Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

 

~~  Due to federal, state and University of Pittsburgh restrictions the advising office is closed to in-person traffic.  Advising office staff is available by email and will continue to provide advising services remotely throughout the fall term.  Please email your specific psychology advisor or the general email psyadvis@pitt.edu with questions.  You may also make use of virtual drop-in advising throughout the fall term. ~~

Email Address: psyadvis@pitt.edu

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Important University Dates - Academic Year 2020/2021 

Note:  Spring Term 2021 date changes as of September 30, 2020

 

8/19/2020           Fall Term enrollment period ends for all students

8/19/2020           Fall Term classes begin remotely              

8/19/2020           Fall term classes continue in-person where appropriate

9/4/2020             Fall Term add/drop period ends (no extended drop period this semester)

9/7/2020             Labor Day (University open, classes in session)    

9/16/2020           Deadline to submit Grade Option/Audit forms to the Dean's Office

9/25/2020           Family Weekend              

10/14/2020         Student Self-Care Day (no classes)           

10/20/2020         Fall Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean's Office    

10/20/2020         Final Exam Conflict Form Submission Deadline    

10/23/2020         Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students) 

10/26/2020         Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)       

11/7/2020           Spring Term open enrollment period begins        

11/20/2020         Fall Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes            

11/23/2020         Final examination period for undergraduate day classes, In-Person Finals only      

11/25/2020         Thanksgiving Recess for students (no classes), all schools              

11/30/2020         CGS, Saturday Only, graduate, and evening classes meet remotely during this period; final exams held last scheduled class

11/30/2020         Final examination period for undergraduate day classes, Remote Finals only

12/5/2020           Last Day of the Undergraduate Fall Term

12/6/2020           Winter Recess for students (no classes), all schools

12/12/2020         Fall Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Fall Term

1/9/2021             Residence halls open

1/18/2021           Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday observance (University closed)

1/19/2021           Spring Term classes begin            

1/19/2021           Spring Term enrollment period ends for all students

2/5/2021             Spring Term add/drop period ends          

2/5/2021             Deadline to submit Grade Option/Audit forms to Dean's Office (S/NC)

2/12/2021           Summer Term open enrollment begins (Veteran Students)            

2/15/2021           Summer Term open enrollment begins (Non-Veteran Students)   

2/23/2021           Student self-care day (no classes)

3/12/2021           University's observance of Spring Holiday (University closed)       

3/19/2021           Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students)      

3/19/2021           Final Exam Conflict Form submission deadline     

3/26/2021           Spring Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean's Office

3/22/2021           Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)            

3/24/2021           Student self-care day (no classes)

4/3/2021             Fall Term open enrollment period begins             

4/23/2021           Spring Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes       

4/24/2021           CGS, Saturday Only, graduate, and evening classes meet during this period; final exams held during last scheduled class        

4/26/2021           Final examination period for undergraduate day classes

5/1/2021             Spring Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Spring Term

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Office fo the University Registrar Academic Calendars
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Calendar

 

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • PSI CHI International Honors Society Application 
  • Psychology Club Announcement - New Posting
  • APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • School of Health and Rehabiliation Sciences Open House - New Posting
  • Behavioral/Psychological Nudges, Behavioral Economics Club - New Posting
  • OUR Curiosity Hour - New Posting
  • 4th Annual Law Week, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • Voter Registration Information, Office of Community & Governmental Relations 
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15 
  • Time Out with the Career Center, A podcast on Anchor 
  • Big Idea Kickoff 
  • Study Lab Resources for Fall Term 
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health 
  • Student Loan Repayment Information 
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session 
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • Archival scholar Research Awards (ASRA) - New Posting
  • UHC National Scholarship 
  • Undergraduate Awards 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • The Finanical Benefits of Peace Corps - New Posting
  • Help Staff Your Local Polling Place - New Posting
  • Peace Corps Diversity Event:  Service as a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Volunteer 
  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA 
  • 2020 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Infection Prevention Externship
  • Graduate Application Cafe, Stony Brook University 
  • Paid Decision-making Experiments, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL)
  • Evolve Coaching Virtual Social Group 
  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), Student Research Coalition 
  • Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab Professional Development Workshops 
  • APA Psychology Student Network
  • Student Research Grants: Call for Applications, SIGMA Xi 
  • Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 
  • Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study
  • Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Graduate Program in Lifespan Developmental Psychology, North Carolina State University 
  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Boston College 
  • California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology Graduate Programs 
  • The Graduate/Professional Student Recruitment Initiative, Virtual Program, The Ohio State University
  • New Clinical Psychology Program, University of California, Irvine
  • New Certification Available in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh 
  • M.S. in Psychology, Saint Joseph's University 
  • Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University, M.A. 
  • Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
  • Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology
  • Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program 
  • Doctoral Study in Learning Sciences, University of Delaware 
  • Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD
  • Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Psychology Job and Internship Opoortunities
  • Peace Corps Applications - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - New Posting
  • Full-time Clinical Research Assistant Position, University of Maryland, Baltimore 
  • Full-time Clinical Research Coordinator 
  • Full-time Clinical Research Assistant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
  • Community Partners Job Listings
  • Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program 
  • PennEnvironment is Hiring 

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

PSI CHI International Honors Application 

Are you interested in being a member PSI CHI, the International Honor Society in Psychology?  Review details about this organization here:  https://www.psichi.org/

Applications are now available:   https://memberapp.psichi.org/cfamember/applicationformmember.aspx

Application Deadline is October 9, 2020

 

Psychology Club AnnouncementNew Posting

Next Psychology Club Meeting! 

Join us on Tuesday September 29th at 8:30 pm to watch a video on Cognitive Neuroscience. Come to learn more about a new aspect of psychology and meet new people!

The following week (October 6th), we will be doing Psychology Pictionary!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/s/91782389273

Meeting ID: 917 8238 9273

 

APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 

APA's Center for Workforce Studies (CWS) collects, analyzes and disseminates data about the psychology workforce and education system. 

For example:  Did you know that only 14% of psychology bachelor’s degree holders go on to earn a graduate degree in psychology?  And that only 4% obtain a doctoral level degree in psychology? To learn more about degree pathways in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-pathways.

Also, did you know that the number of psychology bachelor’s degrees awarded annually has plateaued in recent years? Or that psychology doctorates are most often awarded in the subfield of clinical psychology, whereas master’s degrees are most often awarded in counseling psychology?  To learn much more about degrees in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-psychology or download our recent report on psychology graduate degrees awarded within in the last decade: https://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/2017-postsecondary-data

Through the use of surveys, federal statistics and data mining, we gather information about the profession of psychology — including its scientific and educational communities, practitioners and psychologists working in the public interest.

 

What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?

Students who earn a psychology degree from the University of Pittsburgh acquire a number of marketable skills and are well qualified for many entry level positions in a variety of career fields.  If you are unsure about going to graduate school right after completing your undergraduate degree or not sure graduate school in general is right for you this website is a good place to begin your research about "What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?"  This site includes information for careers that require all levels of a degree in psychology, steps to help facilitate a career path, links to other valuable sites, and salary information. It also has information relevant to related fields (e.g., Social Work).

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

School of Health and Rehabiliation Sciences Open House New Posting

October 22, 2020
6 - 9 p.m.
Zoom Meetings - Register Now!

Join us for our annual Open House – this year via Zoom!

Speak with faculty and staff in program-specific Zoom meetings. Move between programs at your own pace.

Prefer to speak with current students? Join our student panel room to speak with students from all disciplines.

Register today and receive tips on how to make the most of this virtual conference.

 

Behavioral/Psychological Nudges, Behavioral Economics Club - New Posting

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00pm, we are hosting an event where we will discuss Behavioral/Psychological Nudges, which I believe would be highly beneficial and insightful for your psychology students. The specific topics we are covering are using subtle interventions to influence people’s behavior, the ethics of nudges, nudges in relation to COVID-19 and vaccines, and how nudges influence your behavior on social media. The Zoom link is https://pitt.zoom.us/j/4161009915 and the Zoom ID is 416 100 9915; OCC (Outside the Classroom Curriculum) credit will be offered, which is additionally highly beneficial for students. 

