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Jul 1, 2015

Interested in pursuing a counseling or therapy career? Consider training to become a Hotline Call Counselor with the Montgomery Mental Health Association!

Hotline Call Counselor: Internship
Volunteer or Intern with the Montgomery County Hotline - Classes start July 20th The Montgomery County hotline is a 24-hour, 7 day a week confidential service. Hotline Counselors provide supportive and confidential listening; crisis prevention and intervention; and give information, referrals and resources. All interested volunteers must complete the hotline's 52-hour prep course, accredited by American Association of Suicidology. Great experience for students interested in graduate school or who are entering careers in counseling, therapy or the nonprofit field. Also an opportunity for anyone looking for a meaningful experience and a way to give back to the community. Must have a high school diploma and be at least 18 years of age.

-reflective listening
-referrals and resources
-crisis prevention and intervention

-good listening skills

How To Apply:  
To apply, email or call (301) 424-0656 ext. 541.

Jun 29, 2015

Do you love math or science? Gain teaching experience for Graduate School while earning a $150 TLPL 101 teaching scholarship!

TLPL 101
Teaching Opportunity

Here's a chance to try teaching and earn a $150 scholarship for completing
the course with a "B" grade or higher. The course will focus on
inquiry-based teaching. You will strengthen your oral communication and
organization skills. The course requires that you observe a local elementary
school teacher twice and then teach two science or math lessons. Yes, that's
correct. You are required to be in the elementary school a total of four
times during the semester. We suggest that you allow a 3-hour window to
include travel time, set-up, and wrap-up when teaching the lessons. All of
the schools are on the UM shuttle line. A background check is required.
TLPL 101 meets for one-hour and twenty minutes once a week.

There is no obligation to continue the course sequence once you have taken
TLPL 101.

Contact Person: Travis Larmore
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 301-405-0645
Website URL:

Jun 26, 2015

Internship opportunities with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network!

Internship Opportunities
RAINN Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network  

General Information about RAINN Internships:
Online Hotline Internship Information:

About RAINN: 
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti sexual violence organization and has partnerships with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers nationwide. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE), the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense, and publicizes the National hotline’s free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual violence; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual violence, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. We are a frequent resource for television, radio and print news outlets — as well as local, state and national policymakers, law enforcement and rape treatment professionals — on issues related to rape and sexual assault. RAINN educates more than 120 million Americans each year about sexual assault. RAINN has been ranked as one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. Marie Claire magazine has named RAINN one of the ten best charities in the country, and has given RAINN a perfect rating of four-stars. Rape, Abuse & Incest 

Graduate Assistant position with Maryland's Institute of Governmental Research and Service!

POSITION: Graduate Assistant
CLOSING DATE: July 20, 2015
DEPARTMENT: Institute for Governmental Service and Research (IGSR)
STARTING SALARY: 12-month graduate stipend based on level with tuition remission and health benefits

Duties: Provide research assistance in data collection, data management, and statistical analysis for Institute projects designed to inform and improve policy, operations, and outcomes in the delivery of state and local services. Established in 1948, IGSR is dedicated to the University of Maryland’s public service mission and located in its Division of Research. Graduate assistants work under the direction of senior researchers and project managers in a variety of areas, including: public safety, public health, justice administration, organizational effectiveness, leadership and governance, fiscal management, and land use and growth management. Responsibilities will include: data collection; data cleaning; transforming small and large data sets with multiple variables; recoding variables; computing new variables; and performing multivariate statistical analyses. Other duties may involve conducting literature reviews and synthesizing information from a variety of sources, including contact with individuals working in the field, into oral and written reports and memos.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must: (1) be enrolled in an accredited UMCP graduate program in any of the following areas: behavioral or social science, evaluation or quantitative methods, public health or education, public policy or administration; (2) possess strong analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills; (3) have experience in data management and multivariate statistical analysis using SPSS, STATA, or SAS; (4) show proficiency using PC, Internet, and MS-Office applications; (5) have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel within Maryland (having an automobile is not necessary); and (6) be able to manage graduate-level coursework along with assistantship responsibilities. In addition, the ideal candidate is a reliable self-starter who is not only capable of multi-tasking, but also detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and flexible.

