Psych Scoop, 4/5/22 - Jobs and Internships Edition

April 5th, 2022 - Jobs and Internships Edition

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1. Psychology Undergraduate Advising is Hiring A New Student Office Assistant!

The Department of Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office seeks to hire a Front Desk Office Student Assistant. The student assistant is responsible for appointment scheduling, the organization of the front desk, and general intake. Many opportunities for projects like social media, graphic design, stats analysis, and more. This is a great position to learn more about the department overall and meet faculty! Starting pay is $12.50 an hour, with raises available for time and performance. If you continue with the office, there is the opportunity to move to a Peer Advising role (which starts at $15 an hour)! Read more information about the position and apply online. Priority application deadline is April 15th but applications will be reviewed through April 29th.

2. Internships in Psychology Information Session

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm CST

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 4:30 pm- 5:15 pm CST

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 4:30 pm- 5:15 pm CST

Cost: Free

Location: Online

This session provides an overview of internship opportunities for Psychology students. How to search for internship opportunities, an overview of our PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology class, and find out how to make an internship part of your Psychology Major or undergraduate experience. Sign-up to attend a session!


3. Virtual Behavioral Health and Human Service Career Fairs

Virtual Behavioral Health Career Fair - Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST

Virtual Social Services Career Fair - Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST

Virtual Behavioral Health and Home and Community - Thursday, April 7, 2022, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST

Cost: Free

Location: Online

MN Department of Human Services is hosting virtual career fairs with employers from across Minnesota who provide services and supports to people. Employers will be offering information on job opportunities, practicum/ internship opportunities, career paths in the industry, and more!

4. LinkedIn Lab with Judy Park: Use LinkedIn to Expand Your Network & Connect to Opportunities

Friday, April 8, 2022, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST

Cost: Free

Location: Online

LinkedIn is a professional social media website that can be helpful in building your professional network, researching potential employers, and learning about internship and job opportunities. Through this 1.5 hour virtual workshop we hope to help students learn how to successfully use LinkedIn to support their career development. Organized in partnership with the UMN KSEA student organization, and UMN Career Services. All UMN community members are welcome. RSVP online.

5. 2022 Minnesota Education Job Fair

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm CST

Cost: $20-$25

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

The 2022 Official Minnesota Education Job Fair is back in person! New this year, the fair will also be open to candidates from member institutions, from all degree programs, who are seeking job offers to support a Tier 2 license AND candidates who will be licensed to teach by December 2022. Learn more on Handshake.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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6. Clinical Study Coordinator - University of Minnesota

Dr. Adriana Hughes' team is looking for a Clinical Study Coordinator (Research Professional 1) to work as part of a team investigating how in-home technologies can be used to keep older adults healthy and living independently as they age (AGING-WELL research study). This position will work independently and within the team to coordinate and carry out all clinical aspects of the study protocol, including recruitment, chart review, screening, consenting, enrollment, retention, and withdrawal tracking; completing data integrity checks and maintaining spreadsheet updates and clean and organized record keeping; study visit scheduling, tracking, and projecting; managing, submitting, and tracking participant payments; mailing study materials to participants; administering and scoring clinic-based study visits with older adult participants including standardized neuropsychological tests, mood questionnaires, and structured clinical interviews; data entry and verification in a RedCap database; and supervision of junior research assistants on tasks such as data entry and verification, participant calls and screening, and clerical tasks. More information can be found online.

7. MCTFR ABCD Undergrad

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire two undergraduate research assistants (UGRAs) registered for study at the University of Minnesota for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study as "ABCD UGRA” (2221: Student Academic Support) responsible for assisting the ABCD Researcher Assistants in completing on-site and remote protocols for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. The position will also require data entry and other miscellaneous duties. Apply online. Contact Jana Hong at with questions.

8. Research Specialist 1 - University of Chicago

Works alongside another coordinator to help manage the day-to-day processes of the lab. Under limited direction, but can work as a team. Collects, records and analyzes data. Conducts literature reviews. Participates in writing reports and manuscripts. Oversees management of several studies. Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies. Works directly with research subjects on a daily or weekly basis. Able to attend conferences to present individual research. Read more and apply online.

9. Full-Time Psychometrist - Minnesota Epilepsy Group

The Minnesota Epilepsy Group will soon have a position available for a psychometrist with an estimated start date in spring or early summer, 2022. This position involves administering neuropsychological tests to adult and/or pediatric patients in both hospital and outpatient clinic settings. Training in test administration is provided. The psychometrist is also involved in some aspects of record keeping and clinical research, such as entering patient data and performing basic statistical analyses. Some previous experience in data analyses is desirable. Graduating seniors or former students who are interested in applying should have a minimum of a BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, enjoy working in a team environment, be highly organized, and have great interpersonal skills. Some travel between clinic/hospital sites may be necessary, requiring the use of a personal vehicle. The Minnesota Epilepsy Group provides comprehensive care including differential diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, and education services for children, teens, and adults with epilepsy. We are a national, state-of-the-art referral center committed to enhancing each patient’s quality of life and maximizing seizure control. Learn more about Minnesota Epilepsy Group and apply online at our website.

