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Oct 31, 2014

Don't miss the Master's in Clinical Psychological Science Info Session Monday, November 3rd!

Information Session
University of Maryland Master's in Clinical Psychological Science Program
Monday, November 3rd
6:00 pm-7:00 pm 
Biology-Psychology Building
Room 1245

The Psychology Department at the University of Maryland is pleased to offer a Master’s in Clinical Psychological Science Program. The program is designed for working professionals who desire advanced knowledge in clinical science to enter, advance, or expand their career options in the mental health field. Classes are help on campus two days a week after traditional working hours. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall, 2015 semester. No GRE or previous experience in psychology is required. Information sessions, including more information on tuition remission, will be held MONDAY (11/03/14) from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Biology-Psychology Room 1245. Pizza dinner will be provided. More information, including application materials, can be found at our website: http://marylandclinicalpsychologymps.tumblr.com.

For questions please contact the Program Director, Dr. Julia Felton, at jfelton1@umd.edu 

Become a Research Assistant in the Educational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab!

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
Educational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Description:
The Educational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, directed by Dr. Richard Prather, is seeking assistance from undergraduate researchers for the upcoming Spring 2015 semester. This lab investigates children’s neurocognitive development with a primary focus on mathematical cognition and related processes. Current projects utilize both EEG and behavioral studies to examine these topics. Course credit is offered.

Responsibilities:
-Recruit participants
-Set up experiments
-Assist in data analysis

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.2 GPA
-2 semester commitment
-10 hours/week

How to Apply:
Email your resume and unofficial transcript to Sara Fitt at sfitt@umd.edu. Lab website: http://pratherlab.org/

Questions and Contact Information:
Name: Sara Fitt
Email: sfitt@umd.edu

Internships on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis: a Student Perspective

Internships on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis: a Student Perspective
Tuesday, November 11,
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Description:
Are you interested in an internship with Congress or the Maryland General Assembly? Hear about the benefits of these internships and gain valuable tips on how to find and apply for these opportunities. A panel of BSOS students and recent graduates who interned in a wide array of offices will share their experiences and answer questions.

Panelists include:

Jenna Mason
Government & Politics, ‘14
Former Intern, Senator Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Press Assistant, Senator Lisa Murkowski

AnithaMohan
Candidate, Government & Politics, ‘14
Former Intern, Senator Patty Murray (Washington)
Former Intern, Delegate Heather Mizeur (District 20, Montgomery County)

Edoghogho "Doc" Akonawe
Government & Politics and Theater, ‘15
Former Intern, Delegate Mary-Dulany James (District 34A, Harford and Cecil Counties)

...and more to be added!

RSVP here.

For More Information:
Contact Kathryn Hopps (khopps@umd.edu)

Apply Now to Become a BSOS Peer Mentor for Spring 2015!

Description:
The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership, presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester.

Qualifications:
-Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
-If the student is a Double Major, the primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
-Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2015
-At least a 2.5 GPA within major
-Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
-Must be in good judicial/academic standing

For More Information:
Go to http://bsosundergrad.umd.edu/engagement/bsos-peer-mentors

Oct 28, 2014

Gain experience working with ADHD Children as a Recreational and Educational Counselor in Chicago!

Camp Star 
Summer Treatment Program for Children with ADHD in Chicago
Joint effort of University of Illinois at Chicago and JCYS
Recreational and Educational Counselors
http://jcys.org/locations/highland-park/camp-star

The program runs from June 15th-July 31st 2015 and is located in Highland Park, IL (a suburb of Chicago).*

*Out of town applicants are encouraged to apply, summer housing is available!

Counselors are required to attend two weeks of training starting June 1st and also required to stay from August 3-5 for report writing.

Counselors will typically work from 8:00 am-5:30 pm on weekdays. 

Description: 
Camp STAR is a 7-week, evidence-based, therapeutic Summer Treatment Program (STP) developed by Dr. Pelham to help children with ADHD and related disorders, ages 6-12, learn to manage behavioral, emotional, social, and learning issues. The STP provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The STP was named as a Model Program for Service Delivery for Child and Family Mental Health by the Section on Clinical Child Psychology and Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services of the American Psychological Association. The STP has also been used in clinical trials conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Mental Health, has been named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association and SAMHSA, and has been named a program of the year by CHADD.

Responsibilities and Requirements:
-Receive extensive training in behavior modification and social skills training
-Gain clinical experience with children with ADHD, oppositional/conduct disorders, aggression, learning issues and social challenges
-Participate in daily supervision with expert clinical psychologists
-Assist in on-site research studies on topics related to ADHD
-Earn recommendations for work and graduate school

Qualifications:
A strong academic background in Psychology, Education, Medicine, or other fields that involve working with children with behavioral and/or developmental issues
An understanding or previous experience executing behavior modification and/or classroom instruction
A willingness and ability to learn and implement a highly structured and intensive treatment program
Experience and interest in working with children, especially those with behavioral and social needs, in recreational, classroom or other settings
Sports knowledge (basketball, softball, soccer, kickball and swimming) AND the ability to plan and lead skill drills and games (coaching experience is a plus!)
Outgoing, enthusiastic, and positive attitudes!

