Internships & Research Opportunities

Welcome!  This page is updated periodically as notifications of internships and research opportunities are received. Some are summer opportunities, and some are post-graduation opportunities.

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).

Here are some current postings:

Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps

We are a residential sleep away program for over 1100 kids in the summertime. We are looking to hire ambitious young professionals pursuing Psychology and Social Work to come together and provide a very meaningful and life-changing experience.

Approximately 50% of our staff are internationals, the remaining members of our team are from the USA. We are looking to fill 30-40 more positions for young domestic people aged 19-26. If you know anyone that is interested, please share this email with them. The job requires skills and interest in behavior management, supporting individuals with anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders and communication disorders

We offer a competitive summer salary, food, accommodation, laundry and wifi along with transportation to and from the airport. The commitment is from June 9th - August 13th with the option to come earlier and stay later. 

Staff can also lead activities such as water-skiing, outdoor living skills, rock-climbing, horseback riding and more, while caring for the emotional and physical well-being of our campers. Feel free to also visit https://www.lwcgwc.com/ for more information or contact Ben Jerez at ben@lwcgwc.com  

The Jed Foundation (JED)

The Jed Foundation is hiring for numerous 2022 summer intern roles! The Higher Education Team specifically will be taking on two passionate mental health advocates. JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health. Click here for a list of summer 2022 internships available and their corresponding descriptions.

Internship Details:

  • Program Dates: June 6, 2022 until August 12, 2022.
  • This is a full-time, paid internship that may fulfill an intern’s formal education program by integrated coursework or the receipt of academic credit.
  • Interns will be paid $15/hour for their ten-week commitment.
  • A job is not guaranteed upon completion of the internship/training program or completion of the intern’s schooling.
  • Location: Remote; JED headquarters are based in New York City, NY. The JED work day is in the eastern time zone.
  • Application Deadline – 5pm ET on Friday, February 11, 2022.
  • Internship Recipients will be notified in early March 2022.

How to Apply:

  • Upload your résumé, cover letter, and complete the full internship questionnaire on our application page.

Brown Medical School

Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking a Research Assistant for NIH-funded studies focused on a) yoga for chronic pain in people with opioid use disorder; b) understanding needs of pregnant and post-partum women with opioid use disorder; and c) other studies of innovative treatments for substance use disorder and mood disorders.

Responsibilities: Position includes screening, recruiting and interviewing study participants, managing research data, and collaborating with other study staff in related duties.

Knowledge of clinical research procedures and experience conducting diagnostic interviews preferred. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

A successful applicant will be motivated and detail-oriented, able to work independently, and have strong organizational and communication skills.

Position is full time and involves opportunities for developing clinical and research skills in a collaborative, supportive environment.

Requirements: BA in psychology or related experience required. Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekend hours is required. As data collection may be off-site at community agencies, applicants need to provide their own transportation. To apply, please find the job at: https://www.carenewengland.org/careers

SHARE!

The Self-Help And Recovery Exchange ( www.shareselfhelp.org ), a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, is taking on 25 interns for its innovative SHARE! Collaborative Housing Program. The interns will help find houses and place homeless people with mental health issues in the houses.

The internships pay $15 an hour, can be done in person or remotely and can be part-time or full-time. Interns with experience with self-help support groups are particularly welcome. 

Camp Akeela 

Camp Akeela is a coed traditional overnight summer camp in Vermont on 400 picturesque acres in the Green Mountains. Beyond Akeela infuses college readiness (non-academic) in to a fun and socially immersive camp for teens on a college campus in New Hampshire. Akeela campers have been diagnosed with Level 1 ASD, ADHD, or a similar social communication disorder. All are bright, kind and "quirky" kids looking to develop a deeper connection with peers. Why work at Camp Akeela? Unparalleled hands-on, real world experience with neurodivergent youth; build your resume and make professional connections; hone your leadership, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills; competitive salary package, including room and board, travel allowance, and meals. 

Camp Dates 2022: Camp Akeela (June 15- August 14); Beyond Akeela (June 18- August 3)

Available Positions:  General Counselors; Activity Counselors (Aquatics, Arts, Hiking, Ropes Course, Sports, Woodworking, and More!); Office Managers; Camp Nannies

Ready to apply? Please visit http://www.campakeela.com OR contact us at staff@campakeela.com or 866-680-4744.

Casa de Esperanza - Hands of Hope Service Year for Graduating Seniors

The Hands of Hope Service Year Program at Casa de Esperanza provides recent college graduates first-hand experience caring for emotionally and medically fragile children. Hands of Hope house parents commit a year to live and work with the children living in the agency foster homes and undergo over 80 hours of training before caring for children.

In order to be considered, you must have the ability to make a one-year commitment (shorter commitments considered), be 21 years of age, be willing to work closely with children with behavioral and developmental issues, and pass a background check & drug test. Valid U.S. Driver's license is also preferred.

A Hands of Hope gap year gives you the opportunity to earn hands-on experience learning how abuse, neglect, and the effects of HIV play in the lives of some of our most vulnerable children. You will be working directly with therapists, specialists, and social workers to meet the specific needs for each child, exposing you to several career options for the future.

Are you or someone you know looking for a service-year opportunity working directly with young children? Apply today! Accepting applications year-round click Here. Questions? Contact Darean Talmadge at dtalmadge@casahope.org

Ramapo for Children 

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.

  • Summer Camp Staff: As a Camp Ramapo staff member, you will develop the skills you need to succeed with a range of children. You will learn to understand a child’s behavior as communication. You will emerge with a heightened ability to meet children’s needs and to teach them new skills. You will learn how to create environments that celebrate strengths and enable all children to feel a sense of belonging. You will work hard every day you are here, and learn more than you ever thought possible. Additionally, you will develop skills that not only position you well in the fields of youth development, but can be applied and generalized toward leadership posts in any industry.

    Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Phone and Skype interviews are available. For questions, please call 845.876.8423 or email staffing@ramapoforchildren.org.

    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.

  • RAMAYEAR Launch year program: Through our RamaYear program, recent college graduates devote a year or two of their early careers to an immersive year-round service experience on our Rhinebeck, NY campus. At Ramapo, these young adults spend their days working with groups of youth and educators on outdoor adventure-based retreats that build teamwork and communication skills. They design activities to meet each retreat group’s needs and goals, and lead teambuilding games and leadership development exercises. RamaYear staff live with and serve as mentors to our Staff Assistants: young adults, 18-25 years old, who seek to become self-sufficient and build social, independent living and job skills. Additionally, RamaYear play key roles in Camp Ramapo, a traditional summer camp experience for children ages 6-16 with social, emotional or learning challenges. To apply, please visit https://ramapoforchildren.org/about/jobs-careers/ramayear/ramayear-application/