10. Fraser Human Rights Undergraduate Fellowships

"The Human Rights Program announces two open fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities seeking field experience in leading human rights organizations. Named after Donald and Arvonne Fraser - groundbreaking leaders in the defense of international human rights and women’s rights - the fellowships offer undergraduate students the opportunity to work in top human rights organizations, providing a complement to the student's academic study. The Fraser Fellowships invest in the next generation of human rights leaders. Read more and find application instructions onlineThe application deadline is April 8th.

11. Internship at Summer Camp for Neurodiverse Youth

Akeela is an overnight summer camp community for children and teens aged 9-18 who are lovingly described as "quirky" and have ASD 1 or share a similar profile. Camp Akeela is our traditional camp program in Vermont, and Beyond Akeela is our college readiness program in New Hampshire for high school students. At either location, we will help with your travel costs to/from camp, and provide you with housing and meals for the duration of the summer. Our communities provide an environment for campers to develop social skills, forge friendships with peers similar to themselves, and build their independence. Counselors play an integral role in creating this success by building relationships with campers, leading activities, and providing guidance to campers as they navigate the social landscape of camp.

12. Mental Health Practitioner - Kesma Flame Lily LLC

The ARMHS staff will provide adult rehabilitative mental health services that instruct, assist, and support the recipient in basic living and social skills. These activities are to help restore the recipient's skills for managing his or her illness and everyday independent living. The service areas would include interpersonal communication skills, community resource utilization, and integration skills, crisis assistance, relapse prevention skills, health care directives, budgeting, and shopping skills, healthy lifestyle skills and practices, cooking and nutrition skills, transportation skills, medication education and monitoring, mental illness symptom management skills, household management skills, employment-related skills, and transition to community living services. For more information, please visit our website or call our office at 763-412-1996.

13. Market Research Intern at Deft Research Inc.

Deft Research is seeking an Intern to join the team in Minneapolis, MN. Deft Research started in 2005 with the goal of better understanding the shopping habits and motivations of seniors purchasing health insurance coverage through the newly created Medicare Part D program. Deft Research is the healthcare industry’s trusted source for relevant market and consumer information. We are committed to helping our clients identify opportunities for innovation and better service and communicate with their members. Our research and guidance support the nation’s top healthcare brands in making more confident business plans and decisions. We offer both innovative custom solutions and industry-leading syndicated services. Read more about the position on Handshake.

14. Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in CLA is Hiring a Student Worker

We are seeking a CLA undergraduate students interested in growing and developing their diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice capacities. We would be delighted to fill this position this semester. Please share this call with students that would be interested in both joining our efforts and adding their voices to the conversation. We invite candidates to complete the online application.

15. Research Assistant - Center for Veterans Research and Education

The Center for Veterans Research and Education (CVRE), whose mission is helping to support innovative research and education initiatives that improve the health and well-being of Veterans, is seeking a Research Assistant at the VA Health Care System. The Research Assistant is responsible for data management, tracking participant payments, survey management, providing support to local study sites, study newsletter, manuscript preparation, and administrative support as needed. The Research Assistant will have a thorough knowledge of study procedures and helps maintain the electronic operating procedures manual. The study’s primary aim is to determine which of two evidence-based strategies for treating post-traumatic stress disorder is more effective, acceptable, and feasible for patients with comorbid substance use disorder: trauma-focused therapy (Prolonged Exposure or Cognitive Processing Therapy) or non-trauma-focused therapy (Present Centered Therapy). Additional study information is available online. Questions may be sent to the HR Department at

16. Behavioral Technician - Central Care Services Inc.

Central Care services Inc. (located on 3355 Hiawatha Ave. Minneapolis, MN) is hiring Behavior Technicians! This is a great opportunity for those with majors/minors in Developmental Psychology or related fields to get first-hand experience working under a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. No previous experience or training required as you will be trained after hire. Behavior Technicians work one-on-one with children on the autism spectrum, using ABA therapy to help clients reach their individual goals. Goals include skills such as social communication social interaction, motor skills, Self-care skills, etc. Starting pay is $18-20/hour, and preference is given to those who can work about 25-30 hours per week. Hours of operation are from 9:30 am-6 pm on weekdays, and 1 pm-6 pm on weekends. Please send an email to with a copy of your resume if interested!

17. Behavioral Technician

New Beginning Behavioral Health (located at 2021 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN) is hiring Behavior Technicians! This is a great opportunity for those with majors/minors in Developmental Psychology or related fields to get first-hand experience working under a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. No previous experience or training required as you will be trained after hire. Behavior Technicians work one-on-one with children on the autism spectrum, using ABA therapy to help clients reach their individual goals. Goals include skills such as social communication, motor skills, etc. Starting pay is $20/hour, and preference is given to those who can work about 20 hours per week. Hours of operation are from 9:30 am-8 pm on weekdays, and 3 pm-8 pm on weekends. Please reach out to with a copy of your resume if interested!

18. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory Research Coordinator - University of Kansas

The BRAIN lab is seeking one Research Coordinator to help lead our studies of brain and behavior linkages in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). Responsibilities for the position include administering neuropsychological, eye movement, and MRI tests, scoring cognitive and sensorimotor test data, data entry, preparing Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports, helping to lead weekly lab meetings and helping to coordinate the research team consisting of doctoral students, postdoctoral research trainees, multiple faculty collaborators, and several full-time staff. This position provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with clinical populations, developing skills in psychological and neuropsychological testing, and participating in each phase of the research process. Read more and apply online.

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