Psych Scoop, 6/29/21

June 29th, 2021

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1. International Students - Any Course Concerns?

International students - choosing classes right now can be stressful, especially if you are unsure about where you will be residing. If you have any concerns about online versus in-person course options, please be sure to reach out to us! You can email us at or you can also request a virtual appointment (we are available all summer).

2. Quell Scholarship for 2021-22

The Department of Psychology is seeking self-nominations from Undergraduates to be named as our 2021-2022 Quell Scholars! This honor comes with an approximate award of $1,000 award/scholarship for the 21-22 academic year. Three UMN Psychology Undergraduate Students will be selected! Qualifications include being a psychology undergraduate major with a competitive GPA (3.25 and above), a demonstrated commitment to clinical mental health services (volunteer or work), plans to continue in a clinical mental health setting beyond graduation, and must complete the application by the Deadline for consideration (must include resume). Note: Those planning to work solely in a research-based program are not a good fit with this award based on the donor's requirements. Students chosen will be asked to provide a brief (1 paragraph Biography), picture (headshot), and may be asked to participate in a future Quell event on campus. The application deadline is Friday, July 9th, by 12:00 pm (noon, CST)Fill out the application today!

3. Central Office Student Assistant - Department of Psychology!

The Department of Psychology Central Office seeks to hire a Central Office Student Assistant. The student assistant is responsible for management, organization, and guest relations of the Central Office in the Department of Psychology. Read more information about the position and apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job opening ID 341512.

4. 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. Once a bachelor's degree is earned, the person becomes ineligible for this position. Must be available M, W, F from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Willey Hall (West Bank TC campus) during Fall and Spring semesters. Apply on the UMN Job Search site and look for job ID 340726.


5. *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* Internship with Clinical and Research Experience

The Center for Practice Transformation in the School of Social Work is seeking highly motivated volunteer student interns to assist with community-based research. CPT is currently conducting outcomes research with a large substance use disorder treatment provider based in Minnesota. Student responsibilities would include participant outreach, phone-based data collection, and data entry. Qualifications include excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills; basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Excel, interest in clinical care for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, and the ability to work remotely. Preference will be given to students who are able to commit to 12 months of involvement and have availability after 12:00 pm for 2-10 hours per week. To apply, please contact Tanya Freedland at with a brief statement of your interest and CV or resume.

7. *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.

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8. M.S. Applied Psychology - UW Stout - Still Accepting Applications For Fall 2021 (No GRE Required!)

UW-Stout's Masters of Science degree in Applied Psychology will give you the applied research and data analysis skills to prepare you for a wide range of careers in business, education, non-profits, and other areas. Using psychological theories, principles, and research methods, you will help organizations make data-driven decisions and move towards evidence-based practice. There are three concentrations: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Evaluation Research, and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The concentrations provide additional in-depth classroom and experiential learning in the given focus area. Industrial/Organizational Psychology focuses on the behavior of people at work, specifically employee motivation, personnel research, recruitment and selection, and job design methodology. Evaluation Research focuses on advanced training in program and policy evaluation and professional preparation for evaluation consulting. A majority of students complete requirements for dual concentrations within the two-year program. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention focuses on health promotion and evaluation; health services research; health policy development and evaluation; and behavioral epidemiology. Learn more and submit your application!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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9. 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!

10. Mental Health Worker - Andrew 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 a psychology or behavioral sciences track. Send resume and cover letter to Courtney Sedgwick at You can also see our most recent postings on

11. 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 a brief statement of interest to Laura Pendergrass at

12. 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.

13. Living Skills Instructor - Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc.

Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking part-time or full-time direct-care Living Skills Instructors with opportunities for advancement. This position includes assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a residential setting. Requirements include some college credits completed and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. However, schedules are flexible if the hour requirement is being met. Starting wage is $15.25 per hour, we offer $1,000 per academic year scholarships, and we encourage the use of work hours toward academic internship credits. Fill out a general application today and mention you were referred by Bridget Nelson to speed the process.

14. Student Camera Operators - UNITE Distributed Learning CSE

UNITE Distributed Learning is hiring student camera operators. No experience necessary and paid training available. This position starts at $12/hour. Operation of TV studio classrooms that broadcast live courses to off-campus students. The job includes East Bank classroom set-up and operation of the control console during class (including cameras, microphones, projectors, and other A/V equipment). Apply online, click on the "Update my Fall Availability" link to start your application. Email any questions to

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