Psych Scoop, 6/1/21

June 1st, 2021

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1. Summer Session Starting

Most Summer courses will be starting next week if they haven't already started. If you have any issues or questions, we are happy to help! We are available virtually over the summer for questions, appointments, and emails.

2. Psychology Engagement Award - Summer Applications now Open

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 2021. The application deadline is Tuesday, June 22nd. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.


3. Graduate Admissions Virtual Information Session - Summer 2021

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021, 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Graduate School Admissions Office is pleased to offer an information session for students interested in graduate education. While this information session is tailored to international students, they provide a comprehensive overview of what to consider when you are thinking about applying to graduate school. Complete the registration form to sign up.

4. Career Lightning Talks

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join this live virtual event developed for the graduating seniors and recent alumni aimed at answering many of your job search questions. Experience four rounds of 7-minute lightning talks with career coaches from the University of Minnesota on job search resources, resume writing, interviewing, and networking. Participants will then engage in a deeper conversation around job search strategies during uncertain times. RSVP and learn more.

5. University of Minnesota Entry-Level Job Fair

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The University of Minnesota Entry-Level Job Fair connects recent graduates with a broad range of employers who have current, full-time entry-level employment opportunities. Undergraduate students from all five U of M campuses who graduated between summer 2020 and summer 2021 are invited to attend. Learn more and register for this event!

6. Anti-Asian Racism: Past & Present - Erika Lee, Ph.D.

Thursday, June 10th, 2021, 12:15 pm- 1:15 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Dr. Erika Lee is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the UMN. Recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, she is Vice President of the Organization of American Historians and the author of award-winning books including The Making of Asian America: A History and recently-published America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States. Learn more about the event.

7. Wilder Foundation Information Session

Thursday, June 10th, 2021, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join this Information Session to learn more about the mission of Wilder Foundation, career opportunities, and employer benefits. In this session, you’ll hear from Wilder Foundation’s Talent Management and Employee Development Representative and there will be an opportunity to learn more about their programs and services. Sign up to secure your spot, as this event is limited to 60 attendees. For questions and inquiries, contact Tammy McIntyre at jobs@wilder.orgLearn more and register for this event.


8. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides University of Minnesota undergraduates from every college, major, and discipline, the opportunity to partner with a faculty member on research or creative projects. Applications for fall semester 2021 UROP funding are due by 11:59 pm CST on June 28th. See project proposal tips, abstract writing tips, and see past project examples to get inspired.

9. *Credit or Volunteer* Asian, Female RAs Needed for Online Race and Gender Study

Research assistant needed for an online study (for credit or volunteer). Positions open for Summer and Fall 2021 with the possibility to continue into Spring 2022. Preference is given to those that can be available for all three terms. PROJECT: My dissertation is focused on the psychophysiology of social evaluation. A component of this research concerns the role of race and gender in social interactions. As such, we are seeking, in particular, female-identifying RAs of color to facilitate some aspects of the study design. All work will be able to be completed virtually, provided some basic requirements, such as having a quiet, private place to work and stable internet connection. Must have afternoon availability. Because this experiment investigates the role of race and gender, female-identifying RAs of color are needed for several of the available positions, in order to ensure the scientific validity of findings. Please reach out to me with any questions. POSITION: Asian female-identifying student for data collection and participant interaction. Any interested applicants may email Keira Leneman at to get more information about the study and research assistant roles.

10. *Credit or Volunteer* RA Position with a Longitudinal Study of Resilience in Military Service Members

The Advancing Research on Mechanisms of Resilience (ARMOR) Project, under the direction of Drs. Melissa Polusny and Christopher Erbes at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, is looking for research assistants for the 2021-2022 school year! The current longitudinal study examines processes contributing to resilience in military personnel. Research assistants who join the ARMOR Project will receive extensive training and gain hands-on experience conducting a large cohort study that utilizes evidence-based longitudinal tracking and survey methods. This is a volunteer position and requires a 10-12 hours per week commitment onsite at the Minneapolis VA and attendance at our weekly lab meeting. Students accepted to the lab can receive research credit for the course PSY 4993. Preference will be given to students who are available year-round, and those able to make a multiple-semester commitment. Veterans or those with experience working with veterans or the military may be given priority. To apply, send an email with “ARMOR RA Position” in the subject line to the project coordinator, Shelly Hubbling at Include your cover letter, resume/CV, and copies of your unofficial transcripts.

11. *Volunteer* Clinical Research Opportunities with Autism

The Autism Clinical Research Lab in the Department of Pediatrics is looking for responsible, motivated, and detail-oriented students to volunteer in our lab. Current projects include 1) co-facilitating and evaluating evidence-based group interventions for adolescents and young adults with autism and their families, and 2) coding behavioral video data from an autism mentorship program. Tasks and duties include co-facilitating clinical groups, data collection, data management, and coding of video data. Preference will be given to students who have experience working with adolescents and autism or other disabilities. Preference will also be given to students who can commit to working in the lab for more than one semester. Please send your CV/resume, unofficial transcript, and a brief introduction to Dr. Rebekah Hudock at to be considered.