 

OUR Curiosity Hour New Posting

On Tuesday, October 6th at 5pm, the Undergraduate Mentors (from the Office of Undergraduate Research) will be holding a Curiosity Hour open to all Pitt undergraduates. The theme of the Curiosity Hour is research outside of the lab. As part of this event, past participants in the Archival Scholar Research Awards (ASRA) program, who are current Undergraduate Mentors, will describe their experience with the program and the application process. Please let your colleagues know that they can direct students to this event who are interested in ASRA or other forms of research that take place outside of the STEM lab setting: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/6368844355

 

4th Annual Law Week - New Posting

Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Legal Professions Panel (7-8:30pm) https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/events/577815/
    • Panel will consist of practicing attorneys from disciplines including environmental, Corporate, health and intellectual property law, public service and civil litigation discussing their respective disciplines, day-to-day duties and their educational and professional paths.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  • Mock Admissions Panel (7pm) https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/events/577820/
    • Ever wonder how admissions committees evaluate applications and make their decisions on candidates? Here is your chance to see inside of the admissions committee deliberations in this mock admissions event.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Applying to Law School in the Age of COVID (7pm) https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/events/577827/
    • Considering a gap year when you hadn't before? Wondering what law school and admissions will look like in the upcoming year and beyond as a result of COVID? Hear from law school admissions representatives about their take on the admissions process and legal job market in the light of the novel Coronavirus.

Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Financing your Legal Education (1pm) https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/events/577835/
    • The AccessLex Center for Education and Financial Capability offers on-campus and online loan repayment and financial education programming and resources to help students and graduates confidently manage their finances on their way to achieving personal and professional success. Come learn about how to navigate the law school financial aid process as well as other helpful resources to maximize your success.

 

Voter Registration Information, Office of Community & Governmental Relations 

Be an Active Citizen
Registering to vote is an important part of being a civically engaged citizen. No matter what state you want to vote in, you can use pittvotes.turbovote.org/ to register. Enter your information into Turbovote and you'll have the relevant voting day details based on your registered address.
 
2020 Census
Making sure you are counted in the 2020 Census has an impact for the next decade. For students: Even if you have moved away from your Oakland or on-campus address, you should still complete the Census at the address you were planning to live on April 1. More information is available on the Census Bureau website. Lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions for the next 10 years. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children. The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.  

General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Last day to register to vote: Oct 19, 2020
Last day to request an absentee ballot: Oct 27, 2020
 
Register to Vote
To vote in Pennsylvania, you must register to vote at least 15 days before the election. You can register to vote online, by mail, or at a number of government agencies, including Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Photo License and Driver's License Centers.
Updating Your Registration
If you are already registered to vote in Pennsylvania, you do not have to register again unless you need to change your name, address, or political party.
 
How to Vote
In effect for the 2020 primary election is a mail-in ballot option. Mail-in ballots offer an additional option for voters who are unable to make it to the polls or do not qualify for absentee ballots. Both mail-in and absentee ballows must be received by the county election office by 8pm on election day.
 
Absentee Ballots: If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness, you can request an absentee ballot. Applications to receive an absentee ballot for the 2020 primary election must be received by your County Election Office by 5 p.m. on April 21, 2020. Complete the online application by clicking here.
 
Mail-In Ballots: If you aren’t an absentee voter, you may apply for a mail-in ballot. Voters will not be required to list a reason for submitting this ballot type. This ballot type is suited for any person who wishes to submit their vote without visiting a polling place. Applications to receive a mail-in ballot for the 2020 primary election must be received by your County Election Office by 5pm on April 21, 2020.
 
Live in campus housing? Here's a list of Residence Hall Polling Locations.
 

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15 

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. During this month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners, share history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present.
Explore the site »

 

Time Out with the Career Center, A podcast on Anchor 

Subscribe and listen to Time Out with the Career Center to hear about some big-picture ideas to help guide students at the University of Pittsburgh. You will hear about exploring your interests, critical thinking about resumes and networking, job searching tips, and hear from professionals/alumni. This podcast was created to help students understand and navigate the world of work.

 

Big Idea Kickoff

The Big Idea Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship is virtually open this semester with a full calendar of events! If you are generally interested in learning more about how to get involved in the various innovation and entrepreneurship activities here at Pitt, then please attend their virtual Big Idea Kickoff at 5 P.M. on either Tuesday, September 15 or Tuesday, September 29 as they unveil their lineup of Fall semester programs, introduce their entrepreneurs in residence and staff members, and share how they can help you excel during your Pitt career and beyond! They will also have a live Q&A session to answer any questions that you may have about the Big Idea Center.

The Big Idea Kickoff is open to all Pitt students. Deadline to register is by 4:30 PM on September 29. Registration is required in order to receive the link and password to the kickoff, so no walk-ins will be allowed.

For more information and to register, please go to https://go.innovation.pitt.edu/bigideakickoff

 

Study Lab Resources for Fall Term 

Study Lab has updated their offerings for fall term via virtual learning.  Details can be found on their website:  https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/study-lab

 

Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health 

The Global Studies Center at Pitt is offering an undergraduate certificate in global health. This timely 18 credit certificate in designed for students wanting to get equipped with the analytical tools and professional skills necessary to address our world’s most compelling health issues. Students explore the transnational processes underpinning the global burden of disease and the social determinants of health, as well as related inequalities in access to high-quality medical care. Students are able to tailor a unique program of study based on their academic, personal and career interests, including 18 credits of coursework and co-curricular experiential engagements.

For more information visit  https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/undergraduate-global-health-certificate
To view certificate courses visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/program-courses

Explore your options with Elaine Linn, the global health certificate advisor. To schedule an appointment:  https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/advising

 

Student Loan Repayment Information 

Private Education Loan Programs

Private Education Loan Programs Students and their families can borrow additional loan funds to assist in financing any gap that may exist between the cost of education and the amount of financial aid received. These private education loans are provided by commercial lenders and are not supported by state or federal financial aid funds. A […]

After Graduation

You have made an investment in your future by borrowing student loans. Be sure to protect your financial future by understanding your options for repayment, the consequences associated with failure to repay your student loan debt, and what to do if you have problems with repayment. Your Lender and Federal Loan Balance The National Student […]

Rights and Responsibilities

As a student, you have the right to know: What financial aid programs are available. The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available. How financial aid is distributed and how decisions on that distribution are made. How the student’s financial need is determined. This includes how costs for tuition and […]

Types of Financial Aid

In order to make informed decisions about your financial aid, it’s important to know your options and know the difference between types of financial aid. Grants Grants are money provided by the University, federal, or state government entities that do not require any repayment. To apply for grants, you must complete the FAFSA. Here are […]

For more information visit:  https://oafa.pitt.edu/?s=loan+repayment

 

Univeristy Events Calendar

The Office of University Communications has launched a new campus-wide events calendar where all Pitt events are listed under one platform.

The calendar features an enhanced and mobile-responsive user interface and the abilities to:

  • search for events by keyword;
  • filter events by type, topic or audience;
  • view events from individual university units and groups;
  • include photos for events to help attract attendees; and
  • share events directly from the calendar through social media.

In addition, members of the Pitt community can create an account that will enable them to track individual events, follow events from individual units and add events to their personal calendars.

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

Archival scholar Research Awards (ASRA) New Posting

The University Library System (ULS) in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is pleased to offer the Archival Scholar Research Awards (ASRA) opportunity to a diverse community of undergraduate scholars and researchers from the humanities at the University of Pittsburgh.  Since the program’s inception in 2016, ASRA students, who represent a variety of disciplines, interests, and research agendas, have conducted original research using archives, special collections, and primary sources. 

