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Psych Scoop, 1/15/19

January 15, 2019

January 15th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Welcome Back!

Welcome back to campus! As you get back into gear for this semester, keep our office's resources in mind. Psychology Advisors are available for appointments year-round to assist with psychology course-selection and major progress, career and graduate school preparation and selection, and general engagement to make the most out of your time here. To schedule an appointment, visit our website. We look forward to seeing you and wish you the best of luck in the coming semester!

Additionally, Psychology Advising will have extended drop-in hours during the first two weeks of classes for quick, five – ten-minute issues. Visit our website for drop-in availability.

Courses of Interest

2. PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology (3 credits - Elective)

If you are planning to complete or interested in an Internship during the Spring 2019 semester, you may be eligible to sign up for PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology (3 credits to count toward PSY Major Elective credit). In addition to your Internship Hours (average 6-8 hours/week for 15 weeks at your site).

PSY 3896 class meets weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm- 5:15 pm

Folwell Hall 3

Instructor: Dr. Amy Landers

Please email for more information and any questions about this opportunity!


3. University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair

Friday, February 22, 2018, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Registration is now open on GoldPASS for the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair on Friday, February 22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 350 organizations will be there, hiring for internships and full-time jobs, so this is a great opportunity to learn about what is out there for you!

Research (for credit opportunities)

4. Have a research position lined up? Fill out the Online Contract

The online contract can be found by following this link: Scroll down the page to the "How to Register" section and look on step 4. You will be able to fill out the contract there. The contract will then be sent to the faculty member. If you have any questions, please email If you have already submitted your contract for Spring and signed up for your course, you do not need to submit another contract.

5. Undergraduate Research Opportunity at the Institute of Child Development

We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students to work in Professor Glenn Roisman's Relationships Reseach Laboratory in the Spring of 2019 to help with data entry and transcription of interviews about participants' childhood experiences with their primary caregivers. Prospective undergraduate research assistants must be prepared to sign up for 3 credits (approximately 10 hours of work per week, including a flexible schedule and 1-2 weekly, hour-long lab meetings). Please contact Professor Roisman by email ( if you are interested and indicate your availability for an informal, 15-minute interview in Professor Roisman's office at the Institute of Child Development (104A Child Psych). Professor Roisman asks that you bring along to your appointment with him your resume and a brief writing sample (no more than 1-page excerpt) from a college paper.

6. Vinogradov Lab in the Department of Psychiatry

The Vinogradov Lab in the Department of Psychiatry is looking for motivated and detail-oriented students to volunteer in our lab and work on a study of computerized cognitive training for individuals with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in data management and neurocognitive assessment. In addition, students are welcome to attend Journal Clubs and Grand Rounds in the department. We would prefer students who have taken a course in Abnormal Psychology, and preference will be given to those who can commit to two or more semesters in our lab. Please contact Ariel Currie at for more information.

7. Couples' Interactions Study in the Social Interaction Lab

The Couples' Interactions Study in the Social Interaction Lab is hiring research assistants to code videos (watch videos and rate people's behaviors and emotions on certain scales) of romantic couples interacting while engaging in a fun, collaborative task. RAs will receive training for the coding, meet occasionally to discuss their ratings, and complete administrative tasks. The coding can be done on RAs' own schedules in Elliott Hall. For more information and the link to apply for the position, please visit our website. Research assistants will be hired on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply before the semester starts. Please email with any questions.

Research (volunteer and paid positions)

8. Program on Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Cessation (PLUTO)

The Program on Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Cessation (PLUTO) study team at the University of Minnesota is seeking independent and motivated students for volunteer research assistant opportunities. The PLUTO study, led by Drs. Anne Joseph and Alex Rothman is a National Cancer Institute-funded randomized controlled trial evaluating combinations of tobacco cessation interventions in patients eligible for lung cancer screening. Tasks may include screening and scheduling research participants, conducting health assessments by telephone, mailing surveys, data entry and cleaning, medical chart reviews, and attending study team meetings. Volunteer research assistants are expected to commit at least 6-8 hours per week to the study; students able to make multi-semester commitments will be given priority. Juniors and seniors with excellent communication skills who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology, public health, behavioral health, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should email their resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter to Kelsey Schertz (

9. Paid Research Assistant Opportunity with the Shen Neurolaw Lab

The Shen Neurolaw Lab, directed by Dr. Francis Shen at the University of Minnesota, is seeking applications for a part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant position for the Spring 2019 semester. The application process is competitive, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on January 22, 2019. Current Lab projects explore various topics at the intersection of law and neuroscience, and desirable skills include previous research experience; the ability for scholarly writing; experience with statistical or quantitative analysis; attention to detail; ability to work independently; organization; and ability to complete projects in a timely fashion. Research responsibilities will include literature reviews, reviewing manuscripts, and communicating with research partners. The RA should be able to commit at least 10 hours per week, and hourly compensation will be based on experience. To apply: please submit information, a cover letter, resume, and copy of transcript online. To learn more about the Lab’s research, visit: or contact Lab Manager Sydney Diekmann at


