2013 Jobs/Internship Ads & Ugrad Conferences
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Internship in Judgment and Decision Making at Carnegie Mellon University
Applications Due: February 1, 2013
Internship Starts June 17, 2013, Ends July 26, 2013
The Center for Behavioral and Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University is accepting applications from undergraduates interested in conducting judgment and decision making research in our summer internship program. The internship begins on June 17, 2013 and ends on July 26, 2013.
The CBDR summer internship is open to students who are interested in gaining familiarity with and executing research in the field of judgment and decision-making. The Center includes researchers with training in social and cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, marketing, neuroscience, and organizational behavior. Interns will spend approximately 40 hours/week working in close contact with faculty and graduate students affiliated with the center. Work includes conducting experiments with CBDR researchers in the lab and field (on our Data Truck). In weekly seminars, researchers will present the results of the research conducted by the interns the previous week and lead workshops on related topics (e.g., from intertemporal choice to the graduate admissions process).
Interns will be provided with free university housing and access to university facilities, but will be responsible for all other costs (e.g., transportation, travel, and meals).
The deadline for applications is February 1st, 2013. All applicants must commit to attending the entire program (arriving on 6/16/2013 and departing on 7/27/2013). Applicants who cannot attend the entire program will automatically be removed from consideration (please check your calendar and final exam schedule in advance before submitting an application).
Applications should include:
- A one-page cover letter describing your research experience and interests. Please explain why you would like to attend the program, as well as whether you intend to attend graduate school in a related field.
- A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major, relevant courses, relevant research experience, GPA, email address, and a working telephone number.
- A letter of reference from a member of your academic community: a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or professor.
Applications should be submitted to the Center for Behavioral and Decision Research laboratory manager, Ms. Tess Bailie, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants will be notified of their status by February 15th. For information about the Center for Behavioral Decision Research, please visit: http://cbdr.cmu.edu.
Psychology Job Opening At Penn Positive Psychology Center
There is a full time job opening for a project coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, working with Dr. Karen Reivich, Dr. Martin Seligman, and Peter Schulman. The position starts summer 2013 and continues for at least two years. This is an excellent opportunity as a stepping stone for graduate school or a longer term position in our Center.
Excellent organizing and communication skills are expected for the position, as well as a psychology background. Research experience is preferred but not essential. Responsibilities include assisting in the coordination of our resilience training interventions, which are based largely on cognitive-behavioral techniques. Twenty years of federally-funded research has shown that our programs reduce depression and anxiety and increase well being. We now deliver these interventions to several populations. Current programs include teaching U.S. Army soldiers how to deliver our resilience curricula to other soldiers, as well as similar training programs with school teachers. In the last 3 years, we have delivered this intervention to more than 13,000 Army soldiers and the response has been very positive.
See http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu for general information about our Center.
For more information or to apply, contact Peter Schulman at email@example.com
NIMH Summer Research Institute for Undergraduates Interested in Mental Health
The University of South Florida is offering a Summer Research Institute for undergraduates interested in mental health. The 10 week program is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health which provides a $4000 stipend for students as well as up to $400 in travel funds. The program is conducted at the USF Florida Mental Health Institute and is called the SRI@FMHI. Students will work with a faculty mentor to conduct a research project, will present their work at a Symposium, will participate in research seminars and skill-building workshops, and will visit community agencies and organizations providing mental health services in the Tampa Bay area. In addition, students will complete research ethics and IRB training. A flyer for the program is attached. We would appreciate it if you would distribute this flyer to students who may be interested in applying. The on-line application is available at: http://www.cbcs.usf.edu/Research/SRI/
The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students. This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab. Applications will be accepted now through March 8th, and the program will run from June 3rd through August 9th. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution. More information can be found at http://tinyurl/EDLinternship. For questions not addressed on the website, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
KLI Partnered Internship Opportunities
APPLICATION DEADLINE Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at noon
The Kravis Leadership Institute has partnered with SEVERAL organizations to create summer internships for CMC students. Internships with partner organizations are expected to challenge interns with meaningful responsibility and leadership development as well as expose the student intern to organizational leadership dynamics.
Selected interns will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship. All participants are required to complete the requirements of INT 199, Internship, for academic credit.
Summer 2013: Available Internships (See KLI website for internship descriptions)
BRAC (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
BRAC, the largest non-profit in the developing world, was launched in Bangladesh in 1972 and reaches more than 138 million people with its holistic approach to addressing poverty by providing micro-loans, self-employment opportunities, health services, education, legal and human rights education and livelihood training.