The ASRA program offers the ULS and OUR a positive opportunity to connect with faculty mentors and the ASRA students.  Students assist the ULS with some important collections work that supports both their individual research projects as well as enhancing discoverability of library resources.  For instance, former ASRA students generated detailed information about our holdings of the Black Panther publication, the Elizabeth Nesbitt Children’s collection, and underground newspapers and publications; this information was shared and made available through the ULS LibGuides.  A student assigned to the Frick Fine Arts Library (FFAL) researched how feminist artist books and periodicals address feminist issues and how that culminated in the artistic choices of the artist and authors.  Several students created Tumblr posts to share their research and discussed the major themes, correspondents, events, locations, and significant dates related to their work.  A couple of students have compiled annotated bibliographies of archival material to help identify major themes, correspondents, events, locations, and significant dates.  

The ULS and OUR look forward to supporting ASRA students in their research and discoveries for years to come!  http://library.pitt.edu/asra 

 

UHC National Scholarships

Pitt's Scholar-Mentors work directly with scholarship committees, and have expert insights about what judges are looking for. Your Scholar-Mentor can:

  • Provide guidance and feedback on your essays
  • Coach you through practice interviews
  • Help you work with your mentors to get better recommendations

You don't have to be an Honors student to work with a Scholar-Mentor. But you do have to start early — several awards require you to get official endorsment from the University, so you have to meet the campus deadlines before the national deadlines. 


Want to apply? Meet with a Scholar-Mentor.

Schedule an appointment in Pitt Pathways. Scholarship advising appointments are in the Honors College. Select "NS - initial intake" as your appointment type.

For more information visit the UHC website.

Current UK and Ireland Scholarships for 3rd and 4th year students:

  • The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation
  • The Mitchell Scholarship
  • The Saltire Scholarship
  • The Churchill Scholarship
  • The Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • The Marshall Scholarship
  • The Rhodes Scholarship
  • Fulbright Scholarship for the UK and Ireland

 

Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards are the world’s largest academic awards program. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. The Undergraduate Awards provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths, as well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal. UA discovers academic excellence at the undergraduate level by inviting the world’s top students to submit their coursework (academic papers from courses).

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

APA Undergraduate Research Database 

Are you interested in participating in research?  Maybe an experience outside of Pittsburgh?

The American Psychological Association (APA) maintains a database of nationwide research opportunities for undergraduates.  This site is updated often so check back regularly for updated opportunities.

 

The Finanical Benefits of Peace CorpsNew Posting

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and gain intercultural competencies. But what does it cost to get there? Join us at this special event to learn about true costs associated with service as we dissect what monetary support Peace Corps provides to its volunteers. Follow the link below to register for the event!

Wednesday, September 30
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Online

This will be the first session of a five-part series "The Financial Benefits of Peace Corps - Dissected." Click on the link below for more information on the events in th erets of the series! 

 MORE EVENTS 

 

Help Staff Your Local Polling Place New Posting

America is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to the coronavirus. Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone's vote is counted. You can make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all.

https://www.powerthepolls.org/fairfight 

 

Peace Corps Diversity Event:  Service as a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Volunteer

Peace Corps Diversity Event:
Service as a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Volunteer

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from deaf and hard of hearing returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Join us to learn about challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from their service. Ask questions about the Peace Corps service experience, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Thursday, Oct. 1
11 AM to Noon (EDT)
Online

Register HERE 

 

Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA 

Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work?

If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released Spring 2021.

URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through research run by undergraduates from all universities. Last year, we received submissions ranging from local to international universities. URJP is one of the few established psychology journals that publishes undergraduate psychological research.

To submit, the papers must fulfill the requirements below:

  • Original work completed by undergraduates (Includes senior honors theses, independent research, reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing)
  • Never before been published

If you have not completed an independent research project, we still encourage you to apply by submitting a “literature review article” which does not require access to research data.

The deadline to submit papers is November 15, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please complete the following:

  • Replace any identifying information (i.e. author name, institution) with empty brackets, to ensure anonymity within the selection process
  • In the body of the email, include the following information: (1) your full name, (2) full article title, (3) article type (i.e., literature review, research article), (4) your email address

More information regarding our submission criteria and types of articles accepted can be found on our website, https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/. To view our prior publications, please visit our website at https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/publications/.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com for further information. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

 

2020 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Infection Prevention Externship 

Are you ready to learn from the best? Does the idea of being a part of Life Changing Medicine inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to put into practice the theories you’ve learned? If so, the WPH Infection Prevention Externship program might be the perfect way to spend your semester.

Here at UPMC, we pride ourselves on developing young talent and providing you an opportunity to learn from the best of the best. We want to invest in the future leaders of our organization… you!

As an extern, you will have an opportunity to participate 250 hours within a world-renowned health care provider, whose hospitals are consistently ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. Our program is a highly competitive, job prep for college students interested in business, quality, public health, operational or analytical areas within Health Care.

During your externship program, you will have the opportunity to network with WPIC employees, receive mentorship, enhance your skills with hands on real world experience and training, and most importantly, work on projects that make an impact on patient care while gaining knowledge on how we provide Life Changing Medicine. And a little bit of fun too!

Come spend a semester with us!

A little bit about the WPH Infection Prevention Extern Program:

  • The program consists of 250 hours of service onsite at WPH
  • Hours can be done at your convenience around your school schedule including nights or weekends
  • The work is a mix of independent and interdependent, collaborative work

We’re looking for students and graduates who…

  • Are passionate and determined to make a difference. No mediocracy allowed.
  • Want to challenge the standard and create new ways of thinking and executing.
  • Can’t wait to see what the next challenge will be. Every day will be different and that excites you.
  • Believe in our Core Values. They are not just written on the walls. We demonstrate our commitment to these values daily.
  • Have emerging leadership abilities, excellent communication and analytical skills plus thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • Care about the work they do, the people we work with and the patients we work for.
  • Pride themselves on their integrity. It’s not just about the work we do, but how we do it.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Currently pursuing or completed a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s required in nursing, medical technology, public health, or similar field.
  • Availability to participate in the 250-hour WPH Infection Prevention Externship, for no less than 4 hours a week with minimal absence (Yes, don’t worry, you can still enjoy some vacation time!)

2020 WPH Infection Prevention Extern opportunities may include:

  • Hand Hygiene compliance monitoring
  • PA Act 52 compliance
  • NHSN surveillance definitions
  • Allegheny County Health Department and PA-NEDSS reporting
  • WPH specific goals
  • Learning surveillance technology
  • Tracking Quality metrics
  • Review of microbiology of interest, testing, and human disease
  • Mock cluster/outbreak/BBP exposure work ups
  • Opportunity to attend TRAPIC regional professional meeting

Recruitment Timeline Expectations*:
Please send a letter of interest electronically or via mail as to why you would like to be considered for this position, transcripts, and a resume to:

Janina-Marie Tatar, MT (ASCP), CIC
Infection Prevention Manager
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3811 O’Hara Street
1st Fl Suite 143-A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
tatarj@upmc.edu

The fall 2020 externship position will be posted from the period beginning July 2020 and ending on September 2020. The spring 2020 externship position will be posted from the period beginning October 2020 and ending on December 2020. The summer 2021 externship position will be posted from the period beginning March 2021 and ending on May 2021. We will be conducting video interviews throughout the application process. *Subject to change

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: As Required
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

Graduate Application Cafe, Stony Brook University

In order to increase the recruitment, retention, and training of diverse doctoral students in psychology, the Psychology Department at Stony Brook University developed a committee of students and faculty dedicated to increasing the diversity of our graduate student population. The Psychology Department accepts applications for its 4 Ph.D. programs (Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Social & Health Psychology, and Integrative Neuroscience) and for the Master's (M.A.) Program. Our graduate programs provide rigorous training in science and research. Students are admitted to work with a faculty mentor and are trained to conduct independent research. 

