Internships

Summer Internship Program for Graduate Students



This award aims to increase the number of women and minority professionals in educational measurement and related fields.

Deadline: February 1, 2016; February 1, 2017

Sponsor: Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Description: Interns in this two-month program participate in research under the guidance of a senior ETS staff member in one of these areas: measurement theory, validity, natural language processing and computational linguistics, cognitive psychology, learning theory, linguistics, speech recognition and processing, teaching and classroom research, statistics, and international large scale assessments. Interns also participate in seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. Stipend is $5,000 for 8 weeks. Participants will be reimbursed for limited travel to and from Princeton, consistent with the ETS travel policy.

 
Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduate student who has completed 2 years of full-time graduate study in a doctoral program emphasizing psychometrics, cognitive psychology, educational measurement, educational psychology, statistics, higher education, technology, occupational vocational testing, focusing on minority issues, or policy studies, and minority candidates.
 
How to Apply: Please visit the Summer Internship Program for Graduate Students Web site after November for application information. The main criteria for selection will be scholarship and the match of applicant interests with participating ETS researchers and projects. ETS affirmative action goals will be considered. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

The Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC)



The goal of this program is to provide experiences in schools, hospitals, residential treatment programs and clinics in rural, suburban and urban settings.

Deadline: November 13, 2015

Sponsor: Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium

Description: The Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC) offers pre-doctoral internship positions in a variety of settings across the State of Illinois. The award provides a minimum of $12,000, reimbursement for travel to training seminars and required reading packets. The program complies with all requirements of the National Association of School Psychologists and is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

 
Eligibility: School psychology students who have completed their practicum and program requirements are eligible. ISPIC desires a diverse applicant pool, including, but not limited to, the following: age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, language, national origin, race religion, sexual orientation, and social economic status. Applicants must participate in the National Matching Service www.natmatch.com/psychint. ISPIC agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant (except that which is allowed within the context of arranging interviews for programs within ISPIC).
 
How to Apply: A completed application includes: APPIC application, which can be downloaded from www.appic.org; site Interest form (download at http://www.psychology.ilstu.edu/ispic/application/ ); 1-2 Pieces of your work (e.g., an assessment report, a treatment summary, progress monitoring of an intervention, in-service handouts); vita;  copies of graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation. Please include a copy for each site to which you are applying plus one for the ISPIC office . For specifics on preparing your application, please click here for Application Tips.
Please note that all successful intern matches are required to be fingerprinted and pass a background check before being permitted to begin training in the schools. Applications are to be received by November 14th. Please mail to: Attn: Huber/ISPIC; Illinois State University; Psychological Services Center; Campus Box 4625
Normal, IL 61790

Native American Internship Program



Internships in residence at the Smithsonian are available for students to participate in research or museum-related activities pertaining to Native-American studies

Deadline: October 1, 2015; February 1, 2016; October 1, 2016; February 1, 2017

Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution

Description: Interns will receive a stipend of $400 per week for undergraduate and graduate students for a 10-week period.

 
Eligibility: Native American undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply.
How to Apply: Download application information at the Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Internships.

http://www.smithsonianofi.com/

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Postdoctoral Research Program

The objective this program is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral candidates of unusual promise and ability to conduct research in problems of their choosing that are compatible with the interests of NCHS, including social and behavioral science.

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control Department of Health and Human Services

Description: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is a unique public resource for health information. As the nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS provides information to develop programs and policies that will improve the health of the American people. NCHS’ mission is to monitor the health of the American people, with activities mirroring the multifaceted aspects of the health and health care environment.
The objective of the NCHS Postdoctoral Research Program is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral candidates of unusual promise and ability to conduct research in areas of their choosing that are compatible with the interests of NCHS.
General areas of interest for research at NCHS include statistical theory, survey methodology, statistical computing, economics, demography, and social and behavioral science.
 
Eligibility:
This appointment is open to U.S. citizens or noncitizens with permanent residency and a valid work authorization. Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary authorization. Permanent residency status does not qualify as citizenship.
Appointments are awarded only to persons who have held doctorates for less than 3 years or are in the process of receiving doctorate degrees at the time of application.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.


How to Apply: Applications will be accepted through the end of July; however, preference will be given to those applying by March 15.

Complete application details are available on the program's website.


The Center for Advanced studies in Mental Health is accepting applications for internship program in Behavioral Neuroscience. The 6 months program begins on June 1st and ends on December 1st. For more about the team at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, see our website.

Description: This internship will be a valuable experience for hard-working students who are interested in gaining research experience in these areas in preparation for graduate training or professional careers in these fields. As such, we encourage students with limited access to research opportunities, as well as members of groups underrepresented in science, to apply. Interns will spend approximately 40 hours each week working with faculty and graduate students and will be involved with planning and conducting experiments in the lab and field, as well as some data entry and analysis.

How to apply: please submit the following
here with the subject header "Internship Application" by May 15th, 2015:

1) A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major, relevant courses, research experience, GPA, and email address.


2) A one-page cover letter describing why you would you like to attend the program, what your  research interests are, what your experience in the behavioral Neurosciences is, and what you hope to gain from the internship.


3) A letter of recommendation from a member of your academic community.

 Applicants will be notified of their status by May 30th.

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