Psych Scoop, 6/15/21

June 15th, 2021

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1. 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.


2. 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.

3. *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.

4. *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

5. *Credit or Volunteer* TNTLAB Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity

We are looking for motivated and responsible students to assist with a current research project in Professor Richard Landers' TNTLAB (Testing New Technologies in Learning, Assessment, and Behavior)! The mission of TNTLAB is to understand the role and potential of technology to improve organizations in relation to their employees. This research is conducted through the lens of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology, which is the science of workplace behavior. We incorporate rigorous experimental and psychometric methods to address questions of interest, which involves a range of technologies, including big data, gamification, virtual reality, video games, handheld devices (e.g., smartphones), online social networking, and web-based training, among others. We are looking for 5-10 research assistants to help run lab sessions for an upcoming study on VR. The research study is fully remote with flexible hours. Prospective URAs should submit an application through the TNTLAB website. Please contact Sebastian Marin at with any questions or for more information.

6. *Volunteer* Online 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. Undergraduate research assistants will 1) gain experience in research on organizational environmental sustainability; 2) assist in data collection, data entry, and statistical analysis. 8-10 hours of time commitment is expected each week and all work will be delivered remotely. Applications can be submitted through June 22nd. Questions may be e-mailed to Yilei Wang at and Yagizhan Yazar at


7. 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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8. 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.

9. 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!

10. Research Associate - University of Utah

Drs. Scott Langenecker and Mindy Westlund Schreiner of the Multifaceted Explorations of the Neurobiology of Depressive Disorders (MEND2) Lab are currently hiring post-bacc research assistants to work at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City! Current research projects include intervention and neuroimaging studies of depression and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in adolescents. This is a great opportunity for people interested in learning more about neuroimaging and building experience for graduate school. Check out the lab website to learn more.

11. Direct Care Professional - ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! WE ARE NOW CONDUCTING 30 min FACETIME/ZOOM/SKYPE INTERVIEWS. Gain some experience and apply today (positions starting now or even for the Fall 2021 semester). You would work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for 4 people who have disabilities (amazing 1:2 ratio). You will get the chance to gain direct patient care hours by caring 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, and we have locations near campus/all over the twin cities, and you don't even need to have a car. We even offer custom research-based INTERNSHIPS that ends with a letter of recommendation from our CEO who is a licensed psychologist. Contact Kayla Wildes at if you are interested in applying!

12. Mental Health Worker - Andrew's Residence

Andrew Residence is a 212-bed residential psychiatric rehabilitation facility located on the edge of downtown near Hennepin Healthcare Medical Center. The Mental Health Worker is responsible for providing care to the residents of the facility who have a primary diagnosis of mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders). Duties include passing medications, case management services, and creating a safe milieu. Part-time positions are available and are ideal for students in the behavioral sciences track. Minimum requirements include having completed at least 12-semester credits in psychology or behavioral sciences track. Send resume and cover letter to Courtney Sedgwick at You can also see our most recent postings on

13. Client Support Specialist/Psychometrist - Martin-McAllister Consulting Psychologists, Inc.

Martin-McAllister Consulting Psychologists, Inc., an organizational consulting firm in Edina, is seeking a full-time Client Support Specialist/Psychometrist. Responsibilities would include the administration of psychological tests, scheduling, client support services, front desk support, and some filing and typing. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and consistent attention to detail. If interested, please submit a resume and brief statement of interest to Laura Pendergrass at

14. Student Communications & Research Assistant - Consortium on Law and Values (Work-Study Required)

The Consortium is a University-wide center that links 21 leading University programs and centers working on law and values in health, the life sciences, and the environment. The Student Communications and Research Assistant will support Consortium events, which typically bring major national speakers to the Twin Cities campus, and assist with Consortium website development and maintenance as well as Consortium projects related to research, publications, and grant proposals. This person will work with the Consortium Chair, Senior Administrative Director, Executive Assistant, and Director of Strategic Communications & Outreach on a range of Consortium administrative and communication-related tasks. Apply on the UMN Job Search site under "Students" and search for Job ID 341048.

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