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Dec 14, 2018

Apply for The Quad Manhattan Summer Internship: Teach psychosocial skills to gifted and talented students with learning differences!

The Quad Manhattan Summer Internship 2019
More Information

Spring Months: Trainings & summer curriculum building are flexible; both on-site in the evenings and from home
June 17-21: afternoon & evening trainings (flexible)
June 24-28: full day classroom preparations, trainings, and team mtgs
June 27: Parent Orientation 6-8 PM
July 1-August 9: Camp 8-5 M-F (campers 9-3)
Interns at The Quad Manhattan Summer Camp are rising educators, speech and language professionals, occupational therapy professionals, psychologists, social workers, and mental health professionals who have a special interest in teaching psychosocial skills to students who are gifted and talented with learning differences (Twice Exceptional, or 2e).

This eight week internship opportunity is one that you don't want to miss. Specialized training in psycho-social and emotional skill building for children as well as learning how to teach executive functioning skills in a fun summer camp environment will send you back to school or into the workforce this Fall with a toolkit for all learners! Psychology, gifted and special education, and graduate level candidates preferred. Read More

MLAW, UMD's Pre Law and Society Minor Program, is currently recruiting for the Fall 2019 Cohort!

Law & Society Minor 
Fall 2019 Cohort 

The Law and Society Minor is an interdisciplinary and experiential approach to the study of law. The 18-credit, upper-level learning opportunity is designed to help students understand law in order to critically analyze it and use it as an instrument of change. Students will be introduced to law and society scholarship through courses taught by University of Maryland’s diverse faculty as well as law faculty from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. This Coursework will challenge students’ assumptions about law and its function in society, encouraging them to think creatively and critically in coursework, internships, research and other field work.

Applicants to the Law and Society Minor must submit the following:
Application Form;
Cover Letter and Resume; and
Unofficial Transcript from each college or university attended

Application Form
This is the basic document required to initiate an application. Applicants may access the application form online.

Cover Letter and Resume
Applicants to the Law and Society Minor must submit a cover letter detailing their interest in the Law and Society Minor as well as any ambiguities in their application. Please include any reasoning for not meeting all the stated requirements in your cover letter as well. In addition, applicants must submit a resume detailing their academic and professional experience.

Applicants should upload a copy of their cover letter and resume to their online application (pdf only). Applicants who experience difficulty uploading their cover letter and resume to the online application should mail or hand-deliver their cover letter and resume to the following address:

Law and Society Minor
Committee on Admissions
1117 Chincoteague Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Alternatively, applicants can email a copy of their cover letter and resume to

Summer 2019 paid internship opportunities with the Penn State Medical Center Attention and Behavior Clinic!

Summer 2019 Paid Internships
Attention and Behavior Clinic
Penn State Medical Center
Hershey, PA
More information

Paid internships are available for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, education and related fields for the summer of 2019. Interns will deliver behavioral and social skills interventions to children with ADHD and/or disruptive behavior disorders in the context of a summer treatment program (STP) offered by Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, PA. The STP is an empirically supported intervention that is widely recognized as a model service delivery program for youth with attention and behavior problems. Former interns in the STP almost universally rated the STP as one of their best clinical training experiences. Questions or requests for application materials may contact the Attention and Behavior Clinic by email: Application materials will be distributed in January 2019 with interviews to begin shortly thereafter.

Dec 13, 2018

Part-Time Positions with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Walk-In Interviews Tomorrow, 12/14!

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is now HIRING!
Part-Time in Maryland and Virginia:
Walk in to interviews!
Address: 46040 Center Oak Pl., Suite 150, Sterling, VA 20166
Dates & Times: Saturday 12/14 3 - 4:30 PM  Bring your resume and dress for success!

