May 19, 2022

Fall 2022 START Internships! Priority Application Deadline is Sunday 5/29!

The National Consortium for the Study 
of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (
START), based
here at the University of Maryland, is now accepting applications for its 
Fall 2022 Paid Internship Program!

The priority application deadline, for best consideration, is on Sunday, May 29th at 11:59pm ET, and the final application deadline is on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59pm ET.

Why choose an internship at START?
-Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
-Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
-Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
-Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
-Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
-Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
-Virtual Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and personal growth, schedule includes simulations, career presentations and research talks.
-Mentorship from START staff and researchers in a successful professional environment.
Internships can be undertaken for academic credit (depending on approval from your institution and department).

How To Apply:
Please visit https://www.start.umd.edu/careers/internships for internship project descriptions, qualifications, and the fall 2022 internship application. Interested candidates must submit an application via START's website here.  

Virtual Information Sessions:
Interested students are encouraged to attend our upcoming virtual information sessions, on Tuesday, May 24 at 3:00pm ET. This session will provide an opportunity to learn more about the program, explore resume and cover letter tips, and to ask questions. Interested students can sign up for the session here.

PsycArticles is returning July 2022! Get access to 119 APA Journals for your future research!

The UMD Libraries have received access to funds from 
the Provost's Office to specifically reinstate 
PsycArticles, which was cancelled a few years ago. PsycArticles will be available 1 July 2022.


PsycArticles provides access to 119 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and affiliated journals, regarding social and behavioral sciences, including their flagship publication, American Psychologist. It includes access to current cutting-edge research from preeminent scholars, as well as historical underpinnings of the behavioral and social sciences. Although canceled in a prior continuing resources review, the University administration has provided access to funds for its reinstatement.

May 17, 2022

Looking for a psychology related elective for fall? Consider registering for FMSC 340 Mental Health and Healing in Families!

FMSC340 Mental Health and Healing In Families  
FALL 2022
T/TH 9:30 am-10:45 am
Register For FMSC340 On Testudo

Family Science has a new course launching in the Fall, FMSC340 Mental Health and Healing in Families. The course will cover mental health across the lifespan, assessment and treatment options, as well as career paths in clinical counseling and social work.

Topics include: 
-Mental Health Across The Lifespan, from children, to couples and families, to adults
-Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of major clinical disorders including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, eating disorders, and suicide
-The relationship between social context and mental health across relationships, families, and communities
-Mental Health Disciplines and Career Opportunities

May 16, 2022

Research Assistant Positions in The Child Development Lab!

The Child Development Laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is now accepting applications for Fall 2022 undergraduate research assistants! Successful applicants will work on projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. Our studies examine the effects of temperament on social and cognitive development using a variety of neurological and behavioral methods. This position involves assisting with study visits, and research assistants will gain experience with behavioral coding, EEG collection, EKG collection, taking part in research discussions, and play an active role in behavioral and physiological data collection. Social and biological science-related field majors are encouraged to apply. Many of our undergraduate research assistants present at the annual Undergraduate Research Day. We ask for a two semester commitment, but space is not guaranteed. Credit is available for PSYC 479, BSCI 399, EDHD 498, & PHSC 389 for those interested!

Responsibilities:
-6 hours per week in lab
-Behavioral coding
-EEG collection
-ECG/EKG collection
-Research discussions
-Behavioral and physiological data collection
-Assisting with study visits

Qualifications:
-Experience working or completing research with infants, children, and adolescents is preferred but not required
-Flexible schedule, including weekend and evening availability
-Attention to detail
-Proper time management
-Excellent interpersonal skills

How To Apply:
Apply HERE Any questions about this posting can be directed to the CDL lab manager, Jazmine Wedlock (jwedlock@umd.edu).

Have an internship lined up for the summer? Earn credit for the experience through PSYC 389 Experiential Learning!

