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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.  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, 2016.  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 8, 2016. 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 February 29, 2016.  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. Applicationdeadline is March 4, 2016. 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, 2016. 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 January 31, 2016. 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, 2016.  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 5, 2016.  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, 2016. 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 $3,000 stipend plus funding for meals and other support.  Application deadline is February 1, 2016.  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 5, 2016.  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 of $5,000, 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, 2016. 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 2016, students can earn PSYC 200 or PSYC 400 credit on the following trips:

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