sara Cordes) studies how infants, children, and adults track quantities (time, number, amount), acquire formal mathematical concepts (from verbal counting in preschoolers to algebraic concepts in teenagers), and how learning of these concepts are influenced by social contexts and gender stereotypes.

THE LANGUAGE LEARNING LAB (Dr. Joshua Hartshorne) takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying how children learn language. In addition to traditional developmental research methods, the lab makes use of massive online experiments, in which tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults participate in a single experiment, and computational models of language acquisition.

Eligibility requirements: Students who are from underrepresented minority groups, are first generation college students, or are veterans and who have had little or no research experience will be given priority. Additionally, applicants must be enrolled in an American undergraduate program and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years.

Please (1) complete the application form: and (2) email your CV/resume to You may also submit an unofficial transcript via email, but it is optional. Review of applications will begin on March 1. No applications will be accepted after March 15.

*All funding is pending official award notification for a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Grant.

Feb 24, 2021

Apply to serve as an at-large member on the UMPD Student Advisory Committee! Deadline is February 26th!

The Student Government Association is looking for 
students to serve as at-large members on the UMPD Student Advisory Committee. The UMPD Student Advisory Committee is to meet with, advise, and communicate with Chief Mitchell and other UMPD officers about the safety of our campus community. This is an opportunity to have direct input in UMPD affairs and create a safer community for all those in College Park. The committee is meant to work with UMPD on initiatives and communication related to campus safety. The deadline to apply for a position is February 26th. The link to the application is

Meet with, advise, and communicate with Chief Mitchell and other UMPD officers about the safety of our campus community.

The link to the application is

Give Your Grad School Applications A Boost! Present Your Research @ the PSYC Undergraduate Research Fair on Wednesday 4/21!

The PSYC Terp Research Fair will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 21 from 12PM to 1:30PM via ELMS.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, March 24 at 11:59pm and presenters will be notified whether their posters are accepted on Wednesday, March 30th. We encourage every lab to present at least one poster, each honors student to present a poster, and PREP students to submit at least one poster. 

Please click here to submit a poster for presentation. ***Please note: Preference will be given to first author PSYC students, PSYC students must be authors on the poster.***

Research awards will be announced after the PSYC Terp Research Fair. Students can nominate their faculty mentor for the Outstanding Faculty Research Mentor Award by clicking here. Additionally, a team of faculty and advisors will select posters to be awarded Gold. Silver, Bronze, and People's Choice Awards. This virtual fair is a great opportunity to interact with student researchers, learn about cutting-edge research that our PSYC students are working on, and recruit potential future undergraduate RAs! We look forward to seeing you there!

Don't miss the Transfer PSYC Terps Spring Tools of The Trade Zoom Check-In! Today 2/24 @ 12:30 pm!

TIPS Spring Semester Tools of The Trade 
Zoom Check-In Event 
Wednesday, February 24
12:30 pm 

All Transfer PSYC Terps are invited to this Zoom Check-In Event. Learn more about the Tools of The Trade: UAchieve, Testudo, Planet Terp, PSYC Theme List, Finalizing Transfer Credits, Special Topics Courses, and more. Meet your fellow Transfer PSYC Terps! Come and go as you please!

Plan Ahead! Apply for a FALL Research Assistant Position with the Social and Moral Development Lab!

Social and Moral Development Lab FALL 2021 Research Assistant Positions

The Social and Moral Development Lab is recruiting 
Research Assistants to work on several exciting projects that involve research with children and adolescents. One of our new projects involves testing the efficacy of a web-based computer tool to enhance friendships across boundaries in children ages 8 to 11 years in public schools. We are eager to recruit Research Assistants from a range of racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Research Assistants in our lab learn about the process of research, read the literature in developmental psychology, meet with a research group once a week (with the supervising professor), and learn how to collect data from interviews, surveys, and online responses. Our projects involve children’s conceptions of fairness and merit, as well as examine topics of ethnic and racial identity development, gender, social exclusion, peer and intergroup relations, prejudice, stereotyping, and moral judgment.

