October 2007 Announcements

Undersgraduate Students: Get Paid to Learn and Have Fun!

Undergraduate Students: Get Paid to Learn and Have Fun!

Deadline: January 15, 2008
Inquiries: email

Would you like to have an awesome summer job next year? Consider applying for the Psi Chi/APA Science Directorate Internship.

The purpose of this program is to further the goals of Psi Chi by providing an internship opportunity for undergraduate Psi Chi members to gain experience in science administration and learn more about the science of psychology through a summer internship at the American Psychological Association's (APA) Science Directorate. The Science Directorate is the APA unit with primary responsibility for promoting and representing psychological science and scientists. Interns participate as team members on a variety of directorate projects. For example, interns might assist with Internet searches and/or write summaries on selected research or issue topics, help construct databases of researchers or research topics, work on components of larger projects, assist in the preparation for the Summer Science Institute or the annual convention, sit in on Directorate policy meetings, and/or attend congressional hearings.

Psi Chi has formed a partnership with the APA Science Directorate to hire one Psi Chi undergraduate student member for a 10-week paid summer internship in the Science Directorate. The Science Directorate office is located in Washington, DC. The internship will begin one to two weeks after the student has completed the spring semester, typically in mid or late May. The Science Directorate will work with the intern to establish the starting date and expects the intern to work for 10 weeks, starting on this date. The salary paid by the Science Directorate is approximately $3,500.

To assist students whose permanent home address and school address are more than 30 miles from DC and who must relocate to DC to participate in this internship, Psi Chi will provide up to $3,500 in a relocation grant for these students to support relocation and living expenses. If the intern is eligible for a relocation grant, the recipient will receive the grant one month prior to beginning the internship. Staff members at the APA Science Directorate will assist the intern in locating affordable housing for the summer.