BRAC USA (New York, NY)
BRAC USA aims to foster a better world by increasing BRAC’s visibility as a development success story, harnessing the power of its friends and ensuring support for a growing number of BRAC organizations around the world to unleash the potential of millions of poor households to create better futures for themselves and their communities. We do this through three main program areas: strategic and program services, grant-making and public education.
FAWE: Forum for African Women Educationalists (Africa – Location TBD)
FAWE's vision is that gender disparities in education will be significantly reduced and more girls will have access to education, complete their studies and perform well at all levels. FAWE's mission is to work, together with its partners, to create positive societal attitudes, policies and practices that promote equity for girls in terms of access, retention, performance and education quality, by influencing the transformation of education systems in Africa. FAWE's goal is to increase access and retention as well as improve the quality of education for all girls within the school system and for women in universities.
INJAZ Al-Arab (Amman, Jordan)
INJAZ Al-Arab is a non-profit organization that aspires to accelerate young people’s ability to contribute to the economic development of MENA countries by connecting them with business leaders and providing them with the skills and mindset they need to become the entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow.
Landesa (Seattle, WA)
Landesa is an international nonprofit organization working to secure land rights for the world’s rural poor. Landesa partners with governments, civil society and donor organizations to develop laws, policy and programs that help create opportunity for the world’s poorest families through the power of effective land rights.
Pratham started in Mumbai in 1994 with the objective of enrolling every child in school and to ensure that they learn well. Pratham brings citizens, government, and the private sector together to ensure the universalization and strengthening of elementary education. Pratham operates programs in rural and urban communities, working with volunteers, school teachers, and with local governments.
Save the Children (Washington, DC)
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs.
To apply please complete the online application form.
In addition to the online application form, the supplemental information listed below should be submitted to Career Services Center by Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at noon. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview by the partner organization.
- Resume or CV
- Personal Statement – Please answer the following questions as a part of your personal statement.
- Why do you want to do an internship with this organization?
- Why do your qualifications make you the best candidate for this internship?
- What value can you add to the organization as an intern?
- What are your expectations from this internship?
- How will this internship further your development and relate to your major career goals?
- One Recommendation – Please send your recommender the link (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KLI2013Recs) to the Online Recommendation Form
- A Detailed Budget – With an explanation of how it was developed. Budget should include: Round Trip Airfare; Housing; Food; Local Transportation; Supplemental International Medical Insurance (which includes coverage for emergency medical evacuation); ISIC student card fee (www.counciltravel.com); Immunizations; and Incidentals.
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Professor Nicole Stephens is seeking a part-time (30 hours/week) Technical Research 2 (Working Title: Lab Manager) for the Culture, Diversity and Inequality Lab at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. This position would start in the summer or fall of 2013 and last for one year with the possibility to extend the position for a second year. This position would be an excellent fit for an individual looking to strengthen her/his research skills before applying to graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field of behavioral science.
This critical role:
- Oversees day-to-day research being conducted, including general research project management, data collection in lab, field, and online environments, programming surveys (e.g., via Qualtrics), managing participant recruitment, creating/modifying IRB proposals, processing data, revising/editing manuscripts, assisting with PowerPoint presentations, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, and scheduling studies and research meetings;
- Cultivates her/his own research agenda when given the opportunity.
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in psychology, organizational behavior or a related field of behavioral science.
- Applicants must be extremely conscientious, self-motivated, and organized.
- Applicants must have the ability to proactively manage teams of undergraduate research assistants working on multiple research projects.
- Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Applicants must have strong computer skills (e.g., knowledge of SPSS, Qualtrics, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop).
- Applicants should have experience with research in psychology or a related field of behavioral science.
- Applicants should have a strong interest in culture (e.g. race, class, gender), diversity, inequality, or intergroup relations.
- Applicants should submit a resume (including a section listing the name/contact information for 3 references) and a 1-page cover letter describing their qualifications, relevant experience, and research interests.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.
For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 20768.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Paid Internship for Work with Law-Related Web Sites
My business partner and I are looking for a paid intern to help with three websites: The Girl's Guide to Law School, Law School Toolbox, and Bar Exam Toolbox. Tasks will vary, but will include categorizing and summarizing recently published content for landing pages (such as:http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/interviews-with-helpful-people/), adding recently published content to various social media streams (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Tumblr, etc.), and reviewing various sources of analytics/data looking for insights.
We're happy to train the right person on the exact technologies we're using, so technical know-how isn't a must have. Excellent writing skills are!
Ideally, we'd find someone who's interested in the work we do and who wants to learn more about social media and online publishing. Enthusiasm is more important than experience (although some related experience never hurts).