10. Project Heal Volunteer Opportunities

Project Heal is a non-profit organization that aims to improve access to treatment, advocacy, and support for individuals coping with an eating disorder. The Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter is motivated to provide eating disorder education, peer support, government advocacy, and fundraising for those who need financial assistance for treatment. We are looking for committed volunteers and interns to join this cause in one of the multiple roles including social media and marketing, mentoring, government advocacy, developing partnerships with medical providers, event planners, and fundraising. We also need recovered individuals to be small group facilitators and speak at Project Heal Recovery Connection events. Please email a letter of interest and your resume to, and refer to for more information.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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11. Cognitive Trainer Positions Open (Employee and Paid Internships)

We are currently seeking energetic individuals who have a strong desire to positively impact the lives of others through our intensive cognitive training program. Join our team as a Cognitive Skills Trainer at one of our centers in Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, and Shoreview. Like a personal trainer for the brain, our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work with students in an intense, one-on-one environment to improve learning, reading, and math. We utilize specific techniques to strengthen cognitive learning skills, attention, and memory in students from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups such as K-12 students, adults, and those with traumatic brain injuries and other cognitive impairments. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who are pursuing or have completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or other social science. We require at least four weekdays with availability from 4PM-8PM. This is a great long-term part-time position for individuals seeking psychology experience. Internship credit available along with starting pay of $14/hr plus signing and performance bonus'. Training is provided. For more information and to request an interview email your resume, preferred location(s) and consistent availability for the position to Nate Maus at

12. Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

Dr. Steven Lopez at USC, Dr. Denise Chavira at UCLA, Dr. Carmen Lara Muñoz at the Benemerita Universidad Autonomas de Puebla (BUAP), Dr. Shoshana Berenzon at the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz (INP) in México City, and their respective colleagues at the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria (INP), USC, UCLA, University of Oregon and California State University at San Bernardino have established an 11-week summer research training program designed to prepare undergraduate, and graduate level researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos with mental illness and substance use disorders. For more information, application deadlines, and qualifications, please visit the website here. The deadline is Friday, February 8th, 2019.

13. Assessment and Evaluation Student Intern

The Medical School of the University of Minnesota is looking for an assessment and evaluation student intern! In this position, you will be supporting the administrative functions of the Medical School's Office of Assessment and Evaluation. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to student record support and management, exam proctoring, event support, and other duties as assigned. For more information and application instructions, see the full posting here.

14. Equity and Engagement Intern - Project for Pride in Living

The Equity and Engagement Intern will support the work of the NDP (Neighborhood Engagement, DEI & Public Policy) committees. The work of the NDP committees is to support and champion PPL’s strategic plan initiatives by, 1) deepening and strengthening community partnerships; 2) fostering and striving to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs and services for residents, participants, and staff; and 3) supporting advocacy efforts to elevate participant and resident voice. See the full posting on GoldPASS.

15. Intern - Mental Health; Brooklyn Park Police Department

The City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota's sixth largest municipality, is seeking applicants for an internship position with the Brooklyn Park Police Department. We are looking for a highly motivated and dependable individual who can work in a fast paced environment. This position will provide a great opportunity to work in a diverse community and develop skills for career development. The primary responsibilities of this position will include collecting and analyzing data for the Brooklyn Park Police Department's mental health initiative. More information on responsibilities, qualifications, and more can be found on the full posting.

16. CSCI Dept Front Desk/Student Services

The CSCI department is looking for a front desk and student services assistant. Preferably, the student will not be a CSCI major or minor. Responsibilities include filing, making copies, faxing, scanning, delivery of materials, greeting visitors, and other duties as assigned. These positions are needed 10 hours per week between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information and application information, visit the UMN Job Website for Students. (Job code: 327905)

17. Part-Time Administrative Assistant

David Hoy & Associates (DH&A) is hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant for our Chaska office! This is the perfect position for anyone who has finished, or is close to finishing their Psychology undergrad degree, and looking to get more experience in the mental health field! As an Administrative Assistant for DH&A, your most important job will be to greet clients and make them feel comfortable before and after their appointment. You will also be responsible for scanning in client documents, tracking client payments, and cleanliness of the office. We are in need of support in the evenings Monday-Thursday, and a possible daytime shift on Fridays. If you are interested in applying to this position send your letter of interest and resume to Nicole Recke,