-Data collection
-Data recruitment
-Qualitative coding
-Literature reviews
-Weekly lab meeting
-10 hours a week

-Prefer some education in research
-Can Work In A Team
-Good at talking to strangers (parents/school officials)
-Good with children, prior experience optional

How To Apply:
Go to the lab website under “lab announcements” on the home
page and download the 1-page application.

Email with the following 3 items attached:

1. Your completed 1-page application
2. Your unofficial transcript
3. Your current résumé or CV

Feb 23, 2021

Keep those neurons firing this summer! Take a PSYC course to stay on track or get ahead with your degree! Registration opens 2/23!

2021 Psychology Summer Course Offerings
Schedule of Classes (
all courses online

Session 1: June 1 to July 9, 2021
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 200 Statistical Methods in Psychology
PSYC 221 Social Psychology  
PSYC 234 Living The Good Life: The Psychology of Happiness
PSYC 237 Psychology of Evil
PSYC346 Death, Dying and Grieving: What Future Healthcare Professionals Need to Know
PSYC 353 Adult Psychopathology
PSYC 355 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 389 Experiential Learning
PSYC 404 Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology 
PSYC 432 Counseling Psychology

Session 2: July 12 to August 20, 2021
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 202 Introduction to Neuroscience
PSYC 300 Research Methods
PSYC 344 Health Psychology 
PSYC 389 Experiential Learning
PSYC 433 Basic Helping Skills: Research and Practice
PSYC 437 The Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
PSYC 489G Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Hormones and Behavior

Feb 22, 2021

Summer Internships with Camp Baker for Children with ADHD!

Summer trainees at Camp Baker will implement the
treatment program in a camp setting for children 
with ADHD. They will receive extensive training and experience implementing the research-based intervention. Students with STP experience are often highly sought-after in graduate training programs in clinical psychology, social work, medicine, and education. Previous trainees within Camp Baker have gone in to successful careers in all of these fields.

Camp Baker is currently accepting applications for two roles: 1) Undergraduate Counselor and 2) Teaching Assistant. Please visit our website for a detailed description of roles and responsibilities for each position:

All aspects of the training program are supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist. Trainees typically gain over 200 hours of experience providing treatment directly to children. Opportunities for participating in behavioral parent training groups are also available.

Trainees complete a week-long training prior to the start of treatment and receive ongoing supervision. Training begins Thursday, July 1, 2021 with the July 4th holiday off. Camp Baker runs from Monday, July 12th and continues through Friday, August 20th, 2021. Trainees typically work from 7:30am until 4:30pm and stay from 7:30am-6pm one evening per week. The stipend for undergraduate-level positions this summer is $1,000.

Interested applicants should apply on the website under the training tab. Mandatory materials that must be uploaded are listed below:

· A cover letter describing your professional development goals and how Camp Baker might fit with those goals
· A current CV
· A de-identified assessment report, treatment report, or other psychology-related writing sample
· The name and contact information for your practicum coordinator (for applicants looking to gain practicum or academic credit)

· Three letters of recommendation (sent to Dr. Tannenbaum from the recommender directly through the website)

Feb 19, 2021

Spring Break Virtual Camp Wellness Retreat through the University Health Center! Limited to 50 Students!

Spring Break  
Virtual Camp Wellness
University Health Center
Health Promotion & Wellness Services

For the first time, the University Health Center's Health Promotion & Wellness Services (HPWS) unit will be hosting a virtual wellness retreat to support student health and wellness during Spring Break (Wednesday, March 17 - Friday, March 19), called Camp Wellness!

This program will be free of charge, entirely virtual, and participants will receive a commemorative Camp Wellness t-shirt and goody bag, either to be picked up at the Health Center, or delivered to their home address. In an effort to foster meaningful dialogue and group cohesion, we are capping registration at 50 students.

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