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Internships & Research Opportunities

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

Butler Hospital has a Research Assistant position available. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire 2-3 full-time research assistants to work on projects related to suicide assessment in a psychiatric inpatient setting. In particular, we are hiring for projects focused on the dentification of novel risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior using laboratory-based behavioral and physiological assessments, smartphone technology, brain imaging, EEG, and the analysis of speech patterns (Michael Armey, Ph.D., Heather Schatten, Ph.D., & Ivan Miller, Ph.D.) as well as treatment development studies for suicide (Heather Schatten, Ph.D. & Ivan Miller, Ph.D.). Start date is flexible. We are considering applicants who can start immediately through May 2021.

Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities established in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. Dr. Ivan Miller is the director and the program is comprised of academic psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous NIH grants, and the majority of this work centers on suicide prevention, post-hospital transitions, technology-assisted assessment and intervention, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addictions and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

  • Butler Hospital: Psychosocial Research Program
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Hours: Day with some evening and/or weekend hours
  • Has Benefits: Yes
  • Job Description: Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking research assistants for studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention relating to assessment in psychiatric inpatient settings. Responsible for recruiting subjects and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, Qualtrics, and REDCap a plus.
  • Required Education: BA in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.
  • Application Method: To apply, please send a cover letter and CV as attachments to Hannah Krall at hkrall@butler.org.

Camp Akeela is a traditional overnight summer camp in Vermont and Wisconsin. Our VT camp is on 400 acres in the Green Mountains. Our WI camp and Beyond Akeela (a college readiness program) are set on a beautiful college campus. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger's or have a related ASD profile. 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 neurodiverse youth; build your resume and make professional connections; hone your leadership, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills; competitive salary package, including room and board; play an integral role in a vibrant and diverse community that changes kids' lives! 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 Opportunity 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 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/