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Jul 19, 2018

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 2019 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 2019.

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 October 15, 2018. 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, https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/submissions/

Once you have filled out the form above, send the following in an email to psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com

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, https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/

To view our prior publications, please visit our website at https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/publications/.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com for further information.

Jul 17, 2018

Have an internship for the Fall and want to earn academic credit? Enroll in PSYC 389 Experiential Learning!

PSYC 389 Experiential Learning
Online (1-6 credits) 
Fall 2018

Have an internship for the Fall 2018 semester and want to earn academic credit for the experience?
Enroll in PSYC 389 Experiential Learning and learn how to market the knowledge, skills, and abilities you will acquire in your internship to employers and graduate schools!

If you have secured an internship for the Fall 2018 semester then your next step is to complete the PSYC 389 Internship Learning Contract  HERE

Preview the PSYC 389 Course Syllabus HERE

PSYC 389 Internship Mini-Poster Collection: HERE

List of previous PSYC Major Internship Sites  HERE

Need help finding an internship? Contact Steve Young, Academic Advisor at syoung17@umd.edu

Jul 16, 2018

Research internship with Vocational Support Systems! Application deadline July 27th!

Research Internship
Vocational Support Systems
$500 monthly stipend

Description:
Vocational Support Systems, Inc. provides Supported Employment Services to adults with psychiatric  disabilities who live in Montgomery County, Maryland. Supported Employment Services help individuals with psychiatric disabilities gain and maintain competitive employment, which are jobs in the community for which everyone is equally eligible, as opposed to sheltered jobs which are set aside for persons with disabilities. Employment Specialists at Supported Employment Agencies help clients by assisting in the job search/job development process, and if necessary, communicating with the employer regarding specific accommodations needed to work. Job coaching and general assistance are provided to clients to deal with work-related issues.

Responsibilities:
-Available at least 4 days a week, up to 4 hours a day (16 hours a week)-Modifying the current data
collection instrument and pretest the instrument
-Scheduling and conducting all interviews
-Recording all data from interviews by hand and into Excel, conducting basic descriptive and interval data analysis
-Compiling the data into a final research report and PowerPoint presentation, which will be presented to VSSI staff
-It is expected that the internship will start the week of July 30th and be completed within 6 to 8 weeks
-There will be a monthly stipend of $500.

Qualifications:
-Experienced with Excel
-Has strong written and verbal communication skills
-Experienced with data collection a plus!
-Detail-oriented

How To Apply:
Please email resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Vssi@verizon.net

Jul 10, 2018

Undergraduate Studies Update: Department of Psychology Internship Program!

What is the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Internship Program?
The Department of Psychology coordinates an internship program where undergraduate students can obtain real-world experiences that enhance their career development and skill acquisition. Community agencies benefit from the energy and enthusiasm that college students bring to their organizations. Every year, approximately 150 undergraduate students participate in an internship.

What are the benefits of participating in an internship?
College students are open to learning in innovative ways and often want to put their knowledge into practice (Roberts & Buzinski, 2011). However, many undergraduate classes are lecture courses (Lammers & Murphy, 2002) that provide little opportunity to apply newly acquired information outside of classroom settings. Also, many undergraduate students struggle with what to do after graduation from college (Nauta, 2012). In a languishing economy and competitive job market, undergraduate students benefit from developing marketable skills for jobs or graduate school.

What are some examples of internship sites?
The internships that our students receive are in five areas: (1) counseling, clinical, human services, (2) education, (3) research, (4) human resources, industrial organizational psychology, and (5) social justice/advocacy. Our most popular internship sites include Cornerstone Montgomery, Every Mind, Kennedy Krieger, and Little Leaves Behavioral Services.

