Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Summer Psychology-Related Opportunities

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American Psychological Association (APA) Undergraduate Research Opportunities & Internships

Description:

The APA Office of Precollege and Undergraduate Education keeps an updated list throughout the year for undergraduate research opportunities, undergraduate internships and summer programs. Please contact  Martha Boenau at MBoenau@apa.org for more information or if you would like to be added to this listserve. 

Davidson College Summer Academic Program at Broughton Hospital 

Description:

Davidson College sponsors an eight-week summer academic program for undergraduates at Broughton Hospital in Morganton, N.C., a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. The program is an internship in clinical settings at the Hospital; students earn credit for one course from Davidson College as Practicum in Psychology (PSY 290). This course is taught by the Psychology Department Director at Broughton Hospital who is an adjunct faculty member at Davidson College. Besides working in the hospital, students have periodic discussion sessions with the faculty member and attend a weekly seminar with presentations by clinical staff at the Hospital. Because these times are arranged once the class arrives in Morganton, students should plan on being on site five days a week for the duration of the program.  Participants work with hospital professionals as observers and assistants in patient treatment programs. Students may have the opportunity to participate in other hospital trainings and/or field trips to settings where activities relevant to clinical psychology are occurring. Service to the hospital is an important aspect of all placement options. In past years placement options have included the Adult Admissions Division, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Division, or Specialty Services Division, which includes the adolescent, geropsychiatry, and medical units. Program size is 8 students.

Program dates:

May 29 - July 20, 2013

Application deadline:

April 1, 2013

Eligibility:

The number of applications for the program has progressively increased over the last several years. Criteria for admission, therefore, are driven in part by the number of applicants and can become competitive. Applications from students enrolled at Davidson College will receive some preferential weighting. Applicants should have completed Abnormal Psychology prior to the program's start. Tuition and room fees total $800. No financial aid from Davidson College is available; students needing financial help should inquire at their home institutions.

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program 

Description:

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. This program is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of DHS mission-relevant research areas and graduate students interested in the specific field of Nuclear and Radiological Threat Detection. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research at federal research facilities located across the country. The goal of this program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, DHS, and federal research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce. DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the application and review process, notification, and implementation of the program.

Program dates:

Commit to full-time participation for ten consecutive weeks at the assigned hosting site between the months of May and August

Application deadline:

March 1, 2013

Benefits:

Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $500 per week ($5,000 for 10 weeks). Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week ($7,000 for 10 weeks). Stipends are payable every two weeks.

LetsKNOW.org Summer Internship Program 

Description:

Eight-week internship opportunity  for qualified undergraduate and graduate applicants from behavioral and social science disciplines. The internship program will be conducted at two locations this summer. Interns can choose to reside at one location or to split their time between the two. These programs are designed to help interns develop important knowledge, skills, and abilities that will benefit them in pursuing a career in behavioral and social science. Interns at both locations will have similar opportunities to participate in the research process as well as take part in courses and workshops conducted by Research Fellows from the Center for Human Science.  There is no tuition or related program fee for this internship.  Resident interns will only pay for personal transportation and their share of the expenses of room and board at either location.  A limited number of scholarships will be available to partially cover these expenses for interested graduate students.

Program dates:

May 29 - July 22, 2013

Locations:

Center for Human Science in Chapel Hill, NC and Sea Frolic in Boca Raton, FL

For more info:

visit www.humanscience.org and click on the "Summer Internship" link to apply online.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates 

Applications:

Students must contact the individual sites for application information and materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants.

Eligibility:

Individual sites may have specific eligibility requirements (e.g., number of undergraduate years completed) for applicants in addition to those described here. Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled and students who have already received their bachelor's degrees generally are not eligible.

Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab 

Description:

IASLab is a vibrant and multidisciplinary laboratory studying the nature of emotion and how emotions function in the economy of the mind. Researchers at IASLab utilize a variety of investigative tools and methodologies to study the ways in which affect, language, context and experiences and other psychological ingredients combine to realize “emotions.” We also study the role of affect in visual consciousness and perceptual decision making, the way that language and context shape emotion perception, sex differences in emotion, and a host of other related questions. IASLab is comprised of three full time research scientists, seven postdoctoral fellows, six graduate students, and anywhere from 20 to 35 undergraduate research assistants. Our expertise and interests span social, clinical and personality psychology, visual cognition, cognitive neuroscience and comparative psychology. The lab is also internationally diverse with current members from the US, China, the Netherlands and Greece. Summer Research Interns in the IASLab will assist in the development and implementation of experimental studies. Interns will directly assist in the collection of questionnaire, behavioral, and psychophysiological (autonomic) data and will gain valuable experience in experimental design and implementation, as well as simple data analysis via weekly workshops run by senior lab members. Workshops will include discussions where Summer Interns will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other lab members about ongoing research and relevant scientific literatures. Primary responsibilities will include recruitment, scheduling, screening and running of study participants, as well as data management.

