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Psych Scoop, 1/22/19

January 22, 2019

January 22nd, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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

Students participating in a PSY 4993/5993 experience during Spring 2019 should complete and turn in the Undergraduate Research Contract before the drop-add deadline (Monday, February 4th). Students participating in CPSY 4994 experiences who would like to receive credit towards their Psychology Major, must also have a Psychology Undergraduate Research Contract signed before the end of the day Monday. The online research 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.

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. Father Hennepin Bluff Park- Student Input Meeting

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30 pm
Location: First Congregational Church, 500 8th Avenue SE

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is looking for student input and ideas on improvements to be made at Father Hennepin Bluff Park in 2019. All students are welcome to attend the meeting and be a part of the park planning process. There will be two guests from the Ojibwe community. The MPRB will be providing food from Gatherings Cafe. Father Hennepin Bluff Park is a regional park that will connect people to the Mississippi River, restore and enhance natural resources, reveal and interpret past and present nature and culture, engage visitors and adapt to changing social, economic and ecological realities. The MPRB is in the initial stages of gathering input from residents on how to best improve the park for all visitors.

4. Small World Coffee Hour: Career Cultures Around the World

Friday, January 25, 2019, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Yudof Hall Clubroom

Visit Small World Coffee Hour: Career Cultures Around the World this Friday, 1/25 from 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm to learn from UMN students who will share more about their work experiences in the U.S., Japan, and around the world through the global internship and volunteer exchange organization, AIESEC. This Friday you can discuss the dos and don'ts of job searching around the world, perfect your self-introduction, and also learn more about the upcoming UMN Job and Internship Fair. Celebrate completing the first week of a new semester this Friday at Small World Coffee Hour with new friends, free delicious dinner, and learning about career cultures around the world!

5. St. Cloud State Diversity Job and Internship Fair

Friday, January 25, 2019, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Atwood Memorial Center (2nd Floor), St. Cloud State University

UMN students are invited to St. Cloud State’s Diversity Job and Internship Fair. Connect with employers seeking to recruit a diverse workforce. Explore your career options. Find internship, part-time, and entry-level employment opportunities. Don’t miss this chance to meet many of Minnesota’s largest business, science, technical, healthcare, government, education, and human service employers. Learn more about the event here.

6. Pre-Law 101

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks Hall Room 123

This workshop is for any U of M student considering law school. We'll talk about the skills you need, and how to decide if law school is a good fit for you. We'll also provide basic tips about getting into law school, and what you can do to prepare. Learn more about this event on GoldPASS.

7. 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)

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Neuroimaging Research Opportunity

We invite undergraduate psychology sophomores/juniors to apply for a research assistant position to conduct neuroimaging/MRI research at the Department of Pediatrics in Dr. Igor Nestrasil’s lab (M.D., Ph.D.). We research neurodegeneration mostly in rare genetic diseases such as adrenoleukodystrophy, Gaucher disease, and mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and correlate the neuroanatomical findings with neuropsychological outcomes. We are looking for students with a strong aptitude for learning scientific concepts and technical computational skills for brain MRI analysis. This research opportunity may be used for PSY 4993 research credit. Participation in our lab is an excellent experience for those interested in pursuing a career in research, neuroscience and health profession. Individuals with a science GPA of 3.0 or better are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have extenuating circumstances that have caused your science GPA to be lower than a 3.0, please attach a letter of explanation. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email to Carol Nguyen ( with the following information: (1) a brief explanation of the reason for your interest and your background in a 1/2-1 page cover letter and 1 page CV/Resume, including your science GPA; and (2) a list of the courses in the fields of anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, or other related coursework.


11. iMEN Indigenous & Males of Color Retreat: Color, Culture, Identity & Consciousness in the 21st Century

Registration is NOW OPEN for the iMen (Indigenous and Males of Color) Retreat! The retreat will be on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 8am-6pm, with check-in and breakfast starting at 8 am. This retreat is FREE and open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who identify as indigenous and/or a student of color at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The purpose of the iMen: Indigenous and Male of Color Retreat is to provide male-identified students of color a place to build community, learn tips and strategies on successfully navigating the college experience, and continuing the necessary conversation around masculinity and manhood. We are aiming to accomplish these goals through an opening plenary with a keynote speaker, affinity groups and breakout sessions. There will be a closing plenary that we will use to build a collective with the participants and begin exploring “where do we go from here” as male-identified indigenous and students of color at the University of Minnesota. We will wrap the retreat with an open-mic space created to allow the participants to express themselves through different artistic mediums of their choice as a way of continuing to build community and collectivism. To RSVP, visit the form here. For more information or questions, please contact Joseph Ballard II at

12. Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) at the University of Minnesota

The intent and goal of MSROP is to prepare racial minorities and Native Americans for graduate school. We encourage applications from diverse sophomores, juniors, and seniors (who are enrolled for at least one additional semester after the summer program) from any academic department and University of Minnesota college campus. The program is set to run from June 3rd to August 9th, 2019. Due to the nature of our funding, applicants must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status to be accepted into the program. Unfortunately, international students are not accepted. Please do not hesitate in reaching out to the program staff to discuss unique citizenship situations. For application process and FAQs, visit the website here.


13. 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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14. 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)

15. 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,

16. Student Research Support Assistant- CLA LATIS

This position is located in the Research Unit of the Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) team. LATIS provides research support to students, faculty, and staff in the College of Liberal Arts. We are looking for an undergraduate employee to join our team. This employee will help with many aspects of research support services, including staffing our Social and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory, testing and troubleshooting experiments, and assisting with internal data collection and preparation. The employee will work with the Research Support Coordinator and professional staff on the Research Support team. Training will be provided, although candidates should be familiar with and/or interested in research in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Find more information at the full posting here. If interested in applying, send a résumé and cover letter to Dr. Alicia Hofelich Mohr,

17. Summer Research Internship

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internship program. The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research. Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and Ph.D. programs in Management, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Computer Science, and Data Sciences. Many been selected to join CBS full-time as a full-time Research Associate. The internship program is designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year and first-year Masters students. Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis. The program typically runs from the end of May through early August. On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Find out more information and application instructions here.

18. Clinical Research Intern Position Available

The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health ( has a clinical research intern position open. If you're interested in how mental health and substance use treatment professionals are trained to work with a wide range of clinical issues, are able to commit 10 hours per week for the year, and have some experience working with quantitative and qualitative methodologies this may be the internship for you! Contact Research Coordinator Jillian Wright-Martin, MPS, LADC at for full details of the position.

19. Interested in a career in mental health care? Love working with people? Come work at Acacia!

Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a community-based mental health clinic within walking distance of the U of M campus dedicated to providing college students a safe, supportive space in which they receive quality, long term and consistent mental health care that is highly accessible, affordable, specialized, and culturally sensitive. We are looking for a part-time (10-15 hours per week) administrative specialist with evening and weekend availability to start immediately. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, ability to work as part of a team and independently and a love for working with all people! Find our full listing on our website here and apply today! Feel free to also send resumes, schedules and cover letters as well as any questions directly to Liz Coulter at