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Sep 22, 2014

Internship Opportunity with the Safe Shores Child Advocacy Center!

Internship Opportunity
Safe Shores Child Advocacy Center
Washington, D.C.

Description:
Safe Shores is the only Child Advocacy Center in the District of Columbia. The Center provides forensic evaluations, psychological assessment and counseling as needed to children affected by abuse, trauma, and violence in the DC region. Interns will help implement an evidence-based assessment battery to improve treatment planning and coordinating care. Volunteers will administer and score various assessment tools and track children’s progress over the course of therapy.

Responsibilities:
-Between 4 - 8 hours per week
-Administer assessment tools to children and their families receiving services

Qualifications:
-Students with previous experience in research or clinical work preferred
-Must pass a background check

How to Apply:
Please contact Dr. Julia Felton at jfelton1@umd.edu with your resume and availability if interested.

Questions and Contact Information:
Name: Julia Felton
Email: jfelton1@umd.edu

Paid Research Position with the Smith School of Business!

Temporary Research Assistant Position (Paid)
Smith School of Business
Management and Organization Department


Description:
The individual selected for this role will help to run a study conducted by the Management and Organization department within the Smith School of Business. The RA will have to travel Shady Grove Campus and College Park Campus as per the study requirements. The duration will extend from October 10th through the end of the semester.

Responsibilities:
-4 to 8 hours per day
-Interact with study participants
-Note taking
-Some experiments will require travel to the Shady Grove campus
-Some experiments will be in the College Park campus

Qualifications:
-Conscientiousness and reliability
-Background in Psychology preferred

How to Apply:
Please send your CV and availability no later than October 5th to Sangeetha Hariharan at sangeetha31@gmail.com

Questions and Contact Information:
Name: Sangeetha Hariharan
Email: sangeetha31@gmail.com

Sep 18, 2014

Gain experience in the helping field as a Mental Health Association Hotline Counselor!

Hotline Counselor
Mental Health Association of Montgomery County 

Description:
The Mental Health Association of Montgomery County promotes mental wellness and supports those with mental illness through education, direct service programs and advocacy. MHA administers the Montgomery County Hotline and is looking for dedicated interns to work as hotline counselors. The hotline is a 24-hour 7 days a week confidential service that provides supportive listening, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, and information and referrals to the community. All interns are required to attend a 36-hour training class, in addition to three sessions of on-the-phone training. The hotline is a great place for undergraduate or graduate students in the fields of psychology, counseling or social work to gain experience and to develop skills to work in the field of mental health.

For more information about the Mental Health Association, please visit http://mhamc.org.

Responsibilities:
  • Three 4-hour shifts per week (34 shifts per semester)
Qualifications:
  • 36-hour training class
  • 3 sessions of on-the-phone training
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact MHA's volunteer coordinator at intern@mhamc.org or 301-424-0656, x541.

Questions and More Contact Information
Name: Emily Kamin
Email:  intern@mhamc.org

Apply for a PIRG!

PIRG Campus Organizer Position

Students founded PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) over 40 years ago, based upon the simple idea that America has more problems than we should tolerate, and more solutions than we use.

Today, on any college campus, you can find students who feel driven to take on problems outside the classroom, whether it's global warming, big money in politics, or hunger and homelessness.

As a PIRG Campus Organizer, your job is to recruit these students to get involved -- and to train them to be effective leaders who can run campaigns that make an impact in the community, in the state capitol, in Congress, at the White House, or wherever it will make a difference.

We're hiring Campus Organizers to work on 40 campuses across America.

Early Application Deadline: October 19th

Responsibilities may include:
Recruiting hundreds of students to volunteer
Teaching students to plan and run effective campaigns through internship classes and on-the-ground training
Building relationships with faculty and administrators
Organizing news events and rallies, and generating the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns
During the summer, each Campus Organizer runs a citizen outreach office. This entails fundraising and building the organization, by canvassing and training others to canvass

Qualifications:
Strong work ethic
Outstanding verbal and written communication
Proven leadership skills
Strong commitment to getting results
Passion for making positive social change

Training:
As a PIRG Campus Organizer, you will participate in regional and national trainings run by experienced Student PIRGs staff, consisting of both classroom-style learning and hands-on experience. This training will supplement the valuable skills and hands-on experience you gain on your campus.

Find out more information at jobs.studentPIRGs.org. If you have any questions you can contact Micaela Preskill, Student PIRGs Recruitment Director at (312)544-4436 ext. 304 or mpreskill@studentpirgs.org.

How To Apply:
Apply online at jobs.studentPIRGs.org by October 19th.

Sep 17, 2014

Research Internships with Total Child Health, Inc.!

2014-2015 Research Positions
Total Child Health, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Description:
Total Child Health is a for-profit company dedicated to helping primary care
pediatricians identify, assess, and treat developmental, behavioral, and socio-emotional
difficulties in children. This goal is accomplished through the use of an interactive, online
program called the Child Health and Development Interactive System (CHADIS). Total
Child Health is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), through
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants.