During the semester, we estimate 5 hours of work per week (roughly), and we'd be open to expanded hours over the summer, if that was mutually desired. Work will be done remotely, on the intern's schedule. We might occasionally meet via phone or video chat, but generally we'll communicate virtually.
$11.00/hour. Intern will be classified as as an independent contractor.
Interested? Send us a résumé and we'll set up calls with the most promising candidates.
Lee Faller Burgess email@example.com
Full-time Research Assistant Position at Harvard University.
The position will involve running subjects all day in research related to economic games. Data collection involves surveying and saliva samples for hormone analysis.
Applicants should have a bachelor degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. Candidates should have prior experience in research or be interested in gaining research experience.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The position will start immediately upon hire and will last at least one year.
Please send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Internship at the UCLA Psychology of Social Justice Lab
Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff’s Psychology of Social Justice Lab (PSJL) at UCLA is currently accepting applications for volunteer research assistants this summer!
PSJL is a social psychology lab interested in basic and translational social justice research. Specifically, we look at issues of racial and gender disparities, immigration policy, the treatment of children across real world settings (e.g., in schools, within criminal justice contexts, within organizations). Our summer research assistants will gain hands-on experience with these issues in both the laboratory and real-world settings.
Research assistants at PSJL will gain valuable experience in various aspects of conducting social psychology research in a laboratory setting, including developing research materials, running participants, and handling data. Motivated research assistants will have the opportunity to collaborate with doctoral students to assist in research design, implementation, and the interpretation of study results.
PSJL also offers unique opportunities to learn about the real-world application of psychology research. PSJL partners with the Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity (cple.psych.ucla.edu), a network of academics, policy makers, and police departments around the country that works to ensure equity in law enforcement. The goal of the CPLE is to bridge the gap between research and policing by developing evidenced-based approaches to improving identity-based inequality. Our research assistants will have opportunities to work with CPLE and affiliated police departments.
Who Can Apply:
- No prior research experience is needed.
- Must be a responsible, dedicated individual with the ability to think critically about social issues.
- Must be able to commit at least 9 hrs. per week to the lab.
- Must be able to attend our weekly lab meeting on Thursdays from 5- 6:30pm
- A commitment of at least 6 weeks during the summer months (8 weeks or more highly preferred).
Please help us spread the word about this summer opportunity by forwarding this email to your current students and alumni. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled, with a final deadline of March 29th. Interested parties should apply by sending their CV, unofficial grade report, and availability between June and August to Franccesca Kazerooni at email@example.com.
ISPP International Society of Political Psychology
APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN!
THE 2013 SUMMER INSTITUTE IN POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
at Stanford University from July 14 – August 3, 2013
Applications are being accepted for the 21st Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology (SIPP), to be held at Stanford University July 14 to August 3, 2013. The SIPP program takes up to 60 participants and is filling up; there are still some spots available.
The Summer Institute offers three weeks of intensive training in political psychology. Political psychology is an exciting and thriving field that explores the origins of political behavior and the causes of political events, with a special focus on the psychological mechanisms at work.
Research findings in political psychology advance basic theory of human cognitive and social behavior and are an important basis for political decision-making practice.
SIPP was founded in 1991 at Ohio State University, and Stanford has hosted SIPP since 2005, with support from Stanford University and from the National Science Foundation. Hundreds of participants have attended SIPP during these years.
The 2013 SIPP curriculum is designed to (1) provide broad exposure to theories, empirical findings, and research traditions; (2) illustrate successful cross-disciplinary research and integration; (3) enhance methodological pluralism; and (4) strengthen networks among scholars from around the world.
SIPP activities will include lectures by world-class faculty, discussion groups, research/interest group meetings, group projects, and an array of social activities.
Some of the topics covered in past SIPP programs include race relations, conflict and dispute resolution, voting and elections, international conflict, decision-making by political elites, moral disengagement and violence, social networks, activism and social protest, political socialization, and justice.
In 2013 SIPP will accept up to 60 participants, including graduate students, faculty, professionals, and advanced undergraduates. For detailed information and to apply, visit HERE.
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled, so applying soon maximizes chances of acceptance.
For all those interested, be sure to submit your application very soon!
Severine Bennett, CGMP, PMP
Executive Director, ISPP
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2013 Undergraduate Conferences
Conference on Evidence-Based Approaches for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Conference: March 6-8, 2013
Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference
Submission Deadline: end of March
Conference: mid May
UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC UCLA)
Submission Deadline: mid February
Conference: beginning of May
Psychology Research Fair
Submission Deadline: mid February
Conference: mid/end of April