As a way to increase the number of underrepresented scholars who apply, we will host a weekly virtual Psychology Graduate School Application Cafe throughout the months of October and November, in time for our December 1st application deadline. Interested applicants of diverse backgrounds will hear from current faculty and students who will host these sessions. These weekly sessions will center on the following topics:

Added Benefits

  • Free advice!
  • Potential for application fee waiver
  • Access to personal statements from current students across all psychology areas 

Complete this Google form indicating your interest and a few details about yourself: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cHDn9iJfacI994BrCsl_aZJbi4VDeSY_qlrlEIQVMtY/edit 

Please provide a valid email address in order to receive the recurring Zoom invitations, updates, and access to personal statements from current SBU students. 

 

Paid Decision-making Experiments, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL) 

You are being invited to participate in paid decision-making experiments at Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL). All of our studies are currently being conducted online. Your payment will depend on your decisions, the decisions of others, and chance. You are guaranteed at least $6 for showing up on time, and average payments are in the range of $15 to $20 per hour. Participation does not require any prior knowledge and your anonymity is guaranteed.

To sign up please go to https://pitt-peel.sona-systems.com/student_new_user.aspx.

Once you are signed-up, you will receive email invitations for individual studies and will be able to sign up for the studies that fit your schedule.

Hope to see you soon at PEEL.

 

Evolve Coaching Virtual Social Group 

Evolve Coaching provides support to individuals with disabilities and their communities through education, employment, and the arts.

 

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), Student Research Coalition

This student research coalition consists of a small community of scholars from different majors and different years all passionate about Alzheimer's research and looking to gain more knowledge and experience of the field. We meet to hear presentations from researchers on the forefront of Alzheimer's disease research and discuss their projects and our own experiences of research with them.

What sets us apart from other research groups is our dedication to being a student-centered and student-driven organization. It is becoming increasingly important for students' voices to be heard and this is something that we have made a central tenet to our organization. We are committed to approaching research in a more holistic way which aims too truly help students grow as researchers in the field. This means having a more intentional approach to mentoring, clearer expectations from both students and researchers alike, and a community space and sentiment where students can freely discuss their experiences and ask each other questions.

Meetings are every third Monday of the month over Zoom. For questions or meeting details, contact Thomas Bower at tsb30@pitt.edu or through the group email at pittadrcresearchgroup@gmail.com

 

Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab Professional Development Workshops 

The @StanfordSNL will host a set of free professional development webinars this summer. Free weekly workshops for psychology undergrads and recent grads!

We are especially interested in making these sessions available to trainees from URM / FLI communities.

Please feel free to register and spread the word! https://bit.ly/ssnlprofdev2020

Topics include: Life in Academia, Breaking into Undergraduate Research, Applying to Graduate School, and more!

 

APA Psychology Student Network 

APA’s Education Directorate recently published the March 2020 issue of Psychology Student Network.  The online issue contains articles on careers with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, post-baccalaureate programs, study strategies, conducting replication research, and announcements of interest to psychology students.

Featured Article:  Careers with a bachelor's degree in psychology

"Did you know that psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the U.S., yet only 14% of bachelor’s degree holders earned graduate degrees in psychology? As a student of psychology, I’m sure you’re wondering what kinds of careers are possible with your degree and how the major can prepare you for your future."

To view the issue, visit https://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/psn/

 

Student Research Grants: Call for Applications, SIGMA Xi 

The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from most areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

Application Deadlines

Fall cycle: October 1

Program Information found here.

 

Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 

The Sociology Student Association is looking for new members and paper submissions for our academic journal! Our club serves as a community hub for students interested in a variety of sociological issues. A meeting may involve anything from watching documentaries to making editorial decisions for the Pitt Sociology Review, an undergraduate journal that features student papers on topics of sociological relevance. Sociology is incredibly interdisciplinary and has many intersections with the field of psychology, so many papers in this field would fit our criteria! Please contact Meera Sakthivel at mes330@pitt.edu if you're interested in submitting a paper or attending meetings.

 

Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study 

The first two surveys are looking for folks who are currently in or have earned a degree in the biosciences. Survey 1 asks that you also identify as an LGBTQ+ person.  Survey 2 is open to anyone in bioscience, and includes a data collection tool called an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).

Survey 3 is open to anyone in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field, so long as they identify as LGBTQ+. Because I ask you to compare some of your experiences, you should also have taken at least one course in any bioscience or life science field as well.

Survey 4 is open to anyone who has taken some college coursework, regardless of field or sexual orientation or gender identity. However, this also includes an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at the University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research. For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at the University of Arizona at 520-626-6721, or online at http://rgw.arizona.edu/compliance/human-subjects-protection-program.

Please contact Tony at tonyrcolella@email.arizona.edu if you have any other questions or comments.

 

Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY

We are conducting a research study about increasing motivation in exercisers and looking for your input! The purpose of this study is to create a program that can help people stick to new exercise regimens using both research and input from experienced exerciser. If you’re interested, email rvierra@antioch.edu for screening and appropriate placement. The survey should take about 25-30 minutes and you may be followed up with in a couple months for a similar length survey.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Between 18 and 65 years old
  • Started a new exercise regimen in past 6 months
  • Able to read and understand English
  • Not at medical risk by exercising

To the best of our knowledge, the things you will be doing will have no more risk of harm than you would experience in everyday life.

By participating, you will be eligible to be placed in a raffle for one of several $25 Amazon gift cards.

If interested, please email rvierra@antioch.edu

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Graduate Program in Lifespan Developmental Psychology, North Carolina State University

We are seeking qualified applicants for our doctoral program in Lifespan Developmental Psychology at North Carolina State University, and we would appreciate your assistance in bringing our program to the attention of potential students. The program as well as the Department of Psychology has an active and growing group of faculty with expertise in development across the lifespan and particular strengths in the intersections among emotion, social cognition, and everyday cognitive functioning. Students in the program obtain a strong grounding in theory, research, and methodology in Lifespan Development, and are supported through graduate research and teaching assistantships.

Lifespan Developmental Psychology Faculty:

Jason Allaire

Everyday cognitive functioning of older adults; antecedents of individual differences in basic cognitive functioning; cognitive interventions; short-term intraindividual variability; health disparities (https://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/jcallair)

Lynne Baker-Ward

Understanding the processes through which children come to interpret, remember, and share their salient personal experiences, with applications to children’s testimony; autobiographical memory and well-being **Note: Dr. Baker-Ward will not be accepting students for AY 2021. (https://mindlab.wordpress.ncsu.edu/)

Daniel Grühn

Emotional and cognitive development in adulthood and old age, such as empathy, well-being, emotional complexity; and historical, cultural, and biological influences on emotional development across the lifespan (https://acelab.wordpress.ncsu.edu/)

Amy Halberstadt

Emotional experience and expression as embedded within family, school, and cultural contexts, and as related to social justice and inequalities; affective social competence (http://www4.ncsu.edu/~halbers/index.html)

Dana Kotter-Grühn

Socioemotional development in adulthood and old age; age stereotypes and ageism, perceptions of aging; well-being and self-regulation
**Note: Dr. Kotter-Grühn will not be accepting students for the 2021/22 academic year

Kelly Lynn Mulvey

Social-cognitive development; intergroup attitudes; stereotyping and prejudice; theory of mind; social exclusion; resource allocation; social justice; gender; race and ethnicity; peer group dynamics; STEM engagement for underrepresented groups (https://sites.google.com/ncsu.edu/mulveysocialdevelopmentlab).