Psychology Majors can earn academic credit for a virtual internship through PSYC 389 Experiential Learning This is an online course that guides students on the effective reflection, processing, and analysis of a psychology based internship. Specific learning outcomes include the following:

-Develop a solid foundation in Goal Setting and Problem Solving

· Articulate effectively how your internship now uniquely qualifies you for a future experiential learning opportunity or advanced degree

· Learn how to engage in reflective dialogue and critical thinking to make meaning of your internship experiences

· Acquire an understanding of the Theory to Practice connection between your academic coursework in psychology and the events and experiences of your internship

· Explore the role ethics and integrity play in your internship and the professional landscape as a whole

· Examine the roles cultural identity, race, power, and privilege play in your internship and the professional workplace

If you already have secured an internship complete the PSYC 389 Internship Contract

Questions contact Steve Young @ syoung17@umd.edu

May 13, 2022

Apply To Be a Summer Tour Guide or Visitor Experience Representative!

APPLY TO BE A 
2022 SUMMER TOUR GUIDE OR
VISITOR EXPERIENCE REPRESENTATIVE!
(10-30 hrs/wk)
Supervisory Tour Guides (25-30 hrs/wk)
Tour Guides (15-25 hrs/wk)

Hourly Salary (Depending on position): $12-15/Hour

Application Deadline: May 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Questions? Please email Veronica Marin (vmarin1@umd.edu)

Part-Time Paid Bilingual Research Assistant Position!


Part time paid research assistant position for a project 
on Language assessment of bilingual speakers in
aging and stroke.

Description:
Seeking a part-time (15-30 hours per week, $15/hour) research assistant (RA) to work on a project on language assessment of Spanish-English speakers, both typical participants and those with language impairments following stroke. The position will support Dr. Faroqi-Shah’s research at UMD, and is ideal for someone with a strong interest in how people produce and understand language and in how these processes can break down following brain damage.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include assisting with participant recruitment, data collection, data management, and potentially data analysis. Hours are flexible, but note that the position does require at least some in-person work (following UMD protocols) and some of the work can be completed remotely. The position can start immediately and will continue through the summer, with the possibility of extending into the Fall semester.

Required Qualifications: - Able to communicate fluently in both Spanish and English, orally and in writing - 3.0+ GPA - Organized and detail oriented - Ability to work independently and collaboratively - Ability to communicate effectively with potential research participants and make presentations in community settings

Preferred Qualifications: - Prior lab/research experience - Background in communication disorders, disabilities, or health-care settings

How To Apply: 
Please email a short (1-2 paragraph) description of your interest and relevant experience, a resume or CV, a copy of your (unofficial) transcript, and contact information for two references to yfshah@umd.edu - Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis

Full-Time Research Assistant Position with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia!

The Project: 
This research project is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The goal of the project is to learn if it makes sense to integrate behavior therapy into primary care practice to treat children with ADHD. In this study we will compare two approaches to care for families of a child with ADHD that are commonly used and well-accepted: (1) an enhanced behavior therapy called PASS (Partnering to Achieve School Success) and (2) usual care. The study includes families of children (ages 5-11) with ADHD, their primary care doctors, behavioral health providers, and their teachers. 

Description: 
You will be part of a research team consisting of clinical and school psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, research staff, and students. Your experience will include working both on-site at the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research and off-site at participating primary care sites. Your responsibilities will include assisting in day-today office-based activities, helping to engage children during data collection, and collecting data from parents, children, and teachers. All research tasks are supervised by licensed psychologists and/or full-time research staff. The position provides an exciting opportunity and experience for individuals interested in pursuing advanced graduate degrees in school psychology, clinical psychology, health psychology, or related fields Research Assistant Daily 

Responsibilities: 
• Consent research participants (parents, children and teachers) 
• Assist research staff with data collection, entry, and management (using Microsoft Excel and REDCap) 
• Assist with listening to and coding audio recordings of behavior therapy sessions 
• Assist with child engagement and activities during data collection and/or intervention activities 
• Assemble materials & supplies for intervention sessions 
• Attend weekly research team meetings 

Successful candidates for this position will: 
• Be highly reliable and have excellent organizational and time management skills 
• Have a passion for social justice/diversity and inclusion research 
• Have a strong work ethic and be a team player 
• Pass a criminal background check, child abuse clearance and FBI fingerprinting per CHOP’s requirements 
• Have up to date immunization records and complete a 2-step PPD skin test to screen for tuberculosis 

How To Apply:

May 12, 2022

Full-Time Faculty Specialist/Research Coordinator Position! Great Post-Bac Opportunity for Grad School!

