INTERNSHIPS AND INDEPENDENT READING AND RESEARCH  


 

 Internships in Gerontology (Adult Development and Aging) 

Dr. Andreoletti is happy to supervise students in internships related to gerontology. She has connections to both public and private agencies and institutions that serve and work with older adults. Possible internship sites include the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, the Farmington Senior Center, and the Jerome Home, among others. For more information about internships in gerontology please see the gerontology internship webpage.

Internships / Research Assistants in Biofeedback, Clinical, & Peace Psychology

Dr. Carol Shaw Austad offers internships in several areas: Internship in Biofeedback focuses on learning stress management techniques through biofeedback and conducting outreach programs to the community to teach stress management techniques. The specific projects vary as a function of the needs of the organizations with which we are working and the experience and skill level of the student. Projects range from researching the effectiveness of various stress management methods to presenting workshops.

Internship placements at community/clinical settings. A variety of internships with varying focuses. For example, one internship with New Britain Youth and Family Services provides opportunities to work with at-risk individuals in groups or one-on-one. Also, there are opportunities to work with persons in need of rehabilitation services.

Internship in Peace Psychology (Hartford and CCSU) focuses on projects related to peace, conflict management, and peace education. The intern works in a nonprofit organization, Pax

Educare. The specific projects vary as a function of the organization’s needs and the interest and experience of the student. Projects have ranged from working with students to learn conflict management skills to coordinating a conference in peace education.

Independent Reading and Research – Dr. Austad works with students to design and carry out research projects, particularly in the area of stress management, biofeedback, and heath psychology. Such work can provide opportunities for students to be co-authors on a conference presentations or publication if the student makes a substantial intellectual contribution to the project. Sometimes paid positions are also available.

Work study students are welcome.

Research Assistants in Cognitive Psychology

Dr. Bowman is currently conducting research in human cognitive processes such as attention, memory, and the effects of instant/text messaging on reading comprehension. Students interested in human cognition may contact me to be considered as a research assistant in these projects or to pursue their own project in the area of cognitive psychology.

Internships in Prevention and Wellness

Dr. DiPlacido supervises both undergraduate and graduate students at internships in the area of prevention and wellness at the Wheeler Clinic. If you are interested, please contact Dr. DiPlacido by e-mail.

Internships and Research Assistants

Dr. Fallahi supervises students in a variety of internship sites which include educational and direct services sites. She also frequently involves students in her research and includes them on her published papers and conference presentations if they have meaningfully contributed to the project. For more information on her research, please see her website.

Research Assistant in Culture and Intergroup Relations

Dr. Mealy works with students to design and carry out research projects, particularly in the area of multicultural psychology.  Often her projects involve cross-national comparisons or topics related to prejudice and bias.  

Students who have made significant contributions to a project are included on presentations at regional, national, or even international conferences.  In addition, students who make a meaningful contribution to the development of a manuscript will be included in related publications.

At times, she will help supervise, mentor, and support students who are interested in pursuing their own research projects in multicultural psychology. 

Dr. Mealy rarely supervises more than 2-3 research assistants per semester.  Preference is given to students who are flexible, self-motivated, and have a strong interest in the topic.  At least one semester of research methods and cross-cultural psychology or psychology of diversity is strongly encouraged. 

For more information on Dr. Mealy, the Culture and Intergroup Relations Lab (CIRL), and ongoing research projects, please visit her website.  You may also e-mail Dr. Mealy at mealymar@ccsu.edu or come by her office (Marcus White 202).

Work study students are welcome.

Internships and Research Assistants in Cognition and Child Psychology

Dr. Levine includes students in her research on media and attention. She also offers internships working with children.

Internship with the Parent Aide Program of CREC: Student will work with families referred by DCF, including home visits under staff supervision, activities with the families at the program office and some data entry. Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful.

Internship with the Creative Child Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center. This will involve working with children from 6 weeks to 7 years of age. Students will learn about development across the period of infancy and early childhood. They will learn how to deal with difficult behaviors and how to foster cognitive, social and emotional growth of children in this age group.

Internship at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Child Life Program. The student will provide activities to children in the hospital.

 Internships and Research Assistants

Dr. Sikorski has worked with students at Giant Steps Developmental Center and a local outpatient clinic in the area. He also supervises students who are working on independent research projects as well as working with him on his own research. He does include students on his published research papers when they have contributed meaningfully to the paper.

Research Assistant in Media Psychology (for credit/paid position)

Dr. Bradley Waite is looking for one or two hard working students interested in learning about the research process to fill the positions of Research Assistant that I anticipate having open in the near future. I plan to conduct research examining the role of video games in our daily lives.

Applications are accepted starting now and will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Required qualifications:

- Completion of at least 1 Research Methods course with a grade of B or higher.

- Familiarity with SPSS and basic computer skills.

- Familiarity and some degree of experience with video games.

- Ability to work well with others.

- Reliability and punctuality.

Duties may include:

- Data collection, computer work, data entry, video game identification, literature reviews, writing and other research related activities.

To apply:  Send an e-mail (waite@ccsu.edu) to Dr. Waite (or drop off in person, Marcus White 209) the following:

- A statement of interest; why are you interested in being a research assistant?

- Tell me about any experience you have with research (including that which you have gained in a research methods class).

- Tell me about your knowledge of video/computer games.

- Please ask your course instructor for Psy 221, 222, 596, or 597 (or other faculty member familiar with your research skills) to send a brief e-mail to me in support of your application.

Considerations: Assistant position may be volunteer, for course credit (Psy 499 or Psy 591), or paid depending on amount of involvement and preference. For more information on his research, please see his website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dr. Carrie Andreoletti – Internships in Gerontology (Adult Development and Aging)

Dr. Andreoletti is happy to supervise students in internships related to gerontology. She has connections to both public and private agencies and institutions that serve and work with older adults. Possible internship sites include the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, the Farmington Senior Center, and the Jerome Home, among others. For more information about internships in gerontology please go to:

http://www.psychology.ccsu.edu/gerontology/Internships.htm

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