Total Child Health is seeking students for the position described below. Such positions
may be paid, or arranged through an independent study program. Independent study is
contingent on approval from a faculty supervisor.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) Study
The ADHD study is an NIMH-funded research project with the goal of improving the
evaluation and management of ADHD in primary care. The internship will involve
developing, testing, and validating online parent questionnaires designed to assess ADHD
and common comorbidities (e.g., anxiety, aggression). In order to validate parent
questionnaires, the intern will conduct structured diagnostic interviews with both parents
and children. Interns will also assist with participant recruitment, as well as with
facilitating communication between parents and clinicians. Finally, interns will assist
with organizing grant materials, coding and entering data, and validating questionnaires.
Previous research experience is required. Experience conducting psychiatric diagnostic
interviews (e.g., the DISC or DIPA), experience working with parents and children, and
fluency in Spanish are all desired, but not required. Interns will be required to travel to
both pediatric offices, as well as to participants’ homes in order to conduct interviews. A
minimum of 10 hours per week is requested. 

How To Apply:
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sophie Aiyer at saiyer@chadis.com. Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line. The application deadline is October 30th, yet applications may be considered on an ongoing basis. For more information about Total Child Health, please visit our website at http://CHADIS.com

Sep 15, 2014

Native English Speakers needed for paid Spanish study!

Paid Research Study Participants 
Do you study Spanish?
Center for the Advanced Study of Language

Description:
The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants! Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at the Patapsco building (a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104). You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad. Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session). After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards! Review eligibility criteria, get more information, and sign up on the Paid SONA System http://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com For more information about this study, contact the Language Learning and Cognition Team at LangLCS@casl.umd.edu.

Qualifications:
-18-20 years of age
-monolingual native English speaker
-currently enrolled in a 300 level Spanish course or completed a 300 level Spanish course within the past year
-did not begin studying Spanish before age 12
-no immersion experience of longer than one month in a Spanish-speaking country

How to participate:
Contact the Language Learning and Cognition Team at LangLCS@casl.umd.edu

Don't miss the Fall Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, September 17 & Thursday, September 18!

Fall Career & Internship Fair
September 17 & 18
9/17: 11 am-4 pm
9/18: 11 am-3 pm

Employer Tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmnrU4uXrG8&list=UUyjBWbyTm6Q7YnJZtYlGEhA

PREP EVENTS 
Career Fair Prep Walk-In Hours
10:00 am-4:00 pm
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Printed resume required for critique
Monday, September 8
http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5033&utm_source=FCIF+2014+Reminder&utm_campaign=FCIF-3-24-14&utm_medium=email
Tuesday, September 9
http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5034&utm_source=FCIF+2014+Reminder&utm_campaign=FCIF-3-24-14&utm_medium=email
Thursday, September 11
http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5035&utm_source=FCIF+2014+Reminder&utm_campaign=FCIF-3-24-14&utm_medium=email
Friday, September 12

http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5036&utm_source=FCIF+2014+Reminder&utm_campaign=FCIF-3-24-14&utm_medium=email

How to Find an Internship
Monday, September 8
4 pm-5 pm
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4998undefined&utm_source=FCIF+2014+Reminder&utm_campaign=FCIF-3-24-14&utm_medium=email

Resume Clinic (BRING RESUME)
Wednesday, September 10
10 am-3 pm
Baltimore Room, Stamp Student Union
http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4865&utm_source=FCIF+2014+Reminder&utm_campaign=FCIF-3-24-14&utm_medium=email

Internship Searching at the Career & Internship Fair
Thursday, September 11  12:00 pm-1:00 pm
http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5001&utm_source=FCIF+2014+Reminder&utm_campaign=FCIF-3-24-14&utm_medium=email
Tuesday, September 16  4:00 pm-5:00 pm
http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5024&utm_source=FCIF+2014+Reminder&utm_campaign=FCIF-3-24-14&utm_medium=email

Sep 11, 2014

Full-time Support Services Coordinator position with The ARC of Prince George's County!

Full-time Support Services Coordinator Position
The ARC of Prince George's County


The ARC of Prince George's County offers a lifetime of support, understanding, and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Providing support through a variety of programs and services that match each person or family's individual needs, The ARC ensures that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are given the skills, access, and information they need to fully participate as citizens in their communities. 
 
Responsibilities:
Full-Time position (40 hours)
Implements and documents outcomes/goals
Maintains monthly contact with families/individuals
Accounts accurately for participants’ spending
Ensures that staff actively assists individuals with community activities
Promotes activity planning in the home and community
Ensures medical and mental health appointments are completed on time
Organizes and completes all plans and records within specified time frames
Actively encourages family involvement

Qualifications:
BA/BS in a related field plus working experience
Need reliable transportation to travel to meetings or transport program participants, on occasion
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule
Ability to pass a criminal background investigation and drug screen
Successful candidates will be paid to complete approximately 52-72 hours of Developmental Disability Administration trainings

How To Apply:
Please submit letter of interest and resume/curriculum vitae to Miguel Hernandez at mhernandez@thearcofpgc.org with Supports Services Coordinator in the Subject Line.

FREE Conference to prepare undergraduates for Graduate School! Don't miss this informative event!