How to Apply: Please send resume, letter of interest, and names and telephone numbers of three professional references by Monday, July 20, 2015 to: HR Coordinator, Institute for Governmental Service and Research, 4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 208, College Park, MD 20742-3225. Electronic submissions can be sent to with subject “GA position.” The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Jun 25, 2015

3rd Annual Department of Psychology Summer Diversity Research Conference!

3rd Annual Department of Psychology Summer Diversity Research Conference 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
9:15 am-1:00 pm
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center  
College Park, MD 20742
Conference Flyer 

The UMD Department of Psychology is hosting its third annual, FREE one day Summer Diversity Research Conference Wednesday, July 15th, 9:15 am-1:00 pm. Presentations will focus on current directions in research and practice on cultural competence and diversity, with a focus on its link to psychological processes across disciplines. Invited speakers from UMD include Jennifer Wessel, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology), Jonathan Mohr Ph.D. (Department of Psychology), Jing Yu, Doctoral Student, UMBC, and Jasmine Wheeler, Doctoral Student, UMD. Our outstanding list of external speakers includes Kimberly Noble, MD, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Robin Pollini, PhD, MPH (Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation). The public, and all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. For more information email 

To register go to: 

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Seeks Paid Summer Research Assistant!

Temp Part-time Research Assistants
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

A small, nonprofit, Washington, DC-based research organization seeks two temporary, part-time research assistants for a data collection effort occurring during July and August 2015. The study goal is to understand vehicle owners’ use of different safety technologies. The primary task will be to record data about the settings of safety systems of vehicles when owners bring them in for service at two Honda automobile dealerships in the DC metro area (one in Germantown, MD and one in Alexandria, VA).

The research assistants will be stationed in the service department waiting room or in the actual service lanes and will use a notebook computer to record observations. Therefore, candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time and operate a notebook computer. The ideal candidates are undergraduates or first-year graduate students who have demonstrated that they work well independently. The research assistants also must have excellent interpersonal skills as they will need to interact with service personnel, other dealership employees, and, potentially, vehicle owners.

The position provides an excellent opportunity for gaining hands-on research experience, and there is the potential to transition to a permanent part-time or full-time research assistant position with an attractive benefits package.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience collecting field data and can demonstrate the ability to work independently.

The position pays $18-$20 an hour based on experience. Housing is not provided. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled. Candidates should send their resumes via email to An in-person interview is required. No phone calls, please.

Jun 17, 2015

Child Care Volunteers needed for Homeless Children's Playtime Project!

Child Care Volunteers
Homeless Children's Playtime Project
Washington, DC
Tuesday evenings
6:00-8:00 pm
11 Weeks beginning June 30

The Homeless Children's Playtime Project in DC is in need of volunteers to provide child care services for up to 20 children on Tuesday evenings for 11 consecutive weeks. As a volunteer, you will be helping families in need by engaging in games, toys, and activities with the children while freeing up time for their families to participate in an evidence-based parenting class.

If interested please contact Jamila Larson, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Homeless Children's Playtime Project at or 202-425-8218. For more information on the Homeless Playtime Project go to  This is a great opportunity for students looking to pursue a non-profit, human services, or social work career path. 

Interested in being part of a large cross-cultural psychology study? Apply to become a Culture Lab Research Assistant today!

Research Assistant Positions   
Culture Lab

The Culture Lab (under the direction of Professor Michele Gelfand) is seeking motivated research assistants to help enter data for a multinational observational study across 30 countries. If hired, research assistants will have the opportunity to learn statistical tools and participate in one of the largest studies in cross-cultural psychology. All RAs will be trained in data management and analysis. Overall, these positions offer a great learning opportunity for undergraduates who have strong academic background and are interested in pursuing psychology in graduate programs. RAs will also have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings where they may develop personal research skills or get feedback on personal goals or postgraduate applications.

-8 hours per week
-Minimum three months commitment

-3.30 GPA
-Good attention to detail
-Interest in psychology and research

How To Apply:
If you would like to apply, please send an email to the Cultural Lab Manager at with a resume/CV and unofficial transcript. For more information about the position, please visit

Jun 16, 2015

Research Psychologist opportunities with the US Navy!

The Navy Research Psychology Specialty is currently screening interested Doctoral candidates, Post-doctoral Fellows, or recent PhD recipients about becoming a Medical Service Corps Officer in US Navy, serving as a Research Psychologist.

The Navy has a small research science community specializing in psychology. We typically bring in 1-2 persons per year as commissioned officers to work as scientists focusing on basic and applied research in areas of military medicine, human performance, and psychological issues.

