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Psych Scoop, 5/31/16

June 1, 2016

May 31st, 2016

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1. Mental Health Resources Career Fair/Open House

Thursday, June 16th, 11:30am-1:30pm. Register here.

Mental Health Resources (MHR) is a progressive, nonprofit organization that offers community-based mental health services to adults recovering from serious mental illness. We hire for a variety of positions including Mental Health Case Managers, Care Coordinators, and Supportive Housing Counselors. We typically hire candidates with a degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a Human Services related field, and have at least one year of experience providing services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). MHR is holding a career fair/open on house on Thursday, June 16th at our St. Paul Office from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Students and alumni who are looking for full-time employment or would like to explore a career in community-based mental health service .are invited to attend. Register online at; click "Apply" and select "MHR Career Fair-Open House!" Make sure to include your resume with your registration. Please contact with questions.


2. $500! Apply for a Summer 2016 Psychology Undergraduate Engagement Award!

Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this Summer semester? Or engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? 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 learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship or research component, etc.). Up to two awards of $500 will be offered for Summer 2016. Summer 2016 application deadline is June 15, 2016. Notification of Award Date: June 24, 2016. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. Please submit application materials to Michael Houlahan. Materials must be submitted electronically to

3. Summer Internship Scholarship for Continuing Students-Due Tomorrow!

Internships are great way to enhance your academic experience, but unpaid internships can be a challenge. The CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students participating in unpaid internships. Three times per year the College of Liberal Arts offers Internship Scholarships to CLA undergraduate students. Most awards are $1,500. For eligibility information, upcoming deadlines, or to apply, visit:


IMPORTANT: Not all research opportunities listed below are affiliated with the Department of Psychology. If you are receiving credit for a research experience outside the Psychology Department, you will need to check with Psychology Advising about how it will fit into your academic program.

4. Child Psychology Lab Seeking Summer Research Assistant

The Relationships Research Lab is looking for an undergraduate student to work on a Concept Learning in Relation to Adult Attachment study over the summer. This research examines individual differences in young adults’ expectations regarding important relationships and knowledge of secure base scripts. Major responsibilities will include transcription of a narrative task. Additional opportunities such as data entry to gain extra research experience may also be available. Responsibilities will require approximately 10 hours per week (45 hours throughout the semester). We require a 3-credit commitment (CPSY 4994). Qualifications: Current registration as an undergraduate in Child Psychology or Psychology programs (including program minors). If you are interested, please email Professor Roisman at


IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.

5. GWSS 3590: Gender, Race, & the Achievement Gap

Offered fall 2016, T/Th 9:45-11:00AM. This course examines the educational achievement gap in the U.S. with emphasis on the Twin Cities. We will discuss disparities in schooling related to race, gender, sexuality, and social class and locate them in structural and historical contexts. In addition, we will explore how insitutions and invididuals explain these disparities and examine policies and practices that have created and perpetuated them. With this knowledge, we will emphasize the ways that youth are social change agents as we reflect on the praxis of engaging youth, and their families, through educational institutions. We will utilize feminist, GLBTQ, and ethnic studies fremeworks as we explore these topics.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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6. Opportunity Partners Seeking Interns, Part-Time, and Full-Time Employees

Opportunity Partners is an award winning social services organization leading Minnesota in providing innovative services for people with disabilities. Not only is the work we do meaningful, but employees are also offered extensive initial and on-going training to remain competitive in the field, opportunities to advance within the organization, and flexible hours to work with your personal life. Paid interns welcome, as well as part-time and full-time employment. Variety of experiences, geographical locations and hours available. For more information, please contact Hannah Arseneau at or 952-930-4242.

7. Part-Time, Paid Research Position in ADAPT4U Lab

The ADAPT4U (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools) Study is looking for dedicated individuals to conduct structured interviews with military families. The study seeks to develop and evaluate tools to support resilience among military families as they cope with the stress of deployment and reintegration. Applicants must be available for flexible scheduling, Including late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. You can follow this link (Requisiton Number: 308651) to apply or find out more information! You can also visit our webpage to learn more about the study. Any questions may be directed to the ADAPT4U Interview Coordinator, Shauna Tiede, at