Shevaun Neupert

Daily stressors and their associations with affect, physical health, and memory across the lifespan; socioeconomic disparities in health; statistical techniques for examining change and intraindividual variability (go.ncsu.edu/wellbeinglab)

We encourage our students to engage in collaborations with research labs in other programs that also have developmental interests. Affiliated faculty with developmental interests include:

Jeni Burnette -- Mindsets and their role in self-regulation and goal achievement using a wide variety of research designs, ranging from interventions to basic experimental methods to longitudinal surveys (http://jeniburnette.com/)

Jing Feng—Human attention and cognition, with applications of cognitive principles to human factors; individual differences and age-related changes in attention and spatial skills, as well as the effects of cognitive training; aging and driving, driver distraction and the design of information displays (http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jfeng2/)

Mary Haskett—Bidirectional relations between parenting and children’s social-emotional functioning, with a particular interest in how these relations operate within families experiencing child maltreatment (https://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/mehasket)

Elan Hope -- Assets-based approach to investigate identity, ideology, and behavioral factors that promote academic, civic, and psychological well-being for racially marginalized adolescents and emerging adults (http://www.elanhope.com/)

Chris Mayhorn—Memory, decision making, human-computer interaction, home medical device design (https://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/cbmayhor)

Anne McLaughlin—Human learning and the application of training, particularly age-related changes in cognition; maintenance of cognitive abilities and the application of feedback during training (https://psychology.chass.ncsu.edu/faculty_staff/acmclaug)

Kate Norwalk -- Social dynamics of elementary and middle school students, the impact of students’ classroom social dynamics on their social, behavioral, and academic functioning, and ways in which teachers can leverage these naturally occurring dynamics to improve classroom functioning and student outcomes. (https://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/knorwal)

Vanessa Volpe – racial/ethnic health disparities; racism; strengths-based and critical approaches, psychophysiology and intensive longitudinal data; Black and Latinx adolescents, emerging, and young adults (https://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/vvvolpe)

Interested students are encouraged to find out more about our program at: https://psychology.chass.ncsu.edu/Lifespan/

NCSU is located in Raleigh, a dynamic city representing the eastern point of the research triangle. It is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the US:

http://www.raleighnc.gov/government/content/PubAffairs/Articles/Accolade...

The deadline for applications is December 1. For more information, please contact Shevaun Neupert, area coordinator (shevaun_neupert@ncsu.edu).

 

Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Boston College 

The Ph.D. program in Developmental Psychology at Boston College’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is now accepting applications for Fall of 2021. The Psychology and Neuroscience Department offers a vibrant and rapidly-growing community, with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research as well as new and emerging research fields and methods. Successful applicants are guaranteed five years of full tuition and stipend.

Three developmental faculty are currently recruiting graduate students for Fall 2021: 

  • Dr. Sara Cordes (Infant and Child Cognition Lab, www.cordeslab.org), whose research focuses on numerical cognition and social influences of math learning, including math and spatial gender stereotypes
  • Dr. Angie Johnston (Social Learning Lab, https://sites.bc.edu/doglab/), whose research explores the evolutionary origins of human social learning by comparing children and dogs 
  • Dr. Katherine McAuliffe (Cooperation Lab, www.bccooperationlab.com), whose research focuses on the development and evolution of cooperation in humans (please email Dr. McAuliffe in advance if you plan to apply to the Cooperation Lab)

Students interested in working with any of these four faculty are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please feel free to contact the corresponding faculty members. Further information about the application can be found on the BC Psychology and Neuroscience website (https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/psychology/graduate.html). The deadline for applications is December 15.

 

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology Graduate Programs 

Please find attached promotional flyers for the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology graduate programs: MA-Psychological Research (MAPR), MS-Human Factors (MSHF), and MS-Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MSIO).  Information regarding our Fall 2021 application to these programs may be found via the interactive links at the bottom of the flyers.  Note: We will not be requiring the General GREs for Fall 2021 consideration. 

 

The Graduate/Professional Student Recruitment Initiative, Virtual Program, The Ohio State University 

Program Information

The Graduate/Professional Student Recruitment Initiative (GPS) is The Ohio State University’s premier diversity recruitment program for students considering post-baccalaureate studies at Ohio State.  The program is hosted and coordinated out of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Ohio State.  GPS helps to contribute to the ethnic, cultural and academic diversity of Ohio State’s Graduate School and Professional Colleges.

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!  Due to COVID19 and The Ohio State University’s social distancing recommendations for fall semester, the 2020 GPS Program will be moved to a virtual format.  The Virtual GPS 2020 Program will take place on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).   The application window and process will remain the same as previously communicated.  If you have questions regarding the Virtual GPS 2020 Program, please contact Jackie Lipscomb at lipscomb.3@osu.edu or 614-292-8236.

Click on the “Apply for GPS” tab to apply!

Applying for GPS:

To qualify for an invitation to attend:

  • Be a rising senior eligible to graduate by June 2021
    • (Post-baccalaureate and/or graduate students are also eligible to apply)
  • Be a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident or DACA recipient)
  • Demonstrate serious consideration to attend Ohio State
  • Submit the GPS application including:< >One unofficial transcriptA short statement (250 words or less) indicating your research and/or professional interest and why you want to pursue these interests at Ohio StateHint: Be sure your statement focuses on your academic / research goals, and if applicable, reference the faculty member you would like to work withLetter of support from a faculty member from your current or past institutionCV/resume

Competitive applicants for this program will have a GPA of 3.5 or higher for all college work, be a participant of one of the targeted pipeline programs, or be nominated by an Ohio State academic unit. However, all applicants with a 3.0 or above GPA will be given consideration.

Final invite decisions will be made by Ohio State University departments. Students will receive decision notification via email.

*Depending on the individual academic unit review process, you may receive your invite decision as early as two weeks following your GPS application submission or as late as two weeks following the GPS application deadline (September 18).

All questions regarding GPS should be directed via email to gps@osu.edu or via phone at 614-292-8236.


GPS program includes:

  • Departmental visits with faculty members, administrators and graduate/professional students
  • Workshops regarding essential Graduate/Professional school components
  • Meals according to the GPS schedule
  • Hotel accommodation at the Blackwell Inn on the Ohio State campus
  • Up to a $300 honorarium (Honorarium may be used to recoup some or all of your expense for travel to Ohio State for GPS; students from local [Columbus area] universities are not eligible for this honorarium)

 

New Clinical Psychology Program, University of California, Irvine

The University of California at Irvine, Department of Psychological Science will be accepting applications this fall for a new concentration in Clinical Psychology to begin September 2021. The Clinical Ph.D. concentration will offer training guided by a clinical science model to prepare future leaders for careers as clinical scholars and mental health care leaders. 

The Department of Psychological Science has existing areas in Development, Health, Social and Personality Psychology, and Affective Science. Students are also able to work with faculty from within these concentrations whose work has relevance to clinical science.

Students will gain from the interdisciplinary orientation of the School of Social Ecology with faculty/programs in UCI’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Law, Education, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Arts, and Engineering, and UCI’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and the Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders. Training will feature a close partnership with Psychiatry and Human Behavior as well as community mental health agencies. Additionally, the School of Social Ecology houses the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, the Center for Psychology and Law, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, and UCI’s Campus Center for Neuroimaging. In addition to these educational and research resources, as well as being consistently ranked as a top 10 public university by US News and World Report, the UCI campus is located between Los Angeles and San Diego, and is just minutes from the Pacific ocean.

Core clinical faculty include:

Jessica Borelli, PhD (developmental psychopathology, attachment, emotion, prevention of mental health problems in children and adolescents)
Susan Charles, PhD (emotional processes across the adult life span, subjective experience and cognitive processes, health and emotion)
Kate Kuhlman, PhD (developmental psychopathology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, early life stress, and adolescent depression)
Elizabeth Martin, PhD and Interim Director of Clinical Training (emotion and social functioning in individuals with psychosis and psychosis-risk)
Daniel Nation, PhD (clinical neuropsychology)
Ray Novaco, PhD (anger, violence, stress, trauma, and interventions)
Stephen Schueller, PhD (clinical psychology, depression, mHealth, technology, implementation science, treatment and prevention, positive psychology)
Jason Schiffman, PhD (identification and prevention of early psychosis among individuals at clinical high-risk). (Joining the faculty as Director of Clinical Training fall of 2021)
Alyson Zalta, PhD (clinical psychology, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, resilience, treatment & prevention)

The program will prepare students for a broad range of high-demand careers. These include university faculty positions and research tracks; positions in behavioral medicine and health psychology in medical schools and healthcare organizations; positions as clinical psychologists in public- and private-sector mental health facilities; positions in forensic psychology; and applied research positions in companies, organizations, and programs that address mental health.