There is a standard application process. Persons must be able to meet the citizenship, security, and medical requirements to join the US Military as well as meet the professional standards of the Research Psychology community. That is a doctorate in a research-based PhD program in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline, plus a strong track record of
publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Interested parties can either contact their local navy medical officer recruiter or respond to this announcement calling 301-319-7681 to get a hold of the Navy Research Psychology Recruitment Coordinator.

Jun 12, 2015

Membership Internship with Association for Psychological Science!

Membership Internship
Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) is seeking candidates for an internship in its Membership Department, to begin as soon as possible. The opportunity is open to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degrees in psychology, marketing, or a related field. Candidates should have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel). Experience with Microsoft Access desirable.

The internship allows for flexible hours (part-time or full-time) and is based in downtown Washington, D.C. Among other things, activities include data entry, web research, and data mining to locate prospects in the psychological science field for APS membership appeals, compiling lists for marketing efforts, working with messaging for membership campaigns, and other duties. The length of the internship is flexible. The position pays a bi-weekly stipend. If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Patti Martin
Director of Membership
Association for Psychological Science
1133 15th Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005

Jun 4, 2015

Short-Term Summer Research Assistant positions!

Short-Term Summer Research Assistant Positions 
June-July 2015

Dr. Wessel is looking for motivated, conscientious undergraduates to assist in a psychology research project this summer. The project should last about 2 weeks and would be a good way for a student to get their "feet wet" by seeing what it's like to be involved in research! This project is unpaid and should take about 10 hours over two weeks to complete. Dr. Wessel's lab will also be recruiting undergraduate assistants for the Fall very soon and this would be a great way to get involved in her lab early on.

-Involves coding passages
-10 Hours over two weeks
-Can be completed remotely

-Analytical Skills
-Ability to adhere to deadlines
-3.5 or higher GPA
-Can be done remotely

How To Apply:
Interested students should email Dr. Wessel at 

Jun 1, 2015

Child Development Lab Research Assistant position!

Undergraduate Research Assistant 
Child Development Lab

The Child Development Lab (, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is currently seeking a highly motivated and extremely dependable student for the Fall semester to work on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project and projects examining cognitive development. EDHD 498, PSYC 479, BSCI 399 credits available.

-Data Entry
-Data Analysis
-Testing participants
-Literature reviews
-9 hours per week
-Two semester commitment minimum

-3.0 GPA
-Committed to the accuracy and completeness of data
-Comfortable working independently 
-Familiarity with SPSS, Mplus, and Excel is preferred, but not required
-Familiarity with statistics and research methods required

How To Apply:
If interested, please email your resume, unofficial transcript, and Fall 2015 class schedule to Leanna Papp at 

May 28, 2015

Get connected with UMD Alumni this summer!

Check out the tools below to Connect with BSOS alumni: 

· Join the new UMD Alumni Advisor Network to connect with over 5,000 alumni waiting to share their career information with you or conduct a resume or mock interview.

· Watch over 30 UMD alumni present information about their careers with Candid Career videos. Many serve as Career Coaches; available to speak with students interested in their industry.

· Stay informed and connect with BSOS alumni through the over 80 UMD related LinkedIn groups (located on the right under “Featured groups").

· LinkedIn’s find alumni, allows users to research where UMD alumni are working and locate alumni.

Have a job or internship search question? The University Career Center is open all summer!

Schedule a Career Assistance Appointment-The University Career Center & The President’s Promise staff is available all summer to help students plan solutions for career-related concerns while identifying appropriate Center resources, programs and services. Schedule a career assistance appointment today through Careers4Terps by clicking on the “Calendar” tab, once logged in, or call 301.314.7225 with questions.

May 27, 2015

Data Collector positions at The Kennedy Center!

Interested in gaining hands-on research experience in Arts and Education at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts?

The Director of Research and Evaluation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, reliable junior or senior undergraduate student or graduate student to assist with the collection, coding, and entry of data for an ongoing research project at the Kennedy Center.

The general objective of this project is to study the impact of the arts on student learning and is funded by the US Department of Education.

Undergraduate or graduate students (with a minimum 3.0 GPA) must commit at least one semester to assist with various research tasks for approximately 8-10 hours per week. The hourly payment for this assistantship is $12. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and applicants with their own transportation are strongly preferred. This position will begin in August 2015.

If interested, please send a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript via e-mail to