Summer 2017 Internships & Research Opportunities

Welcome!  This page is updated periodically as notifications of internships and research opportunities are received. 

Information regarding the SLU Summer Fellowship or the Tanner Fellowship programs can be found on the SLU Student Research page.

We also suggest that you search the American Psychological Association and the National Science Foundation for Summer Internships or Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU's).

Camp Akeela is looking for motivated, enthusiastic, and creative people to play an integral role in a community that changes kids' lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships. 

Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 - 18. Our Vermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and our Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but described as “quirky.” All are very bright, charming well behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers. To apply, please visit www.campakeela.com or contact staff@campakeela.com

Dates: Wisconsin June 19-August 5; Vermont June 19-August 17

University of Virginia:  The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students.  This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab.  Applications will be accepted now through March 4th, and the program will run from June 1st through August 7th.  The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution.  Contact edl.internship@gmail.com

Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program - Clinical Research Coordinator Position (Full-Time):  Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is accepting applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator position. Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members, and their Families through clinical care, wellness-based programs, community outreach, education, and research. For more information about our program, please visit our website at www.homebase.org.  The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing outcomes assessments for clinical and educational programming at Home Base, as well as supporting a range of studies focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other service-related disorders frequently found in a post-9/11 veteran population or issues faced by military families.  Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants are advised to apply by February 1, 2017. If the position remains available, we will review applications submitted after that date. This position offers valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to medical school or graduate school in clinical psychology, public health, or a related field. Applicants must be available to start in early June.  To apply, go to this URL: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx

Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program - Program Coordinator Position (Full-Time):  Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is accepting applications for a Program Coordinator position. Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members, and their Families through clinical care, wellness-based programs, community outreach, education, and research. For more information about our program, please visit our website at www.homebase.org. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing both research and quality improvement projects related to post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other service-related disorders frequently found in a post-9/11 veteran population or issues faced by military families. He/she will also devote approximately half of his/her time to program oversight and related research administrative duties, including grant preparation and fund management; maintenance of research related billing and salaries; and hiring. Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants are advised to apply by February 1, 2017. If the position remains available, we will review applications submitted after that date. This position offers valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to medical school or graduate school in clinical psychology, public health, or a related field. Applicants must be available to start in early June. To Apply: Go to this URL: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx

Ramapo for Children is a non-profit organization renowned for its direct-service youth programs, and training for educators, youth workers and caregivers. At Ramapo we offer college students and recent graduates valuable, rewarding and unique job opportunities through summer and year-round programs on our Rhinebeck, New York campus. Position available listed below.

Counselor: Daily interaction with children ages 6-16 who face varying degrees of social, emotional and learning challenges in a residential summer camp setting. Counselors make a 9-week commitment to Camp Ramapo from mid-June to mid-August. Some positions require additional training prior to mid-June. Exact dates are provided during the hiring process. Applications are accepted from November through June. To learn more about counselor opportunities or to apply, please visit www.ramapoforchildren.org/jobs or call 845-876-8423.

New York Six Upstate-Global Collective Summer Student Research Fellowship (Full- Time): The Upstate-Global Collective is an initiative of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, which aims to create scholarly communities that explores historical roots of New York State and its current consequence worldwide. The Fellowship requires eight weeks of full-time research during the summer with a stipend to complete the research. This opportunity includes the ability to participate in a biweekly research roundtable and an invitation to the NY6 Upstate- Global Collective Research Symposium. Students must be enrolled in good academic standing at any of the New York Six Schools (Colgate, Hamilton, Hobart and Willian Smith, St. Lawrence, Skidmore, and Union). For more information, including a detailed list of research positions available, visit http://www.newyork6.org/UGCSummerStudentResearchFellowship

Camp Daybreak: Camp Daybreak is looking for motivated individuals to serve as a counselor for campers (ages 8-11), many of whom have social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Volunteers that participate in this program often pursue careers in mental health education, and describe this experience as life-changing. Additionally, you will gain unique and valuable hands-on training in working with children with special needs.

Camp Daybreak is a one-week summer camp for children that offers a supportive and strength-based camp experience that promotes empowerment and growth. Thirty campers attend this program, which has been providing children with a life-changing experience for more than fifty years. The Association that runs Camp Daybreak is the People Education Advocacy Recovery Program for the State of Vermont, which focuses on mental health and addiction recovery. To find more information, visit www.pear-vt.org

Dates: August 6-August 13, 2017 in South Hero, Vermont. 

Marist Albany Internship Experience: The Marist Albany Internship Experience is looking for students interested in a career that combines a Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work major and those who want to make a difference in the areas of mental health, social welfare, or education policy. Internship placement varies according to students’ interests. Placements include advocacy groups, lobbying firms, nonprofits, and state agency offices. Summer interns will work four days a week for six weeks and will meet weekly with the AIE director as well as attend career development workshops and networking events. This program allows students to earn three credits in six weeks. The deadline to apply is March 1. To find more information, visit www.marist.edu/liberalarts/albany-internships/summerinternships

Dates: May 22-July 30, 2017