As a minority serving institution, UCI is committed to attracting doctoral students who can help meet the mental health needs of a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse population. We seek to attract a diverse applicant pool to increase student diversity and diversity in clinical psychology more broadly. 

Notably, following the American Psychological Association’s timeline for accreditation, our program will likely have obtained accreditation status before the graduation of our inaugural class (i.e., students can expect to graduate from an APA accredited program).

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Martin, PhD, Interim Director of Clinical Training at emartin8@uci.edu.

 

New Certification Available in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) officially announced that its Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is the first graduate program in the nation to attain the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Program of Merit Health Professions (POM) designation. The program is also the first rehabilitation and occupational therapy program in the U.S. to be awarded this distinction.  

Each of the OTD program’s spring 2020 graduates will receive a POM certificate. This will continue for all OTD students graduating over the next five years, until the OTD program’s next review in June 2025. 

 

Master of Arts Degree, Case Western Reserve University 

We have a new program at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The program is an applied developmental master’s degree. Students interested in working with very young children would be ideal for this program. There is partial funding for competitive applicants.  Here is the website link: https://psychsciences.case.edu/ma-in-developmental-psychology-with-an-ea...
  
For individuals in Ohio, they will eligible for an Early Intervention Services Certificate (Developmental Specialist) through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.  

Applications are being accepted at a rolling basis.  For inquiries please contact Dr. Elizabeth J. Short:  ejs3@case.edu

 

M.S. in Psychology, Saint Joseph's University

The Department of Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University grants a Master of Science degree in Psychology. The program is offered in two formats, as either a traditional two-year program or as a combined 5-year B.S./M.S. program.

Philosophy
The Saint Joseph’s University graduate program in psychology offers students a general curriculum of study emphasizing experimental psychology. The program is designed to complement the strengths and interests of the present psychology faculty and facilities and reflects the current state of the discipline of psychology. It consists of a traditional and academically oriented forty-eight credit curriculum and requires the successful completion of a qualifying comprehensive examination and an empirical thesis project. The program is designed for successful completion over two academic years.

Degree Requirements (48 credits)
Requirements for the Master of Science degree are divided into four major components:

  1. core and content courses;
  2. research, which includes independent research and attendance at departmental colloquia;
  3. a comprehensive examination to be taken during the fourth semester; and
  4. a Master’s Thesis.

Courses

  1. Common core (8 credits)
    1. All students are required to take Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Statistical Methods, and Advanced Statistical Methods II.
  2. Content courses (24 credits) 
    1. Students elect to take an additional six content courses. These courses include offerings in Abnormal Psychology (child), Abnormal Psychology (adult), Animal Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Emotion, Health Psychology (child), Health Psychology (adult), Neuropsychology, and Social Psychology.
  3. Research component (16 credits) 
    1. The research component is comprised of two directed studies in which students work closely with their faculty mentor on their area of research interest and two master’s thesis courses.

Comprehensive Examination and Master’s Thesis
Completion of a comprehensive examination is required of second-year students and all students conduct an empirically based master’s thesis. All students work closely with their mentor and become immersed in a specialty area. The comprehensive exam and thesis facilitate the transition for those students interested in pursuing doctoral-level education.

 

Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University, M.A. 

The Infant and Child Development Lab at San Diego State University will be accepting new Masters students for the term beginning in Fall, 2020. 

Our M.A. Program in Psychology is a research-oriented program designed to prepare students so they are competitive for Ph.D. programs. Students who do not continue onto Ph.D. programs gain experience that prepares them for a number of research jobs in research, medical, and academic settings. In our program, students take classes and conduct research in one of the following exciting areas: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Physical and/or Mental Health, and Social Psychology.

For more detailed information on M.A. our program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ma-students/ma-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/people/faculty-by-research-area/

Our M.S. Program in Applied Psychology is a research-oriented program that prepares students for jobs that require the application of psychological knowledge. This program includes a track in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a track in Quantitative Methods (Quantitative Methods will be replacing the ‘Program Evaluation’ track). This degree enables students to work in corporations, consulting firms, and research labs, and it also can prepare a student for entry into a Ph.D. program. To earn their degrees, students take classes, work in a research lab, complete a required research thesis, and complete 300 hours in an approved internship.

For more detailed information on our M.S. program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/ms-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/faculty-and-...

 

Michigan Program in Survey Methodology 

University of Michigan’s Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM)

What is survey methodology?

Survey Methodology is an interdisciplinary field applying insights from Statistics, Math, Data Science, Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction and Sociology among other fields to the measurement of public opinion, voter preference, consumer satisfaction, consumer sentiment, public health, unemployment, and so on. The Michigan Program in Survey Methodology offers MS and PhD degrees that emphasize either the statistical, social or data science aspects of the field.  

 

Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology 

This is the 4th edition of the guide. It lists current graduate programs in forensic and legal psychology. Programs are listed alphabetically by degree type: doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Psy.D.), joint programs (Ph.D./J.D., Psy.D./J.D., J.D./M.A., Ph.D./M.L.S.), and masters-level programs. Each program is described using the same categories (department information, student applications/admissions, financial information/assistance, research, internship/practica, employment of department graduates, and any other additional information) to help prospective students make informed choices about graduate training and education in psychology and law. All information or lack of information was reported by the school themselves and was not gleaned by the originators of the guide from publically available sources.

The 1st edition of this guide was produced by Dr. Garret Berman and students. The 2nd edition was revised by Dr. Matthew Huss, with assistance from Betsy Aderhold and Jenna Boulas, at Creighton University. The 3rd edition was revised by Dr. Matthew Huss, with assistance from Jared Ruchensky. In addition, the members of the Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee gave valuable feedback on an earlier version of the guide. Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee Members: Nadja Schreiber (Chair), Alana Cook (Past Chair), Jonathan Golding, Jessi Hart, Derek Hess, Melinda Wolbransky, and Apryl Alexander.

 

Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 

Point Park University’s Clinical-Community Psychology program offers a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology with a special focus on the principles and practices of Community Psychology. Clinical Psychology is a subfield of psychology that is concerned with nurturing mental health and well-being. Community Psychology is focused on social and cultural influences on personal well-being, which include research and engagement at the community level to remedy unnecessary human suffering. Our program, therefore, teaches a clinical approach to psychology that emphasizes better understanding the role of socio-cultural factors in mental health and well-being, including the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental illness. Ultimately, our program’s approach is one that seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, groups and communities through clinical practices, research, and community intervention. The program is accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. 

 

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program 

Considering a career in health? Planning to attend graduate school? With Pitt Public Health’s accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program, you can reach your goals sooner.
Motivated students with the appropriate undergraduate coursework can earn both degrees in just five years—saving a full year of time and thousands of dollars in tuition.
Apply to the accelerated program in your third year and take graduate courses in your fourth year. You’ll participate fully in the graduate school experience:

  • developing new skills with advanced coursework inleadership, communication, planning, and analysis
  • gaining experience in applying evidence-based approachesto public health through a practicum project or field internship
  • working with world-class researchers to understand andsolve vital, real-world problems

Graduate school is both challenging and rewarding.  And with the accelerated program, a master’s degree can be closer than you think.

For additional information contact Pitt Public Health's Office of Student Affairs at stuaff@pitt.edu

 

Doctoral Study in Learning Sciences, University of Delaware 

Do you want to become an integral part of collaborative research teams dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families?  Do you want to learn how to translate research findings into effective educational practice?  We welcome excellent students into our PhD program in education with a specialty in Learning Sciences.