A description of over 70 sites where UMD Psychology majors have interned can be found at the following link:
https://go.umd.edu/psycinternsitesspring2018

Do students receive course credit for their internship experience?
Students have the option of enrolling in our PSYC389 online course titled Experiential Learning and taught by Steve Young. Students reflect on their internship experiences and complete a three-part internship poster project where they demonstrate acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities. The following link contains example posters from students who completed internships:
https://go.umd.edu/psyc389internshipposters

How do students find an internship?
The Department of Psychology has developed a “Help Me Find a Psychology Internship” site that provides helpful information about the internship process. In addition, Steve Young serves as our Undergraduate Internship Advisor; he meets with students and coordinates the internship process.

Help Me Find A Psychology Internship:
http://go.umd.edu/helpmefindapsycinternship

Jul 5, 2018

Faculty Assistant position with the UMD ADHD Program! Great opportunity for recent grad!

Faculty Assistant Position
University of Maryland 
ADHD Program

Description:
The University of Maryland ADHD Program is seeking a Faculty Assistant with a strong foundation in interventions research to begin as soon as possible. The Faculty Assistant will be primarily involved with coordinating a 3-year, NIMH R34 treatment development grant (PIs: Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano and Dr. Michael Meinzer) which has been recommended for funding. The aims of the grant are to develop and test a depression prevention program for inner-city high school students with ADHD in a small hybrid effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trial conducted within a school mental health framework. This is a one-year position (with the possibility of renewal for years 2-3) and is contingent upon official funding from the agency. Start date is as early as August 20th, 2018 but no later than September 4th, 2018.

Responsibilities:
-project coordination
-diagnostic/IQ/behavioral assessment
-forming and maintaining relationships with schools/school mental health providers/community stakeholders
-recruitment, data management and processing in Redcap and SPSS
-opportunities for data analysis, conference presentations, and manuscript writing will be available.

Qualifications:
-BA/BS in Psychology or related field
-research experience in the content of clinical research (ideally interventions research or ADHD research)
-proficiency with SPSS
-excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
-Applicants who have a research background in ADHD, interventions, depression, behavioral activation and/or motivational interviewing will be given strongest consideration.

How To Apply:
Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Michael Meinzer (mmeinzer@umd.edu) with the subject line “Adolescent ADHD Position.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Email inquiries are welcome.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Jul 3, 2018

Happy 4th of July! No Afternoon (1 pm-3 pm) Walk-In Advising Hours on Tuesday 7/3. All walk-in advising hours will resume on Thursday 7/5!

No Afternoon (1 pm-3 pm) Walk-In Advising Hours
Tuesday, July 3rd
There will be no afternoon (1 pm-3 pm) walk-in advising hours on Tuesday, July 3rd due to the 4th of July Holiday. Regular walk-in advising hours (10 am-12 Noon and 1 pm-3 pm) will resume on Thursday, July 5th. Have a safe and relaxing 4th!

Jun 28, 2018

Children's Bereavement AmeriCorps Member Position!

Children's Bereavement AmeriCorps Member Position
Hospice Caring, Gaithersburg, MD
Full-time position: August 15, 2018 until August 14, 2019
*Includes living allowance and an education award

Position Description:
Hospice Caring is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member for its 2018-2019 service year, which runs from August 15, 2018 until August 14, 2019. AmeriCorps offers its members intensive training, a living stipend, an educational scholarship, health benefits, and a life-enriching experience. The Hospice Caring member will work under the supervision of the Director of Children's Bereavement Services to coordinate and facilitate groups and educational programs for children who are grieving the death of a loved one. The Hospice Caring member will also assist with precamp outreach and registration for our Camp Erin, a grief camp for 6-17 year olds.

Qualifications:
-Experience working with children, youth and families;
-Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
-Strong writing skills;
-Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human services, or related field;
-Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred;
-Knowledge of Montgomery County, its schools and community resources is highly desired;
-Has own car

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume to Deanie Preston at deaniep@hospicecaring.org. Please put “PROJECT CHANGE Application” in the subject line.

Jun 27, 2018

Fall internships with The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama! Deadline Thursday 6/28 @ 6 pm!

