Psych Scoop, 6/1/22

June 1st, 2022

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1. Summer Psych Scoop Schedule

As a reminder, the Summer Schedule for the Psych Scoop is bi-weekly. Announcements will be sent out every two weeks.

2. Psychology BS Major - Change Effective Fall 2022 Catalog

Effective for the Fall 2022 catalog, the Psychology BS Major will no longer have an additional UMN-TC residency requirement (9 credits) for the Outside Psychology Foundation Cluster coursework. All students that declared the Psychology BS Major in Spring 2022 will be placed on the new Fall 2022 requirements - this update will occur once the Fall 2022 APAS is ready. Students who declared the Psychology BS Major in Fall 2021 and earlier are invited to opt-in to the new Fall 2022 catalog requirements. Any current Psychology BS Major student may submit a request to Psychology Advising for a record update to follow the new Fall 2022 requirementsPlease submit this form no later than Friday, June 3, 2022 - indicating if you would like to be moved from your current PSY BS program to the new Fall 2022 catalog. More details and FAQs are documented online. If you still have any questions, please contact our Psychology Advising team at

3. Summer Session Courses Still Available

We have a handful of summer courses still available for enrollment at this time. Courses that still have summer availability include: PSY 1001: Intro to Psych, PSY 3001W: Research Methods, PSY 3206: Health Psych, PSY 3604: Abnormal Psychology, and PSY 4521: Psych of Stress and Trauma. As a reminder, all summer courses are online and these courses start on June 6th.

4. Psychology Engagement Award - Summer Applications Now Open

Are you volunteering in your community this summer? Or, participating in an unpaid internship here or abroad this summer semester? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in unpaid learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship, etc.). Up to two awards of $500 will be offered for Summer 2022. The application deadline is Monday, June 13th. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.


5. Inaugural U of M Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: North Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota will host its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration block party and commemorative march in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 6 pm. This free event – centering on the theme of Was. Is. Will Be: Black Past, Black Present, Black Future – will feature Black vendors, speakers, teach-ins, storytellers, musicians, performers, DJs, roller skating, books, free food, free haircuts, mural, art-making, and more. Learn more online.

6. Underrepresented Students in STEM Symposium

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Cost: Free
Location: TBD

The Underrepresented Students STEM Symposium invites you to submit an application to participate in a symposium taking place on September 24, 2022. This symposium is free and tentatively going to be held in person at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, East Bank Campus. The symposium will allow underrepresented students to present research, current literature, or a research proposal to STEM professionals and other undergraduate students. Students will be paired with a mentor to work through the presentation process and for future questions about graduate school and applications. The symposium will also include panels on what graduate school entails, how to apply, and what grad student life looks like. Learn more and RSVP online.


7. *Credit or Volunteer* Undergraduate Student Opportunities in Research on Digital Phenotyping for Bipolar Disorders

We are seeking two to three highly motivated, responsible, and detail-oriented undergraduates, preferably of sophomore or junior standing, to contribute to a study examining the usefulness of smartphone apps in tracking symptom and functional changes in adults with bipolar disorders in the laboratory of Dr. Snezana Urosevic at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Both credit and volunteer opportunities are available. We request that applicants are willing to make a one-year commitment to the lab, including a 9-hour weekly commitment (3 credits). Opportunities and responsibilities include participant retention, data entry and verification, qualitative data analysis, contributing to analysis and finding dissemination, and learning about digital phenotyping methods in psychopathology research. Research assistants will also attend laboratory meetings and have an opportunity to utilize existing datasets for capstone projects during the academic year. Past RAs have authored poster presentations and contributed to manuscript submissions. Competitive applicants will have a strong interest in pursuing graduate-level education and an excellent academic record. If you are interested, please email the project coordinator, Kasey Stack, at and attach your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript. Due to VA requirements, applicants must be U.S. citizens.