Qualifications and Skills:
· Eager, energetic and passionate demeanor
· High School Diploma or Equivalent
· Your own vehicle with proof of auto insurance or another reliable means of transportation
· Must pass TB test and criminal background check
· Availability to work 2-3 weekday afternoon or evening shifts (2-8pm) and 1 weekend day shift (9am-5pm)

Responsibilities and Duties:
The CARD Behavior Therapist will be trained to work with children and families affected with Autism. Learn Valuable Career skills such as:

· Understanding what Autism is and how to teach kids and teenagers with Autism
· Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Techniques
· Curriculum development including: language, play, cognitive, social, and motor skills
· How to reduce problem behavior
· How to teach in the natural environment such as the home, school and community
· Work with apps, games and web based technology via an iPad

Perks & Benefits
· Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience and geographic region
· Comprehensive paid initial and ongoing training
· Flexible part-time schedules
· Travel time pay and mileage reimbursement
· Paid Sick Time & opportunities for Paid Holidays
· Sponsorship to earn credentials to advance your career including the Board Certified Autism Technician (BCAT) and the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
· Monthly socials, trainings & awards
· Educational Assistance Program, Master’s in psychology program, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) preparation program

Camp counseling opportunities with Boston's Judge Baker Children's Center!

Camp Baker Therapeutic Summer Program
Judge Baker Children's Center
Boston, MA 
Undergraduate Counselor and Teaching Assistant Positions
July 10-August 16, 2019
More information

Camp Baker is currently accepting applications for two roles: 1) Undergraduate Counselor and 2) Teaching Assistant

Trainees complete a week-long training prior to the start of treatment and receive ongoing supervision. Training begins Monday, July 1, 2019 with the July 4th holiday off. Camp Baker runs fromTuesday, July 10th and continues through Friday, August 16th, 2019. 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.

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 are also available.

· Undergraduate-level study in Psychology, Education, Behavior Analysis, Social Work or a related field.
· Experience working with children or adolescents in settings such as summer camps, after-school programs, sport programs, daycare programs, and educational programs.
· Experience with activities such as organized sports activities, art, music, dance, theater, graphic design, photography, and videography.
· Previous experience in teaching, refereeing, or coaching children is preferred.

How To Apply:
Interested applicants should send:
· 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)

to: Sarah Tannenbaum, Psy.D.

Camp Baker
Judge Baker Children’s Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
Teaching Assistant. Please visit our website for detailed job descriptions:

Enter the PhD. Program Workshop!

Enter The PhD. Workshop
Friday, April 12, 2019
More info HERE 
Apply HERE

Think you might want to pursue a PhD in Psychology (including Clinical, Cognitive, Counseling, Developmental, Industrial/Organizational, Neuroscience, or Social) but aren’t sure how to make it happen? Are you interested in creating more diversity among psychologists and bringing the perspectives of diverse communities to improve the practice and research of psychology?

Then you should apply for this Spring semester’s ENTER THE PHD workshop (scheduled for April
12, 2019) sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the Graduate School.

This workshop is organized by the Department of Psychology's Diversity Committee as part of our effort to increase graduate study opportunities for students from groups that are underrepresented in the field of psychology. We are especially interested in applicants who identify with historically underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups and/or who are the first in their family to go to college. However, all students who are committed to strengthening psychology by increasing diversity and inclusion in the field will receive serious consideration.The Enter the PhD Workshop is geared toward current freshman or sophomore psychology majors and will answer questions such as:

• Why should I consider a doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology?
• What are the differences between a master's degree and a doctoral degree in psychology?
• What are the different career paths available to those who earn a PhD in psychology?
• What are the different research areas of psychology? • What is life as a psychology graduate student really like?
• What steps can I start taking now to be a desirable candidate for psychology PhD programs?

The deadline to apply is Monday, February 11th, but we welcome applications before that date. If you have any questions before applying, please email Dr. Wessel at

Dec 12, 2018

December and May Grads: Don't miss this researcher coordinator position with Harvard's Stress and Development Lab!

Research Coordinator Position
Stress and Development Lab
Harvard University
begins Summer 2019

An experienced, independent, and highly-organized individual is sought
for a full-time Research Coordinator position in the Stress and Development Laboratory at Harvard University Psychology Department,
run by Katie McLaughlin, PhD. The position will begin in summer 2019
(ideally June). Our research examines the impact of environmental
experience on children’s development. Most of our studies are focused
on identifying developmental mechanisms linking adverse environmental
experiences to the onset of psychopathology.

