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Summer Internships and Opportunities

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.

George Mason University – APA Summer Science Fellowship


This six-week program provides students with both research training and mentorship.  The program includes a summer salary, travel expenses, and living expenses.  The application deadline is February 10, 2014.  More information.

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 January 15, 2014.  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 Februrary 11, 2014. More information.

Oklahoma State University


This eight-week program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides students the opportunity to engage in research focused on the biological basis of human and animal behavior.  The program includes housing, food/living expenses, travel expenses, and an additional stipend if one presents their findings at an academic conference.  The application deadline is Februrary 15, 2014. More information.

Skanska Intern: 2014 Summer Internship


We are looking for a motivated student who is interested working with our team to build the new College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) Building. The ideal applicant is a team player and is tech savvy. Required skills include all Microsoft products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.), familiarity with iPads, and have an eagerness to learn. This applicant should be comfortable working in a fast paced environment.

Intern’s tasks are typically customized to maximize the intern’s strengths, but the following responsibilities have been assigned to interns on the past 2 projects at JMU:

  • Community service coordination
  • Project progress documentation
  • Document control management – link/update construction drawings
  • Create project videos and design signs
  • Creating various PowerPoint presentations
  • Submittal review
  • Event coordinator (safety week)
  • Maintain project logs
  • Office manager
  • Miscellaneous office tasks and ability to work collaboratively with the other Construction Management Project Team Members

This internship is located on JMU’s campus at the old health center, Montpellier Hall. This is currently a part time position for the summer (15-20 hrs. a week) but depending on the applicant and project workload, may be considered for a full time position (40 hrs. a week).

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to tim.brooks@skanska.com.

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 January 31, 2014. More information.

University of Minnesota


This intensive ten-week program, funded by the National Science Foundation, serves undergraduates who are considering future research and graduate work in the behavioral and cognitive sciences by introducing them to faculty research as well as multi-disciplinary seminars and workshops. The program includes a $5,000 stipend, room and board, and limited travel expenses. The application deadline is February 15, 2014. 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 include a $1,500 stipend. Fellows will participate in a rich array of investigations currently underway including topics related to eating disorders. Applications are due by April 1, 2014.  More information.

University of North Texas


This seven-week program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides students with research experience and an introduction to research in the broad area of civil conflict management and peace. The program includes a $4,000 stipend, room and board, and travel expenses. The application deadline is March 29, 2014. More information.

University of South Carolina


This nine-week program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides students with research experience in the area of the brain and cognitive sciences. The program includes a $4,000 stipend and room and board. The application deadline is February 15, 2014.  More information.

University of Virginia – Summer Undergraduate Research Program


This eight-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 $3,000 stipend plus funding for meals and other support.  Application deadline is February 1, 2014.  More information. 

Virginia Tech –Understanding and Preventing Societal Violence


This ten-week National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program provides interdisciplinary research experience and includes a $5,000 stipend, free housing, meals, and other support.  Application deadline is January, 27, 2014.  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 $4,000 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 1, 2014.  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  a paid, summerinternship. 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 2014, students can earn PSYC 200/400 credit on the following trips:

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