Summer Opportunities

Below are other positions related to psychology and positions for the upcoming summer.

Summer Research Opportunities

SMC School of Science Summer Research Program

Summer research students receive summer housing and $3000 stipend. To apply for SMC's School of Science Summer Research Program, check out these instructions here

The 2019 Summer Research Program application cycle has not yet begun. For further information contact Julie Curtiss.

Yale Mind and Development Lab

The Yale Mind and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Paul Bloom, is accepting applications for our annual Summer Internship Program. Our research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, including topics such as morality, religion, free will, and the nature of the self. For more information, please see

This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Because projects are at various stages of completion (from pre-design to post-data collection), interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship. Activities may include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.

The internship runs full-time from. The 2019 application cycle begins in January. 

Who can apply? The internship is open to all undergraduate students, including those graduating in 2019. It is particularly suited for students considering graduate school in experimental psychology or cognitive science.

How can I apply? For more information and to apply, see

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) 

The NSF REU program provides a number of different sites for summer research. See the list of sites and the links to over 20 different applications to REUs in the social and behavioral sciences here

RISE at Rutgers University 

RISE at Rutgers is a nationally acclaimed summer research program for outstanding undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Scholars participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social/ behavioral sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of carefully matched faculty mentors. A comprehensive professional development component, including GRE preparation, complements the research.

​Students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Apply here. There is no hard deadline, and offers will be sent until mid-March. 

Big Ten Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) 

Description: The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. For more information, click here.

Apply here. The 2019 application cycle begins on November 1. The deadline to complete the online application is February 10. The deadline to receive letters of recommendation and transcipts is March 1

For more summer research opportunities, check out this list from the American Psychological Association

Summer Internships

US State Department Critical Language Scholarship 

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains and cultural fluency.

Start your application here. The deadline to apply is November 27, 2018 at 8pm Eastern Time (5pm Pacific Time). 

For more information, check out the website and this flyer

Florida International University Center for Children and Families Summer Treatment Program 2019

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor positions for 2019. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. Counselors will work in the STP-PreK, for children in preschool or entering Kindergarten, or the STP-E, for children ages 6-12 in elementary school. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. Paulo Graziano, Ph.D., and Katie Hart, Ph.D., are the Program Directors for the STP-PreK, and Erika Coles, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the STP-E.

The dates of employment for the Counselor position are Monday, June 3, 2019 through Saturday, August 10, 2019. Counselor hours of employment are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and on Saturday, August 10. In addition, Counselors continue to work with the children until 8:30 PM one evening each week while parents participate in weekly parent training groups.

Applications are accepted through Spring 2019. No Application deadline. Apply here.

Title: Intern

Category: Forensic

Time commitment per week: None specifically; flexible. Office hours are from 9:00 - 4:30.

Duties/Tasks assigned: Mainly clerical, but some trips out. Main tasks include summarizing DUI reports filing, assembling court packets. You may also have the opportunity to go to pre-trials, jury selections, and various court cases at the Walnut Creek and Martinez courthouses.
Requirements/Qualifications: None; however, you will be required to be fingerprinted during the internship.
Paid? No
Location: Martinez, CA
Duration of Internship: Unspecified; as long as possible.
Organization: Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office, Central/Eastern Operations; call the main desk at (925) 646 2625.


Title: Intern

Category: Social Work

Time commitment per week: Part-time.
Duties/Tasks assigned: Fundraise, build membership for partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. Opportunities to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations will be available.
Requirements/Qualifications: hard working Undergraduate students with excellent communication skills.
Paid? Yes
Location: Berkeley, CA
Duration of Internship: Unspecified; as long as possible.
Organization: The Fund for the Public Interest; Main office:(510) 644-3454

Category: Campus Leadership
Duties/Tasks assigned: 

  • Gain real world experience and receive a $1,500 stipend
  • Attend an all-expenses-paid leadership training retreat
  • Receive an on-campus internship with flexible hours around your class schedule
  • Develop the essential leadership skills employers and graduate schools are looking for
  • Learn skills in the following areas: Management, Budgeting, Fundraising, Communication, Public Speaking, Marketing, Public Relations, and Event Planning
  • Impressive addition to your professional resume
  • Get more students involved on campus and build a legacy

Requirements/Qualifications: students of any major who want to develop real world skills in management, budgeting, communication, public speaking, marketing, and event planning
Paid? $1,500 stipend
Location: on-campus
Duration of Internship: two-semester
Organization: The National Society of Leadership and Success

Email or call 201-204-4095 and mention you heard about this opportunity from AfterCollege. If this sounds like something that you would like to be a part of, please visit our website to submit your resume and application:


Title: Counselor

Time commitment per week: Seasonal 
Duties/Tasks assigned: Responsible for a group of one to three participants including assisting with personal care needs, participation in programming, and meeting the social/emotional needs of each participant. Will work closely with all staff, supervisors, and upper management.
Requirements/Qualifications: At least 16 years of age. Previous experience and/or a willingness to work with people with developmental and physical disabilities. Flexible and caring
Paid? Yes
Location: Cupertino, CA
Duration of Internship: May 31st, 2016 - August 21st, 2016
Organization: Via Services (West Campus); Irshad Farden [Associate Director] - 408-243-7861 ext. 216 
Flyers/Documents: Yes, here 


Title: Annual Internship/Research Assistantship/Visiting Fellowship Program in Applied Sport Psychology in New York City

Internship Description:

We are pleased to announce the American Board of Sport Psychology's 2017 12th annual Internship/Research Assistantship/Visiting Fellowship Program in Applied Sport Psychology. Over 120 participants, including undergraduates, graduate students and faculty from universities and colleges worldwide as well as practicing psychologists and sport psychology professionals and coaches have been trained in our evidence-based athlete assessment and intervention protocol. Cohorts of undergraduates have presented on research the APA annual conventions and other professional conferences. 
Note: Our summer program counts toward ABSP certification program practicum and final project requirements.

Requirements/Qualifications: Undergraduates are eligible for the Intern-Research Assistant positions, graduates, graduate students, coaches, professionals and faculty/administrators and practitioners are eligible for Visiting Fellowships.

Paid?: N/A
Location:  New York City with possible satellite session in New Hampshire (baseball psychology; special distance-based programs can also be arranged)
Duration of Internship: May to October (May and September sessions may be abbreviated based on enrollment)
Title: GoEco Volunteer (Various Positions) 
Internship Description: GoEco internships have a variety of different purpuses, from childcare, to education, to women empowerment. 
Paid?: No 
Location: Several differnt locations, including Sri Lanka, South Africa, Spain, Vietnam, Brazil, New Delhi, and more. 
Duration of internship: Anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks 
2020 Nebraska Summer Research 
This is an intensive summer research program for students who are interested in a preview of graduate school. Students coming from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to appy. Applications are due March 1, 2020
Paid? $5,000-$6,000 Stipend range. Housing, meals, and travel is covered by the program. 
Location: University of Nebraska