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Psych Scoop, 9/18/18

September 18, 2018

September 18th, 2018

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Drop In Update for Wednesday, September 19th

Drop In Hours with Mary will change on Wednesday, September 19th to 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Be sure to make note of this.

2. $500 Fall Psychology Engagement Award

Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this Fall? Or, engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? Does this experience help you connect and serve the local or global community? 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.). Note: Work in a campus research lab with a faculty member does not qualify. The deadline for the application is this Friday, September 21st. Up to two awards of $500 each will be offered for Fall 2018. For details about the award and application materials, visit our webpage.

Psychology Student Group Announements

All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psychology student organizations. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

3. IOPC Event: Meet & Greet

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Elliott Hall N391

Are you wondering what Industrial Organizational Psychology is? Are you looking to connect with other students interested in the field? Are you wondering what classes to take or what types of research students are doing? Come mingle with other psychology students and learn about IOPC at our event on Tuesday! Everyone is welcome! No previous knowledge of IO psychology is required! We look forward to seeing you all there!


4. South Korea Military Workshop - "Re-Adjustment" Workshop

Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 325 Nicholson Hall

Have you returned to the U.S. after serving in the military? Join us for the "re-adjustment" workshop created for you! A Korean meal will be served as well. For more information, please contact Aya Maruyama,

5. PSY and CPSY Career Exploration and Alumni Connections Event

Friday, September 21, 2018, 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 312 Bruininks

Wondering what you can do with your major in Psychology or Child Psychology? You are not alone! Visit the Psy & CPsy Career Exploration & Alumni Connections Event to talk to alumni about various Psy/CPsy career pathways. Stop by as your schedule allows. Light refreshments provided! To register, click here.

6. CLA Internship & Career Fair

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: DQ Club Room, TCF Bank Stadium

Explore internship, volunteer, and full-time opportunities with employers from a variety of industries who are hiring CLA students and recent alumni. For-profit, non-profit and government organizations will be in attendance. This event is also an opportunity to develop your networking skills and to get advice about internships, volunteer, and full-time careers. Registration is open on GoldPASS. Search the Events section in ‘Fair Search’ for the CLA Internship & Career Fair. To register, click here.

7. 13th Annual Women's Health Research Conference

Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: $15
Location: McNamara Alumni Center

The Women's Health Research Conference is a one-day event that features two plenary presentations, panel discussion, and a poster session on women’s health research. It draws 100+ interdisciplinary women’s health researchers, health care providers, students, and community public health professionals for a day of learning, networking and research dissemination. Participants come from all over the Twin Cities metro, rural Minnesota, and neighboring states. The conference topic is "Determinants of Health" featuring a keynote address from Virginia M. Miller, PhD, who is the Director of the Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center. There will be several other speakers, poster presentations, and a panel discussion. The panel discussion title is "Behavioral Health Perspectives to Determinants of Women's Health".

Discounted tickets ($5) for the first 50 Psych Scoop readers to register! Use code: PSYCHScoop


8. Washburn Center for Children

Washburn Center for Children is committed to offering families professional therapeutic services to help children experiencing depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, trauma or other mental health challenges. We are currently interviewing for unpaid internship positions this fall, 2018 in our Family Focused program in our facility at: 1100 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405 The Family Focused Program provides families an intensive combination of in-home therapy and a therapeutic preschool for children. It is designed to decrease the potential for harm to children and to help parents provide a safer, more nurturing environment for their children. During the fall and spring interns in Family Focused volunteer 2 half days a week in the preschool. The schedules that are available for fall include: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm. The schedules that are available for spring include: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm, Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:45pm to 4:15pm, and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:45pm to 4:15pm Applications are available on our website at: To apply for an internship, please click this link. For more information, contact: Colleen Hegy, Intern Coordinator, at 612-872-3341 or email

9. Project Heal

Project Heal is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the access to treatment and support for individuals with an eating disorder; a new chapter has started in Minneapolis/St. Paul. This organization provides eating disorder education, peer support, government advocacy, and fundraising to improve awareness in our community. We are looking for committed volunteers and interns to join this cause in one of multiple roles, including social media and marketing, government advocacy, promoting 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 our website for more information.