8. *Credit or Volunteer* Undergraduate Research Opportunity with Adolescent Suicide Risk and Depression Study

Dr. Karina Quevedo (Department of Psychiatry) is looking for detail-oriented Undergraduates who are interested in neuroscience or psychology research! There is an opportunity to gain directed research credit. Committed and dedicated volunteers will have the opportunity to become co-authors on scientific papers. About the Lab: The Health and Emotions in Adolescents Trajectories (HEAT) Laboratory is a neuroimaging lab conducting several studies to better understand brain functions of suicidality and depression in adolescents during emotion regulation and cognition fMRI tasks. Our ongoing study specifically looks at the potential use of real-time functional magnetic research as a tool for treatments of suicidality. Volunteers can choose to do one or more of the following tasks: 1) interface with participants and families to gain clinical experiences, 2) conduct fMRI scan, 3) analyze data, 4) write papers, 5) recruit participants, and 6) perform basic office work. Who We Want: We prefer freshman and sophomore students. Volunteers should have good computer and social skills. Students who are interested in one of the first four listed tasks are required to commit to at least one full year as those tasks are time-intensive to teach and learn. Students should have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be willing to devote 5-12 hours a week. If interested, please fill out this online survey and email Hoang-Giang Nguyen at with a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript.

Learning Abroad

9. Virtual Internships - Learning Abroad Center

The Virtual International Internship is a four-credit internship opportunity. It’s critical to learn to adapt, acclimate, discover new ways to contribute, and be productive working remotely. Virtual internships combined with the internship course give you an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills. You’ll work on projects from the US for an international organization in Argentina, Ecuador, France, Italy, Kenya, Senegal, Spain, or the United Kingdom, while adding a global perspective to your professional work experience. You’ll apply your in-class knowledge to real-world meaningful work, gain experience, expand your skill base, earn four credits from coursework, and maximize your time. While we’ll try to place you in your preferred location, keep in mind that our top consideration is making an appropriate match to your skills, experience, and internship goals. Applications for Fall 2022 are now open.

10. May 2023 Learning Abroad Opportunity: Japanese Traditions & Psychology of Well-Being

In this seminar, immerse yourself in Japanese culture while exploring family-focused topics and examining rituals, and traditions, with an emphasis on how Japan promotes well-being or emotional struggles. These topics have important relevance to extending knowledge in the areas of psychology, human development, and cultural studies. Students receive credit for PSY 3621 - approved for Psychology Distribution Area B course OR as Psychology Elective credit for the Psychology Majors or General Psychology Minor. Applications are now open! Enrollment on this program is limited to 25 students. Admission is granted on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed in the order they are completed. Some programs may fill to capacity prior to the application deadline, therefore applying early is recommended. Additionally, applying early will allow for more time to plan ahead and prepare for the program. Learn more online.

Graduate School

Find Diversity Weekend programs - includes Fall, Spring, and Summer programs. Updated frequently.

11. Master of Science in Finance Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 9:00 am- 10:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Information sessions are a great opportunity for you to get general information about the MS in Finance program, presented by the MS Programs staff. Following a program overview presentation is a Q & A session. This is an ideal session for people who want to pursue a Carlson School's MS in Finance program, but did not have the chance to research the program. Register online.

12. Master of Marketing: Admissions 101 Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 10:00 am- 11:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online or In-Person at the Carlson School of Management

Have you decided the Master of Marketing might be the right fit for you, and now you're ready to apply? Join this information session to learn more about the application requirements and overall admission process, presented by the Master of Marketing program staff. Stick around for a Q&A (question and answer) session following the presentation. Register online.

13. NextGen Psych Scholars Program is Recruiting

Thinking about pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology? Become a mentee in the NextGen Psych Scholars Program (NPSP)! NPSP is a year-long virtual graduate student-led mentorship program targeted at underrepresented (e.g., BIPOC, low-income, first-gen, LGBTQIA+) undergraduates and post-baccalaureates interested in applying to psychology Ph.D. programs. The goal of NPSP is to cultivate long-term support structures between current underrepresented (e.g., BIPOC, first-gen, low-income, LGBTQIA+) graduate students and diverse undergrad or post-baccalaureate mentees to (1) celebrate the unique journeys that led graduate students to pursue a Ph.D. and (2) empower the next generation of scholars while enhancing feelings of belonging in academia. We tackle the process of applying to graduate school, how to navigate the “hidden curriculum” (e.g., networking, advocating for yourself) of academia, and how to manage the hardships experienced by underrepresented students. Apply to be a mentee by June 3rd, 2022!