Full-Time Faculty Specialist/
Research Coordinator Position   
University of Maryland/Children's National/
Seattle Children's Hospital
ADHD in Families Study

Description: 
We are seeking a full-time Faculty Specialist (Research Coordinator) with a strong foundation in interventions research to begin in the summer of 2022. The Faculty Specialist will be primarily involved with the ADHD in Families Study (NIMH Collaborative R01 grant) with the University of Maryland, Children’s National Health System, and Seattle Children’s Hospital (PIs: Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano and Dr. Mark Stein). The primary focus of this clinical trial to test the comparative effectiveness of two different treatment strategies for parents who have ADHD and their young children
at risk for ADHD using a hybrid effectiveness-implementation approach. Secondarily, as part of this grant, we will develop an implementation approach for treatment of multiplex ADHD families using telehealth in primary care sites providing pediatric care.

This is a one-year position (with the possibility of renewal for additional years). Start date is Summer 2022.

Responsibilities:
o Weekly visits to pediatric primary care clinics for liaison with community partners and recruitment of participants

o Forming and maintaining relationships with primary care clinics/community stakeholders

o Scheduling study assessments with families and members of the research team
(i.e., psychologists, psychiatrists)

o Administering assessments with families and stakeholder members

o Facilitate with regulatory activities (i.e., IRB, NIH reports)

o Data entry, management and processing in Redcap and SPSS.

Qualifications:
Necessary qualifications include: 1) a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field; 2) research experience in the content of clinical research; 3) proficiency with SPSS; 4) excellent organizational and communication skills; 5) comfortable driving/commuting in and around D.C; 6) excellent interpersonal skills and comfort with building and facilitating community partnerships including in urban pediatric offices.

Applicants who have a research background in ADHD, interventions, and/or community-
based implementation research, will be given strongest consideration.

How To Apply: 
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, their CV, and information for 3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu), Christina Danko (cdanko@umd.edu) and Joyce Lui (jhllui@umd.edu) with the subject line “ADHD in Families Faculty Specialist.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Email inquiries are welcome.

May 11, 2022

Full-Time Post-Bac Positions with Children's National!

Looking for research experience before applying 
to graduate school or medical school? Join our team
to work on studies with children, teens, and young adults with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, celiac disease, and other chronic health or behavioral health conditions. 

Description:
We are hiring for up to 4 full-time paid positions, including a competitive benefits package. If you are interested in children’s health and looking for ways to prepare for graduate, nursing, or medical school, consider becoming part of a collaborative clinical research team under the supervision of Drs. Eleanor Mackey, Randi Streisand, and Shayna Coburn (and other faculty) at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. 

Responsibilities include: 
• Assisting with the development and implementation of behavioral research studies 
• Coordinating clinical intervention trials, including scheduling and tracking participant recruitment, retention, and follow-up completion 
• Recruiting and enrolling participants, including in-person and remote data collection 
• Conducting medical record reviews 
• Data entry/management/analysis 
• Supervising and training undergraduate volunteers and delegating lab responsibilities 
• Assisting with writing and editing of grant applications and manuscripts for publication 
• Working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to maintain research ethical compliance 
• Initiating and overseeing contractual agreements with study vendors 

Research opportunities offer: 
• Experience on prospective, clinical research studies with potential for presentations and publications 
• Experience working collaboratively with health care professionals from a range of disciplines 
• Excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology, public health, nursing, or medicine

Requirements: 
✓ Bachelor’s degree with prior experience in clinical human subjects research or Master’s in relevant area 
✓ Two-year minimum commitment 
✓ Reliable transportation/willingness to travel to metro area study sites 
✓ Evening hours for phone calls 

Additional recommended qualifications: 
✓ Knowledge of and experience in working with IRBs 
✓ Experience using statistical software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, SPSS) 
✓ Experience working with clinical patient populations and families 

Salary commensurate with experience. 