Conference to prepare undergraduates for Graduate School
Saturday, September 20
10:00 am-3:45 pm
Jeong H. Engineering Building Rotunda
University of Maryland College Park
Registration:  https://egem.gemfellowship.org/entrypoint/EntryPoint.aspx?eventID=10118

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park is hosting a
GEM GRAD Lab on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Facilitators: The National GEM Consortium. The GEM Mission: The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.

Hosts: A. James Clark School of Engineering, the University of Maryland College Park’s Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering: Established in 1981 as a unit within the School of Engineering, the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering provides academic support services and outreach programs designed to recruit, retain, and graduate African American, Hispanic American, and Native American engineering students.

Co-sponsors: The National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate: PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is a university system-wide effort for the state of Maryland to facilitate underrepresented STEM graduate student and postdoctoral professional development and pathways to careers. UMBC leads the alliance that consists of all 14 colleges, universities, and regional education centers in the University System of Maryland, four community colleges, and a former NSF Model Institution of Excellence Hispanic Serving Institution in Puerto Rico. PROMISE has been a critical catalyst for increasing enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of underrepresented minorities.

Co-hosts: Howard University, Penn State, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) via PROMISE.

Need help with your Psychology Internship Search?

Are you interested in pursuing a psychology internship but not sure where to start? Then contact Steve Young, Academic Advisor in the Psychology Department Office of Undergraduate Studies, for help. E-mail Steve at syoung17@umd.edu to schedule your 
"Internship Planning" appointment today! 

Sep 10, 2014

Upcoming Employer Networking Sessions!


EMPLOYERS VISITING CAMPUS

Southwest Airlines: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, September 11, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: 3135 Hornbake Library - South Wing RSVP.

Maryland Community Connection: Employer Networking Sessions
Monday, September 15, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room RSVP.

Defense Intelligence Agency Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 • 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: online via the web

The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security, has internship, co-op and scholarship opportunities for current students. Join us at the IC Student Programs Virtual Info Session to see how you can participate. Chat with Student Program Managers and learn how to apply. LEARN MORE.

Enhance the life of a child with autism as an Early Intervention Intern!

EARLY INTERVENTION INSTRUCTIONAL THERAPIST: Internships/Externships (Germantown & Gaithersburg, MD)

http://csaac.org/

Requirements:
Enrolled or graduated from a college or university
Coursework in psychology, education, or other social services fields.
Must have own transportation to support family residences, community locations, schools offices etc.
Provide a minimum of 8 in-home therapy hours per week with a child diagnosed with autism
Attend a weekly 1-hour team meeting at our East Village office

Gain Experience:
Learn how to conduct one-to-one positive behavioral therapy with a child in his/her own home or preschool classroom.
Learn how to track data measuring the child’s performance.
Complete a comprehensive training program (CPR/First Aid certification included).
Experience working collaboratively supported by Ph.D. supervision.
For interns and externs, freedom to create your own projects related to autism to match your specific university program requirements.

Benefits:
Flexible part-time hours (8-24 hours/per week)
Morning, afternoons, weekends
Ongoing clinical training and support
Opportunities for growth and advancement

Valuable work experience for psychology education and social services majors & future applicants to graduate school!

Starting rate: $10.75 per hour including paid training, $15.00 per hour upon successful completion of required training

Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC), is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting persons diagnosed with autism.

CSAAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Send your resume and completed application to:

Email to:
careers@csaac.org

Fall 2014 Career Shuttles!

Fall 2014 Career Shuttles
Explore companies in a small group setting, get a sense for the office culture and expand your professional network! 
Reserve your seat at http://careers.umd.edu/shuttle

Target Investigative Center
Friday, October 3

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Office of Communications/Writing Branch
Friday, October 3

U.S. Department of State
Wednesday, October 8

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, October 10

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 
Friday, October 17

Sep 9, 2014

Rehabilitation Specialist positions with Arundel Lodge Behavioral Health!

Rehabilitation Specialist Positions 
Arundel Lodge
Edgewater, MD
20-40 hours per week
$10-$13 per hour


Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a behavioral health agency located in Edgewater, MD. Arundel Lodge partners with individuals and families to improve their behavioral health through recovery oriented services. Duties include; provide daily living skills support to mentally ill clients, medication monitoring, transport clients to appointments, apply crisis intervention as needed in a day program or residential setting. Part Time and Full Time available.

For a complete job description and how to apply go to: http://www.arundellodge.org/job/rehabilitation-specialist-4/

Help Fight the Stigma of Mental Illness by Joining Active Minds of Maryland!


Are you interested in mental health? Have you or someone you know experienced mental health issues? Are you interested in meeting other PSYC Terps looking to de-stigmatize mental health?

Join Active Minds at Maryland!

Active Minds at Maryland is a student-led mental health advocacy group. Our aim is to educate UMD students about mental health and health issues, bring about awareness of mental illness on college campuses, and act as liaisons between students and campus mental health care providers.

Sound interesting? Stop by ASY 3221 this Thursday at 7:00pm to learn more about us!

If you have questions, please contact umdactiveminds@gmail.com!