Under the supervision of Dr. McLaughlin, the individual in this
position will be involved in managing an active research lab with
several large grants and participate in many aspects of the research

Duties and Responsibilities:· Collect data from children, adolescents, and parents in
multi-modal studies involving psychophysiology, neuroimaging, and
mental health assessments
· Supervise a team of research assistants in data collection and
data management
· Prepare IRB applications
· Program behavioral tasks
· Clean and organize data for analysis
· Develop and maintain databases for participant recruitment and tracking process, including recruitment of children and adolescents into
research, preparation of IRB applications, data collection, supervision of volunteer research assistants, data management,programming behavioral tasks, and development and maintenance of a
database for participant recruitment and tracking. These duties will
primarily focus on an intensive repeated-measures fMRI study examining
dynamic changes in neural networks following exposure to stress in
adolescents. Data collection for these studies involves acquisition
of psychophysiology and MRI data in addition to assessments of mental
health and exposure to stress and adversity.

· Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area
· Experience working with children and adolescents
· Experience with task presentation software (e.g., Eprime,
Psychopy, MATLAB) is preferred
· Experience in analyzing neuroimgaging data (i.e., MRI, fMRI,
DTI) and comfort working in a command-line environment (e.g., Linux)
is preferred

Please contact us for details on how to apply:

Dec 11, 2018

Great Post-Bac Research Fellowship with the Yale Child Study Center! Begins Summer 2019!

Summer 2019 Post-Bac Research Fellowship
Ventola Laboratory
Yale Child Study Center

Description and Responsibilities:
The Ventola Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate, an independent science company that supports clinical trials, are seeking applications for a joint fellowship position commencing in the summer of 2019. The Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate have developed a collaborative partnership to support clinical trials in pediatric and developmental disability populations. As such, fellows will be involved with industry-sponsored pharmaceutical trials. For example, fellows will gain experience with clinical trial design and methodology, clinician trainings, management of cognitive and behavioral assessments, and statistical approaches. Additionally, fellows will work within the Ventola Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center. In this context, fellows will gain direct clinical and research experiences. The fellows will be trained in Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), an empirically-validated behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They then will be primary PRT clinicians for children with ASD, under the supervision and mentorship of a licensed psychologist. The fellows also will conduct standardized psychological assessments with children and complete a variety of parent interviews. Lastly, fellows will be involved in direct research within the laboratory using fMRI, EEG, and eye-tracking measures.

How To Apply:
A completed application for this full-time position includes a CV, personal statement, (official or unofficial) transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants should have received a Bachelor’s degree by June 2019. Interested applicants should direct any questions and their completed application materials to by January 22.

Spring 2019 Research Assistant positions with the Lab for Early Social Cognition!

Spring 2019
Research Assistant Positions
Lab for Early Social Cognition

The Lab for Early Social Cognition, directed by Dr. Jonathan Beier, is looking for motivated undergrad Research Assistants to aid in essential lab duties during the Spring 2019 semester. The individuals chosen for this position will start as a recruiter and gradually work their way to running studies, coding data, and assisting with study design. 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. For more information about the lab's work go HERE

How To Apply:
If interested, please email Suzanne Woller, the Lab Manager, at with a completed lab application and resume/CV. The lab application can be found HERE. 

Dec 10, 2018

The Circle: Campus Conversations on Hate-Bias!

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Hate Bias Response Program
The Circle: Campus Conversations on Hate-Bias
Date: The 2nd Wednesday of Every Month
Time: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
More Information HERE
The Circle, is a new initiative that was launched last month by the Hate-Bias Response Program. The Circle brings together folks of multiple identities who have various roles on campus, to have conversations about hate-bias, that is centered around support, solutions and self-care.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Hate-Bias Response Program, invites you to attend The Circle: Campus Conversations on Hate-Bias. The Circle will provide a space for students, faculty, and staff impacted by hate-bias, to seek support, discuss solutions and explore self-care techniques. All Circles will take place at The Office of Diversity & Inclusion
(2411 Marie Mount Hall ).