How To Apply:
To apply, please complete this survey. Please contact Hailey Inverso with any questions hinverso@childrensnational.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

May 9, 2022

Psychology Dept. Office of Undergraduate Studies Will Be Closed on Wed. 5/18 and Fri. 5/20. No Advising Services Will Be Available On These Dates.

The Psychology Department Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS) will be closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 and Friday, May 20, 2022 due to Commencement Ceremonies that will be taking place on campus. 

No Advising Services will be available on 5/18 and 5/20. We apologize for any inconvenience. Congratulations to all May 2022 Graduates! 

AmeriCorps Position in Montgomery County, MD!

AMERICORPS POSITION    
School Based Mediation Specialist
Serving across Montgomery County, Maryland
Position is from August 2022 through July 2023

$16,502 to $18,502 Annual Living Allowance
$6,495 Education Award

Mediate for students in conflict, manage all aspects of mediation case management and strengthen partnerships between service sites and schools.

Learn more at https://mdmediation.org/americorps/

Send Resume & Cover Letter to Molly Wilson molly@crcmc.org

May 6, 2022

PSYC 355 Undergrad TA Positions for FALL 2022!

PSYC 355 is in need of TAs for two section of the course in Fall 2022 (1 section taught by Dr. Fanita Tyrell, 1 section taught by Dr. Arianna Gard). 

This opportunity is made possible through course credit. Applicants offered the position will be required to enroll in Psych 478 for 2 or 3 credits. TAs will be given a syllabus for their enrollment in Psych 478. Benefits include: building leadership, communication, and mentoring skills; opportunity to give a short lecture or review; gain a deeper understanding of Developmental Psychology.

Applications are due Monday May 30, 2022 and will be reviewed promptly. Online interviews for shortlisted candidates will be scheduled for early June.

Eligibility for applying:
• You must have taken PSYC355 at UMD and earned a grade of "B+", "A-", "A", or "A+".
• Students currently enrolled in 355 are welcome to apply. Final grades will be confirmed at the end of the semester.

TA Responsibilities (9-10 hours per week for 3 credits; 6-7 hours per week for 2 credits):
*** First and foremost, the TA must be committed to creating an atmosphere that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes, but is not limited to, demonstrating empathy with students and making room for diverse perspectives ***
• Contributing to the development of assignments and exams
• Grading
• Helping with student review sessions
• Providing feedback to the course instructor about the course as it proceeds
• Administrative tasks

Apply HERE.

If you have any questions about the undergraduate TA position, please feel free to contact:
• Dr. Arianna Gard: arigard@umd.edu or Dr. Fanita Tyrell: ftyrell@umd.edu

May 5, 2022

Full-Time Behavior Tech Positions with Little Leaves!

Little Leaves is looking for great new Behavior 
Technicians to join our team! If you love working with children and are looking for a full-time job with great benefits, where you’d get to gain experience working hands-on in a clinical setting, then check us out at https://littleleaves.org/careers/.

We are specifically looking to hire for our Silver Spring and Germantown locations.

We provide all training needed for new Behavior Technicians to be comfortable and confident in being able to implement high-quality ABA therapy to our amazing clients

May 4, 2022

Cornerstone Montgomery Employer Virtual Information Session and Hiring Event!

Cornerstone Montgomery Employer 
Information Session and Virtual Hiring Event  
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Description:
Are you an Up and Coming or Recent Grad looking to put your Psychology Skills To Work Within a Mental Health Setting? Don't Miss This Event! Cornerstone Montgomery is the largest and most comprehensive provider of Behavioral Health Services in Montgomery County, Maryland. Learn about current openings including Rehabilitation Counselor and Supported Employment Specialist Positions.

Guests:
Jon Peyer
Human Resources Generalist
Stacey Teig
Human Resources Generalist

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