Monthly Archives: March 2012

Grant money available to support internship in social issues

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues invites individuals to apply for funding of research-based internships that are  conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project.


Undergraduate seniors (rising seniors included), graduate students, and first-year post doctorates in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a member of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (year-long membership costs $25.00 – it’s something you can put on your resume).


Awards range from $300 to $2,500 to cover research costs, community organizing and, in unusual cases, a stipend for the intern. Cost sharing by sponsoring department or organization is desirable.

The Application should include:

a) A 3-6 page proposal including the proposed budget and a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and title of your proposal. If an intervention is planned, the proposal should carefully describe the theoretical rationale for the intervention, specifically how the effectiveness of the program will be assessed and the plan to disseminate the findings to relevant parties and policy makers.

b) A short resume.

c) A letter from a faculty sponsor/supervisor of the project, a statement concerning protection for participants if relevant and any funds that the sponsoring organization will use to support the intern’s research.

d) A letter from an organizational sponsor (waived if the applicant is proposing to organize a group) that endorses the intern’s research activities, describes how the organization will potentially benefit from the work, and outlines any funds the organization will use to support the intern’s research.


Online submissions are the preferred method. Please limit the number and size of files uploaded when applying online.   Visit for details. 


This is an annual award. Applications must be received by April 25th. Announcement of the awards will be made by June 1st. Late applications may be held until the next deadline.


Psych Internship Panel Event

Wed, 3/28, 11:30am-12:30pm (Common Hour)
Axinn Library 246

The Psychology Department in conjunction with the HCLAS Dean’s office and Off-Campus Education is sponsoring an Internship Panel Event. Six representatives from local internship agencies will describe the role that an internship plays in one’s career path. These representatives will also answer questions about interning at their agencies. To learn more about the panelists, read their biosketches. If you’ve got a resume, bring a few copies. Some of the panelists will take  resumes. Regardless of whether you are thinking about interning next semester or next year, or whether you wish to earn credit or volunteer, join us at this Panel Event to learn more about what you can expect to gain from an internship and how to search for an internship position that’s right for you. Pizza and soda will be served.

Undergraduate Summer Research Internship in Perception and Motivation

The deadline for applications is March 7th, 2012.

The Social Perception, Action, and Motivation Lab at New York University, run by Dr. Emily Balcetis, is inviting applications from enthusiastic undergraduates interested in gaining comprehensive research experience in areas spanning perception, social cognition, motivation and self-regulation.
This summer program runs approximately 8 weeks, usually during June and July. Exact start and end dates will be decided based on the overall availability of applicants.
The SPAM Lab summer internship is designed to give motivated undergraduates an opportunity to engage in all aspects of the research process. Interns will be part of designing study materials, conducting research studies, entering and analyzing data, and presenting their findings. Interns will attend weekly lab meetings to discuss the latest research developments in our field, as well as workshops on various parts of the research process (e.g. data analysis, article writing) and tips for navigating graduate school applications.
Students will be expected to spend approximately 20 hours a week involved in internship-related activities. This will include running laboratory experiments as well as studies “in the field” at various New York City locales (Central Park, Washington Square Park, Brooklyn Bridge).
This is a unique experience to work directly with graduate students and faculty in a hands-on research capacity, and is ideal for students eager to go on to graduate study in psychology. Past SPAM Lab interns have gone on to graduate work at prestigious universities.

Additionally, interns will have plenty of time to explore New York City and the various special events (many of them free!) that summer in the city affords (Shakespeare in the Park, Battery Park outdoor film series, weekly fireworks at Coney Island, and a slew of other concerts and performances).
Interns do not receive financial compensation, however, it is possible that interns will have access to on-campus dorm housing at reduced rates.

The deadline for applications is March 7th, 2012. For more information and a copy of the application forms, please contact Yael Granot,

Job and Internships Fair

Wed, 3/7, 11:00am-2:00pm
David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex

The Spring Jobs and Internship Fair is THIS Wednesday. Ninety-seven employers will be at the fair. Many of these employers are looking specifically to recruit students from the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences! Come professionally dressed with copies of your resume and your Hofstra ID card.  If you want to have your resume critiqued prior to the fair (not a bad idea), visit The Career Center Monday and Tuesday from 2pm-4pm.

Psych Internship Info Session

Wed, 3/14, 11:30am-12:30pm (Common Hour)
Roosevelt 101

The Psychology Department in conjunction with HCLAS and Off-Campus Education is sponsoring an internship information session. Speakers from the Career Center will provide tips on how to write a solid resume, and speakers from Off-Campus Education and the Psychology Department will discuss the ins and outs of earning credit for an internship. A representative from a not-for-profit agency which will accept resumes for internships. Pizza and soda will be served.

You can download the slides from this event here.