The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama is launching a fourteen-week Fall 2018 Internship
Program in Washington, D.C., from September 10 through December 14 with an orientation on September 8. Interns will work in the D.C. office of President and Mrs. Obama and be responsible for a variety of tasks, including communications, operations, and scheduling. The office is looking for Interns who lead by example, manage their time well, have strong attention to detail, solid writing skills, and the utmost integrity and commitment to public service. If you would like to be considered for an Intern position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Interns@obamaoffice44.org no later than Thursday, June 28 at 6pm ET. Please direct all questions about the Internship Program to Interns@obamaoffice44.org.

Jun 21, 2018

Research Assistant position with the Lab for the Study of Child and Family Relationships!

Research Assistant Position
Lab for the Study of Child and Family Relationships

Description:
The Lab for the Study of Child and Family Relationships (LSCFR) revolves around applied research on the effects of intervention experiences for socially anxious and withdrawn children. Their study examines how two different programs for very shy young children and their parents might help children gain confidence in social settings and develop positive relationships.

Responsibilities:
-10 Hours per week
-2 Semester minimum
-Observational data coding
-Physiological data coding
-Parent-child interaction data coding

Qualifications:
Minimum GPA of 3.2
Strong communication skills
Interest in developmental and/or clinical child psychology

How To Apply:
Please submit an application (found on the lab website HERE), cover letter, and resume/CV to the lab director, Dr. Ken Rubin at krubin@umd.edu 

Research Assistant position with the Lab for Early Social Cognition!

Research Assistant Position
Lab for Early Social Cognition
http://socialkidslab.umd.edu/research.html

Description:
The Lab for Early Social Cognition, directed by Dr. Jonathan Beier, is looking for a motivated Research Assistant to aid in participant recruitment for a few studies taking place at the Port Discovery Museum in Baltimore. The studies are focused on children and their perception of helpfulness. The individual chosen for this position will be responsible for visiting Port Discovery a few times per month and must have the ability to communicate with children and families.

Responsibilities:
-Travel to Port Discovery Museum in Baltimore
-Recruit children and families to participate in research

Qualifications:
-Weekend availability (Monday and Friday availability preferred but not required)
-Reliable transportation to the museum
-Professionalism
-Strong communication skills
-Interest in psychology

How To Apply:
If interested, please email Suzanne Woller, the Lab Manager, at swoller7@umd.edu with a completed lab application and resume/CV. The lab application can be found HERE. Note: This is a Summer 2018 position, but there is the potential for the individual to continue with our lab in the Fall. 

Clinical Helpers needed for children with Rare Chromosome Disorders!

Volunteer Clinical Helpers needed for Children with Rare Chromosome Disorders
Conference Information

The Focus Foundation, is very excited to be planning and hosting the Fifteenth Annual Conference
for Children with 49, XXXXY. This is a rare disorder occurring about 1 in 85,000 children. The Focus Foundation is a non-profit that specializes in helping boys and girls with X and Y Chromosome Disorders, dyslexia and developmental dyspraxia. Most of our children suffer from a variety of language-based learning disabilities, dyspraxia and are behind in school. The conference is being held Friday, August 4 at the Greek Church on Riva Rd. in Annapolis, Maryland. We are looking for help with child care. Generally we have varied ages (birth - 12) and between 10 and 18 children. We have a nurse and employees dedicated to the child care. In the past we've asked each helper to plan a game or activity to contribute to the day. Time of the conference sessions is 9 - 4 with 1 hour catered lunch from 12 - 1.

Responsibilities:
-Help provide child care for children with developmental disorders
-Help develop an activity itinerary for children

Qualifications:
-Experience working with children
-Interest in working with children with developmental disabilities
-Interest in meeting specialists in genetic disorders

How To Apply:
Any interested volunteers should reach out to Teresa at her work phone which is 410-798-7934.

Jun 19, 2018

Increase your employability with the BSOS Big Data Science Skills course this fall!

Fall 2018 Big Data Skills Course -- Register today!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences wants to offer you the opportunity to gain important data science skills and earn elective credit. By building your resume with these valuable skills, you will become more marketable to employers.

