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Summer Internships and Opportunities

Boston University

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Boston University is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups, traditionally underrepresented in the sciences – African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian/Polynesian – or persons living with disabilities. The SURF Program is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF-REU), the Department of Defense (ASSURE), and Boston University. Application deadline March 3, 2017. More Information.

Columbia University/Barnard College

Through the generous support of the Amgen Foundation, Columbia University and Barnard College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research. Students work at Columbia University (either at the Morningside Heights campus or at the Medical Center campus) or Barnard College. More Information.

Dordt College - Ukraine

ThroThis REU site will give a diverse group of students a cutting-edge research experience in a unique and timely research area, providing an effective avenue for attracting students to, and preparing them for, related fields of study, while simultaneously providing a better understanding of the current mental health in a developing country. Application deadline January 30, 2017. More Information.

Frostburg State University - Tutors/ Counselors

The Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center at Frostburg State University is now accepting applications for Science, Math and English teachers as well as residential tutors/counselors and head residents for their six week summer program. More information.

Georgetown University Laboratory for Relational Cognition.

Dr. Bob Kolvoord (Professor, ISAT and Dean, CISE) is soliciting applications from JMU psychology undergraduates for paid and volunteer summer internships on site at the Georgetown University Laboratory for Relational Cognition (cng.georgetown.edu) in Washington, DC.  Interns will assist with cognitive and neuroscience research during Summer 2017, supporting an MRI study of high school STEM learning in JMU's Geospatial Semester (isat.jmu.edu/geospatialsemester). The project is being done in collaboration with Georgetown and Northwestern Universities.  Tasks will include running participants, data entry, data analysis, and literature reviews, with opportunities for first-hand experience with fMRI data collection and analysis. There are several volunteer positions open specifically for JMU students. Some limited funding will be available to support travel for students from the DC metro region and/or DC-based housing for 1 student. Students should commit to working 6-8 weeks. A minimum of 16 hrs/week is required for volunteers and 30+ hours/week to receive a stipend.  At JMU, we promote access, inclusion, and diversity for all students, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The University is interested in students whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.  To apply, email a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position and your relevant background experiences (max 1 page) to Dr. Emily Grossnickle Peterson (grossnem@jmu.edu). To be considered for the stipend, please include any relevant information in your cover letter. The priority deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

Georgia Southern University – Rural Health Research Institute

This six-week National Institute of Health (NIH) supported program provides students with both research training and mentorship.  The program includes a summer salary, travel expenses, and housing.  The application deadline is TBA.  More information.

Indiana University

This ten-week program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides students the opportunity to engage in animal behavior research.  The program includes a summer salary, travel expenses, housing, and an on campus meal plan.  The application deadline is February 13, 2017.  More information.

Johns Hopkins, Center for Talented Youth

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world.  CTY is currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in their summer programs.  Review of applications begins in December and continues through the start of the programs.  More information. 

New York University

Dr. Emily Balcetis and Dr. Tessa West, social psychologists at New York University, invite interested and enthusiastic undergraduates to apply for the NYU Center for Motivated Perception Summer Internship Program. The internship will take a hands-on approach to training in experimental research design and behavioral statistics. Interns will receive training in eyetracking, psychophysiology, dyadic interactions and video analysis across multiple domains including emotion, health, relationships, jury decisions, and politics.  The application deadline is TBA in February.  More information.

Pace University

The Counseling Center at Pace University's New York City campus offers four undergraduate psychology summer internship positions. The goal of the training program is to provide summer interns with the opportunity to experience, under supervision, the diverse functions of a professional psychologist in a university counseling center. These functions include scholarly research, outreach and consultation program development, and limited clinical work. More Information.

University of Maryland

Established in 1999, the Summer Research Initiative (SRI) is part of the College’s longstanding commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue graduate degrees in the social, behavioral and economic sciences. Applications are due February 10, 2017. More information.