Our  program:

  • Bridges education with work in cognitive science, psychology, and human development.
  • Emphasizes communication of research findings with both professional and lay audiences.
  • Builds a rich methodological toolkit for designing and assessing outcomes of investigations relating to learning and instruction and interventions of all types.
  • Focuses on areas such as STEM learning; language, cognitive, and numerical development; learning disabilities; and the use of technology and media in education.
  • Provides competitive financial packages for 4 or 5 years of study.
  • Prepares graduates obtain positions at colleges and universities as well research, development, and policy agencies.
  • Is comprised of dedicated and energetic faculty who hold grants from NSF, IES, and private foundations and are eager to mentor students

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in applying.  For more information please go to https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.education.udel.e.... Professors Nancy Jordan (njordan@ udel.edu),  Roberta Golinkoff (Roberta @udel.edu), and Teya Rutherford (teomara@udel.edu)

 

Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD

Applications are invited for a funded PhD position in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. The position will likely begin in Fall 2020 (though start date is flexible) and will be under the mentorship of Dr. Courtney Venker, a speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.Dr. Venker directs the Lingo Lab (https://lingolab.msu.edu/), an active research lab focused on language development in children with autism. One line of work (supported by NIH R21 DC016102) investigates how children with autism use auditory and visual information to learn the meanings of words. Another line of work investigates the most beneficial ways for adults to simplify their speech when talking to young children with language delays, including those with autism. The lab uses a variety of methods, including experimental eye-tracking tasks, behavioral coding of parent-child interactions, standardized language and cognitive assessments, and survey methodology. The ultimate goal of this research is to understand how to best support language development in children with language-learning difficulties.

Michigan State University is home to the Center for Research in Autism, Intellectual, and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (C-RAIND) and offers unique opportunities for co-mentorship from faculty in Psychology, Education, Communication, Linguistics, and Human Development and Family Studies. 

The ideal candidate will be a bright, curious, committed student with a strong academic record and research-oriented career goals.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Education, Linguistics, or a related discipline
  • Prior research experience
  • Experience (and interest) in interacting with young children
  • Master’s degree and clinical certification in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) are preferred but not required

To Apply: Email Dr. Venker at cvenker@msu.edu, with “PhD Student Position” in the subject line. Please include:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter (no longer than 1 page) describing relevant skills and experiences and long-term career goals
  • Names of 3 academic and/or clinical professionals who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in the program

 

Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

The Early Intervention area of concentration in the Special Education Program focuses on young children with disabilities (ages birth to five) and their families. As a field, early intervention promotes the following benefits in this population:

  • Maximizes the developmental potential of young children to eventually live independently in society
  • Reduces the overall cost of educational services through prevention and attenuation
  • Enhances the capabilities of families to meet the needs of their children

The Early Intervention program prepares practitioners in the assessment and educational programming of young children with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on working in partnership with families and collaborating with professionals from other disciplines who also provide services to these young children. The program incorporates material about the wide-variety of program types in which young children are served. Natural and other inclusive environments are stressed.

Graduates obtain positions in as developmental specialists in home-based infant/toddler early intervention, teachers and itinerants in preschool special education, behavior specialist consultants in the behavioral health center, and other locations where children with disabilities are served (e.g., clinics).

 

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University

La Salle University’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology (IOP) Master’s Program is accepting students for Fall 2019 semester. The La Salle IOP Program in Philadelphia, PA prepares students for this growing field and a bright future in the business world. Students will be trained to deal with many organizational issues which require a unique set of knowledge and skills.  Included in this are selection, performance appraisal and training.

The program was developed by the guidelines of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the curriculum offered to our students satisfies SIOP guidelines in order that our graduates will be competitively prepared for their career.

For more information or to apply, go to: www.lasalle.edu/gradiop

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our new Ph.D. program in Educational Studies focuses on the design and development of interventions to improve academic outcomes for a variety of groups of children. Faculty within the program have a wide range of interests and expertise, including academic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, development of executive function, dual language learners, and promotion of positive behavior outcomes. 

 

IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University

Hofstra's industrial/organizational psychology master's program prepares students for careers in such areas as human resources, training, management and organization development, in which they can apply psychological principles to problems that arise in a wide variety of organization settings. It is also designed to enhance the careers of professionals who work in these areas by teaching them to apply psychology to issues that develop in their organizations. Research design, statistics and psychology provide the foundation for advanced study in selection training, performance appraisal, worker motivation and organization development. The curriculum is strengthened by an internship sequence that provides on-site, supervised experience working on applied projects in business and public agencies.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development

Join us at the University of Delaware and become an integral part of collaborative research teams dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families. Learn how to generate, translate, and share research to make a difference.

Our strong faculty are eager to mentor students who are motivated to work on projects that promote school and life success. Our faculty hold grants from NIH, NSF, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and private foundations.

We support students in good standing for 5 years of study and prepare them to become leaders in their fields. Highlights of our PhD program in Education with a specialty in Learning Sciences include:

  • Our focus is interdisciplinary, bridging education with cognitive science, psychology, and human development. We draw from courses all over the University to equip our graduates with an understanding of how to engender deep learning.
  • We focus on many areas: STEM learning, language, cognitive, and numerical development, learning disabilities, and the use of technology and media in education.
  • We study how learning takes place outside the classroom. Some faculty are involved in bringing learning science to places like supermarkets, homes, museums, and after school programs.
  • Students develop a rich methodological toolkit for designing investigations related to learning and instruction and assessing outcomes of educational interventions.

Graduates of the learning sciences are in demand! They obtain positions at colleges and universities as well as at research, development, and policy agencies.

For more information, visit www.education.udel.edu/doctoral/phd/LS/

Questions? Interested in applying? Contact Dr. Jordan or Dr. Golinkoff. Please also get in touch if you would like to meet at the upcoming CDS meeting in Portland. Many of our current and former students and fellows will be presenting.

Dr. Nancy Jordan: njordan@udel.edu | Dr. Roberta Golinkoff: roberta@udel.edu 

Deadlines vary by program.

 

Experimental Psychology MS Program

The primary goal of our program is to prepare students to be competitive for admittance into a Ph.D. program or for direct entry into research-intensives jobs.

Program Overview
All students complete 36 hours of coursework, or 3 classes per semester, for two years. Our program is organized like most doctoral programs. We have a small number of graduate students who work one on one with faculty. All students begin working with a faculty member by the end of their first semester. Students pursuing a thesis degree develop a thesis proposal in their second semester, and collect data and defend their thesis by the end of their second year. Students pursuing the non-thesis degree work in one or more faculty laboratories as part of their research coursework, developing skills in data collection, data management and analysis. This work culminates either in a literature review or data visualization project at the end of their second year. The non-thesis option with the Data Visualization and Analysis concentration leads to conferral of the MS, plus the specialist certificate in Data Visualization and Analysis. See below for additional information for all options.

For more information can be found on the website.

 

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Psychology Jobs & Internship Opportunities 

This site offers information on jobs and internships for those soon-to-be-graduates maintained by Dr. Camilla McMahon at Miami University.  https://psychologyjobsinternships.wordpress.com/

 

Peace Corps ApplicationsNew Posting

Although we have temporarily suspended operations overseas in response to the COVID-19, we are still accepting and processing applications. Once we return to normal operations, we will need future Volunteers like you to resume our Peace Corps mission, and bring sustainable change to a community overseas. 

The Application Process

Filling out the Peace Corps Application takes less than an hour. Click the button below to learn more about the application process.

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Full-time Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineNew Posting

Candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Specialist position at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with Dr. Rachel Vaughn-Coaxum in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is to support two research studies investigating effects of childhood adversity exposure on psychotherapy processes for depression in adolescents, funded by the NIMH and the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation. The start date for the position is Fall 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filledPlease direct questions or additional inquiries to Dr. Vaughn-Coaxum (coaxumra@upmc.edu).