How To Apply:
For more information and on how to apply email campstar@jcys.org  or go to http://jcys.org/locations/highland-park/camp-star

Summer internships with Florida International's Center for Children and Families!

Florida International University 
Center for Children and Families 
2015 Summer Treatment Program 
Lead Counselor Internship Positions
http://ccf.fiu.edu/employment/stp/
http://ccf.fiu.edu/employment/stp/stp-2015-counselor-announcement.pdf

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Lead Counselor internship positions for 2015. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. Lead Counselors will work in one of three related programs: STP-PreK, for children in preschool or entering Kindergarten; STP-E, for children ages 6-12 in elementary school; or STP-A, for adolescents in middle school and high school. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. Paulo Graziano, Ph.D., and Katie Hart, Ph.D., are the Program Directors for the STP-PreK, Erika Coles, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the STP-E, and Margaret Sibley, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the STP-A.

The dates of employment for the Lead Counselor position are Monday, June 1, 2015 through Friday, August 14, 2015. Lead Counselor hours of employment are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and on Saturday, August 8. In addition, Lead Counselors will participate in a parent training group that meets one evening weekly until 8:30 PM. Many Lead Counselors work additional hours on other evenings and on weekends finishing tasks and attending meetings.

Lead Counselors are paid a salary of $6,000 for the summer. In addition, practicum credits for current students can often be arranged on an individual basis through the student's own program.

For more information on the Lead Counselor Internships and how to apply
go to the following links:  
http://ccf.fiu.edu/employment/stp/
http://ccf.fiu.edu/employment/stp/stp-2015-counselor-announcement.pdf

Oct 24, 2014

Apply for an Internship with the Joint Program in Survey Methodology!

Description:
The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland is pleased to offer a 10 week summer internship to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in survey methodology and the Federal Statistical System (http://jpsm.umd.edu/undergraduate/topic/junior-fellow-program).

JPSM is a federally sponsored consortium of two universities and a private research firm that provides graduate level training in survey methodology. Located at the University of Maryland College Park campus, JPSM offers Masters’ and PhD degrees in the study of survey methods.

Each summer JPSM sponsors a Junior Fellows Program for a limited number of undergraduate students. Successful applicants are granted paid research assistantships in a Federal statistical agency in the Washington, DC area. They participate in weekly seminars at JPSM and elsewhere in the area on survey methodology and career options in survey research. Throughout the summer, students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how government agencies work. While meeting other students from across the country and the JPSM faculty.

For the full flyer and information on how to apply to the JPSM, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BziM_okGBcBIakZ5ZHY1OTRYNS1jaEJaVUhJajNkLTFkNnZr/view?usp=sharing

Oct 22, 2014

Upcoming Career Center Workshops you don't want to miss!


How to Find an Internship
Thursday, October 23, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews

Tips on the Federal Internship Search
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Between the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the federal government, the opportunities for internships are vast. Before diving into the federal internship search process, it is important for you to know what to expect and how to best communicate your qualifications through your application materials. This session will provide you with important resources to learn:
How your major/career interests fit in with internships in the federal government
How to write an effective federal resume
How to find and apply for internships in the federal government
......and more!

Test Your Success and Speak with Experts: Exclusive Employer Information Session
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Are you a first or second year student who is curious about what it takes to succeed in the world of work? Are you interested in first-hand knowledge from employers? Put your communication and relationship-building skills to practice while speaking with our panel of employers. Learn about opportunities in a variety of career fields from the employer’s point of view.

Full-time Research Assistant position with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences!

Full-time Research Assistant Position
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 
Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology
Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior 

The USUHS is looking for applicants for research assistant positions that have both clinical and research experience. If hired, research assistants will be trained in military suicide prevention studies, psychotherapy research, and randomized clinical trials methodology.

For more information go to the following link:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-WK1jWUo8h2cGFzUEluZU1DLUE/edit

Interested applicants can send a CV and letter of interest to laura.neely.ctr@usuhs.edu.

Oct 21, 2014

Psychology research and internship opportunities with the National Aquarium in Baltimore!

