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Will you be the Psi Chi Member who goes to Washington?
In summer 2006, the APA Science Directorate and Psi Chi began a new collaboration - the placement of an undergraduate Psi Chi member as an intern in the Science Directorate office.
Our first summer experience was a good one for the Science Directorate, Psi Chi, and, of course, the intern - Clare Mitchell of The College of Wooster.
Recruitment for the second year of this internship has begun - applications are due to Psi Chi on January 15, 2007. Psi Chi committee members and Science Directorate staff will make a hiring decision by March 1, so you have plenty of time to arrange your summer plans! See the Psi Chi website for the application form and instructions.
Why should you encourage your undergraduate students to apply for this internship? It is a great opportunity for an undergraduate student to get a taste for how a national science organization deals with issues like IRBs, research funding, testing and assessment, and animal research concerns. He or she will have opportunities to attend policy hearings, help with interesting summer programs (some geared specifically for undergraduates), assist in the development of publications, and cultivate a terrific set of contacts.
The compensation is right up the alley of most undergraduates - a reasonable salary (about $3,500 for the summer) from APA plus a grant from Psi Chi of $2,000 for travel and living expenses. Reasonably-priced college dormitory space is typically available for summer interns in Washington, especially if arranged in advance. This makes it possible for students from outside the Washington area to apply for this internship...so click on the link shown above, and apply today!
Please note that this internship opportunity is just one of the many grants and awards available from Psi Chi. Some are meant for undergraduate students and others are just for graduate students. Please visit the Psi Chi website for more information.