REGISTER NOW FOR BSOS330: Programming for the Social Sciences: Statistical Computing Using R (Fall 2018)
Course Description: R is an open-source programming language, specialized for statistical computing, and provides a variety of statistical and graphical techniques that might be relevant for any BSOS program, such descriptive statistics, linear and non-linear regression, text mining, image processing. The R language is increasingly often employed in advanced statistics and data analytics, offering a wide range of application packages for effective programming. This course introduces the R language and several powerful packages in form of lectures, worked-out examples, and group exercises. Instructor: Franz Klein. Course meets Mondays 4-6pm in LEF 0229. Open to all BSOS majors. 1-credit.

Jun 18, 2018

Experienced a great internship you want to share with your peers? Consider being a part of the Fall PSYC Terp Internship Panel!

PSYC Terp Internship Panel
Date TBA
Click HERE to be a panelist

Have a great internship experience you want to share with your fellow PSYC Terps? Consider being part of the Fall PSYC Terp Internship Panel! Share the challenges, rewards, and learning outcomes of your internship with your classmates. 

If interested please complete the short survey HERE

Paid Research Assistant position with the School of Public Health for the 2018/2019 academic year!

UMD School of Public Health
Center on Young Adult Health and Development
Paid, Hourly Research Assistant Position
Fall 2018/Spring 2019
15-20 Hours per Week

Description:
The UMD School of Public Health's Center on Young Adult Health and Development is looking for a paid research assistant to assist with the operations of several projects, including a large-scale, longitudinal research study on the health-related behaviors of young adults during a critical life transition (The College Life Study), and a statewide collaborative project on reducing drinking and alcohol-related problems among college students. The Center is looking for a motivated, responsible student who is able to commit to working with us for at least the next two semesters, starting Fall 2018. The weekly commitment is 15-20 hours. Please note: Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply but this position is not a graduate assistantship and does not offer any tuition remission benefits. This is a paid, hourly position.

Responsibilities:
-Communication with study participants
-Literature review and management
-Online research
-Quality assurance
-Data entry, cleaning, and verification
-Opportunities to work on presentations and/or publications
-Other tasks as assigned

How To Apply:
Submit your resume and a short letter explaining your interest in the position to Angie Barrall, Recruitment Coordinator, at abarrall@umd.edu. The application must be submitted by Tuesday, July 10. For more details about our projects and the Center, visit our websites at www.cls.umd.edu, www.marylandcollaborative.org, and www.cyahd.umd.edu.

Scholarship opportunities for students of Latin and Italy Study Abroad!

Scholarship Opportunities for students of Latin and Italy abroad!
The Department of Classics has received a grant from the National Italian American Foundation that has enabled us to fund a number of scholarships for undergraduates.

They fall into the following specific categories:

FOR LATIN STUDENTS:
Partial tuition scholarships for students who took Latin in high school and who are prepared to continue the study of Latin at the University of Maryland, College Park at the 200 (intermediate) level or above.

A first-year student who has taken high school Latin and who registers for two Latin courses in the first year at Maryland is eligible to apply for a $2000 tuition scholarship ($1000 each semester).

With a total of five courses, you can earn a minor in Latin!

FOR WINTER TERM
STUDY ABROAD IN ITALY:

Scholarships for study abroad in the Classics Department’s 3-credit winter term program in Italy,
“Ancient Greek and Roman Culture in Context.” A number of full and partial scholarships, which may include the cost of airfare, will be awarded annually on a combined need and merit basis with first priority given to majors and minors in Classics and then to majors in related disciplines such as History and Art History.

FOR A ONE-WEEK SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN ITALY:
Scholarships for a one-week, one-credit summer study abroad program, related to a semester-long course in Classics (the department’s I-series course, CLAS 289A, “Are We Rome?”). A number of full and partial scholarships, which may include airfare, will be given for this program annually on a merit basis, with priority given to majors, minors, and students enrolled in the semester course. (Students may take the summer course independently of the semester course.)

For more information, contact Professor Lillian Doherty, LDoherty@umd.edu.