If you plan on attending the secomd session of The Circle on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, from 12:30pm-1: 30 pm, kindly submit your RSVP by noon on Tueday, December 12th, 2018.

Dec 6, 2018

Online Information Session: Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice!

Online Information Session
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice
The DART Center

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Thursday, December 6 at 6 pm eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with UMD students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.


DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants' rights
* Police accountability

Positions start January 14, 2019 in St. Petersburg and Jacksonville, FL, Columbus, OH, Lexington, KY and Charlottesville, VA.

Positions start August 12, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and Fort Myers, FL, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA, and Columbia, SC.

Starting salary $38,000/year + benefits.

Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit Still have questions? Contact Ben MacConnell at or (785) 218-0941.

Apply for a Research Fellowship with the American Voices Project!

American Voices Project
Research Project
Application Deadlines: January 7 and February 7, 2019

For years, the United States has built its policy in the blind, without understanding how people are working, living, and getting by. The American Voices Project relies on immersive interviews to deliver an unusually comprehensive portrait of American life. The objective: To build 21st-century policy that's truly of the people, by the people, for the people.

-Participate in all training institute classes and activities
-Travel to American Voices Project communities
-Contact study participants to answer questions and schedule interviews
-Coordinate and attend meetings with local organizations and community centers to learn about the history, characteristics, and challenges of a particular neighborhood
-Conduct in-depth interviews with individuals about their life stories, family, educational background, work history, and more
-Complete reports on the communities visited, their challenges and successes, and possible policy responses

-Strong academic record
-Relevant job and volunteer experience
-Leadership skills
-Exceptional interpersonal skills
-Ability to work independently
-Strong problem-solving skills
-Organizational ability, attention to detail, and dependability
-Flexibility and adaptability
-Perseverance in overcoming challenges
-Respect for diverse experiences and backgrounds

How To Apply:

Dec 4, 2018

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at UVA!

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day
April 12, 2019
Department of Psychology 
University of Virginia

Thinking about a Doctoral Degree in Psychology? Plan to attend the UVA Diversifying Psychology Visit Day! This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as a historically underrepresented ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree in psychology and the Psychology Department at UVA (

Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 12th, 2019.
The visit will include:
· individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests
· attending research presentations and lab meetings
· information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life
· information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical Training
· networking with current graduate students
· a tour of campus

How To Apply:
1) 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (, and why they want to attend the Visit Day
2) an unofficial copy of their transcript
3) their CV or resume
3) 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to

Please submit all materials by email to

Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.

Deadline: Applications are due by January 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Questions? Email Dr. Noelle Hurd, Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at, or Jason Sumontha, Graduate Student and Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellow, at

Dec 3, 2018

Spring 2019 Research Assistant positions with the Interpersonal Relationships Lab!

Spring 2019
Research Assistant Positions
Interpersonal Relationships Lab

The Interpersonal Relationships Lab is looking for Research Assistants who are interested in working in the lab for the duration of Spring 2019. Duties may include data collection and recruiting participants, as well as providing feedback on study design and effectiveness. 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 can be a volunteer or Psyc479 credit position. 

How To Apply:
For those who are interested, please contact Nadya Teneva at In your email, please include a few relevant sentences about yourself and your interests, your CV/resume, and an unofficial transcript.

Dec 1, 2018

Special opportunity- PREP Application Preferred Deadline Dec 10!

Apply to the PREP programs today (Preferred Deadline Dec 10!) Contact Dr. Naz for more

The PREP programs are intended to better prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for graduate education in psychology, including early exposure to research experience.

Please refer to the attached flyer and and click here for an overview of these programs. If you would like to learn more about the PREP program, please email me with your availability for next week.

More information on PREP
First and second year students should apply to the PREP program. Juniors and seniors should apply to PREP+. Applications for PREP are available here, and PREP+ are available here.