For more information and to access the application portal, please see the position posting: https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/5625658-research-specialist

Brief Description of Duties: The responsibilities of the Research Specialist will include but are not limited to coordinating recruitment efforts; organizing and overseeing data collection; assisting in the development and management of study protocols; conducting clinical interviews and study assessments; assisting with mentorship of students working on the projects; maintaining and revising IRB protocols and other research compliance reports; management, cleaning, and preparation of data collected via online survey platforms, psychophysiological assessment, and behavioral tasks.  

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field. Minimum one year of prior research experience (including experience as a student). Proficiency in word processing and Excel.  

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a psychology, psychiatry, or other clinical science lab. Experience working with children and/or adolescents in mental health services or research settings. Experience with data management and use of software programs for statistical analysis. 

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills with excellent attention to detail; have proficiency in managing multiple tasks and working independently as well as with a team; and preferably have experience interfacing with children and/or adolescents and parents in a clinical research setting. The Research Specialist will be provided with training in clinical assessment and behavioral treatment methodology and will gain experience in research administration procedures and the preparation of manuscripts or grants. Additional independent research opportunities will be available based on interest and suitability. This position is well-suited for individuals interested in pursuing graduate study in clinical psychology or related programs.   

 

Full-time Clinical Research Assistant Position, University of Maryland, Baltimore 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a Clinical Research Assistant to work at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center.  As a part of the Outpatient Research Program, the lab is devoted to the study of cognitive and motivational impairments that are central to schizophrenia. The selected candidate will be involved with several studies of cognitive mechanisms that are implicated in schizophrenia.
 
This Exempt, Contractual position offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
 
This position reports to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center located on the grounds of Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville, MD.
 
This is a Contractual Position.
Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for assisting with the performance of research projects in a clinical setting, including recruitment of potential study subjects and collection and organization of data.
  • Assist with data collection by conducting research interviews, doing cognitive assessments, EEG and MRI session. Assists with recruiting and screening subjects for research studies according to IRB approved protocols.
  • Assist in verifying participant eligibility; obtains consent and enrollment.
  • Assist with data analysis and interpretation, and the development of statistical reports of study data using descriptive statistics using SAS, STATA, and SPSSS software. Assists in developing, submitting, and providing content for grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Conducts and analyzes literature searches.
  • Assist the Principle Investigator and other research personnel in the development of research protocols and materials.
  • Assist with performing administrative duties. Maintains communication with participants and colleagues regarding protocol specific information. May also assist with ensuring protocol compliance while participants are in a study.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Behavioral Science, or related field of study to position required.
Preferred Education: Master’s degree in Clinical or Experimental Psychology.
Preferred Experience: Prior exposure to people with severe mental illness a plus.
 
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to understand and utilize basic scientific and medical terminology and research theory in both verbal and written communications. 
  • Maintains productivity and high standards with the work being performed. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes. Makes effective and timely decisions. Effectively uses technology and acquires new skills with ease.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.  Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way.  Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively. 
The Hiring Range for this position is in the low $40,000s, commensurate with education and experience.

 

Full-time Clinical Research Coordinator 

We are currently looking to hire a clinical research coordinator to assist with two NIMH-funded studies focused on short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Research coordinators will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu. The start date is Fall 2020.

Additional information regarding this position is available at: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobdetail.ftl?job=3131747&t...

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV through the link above.

 

Full-time Clinical Research Assistant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

The Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is seeking applicants for a full-time clinical Research Assistant (RA) position to begin in October 2020. The RA will serve as coordinator for two projects pertaining to First Episode Psychosis (FEP) research and practice.

The RA will serve as the coordinator of “MAPNET,” the Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment (www.mapnet.online), a state-funded technical assistance center offering training and support to first episode psychosis programs across the state of Massachusetts. Responsibilities include coordinating training events, evaluating fidelity to clinical best practices, and assisting in the conceptualization and organization of web-based and in-person learning opportunities on topics relating to recognizing and responding to emerging psychosis. Additionally, the RA will assist in the organization of treatment outcomes data gathered by the first episode psychosis programs around the state. As such, there will be occasional travel involved.

The RA will also serve as a liaison between MAPNET and McLean Hospital’s LEAP Center (https://www.mcleanhospital.org/research/leap-center), an NIMH-funded center for FEP research. MAPNET and the LEAP Center collaborate closely to collect and interpret treatment outcomes data from clients served at FEP treatment programs.

The position is situated in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, located on the Harvard Longwood campus in Boston. Please note that all activities are currently occurring online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and thus it is anticipated that the RA will work remotely during fall 2020.

The RA will report to and work closely with Dr. Emily Kline, MAPNET Director. Opportunities for professional development abound and include attending Harvard Longwood psychiatry grand rounds, attending specialized trainings pertaining to evidence-based practices for first episode psychosis, attending meetings focused on public policy relevant to FEP care, and co-authoring white papers, posters and scholarly publications. The right candidate will be highly organized and motivated with a warm and professional interpersonal style.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with FEP stakeholders through the state (youth and families, clinicians, program administrators, researchers, and state leadership)
  • Managing the MAPNET website
  • Consulting to FEP clinics on assessment practices and data storage
  • Conducting clinic fidelity assessments
  • Coordinating professional training initiatives for FEP providers
  • Organizing regional conferences
  • Managing research regulatory requirements
  • Conducting literature reviews and contributing to scholarly presentations and publications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, public health, social work, or a related field
  • Experience using REDcap, Excel, and SPSS preferred
  • Experience with research studies preferred
  • Experience in human services position (either volunteer or professional) strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with website development (e.g., using Squarespace or Weebly) is a plus

Interested candidates please send one document containing a one-page cover letter, a resume, and three references to Kelsey Johnson, kjohns20@bidmc.harvard.edu. Your letter should clearly state your experience working in mental health services and/or research, as well as your interest in early psychosis.

 

Community Partners Job Listings 

Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) supports folks with disabilities of all kinds and is currently hiring for a couple positions that would be a great fit for recent grads and current undergrads.

CLASS is a nonprofit organization that offers different services to individuals of varying abilities. Originally chartered as UCP of Pittsburgh, CLASS has grown into new regions and continues to expand its services.

CLASS is driven by organizational values that foster community inclusion for people with disabilities. The organization offers a variety of individualized services ranging from independent living skills training in the classroom to community-based case management for social, recreational, and residential supports.

Here is the job listing for our Community Partners Program. These jobs, particularly the Community Partners job, are great for recent grads because they offer flexible scheduling as well as opportunities to learn about Pittsburgh’s non-profit landscape while working with individuals in a holistic manner (e.g., case management, community integration, skill-building). It’s more than traditional case management and it’s a very rewarding way to develop work experience.

 

Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program 

​I am with Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis.  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. 

Information about our internship may be found here:  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-internship

The application for our internship may be found here:  https://www.casahope.org/application-part-one

Interns in our program gain valuable experience that is relevant to a number of fields and future career goals while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in the lives of a vulnerable group of children.

PennEnvironment is Hiring

​PennEnvironment is a people powered organization dedicated to protecting Pennsylvania's air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives.

Right now PennEnvironment is hiring for a Conservation Associate to defend our cornerstone conservation programs from attack at the federal and state level; work to promote and increase stewardship of our public lands and open spaces; and tackle the threat that single-use plastics like bags, straws and foam takeout containers are having on our communities, our waterways and our wildlife.

In addition, we are hiring for a Western Pennsylvania Field Organizer (based in Pittsburgh) to educate and energize the public on the most critical environmental issues facing the planet, including tackling climate change, halting fracking, reducing air and water pollution, and getting off of single-use plastics. Our organizer will work to build the power needed to convince our elected officials to tackle these issues, including grassroots mobilization, activating coalition partners and decision makers and garnering media attention.

Interested folks can learn more about these jobs with PennEnvironment at http://pennenvironment.org/page/pae/jobs.