Graduate School

10. Master of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) Information Session

The Master of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) is a full-time program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling, Industrial-Organizational, and Experimental. Our mission is to prepare graduate students with research-based knowledge and skills that are essential to successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings. Students interested in applying to doctoral-level programs will have the opportunity to strengthen their quantitative skills and gain research experience.Interested in learning more? Come to our Information Session on Friday, October 12th to meet with faculty and current students. You can ask questions and tour our facilities. RSVP HERE by October 1st.

11. Info session: MA in special education with an emphasis in ABA

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Location: 325 Education Sciences Building

Approximately one in every ten people is living with some kind of disability according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Help meet this growing need by becoming a board certified behavior analyst. Join us for an info session on the new MA in special education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Graduates of the program will be prepared to work with people with disabilities—such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities—to recognize and analyze problem behaviors and recommend actions to improve their daily lives.

For more information, contact Jennifer McComas ( RSVP here.

12. Info session: MA in counseling and student personnel psychology

Monday, October 22, 2018, 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Location: 325 Education Sciences Building

With a masters of arts in counseling and student personnel psychology (CSPP), you’ll be qualified to counsel others throughout their lifespan. Join us to learn how you can become a school counselor and help students develop academically, personally/socially, and in their careers. Study to be a college and student personnel counselor and work in a higher education setting. Or become a mental health professional and work in a community setting. Whatever you decide, a master’s in CSPP leads to a fulfilling career that allows you to do well by doing good.

RSVP: Rachel Brovold (


13. UROP Applications for Spring 2019

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,500 for undergraduate students to do research with a faculty mentor. Undergraduate research is an excellent way to learn about research methods and to develop core competencies that will prepare students for future jobs or graduate programs.To find out more about undergraduate research and the UROP program, visit the UROP site. Application materials for UROP grants are available on our page. The deadline for Spring 2019 is October 9th, 2018.

14. Research Intern For Brain Neuromodulation Project in Alcoholism - Psychiatry Department

The research intern will assist research staff at the Psychiatry Department. The Department is currently running a research study that is in the active recruitment phase. Intern responsibilities will include screening participants, preparing study materials, verifying accuracy of study data, and conducting patient record review. Additional responsibilities may include working with databases and assessing participants (using transcranial direct current stimulation and accompanying participants to brain imaging sessions) depending on experience and ability. This research falls under the direction of Drs. Kelvin Lim and Jazmin Camchong, UMN faculty. The patient population includes patients enrolled in a treatment program for alcohol use disorder.

Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills; comfortable using basic computer programs such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Psychology or related field, and be willing to commit to 9-10 hours per week for 12 months (hours will be over ~3-6pm times). To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jazmin Camchong,

Learning Abroad

15. Learning Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:00 am- 2:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: West Bank Plaza

The Learning Abroad Fair is designed for students to discover the variety of learning abroad options available at the University of Minnesota. Students will have the opportunity to meet Learning Abroad Center staff, affiliated program staff, college advisers, and many other departments from around the U that will help with the decisions and steps needed to participate in an education abroad experience.

16. You CAN Afford to Study Abroad: Info Sessions About Scholarships & Financial Aid

Do you want to study abroad but aren’t sure how to afford it? Attend one of our You CAN Afford to Study Abroad information sessions to learn about a variety of scholarships and financial aid options that will help them make your dream a reality. This semester, we're hosting these very popular info sessions: Friday, September 28, 12–1 p.m., 250 Blegen Hall

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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17. ACR Homes is Hiring

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! They work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for an average of 4 people who have disabilities. You will get the chance to care for the medical, emotional, and physical needs of the residents as well as enjoying fun activities with them on your shifts. ACR is VERY flexible for students, pays starting up to $15/hr, offers paid training, custom research based INTERNSHIPS, has locations near campus, and you don't even need to have a car! Contact Kayla Wildes if you are interested in applying!

18. Fall Internship Opportunity to Get-Out-The-Vote with motivote

Motivote, a new social voting platform, seeks Fall 2018 campus fellows with a passion for engaging college students in the political process and increasing youth voter turnout. As a motivote campus fellow, you will work alongside staff to build motivote’s presence and increase voter turnout on your campus. Your work will have a real-life impact on youth political participation and voter turnout. We're looking for upperclassmen who are passionate and committed to increasing civic engagement among young people. We offer a stipend to cover cost of promotional materials and events. We're looking to hire ASAP so please apply today at our website here. Questions can be directed to Rachel Konowitz at

19. 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 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 bonus potential. Training is provided. For more information and to request an interview email your resume, preferred location(s) and availability for the position to