Dates:

beginning May 2013

Eligibility:

Interest in Psychology research and some relevant coursework in the area preferable; must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be customer service oriented. Summer Interns are expected to volunteer at least 10 hours/week to lab related activities (excluding time spent in workshops). Experience with programming Matlab or E-Prime, psychophysiological or eyetracking methods, Microsoft excel, SPSS or similar statistical packages is beneficial.

To apply:

send resume or CV to Lab Coordinator Nicole Betz at IASL.volunteer@gmail.com and an application will be sent back to fill out.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Science Education Programs

Description:

Our nation needs a steady supply of scientists and engineers to meet future needs in critical science and technology areas. Students in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields need the skills, knowledge, and experience to stay competitive in an ever-changing global marketplace. ORAU connects you to over 7,000 internship, fellowship, and research opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates, and faculty around the U.S. Watch the 2-minute video at http://youtu.be/5lcSGNDRonw, then find an internship or research opportunity at http://see.orau.org and start making an impact today!

Oklahoma State University Summer Research Program 

Description:

The goal of this program is to provide 12 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of animal  and human behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects.  Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, doctoral-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research. Students selected for the program will be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week for research; thus, it is not possible to be enrolled in courses or other activities during the program.

Program dates:

June 2 - July 29, 2013

Application deadline:

February 1, 2013

Eligibility:

Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.  Students must be returning seniors, not receiving their bachelor’s degree before December 2012.  Each student will reside in a campus dormitory (at no cost to the student) and receive $500 per week to cover food and other living expenses.  Students will receive a $500 travel stipend to pay for their travel to and from campus and a $500 additional stipend, if students present research at an academic conference.We especially welcome applications from students from underrepresented groups, including first generation college students and students from rural areas.

Pace University Psychology Summer Internship Program 

Description:

The Counseling Center at Pace University's New York City campus offers two to four undergraduate psychology summer internship positions. The goal of the training program is to provide summer interns with the opportunity to experience, under supervision, the diverse functions of a professional psychologist in a university counseling center. These functions include scholarly research, outreach and consultation program development, and limited clinical work. The internship is a half-time (2.5 days per week), unpaid, volunteer-based training program.

Program dates:

June 1 - August 12, 2013

Application deadline:

Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2012 through January 31, 2012.  Applications received prior to January 1st, or after January 31st, will not be considered. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted during the month of March to schedule an interview appointment. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in psychology or a related field and have a desire to earn an advanced degree in psychology or a related field. A curriculum vitae or resume.

Summer Science Fellowships (SSF) Summer Science Institute 

Description:

The APA Science Directorate is pleased to announce a program called the Summer Science Fellowships (SSF). An offshoot of the successful Summer Science Institute, SSF aims to immerse advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology by exposing them to the excitement and promise of the best of psychological science. Our principal objective is to inform these students about the science of psychology and its promise for the future, and help prepare them for the rigors of graduate study in psychological science.

Program dates:

Late June to early August

Locations:

George Mason University, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University

Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center at Frostburg State University 

Description:

FSU is now accepting applications for Science, Math and English teachers as well as residential tutors/counselors for our six-week summer program. The FSU Regional Math/Science Center is a federally funded Department of Education Upward Bound program designed to help low-income, potential first generation college students, achieve their goals of attaining a college degree, specifically in the fields of math and science.  Participants in the program attend a six-week summer session on the campus of FSU, where they are engaged in a scientific research project.  The RMSC strives to develop exciting hands-on projects that are relevant to modern life. While working on these projects the practical use of the scientific method is emphasized.  Students must develop testable hypotheses, help design the study, collect the data needed, analyze the data, draw conclusions based on the data collected and finally present their study in both oral and written form.  Students learn about peer review as they present their study progress each week to the other students in the program.  They also learn to use the computer for data analysis, for data processing their formal report, and for developing a power point presentation that is presented to a panel of scientists and an audience of parents, university and public officials.  While at FSU students also participate in a variety of activities designed to promote strong study skills, and positive social behaviors as well as activities that provide recreational and cultural experiences.

Program dates:

June 10 - July 26, 2013 includes a 6-week program and one training week

Salary:

$15-$20/hour based on experience

Deadline:

Begin reviewing applications in January and continue until positions are filled, so apply early!