National Aquarium
Baltimore, MD
Research and Internship Opportunities 

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is offering opportunities for psychology majors to participate in research. Utilizing the 1.4 million annual guests to the national Aquarium, students will either contribute to the body of existing data being collected or collaborate with Aquarium leaders to design new research projects in the following areas:

· Environmental attitudes, knowledge and behaviors
· Designing behavioral interventions
· Persuasive communication
· Family dynamics
· Predictors of behavior
· Behavioral plasticity
· Research design
· Conservation psychology
· Data collection and analysis

Opportunities include the following:

-AquaService Volunteer (Administrative: Evaluation Volunteer) See link below for more information on this opportunity:
http://www.aqua.org/contribute/volunteer/baltimore-AquaService

-Evaluation Internship  
Deadline for Winter 2014/Spring 2015 internship applications is November 1, 2014.See link below for more information:
http://www.aqua.org/jobs/internships-baltimore

-Graduate Research Project
Apply by emailing a letter of interest and resume to the Director of Visitor Programs at hdoggett@aqua.org 

Oct 20, 2014

Become a School Site Coordinator for the Mental Health Association!

School Site Coordinator
Mental Health Association


Description:

The Mental Health Association is now offering undergraduate level internships for energetic and committed students who want to serve as interns for MHA's school-based Linkages to Learning programs. Interns will work closely with the staff on a variety of tasks, including program coordination and assistance, outreach, event planning, donor and volunteer management, and administrative duties. Work schedule is flexible and is decided on a site level; however, the candidate must be able to commit to between 10-15 hours per week.

Responsibilities:
-Devote 10-15 hours per week
-Experience in providing programming to elementary and middle school children
-Experience working with a diverse, multi-cultural population
-Experience working with immigrant and/or lower-income families
-Experience in case management and social service delivery
-Experience in program development and promotion

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should contact MHA's Volunteer Coordinator at intern@mhamc.org or 301.424-0656, x541

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

Research Assistant position with the Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab!

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position
Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab (MPCRL)

Description:
The Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab (MPCRL) provides high-quality, low-cost counseling and psychotherapy to adults in the Prince George's, Montgomery County, and Washington, D.C. area. Our treatment focuses on insight and understanding difficulties in relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, meaning of life, dreams, and nightmares.

Responsibilities:
-Greeting the clients
-Preparing the rooms for the counseling sessions
-Taking the clients to complete measures
-Backing up data and transcribing therapy sessions
-Code research that is going on at the clinic among other things
Qualifications:
-Should be interested in research
-Should be interested in psychotherapy
-Knowledge from Basic Helping Skills class is a plus (not required)
-You can work for credit or volunteer

How To Apply:
If you are interested, please contact the MPCRL as soon as possible, so that a phone conversation can be arranged. Submit your resumes to mpcrl@umd.edu or bmpaluko@umd.edu. Please include your availability and when is the best time to call you. For further information about the clinic, please check www.mpcrl.umd.edu.

RSVP for the PSYC Alumni Panel: Careers in Mental Health!

PSYC Alumni Panel: Careers in Mental Health
Monday, November 3
Biology Research Building (BRB) Room 1103
6:00 pm-7:15 pm 
RSVP at the following link:  http://ter.ps/careerpanel 


Dr. Marilou Tablang-Jimenez
- Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
- Has her own Private Practice
- Medical Director at the Montgomery County Crisis Center
- UMD ‘80 – Psychology
- MD from De LaSalle University



Dr. Robin Toblin 
- Clinical Psychologist in the US Public Health Service 
- Clinical Psychologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center working with active duty service members with PTSD 
- Research Psychologist at Center for Military Psychiatry 
- UMD ‘01 – Psychology Honors and Criminal Justice 
- PhD from University of Southern California

Access the Career Panel Flyer at the following link: 

Oct 17, 2014

Apply Now to Join PULSAR, the Language Science Program!

The Language Science Center is currently accepting applications to join PULSAR, the new interdisciplinary language science program for undergraduates, for Spring 2015.

Description:
The PULSAR program is open to students in all majors who have taken one of the prerequisite courses or have some comparable background in a language science field. PULSAR involves students in research and outreach as well as diverse coursework in language science (beyond the student’s major). The application deadline is November 14th, 2014. More information about the program can be found at their website: ter.ps/pulsar

For the PULSAR flyer and full program description, please view it here: https://drive.google.com/a/terpmail.umd.edu/file/d/0BziM_okGBcBIX1BRTldfRkxqOEU/view?usp=sharing

English to Spanish Translators needed at Paint Branch Elementary!


Paint Branch Elementary School is seeking Spanish-speaking translators who would be willing to UMD's community partners! If interested, please contact Laura Russell at lrussel3@umd.edu
give their time to translate English into Spanish on Thursday, October 16th. Volunteers are needed from 6:00 - 8:30 pm to help out with a variety of activities planned for the evening including the PTA meeting and the star-gazing event that follows. This is a great opportunity to get involved with one of