14. Master of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) at the University of Minnesota Duluth Accepting Applications for I-O Psychology for Fall 2022

The MAPS program offers a terminal Master’s Degree that prepares graduate students with research-based knowledge and skills that are essential for acceptance into doctoral programs and successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings. We are one program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology (program accepting applications for Fall 2022)Learn more and apply online.


15. Want to join the UMN Libraries Student Advisory Board?

We are recruiting students to join for the 2022-2023 school year. Board members represent the student body and share feedback on library spaces, collections, and services. Board members also work with librarians and library staff on student outreach projects. We will recruit and interview virtually in the spring and the Board will start meeting in the fall. Board members receive a $500 stipend. Apply today!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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16. Research Assistant - TRAIN Lab at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center

We have an opening at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for a full-time Research Assistant to assist with interventional and observational research studies. The studies are being conducted by Kelvin Lim, MD, and colleagues at the Technology and Research Applications in Neuromodulation (TRAIN) Lab located on the campus of the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Research involves the use of technology including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This position will require working directly with clinical patients in a research capacity. Clinical populations include Veterans with traumatic brain injury, depression, PTSD, obesity, substance use, and/or impulsivity. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of research study execution including recruitment, screening, assessment, and data entry and verification. For a full position description and information on applying, please contact Alicia Fenske at

17. Behavior Technician - Central Care Services

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 is 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 25-40 hours per week. Hours of operation are from 9:30 am- 8 pm on weekdays, and 11 am- 6 pm on weekends. Please reach out to with a copy of your resume if interested!

18. ABCD Research Assistant - Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one ABCD Research Assistant (8352P1: Research Professional 1) responsible for executing all tasks associated with the ABCD (Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development) protocol which include neuroimaging, neurocognitive assessments, and clinical interview or self-report measures designed to assess eligibility criteria, psychopathology, medical health, social relationships, personality, and substance use. Research Assistants will review data to assure quality and transfer data to ABCD Informatics Center. They will work closely with the ABCD research participants assessing complex psychological traits—a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field is required, as well as a flexible work schedule (evenings and weekends) and the ability to work onsite at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) and Elliott Hall. Research experience, knowledge of DSM, excellent verbal communication, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and ability to work independently are preferred. Salary range, $33-60K, depending on qualifications and experience. Learn more online (application instructions are at the bottom of the document).

19. Mental Health Worker - Andrew Residence

Join our team! Andrew Residence is currently hiring senior-year undergraduate psychology students for part-time employment AND new psychology grads for full-time employment. As a Mental Health Worker, you will work alongside other psychology graduates as well as social workers, nurses, and therapeutic recreation therapists. Our multi-disciplinary teams work with residents providing evidence-based, collaborative, and trauma-informed treatment services while assisting residents to achieve their individual goals in a residential treatment setting. Responsibilities include assessment of mental health status, intervening in crisis and non-crisis situations, and administering medications. You will have an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those living with mental health disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and substance use AND develop clinical documentation, assessment, and intervention skills through hands-on experiences and training. Internship supervision is also available. Part-time hours include every other weekend working 7 am -3:30 pm or 3 pm- 11:30 pm, full-time includes additional shifts during the week. Applicants must be able to complete paid TMA training shortly after hire. Pay starts at $21/hour. Interested applicants: send a resume specifying interest in part-time or full-time employment, including the ability to work day and/or evening shifts to Amanda Allen at

20. Undergraduate Job Opening: Student Media Production Assistant (work-study preferred)

Our team of student media production assistants produce online lectures for online and blended courses in the School of Public Health. A typical media project includes editing audio, proofreading and applying a branded template to a slide deck, and assembling slides and audio to produce a narrated presentation. Media production projects do not involve filming or editing videos or creating content for social media. Applicants do NOT need to be from media-related majors; undergraduate students from all majors and fields of study are encouraged to apply. We are eager to hear from you! While prior experience with some software may be helpful, it is not required. Paid training is provided on all software used. Work-study award is not required for summer employment but is an option. However, a work-study award is a requirement in order to continue employment during the fall and spring terms. Learn more and apply online.

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