University of Michigan

This ten-week program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides students with intensive research training, mentorship, and an opportunity to attend graduate level classes in quantitative methods. The program includes a summer salary, room and partial board housing, and a scholarship covering the costs of fees, texts, and materials for coursework in the summer program. The application deadline is TBA in January. More information.

University of North Carolina (UNC) –  Eating Disorders Program Summer Research Fellowship

 The UNC Eating Disorders Program has open positions for an eight week, full time paid research internship. Summer research fellowships are highly competitive positions that are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Fellowships includes a stipend. Fellows will participate in a rich array of investigations currently underway including topics related to eating disorders. Applications are due by April 1 every year.  More information.

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

The Organizational Science Summer Institute, a component of the interdisciplinary Organizational Science Ph.D. Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is currently seeking qualified applicants. Participate in hands-on research with faculty and doctoral students, prepare for the GRE. Fellows will receive a small stipend, travel expenses, housing and food. Applications are due by February 3, 2017.  More information.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Minority Health Disparities Initiative

This interdisciplinary program conducts social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers.  This project takes place under support of a Summer REU from the National Science Foundation.  The priority deadline for this 10-week program is February 1, 2017. More information.

University of Virginia – Summer Undergraduate Research Program

This ten-week internship provides undergraduates from underrepresented groups with research and professional development experience.  The intern must be a member of an underrepresented group including racial and ethnic minorities, low income students, first-generation college students, veterans, and students with disabilities.  Interns must also be current juniors and have a 3.0 GPA.  Interns receive a stipend plus funding for meals and other support.  Application deadline is February 1, 2017.  More information. 

University Wisconsin-Madison

The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations -- those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those from low-income backgrounds, those with disabilities, and first-generation college students -- who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week) and a curriculum of scientific instruction, professional development and networking opportunities. Application deadline February 15, 2017. More Information.

West Virginia University - Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Experience

This nine-week, Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program provides neuroscience research training. It includes a stipend, free housing, and additional support. Accepted students will gain invaluable experience as they study and work in high-tech facilities across over 40+ laboratories housed in modern research facilities.  Application deadline is February 13, 2017.  More information.

Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University will be hosting a Summer 2016 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in psychology. The theme of the program is Advancing Psychological Research with Technology. Through this program, 8 undergraduate students will complete a 10-week internship, where they will each work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects. Students receive a stipend, free housing, and other benefits. Students will also participate in developmental workshops and activities related to topics such as ethics, research methods, statistics, computer software, and presentation skills.  The application deadline is March 1, 2017. More information.

Summer Camp Counselor

Camp Easter Seals UCP offers children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy fun and challenging activities in a unique and supportive camp atmosphere, and is seeking general counselors for summer employment. Located about forty-five minutes northwest of Roanoke Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this camp serves campers who have a variety of disabilities including Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and several other physical and mental disabilities. Camp Easter Seals Virginia offers camp sessions for adults and kids/teens. Camp Counselors gain experience through supervising and caring for campers' personal needs as well as leading and assisting campers with camp activities. All levels of experience and education welcome to apply. More information.

Backpacking with a Purpose

Operation Groundswell runs volunteer backpacking programs for students to show that there is an alternative to typical vacation travel. Students will have the opportunity to step off the tour bus and delve into new cultures and experiences from a local perspective. The program is looking for 20 more people to join the early summer programs for hands-on learning and meaningful volunteer experience. Programs this year will travel to Guatemala, Peru, Haiti, West Africa, East Africa, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. More information.

Wediko Summer Program Internship

Wediko Children’s Services is recruiting students for a paid, summer internship. The Wediko Summer Program is a short term residential treatment program that serves children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Their internship provides students with 750 clinical hours and the opportunity to work with experienced professionals in the mental health field. More information.

Study Psychology Abroad

Students can earn JMU Psychology credit while studying abroad on these short-term experiences. During Summer 2017, students can earn PSYC 200 or PSYC 400 credit on the following trips:

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