12. *Credit or Volunteer* Undergraduate Research Opportunity — Psychology of Environmental Sustainability

Professor Deniz Ones’ Organizational Environmental Sustainability “Green” research lab, headed by Yagizhan Yazar & Yilei Wang, is recruiting undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2021. The program can be taken in exchange for PSY 5993 (3 credits) for the summer semester [can be combined with the Capstone project] or by volunteering. Undergraduate research assistants will 1) gain experience in research on organizational environmental sustainability; 2) assist in data collection, data entry, and statistical analysis. The application is open until June 22nd and may be accessed through this link. Questions may be e-mailed to Yilei Wang at and Yagizhan Yazar at

13. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Intern For a Brain Neuromodulation Project in Addiction - Psychiatry Department

The research intern will assist research staff at the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department. The Department is currently running a research study that is in the active recruitment phase. Intern responsibilities will include working with databases, verifying the accuracy of study data collected, and administering transcranial direct current stimulation, depending on experience and ability. This research is under the direction of Drs Kelvin O. Lim and Jazmin Camchong. The patient population includes patients enrolled in a treatment program for alcohol use disorder and stimulant 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 (e.g. zoom and in-house software). Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Psychology or a related field, and be willing to commit to 9-10 hours per week for 12 months. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jazmin Camchong at


14. UMN Libraries Student Advisory Board

We are recruiting students to join the new UMN Libraries Student Advisory Board for the 2021-2022 school year. It will be the undergraduate student leadership team of the UMN Libraries and students will be paid a $500 stipend. 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 engagement and outreach projects. We will recruit and interview virtually over the summer and the Board will start in the fall. Find more information and the short application.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. Student Tech Support Services - Department of Psychology!

Set up Psy 1001 computer for lectures, maintain sound, lights, and computer functioning throughout lectures. (All professors have trouble starting videos, so the media aide will help them.) May be required to provide backup for video capture. Related tasks as assigned. The position is restricted to students admitted to an undergraduate degree program at the University of Minnesota. Students must be registered and maintain the minimum number of UM required credits. Must be available M, W, and F from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Willey Hall (West Bank TC campus) during the Fall semester (with the option to continue in Spring). Apply on the UMN Job Search site and look for job ID 340726.

16. Research & Teaching Assistant for Professor Beth Campbell and Ph.D. Student Chris Winchester

We are looking for a motivated undergraduate to join the team of Professor Beth Campbell and Ph.D. Student Chris Winchester as a Teaching & Research Assistant. If interested, please review the details of the job below. Responsibilities: Research & Teaching assistant’s responsibilities might include: Searching, reviewing, and analyzing existing literature Cataloging and organizing literature Analyzing interview themes / qualitative data coding Organizing and prepping Canvas sites Grading written assignments consistent with evaluation rubric and instructions Generating personalized student reports to facilitate class execution Ideal Qualifications: An ideal fit would be an undergraduate studying management, psychology, or a related field who is interested to gain experience in the research process and to develop project management skills. The ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate: Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel Intellectual curiosity Strong quantitative skills a bonus Approximate Number of Hours per Week: 5-10 hours per week, preferably at least one afternoon per week. Pay rate, length of role, and exact time commitment to be negotiated, estimating $13.50-15/hour (based on experience). Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are available to make a multi-semester commitment. If you are interested, please complete the online application.

17. Undergraduate Research Assistant - Department of Psychology

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire two undergraduate research assistants registered for study at the U of MN as “Data Manager UGRA” (2221: Student Academic Support). Data managers are responsible for the processing, organization, and storage of human subjects research data collected at the MCTFR. Contact Alex Stark at for application instructions.

18. Community Relations Assistant Student Position - Center for Spirituality and Healing

The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Community Relations Office Assistant position provides event planning and program production, administrative, and customer service support on virtual and in-person lectures, programs, and requests for speakers. The position involves extensive use of computer applications including seeking out solutions to streamline outreach processes. This position works with several collaborators within and outside the Center. Learn more and apply today!

19. Social Media Intern - American Brain Coalition

The American Brain Coalition (ABC), a non-profit organization, seeks to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through education, public advocacy, and outreach. ABC is a powerful voice for people with brain disorders bringing together organizations that represent concerned patients, families, and professionals. This collaborative voice is used to create awareness and understanding, and advocate for increased research and resources that will improve patients’ quality of life, and enhance a national commitment toward cures for patients with brain disorders. Qualifications: Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with an interest in neuroscience and social media; • Able to work from home independently; self-manage; must have access to personal computer or laptop, printer, and scanner; • Knowledge of social media communications and platforms; • Local to Minneapolis/St. Paul to meet up with ABC team as needed; • Compassionate and dedicated to being part of a small team of professionals in the nonprofit space. Interested candidates from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area should send resume and cover letter to Sheila Stern, Program Coordinator at

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