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Psychology Department Announcements - Courses, Internships, Research Opportunities, and More! - December 2018 

‘Tis the season for recruiting, grad applications, and Winter semester preparation! Check out the following on-campus events, and off-campus internship and graduate school opportunities!





  1. Thank you to the hundreds of students who came to the last happiness forum! We had to turn away so many people that we're holding the event again! Hank Smith will be holding the same forum again about how to find happiness and manage stress during college in partnership with The National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation's largest organization dedicated to improving mental health. Our BYU chapter is one of hundreds of local affiliates and we aim to promote leadership among our members and advocate for better mental health resources on campus. If you join NAMI, you will be immediately placed into a leadership council centered on either Education, Outreach or Support. We run weekly support meetings, host campus-wide events and listen and empower those struggling with their mental health. You are not alone! Email namibyu@gmail.comfor more information. 


  1. Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Final Event! We'll be holding a recruiting workshop with prizes and treats so come out and see what you've got! Email for more details!




  1. Call for Applications for Graduate Programs-MS-Ph.D.

 Department of Human Development & Family Studies

Texas Tech University-Lubbock, Texas 

Applications are due December 1, 2018

Request Information at:

The mission of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Texas Tech University is to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families and relationships across the life span through research, teaching, service and community outreach and engagement. Our department offers a wide range of courses in the areas of early childhood, human development across the life span, interpersonal relations, and family studies. Graduates of the department become qualified to pursue a variety of careers in education, human services, health, advocacy and business, and/or pursue graduate studies. Email for more details!

  1. Applications are being accepted for the Summer 2019 Public Policy + Economics Academic Internship Program in Washington, DC. Hosted by The Fund for American Studies, the program includes:
  • Undergraduate academic credit from George Mason University
  • Internship placement focused on public policy or economics in the Washington, DC Metro Area
  • Fully furnished on-campus housing in the heart of Washington, DC


Leadership Scholars Program – Full Scholarships Available: January 15 Deadline

Through this new scholarship program, TFAS will provide more than 40 full scholarships for top students to participate in our summer program. More information may be found at




LIVE. LEARN. INTERN in Washington, DC this Summer!

Public Policy + Economics Academic Internship Program

Hosted by The Fund for American Studies    

Full Scholarships (Leadership Scholars Program) Deadline: January 15

Priority Deadline: February 12


Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8-week program allows students to intern in the field of public policy while earning academic credit in economics and government.



You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.



Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level government, foreign policy and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.


The Fund for American Studies strives to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 80% of students receiving full or partial funding. Full scholarships are available through our Leadership Scholars Program.

The Leadership Scholars Summer Program deadline is January 15 and the Priority Deadline is February 12. To learn more and to begin an online application, please visit Questions can be directed to or 202.986.0384.



  1. A 2019 School Psychologist Internship is open to students who must be working toward a terminal degree in school psychology and are required to seek a Temporary Authorization Certificate as a school psychologist in Missouri. 

            Deadline: Ongoing

            Award Amount: $26,440 a year

            Internship Type: Fulltime

            Applicants can get more information through the given link: School Psychologist Internship



  1. We are looking for a few good students who have strong quantitative skills and want faculty careers in accounting, economics or finance. We also need students with background in psychology, sociology or business, who want to become professors of management, marketing or research methods. Apply now to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) PhD Programs in Business, Economics or Survey Research and Methods.

UNL features:

  • A small program where students receive personalized support from faculty
  • $25,000-$28,000 annual stipend plus tuition and competitive benefits for 4-5 years
  • Low cost of living in a livable mid-sized city (population around 300,000)
  • Research and teaching assistantships to provide experience with both skills
  • Over 90% placement rate into college faculty positions

Please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you!





Job opening for student interested in scientific writing with a startup company


I am the CEO of a new, non-profit company, Science-based Weightloss and Wellness, that was incorporated last month and plans to begin full operation in July 2019. Our web presence will be We will be located here in Provo. 


I am writing to request your help in finding individuals with interest and skill in psychology, scientific writing, and of course, weight management (not necessarily for themselves) who might see this startup venture as a significant opportunity. Initial employment would be "per piece;" following funding it could become a full-time position.  


Science-based Weightloss and Wellness is a non-profit corporation with four purposes: 1) Enable participants to lose weight and optimize wellness 2) Gather data and perform research that will enable us to test and hopefully identify interventions, mainly personality or emotionally based, that will allow participants to effectively apply known information to facilitate weight loss and maintain their desired weight afterward, 3) Test different aspects of program design and implementation to identify the most effective program for each participant subgroup, and 4) Publish significant findings gained from the research.   


A significant part of the program will be participant education and habit modification. We presently subscribe to over 30 data sources. The person we are seeking would be responsible for developing our program that would identify and compile suitable material from these sources and then share the content with our participants via multiple media - newsletter, blog, social media posts, etc. The details of this communication process are not yet determined. Thus, both design and implementation would be the opportunity and responsibility of this individual.  


I am an N.I.H. trained gynecologist and former professor at UCLA. I have been a principal in three prior startups and now live in Provo. Personal details appear on Linkedin and Wikipedia. Tim Smith, Ph.D. ( is familiar with me and this undertaking.


This is the first time I've recruited an individual with these skills, so I am now dependent upon you for further guidance. If you wish, I would be happy to meet with you. If you feel a meeting is unnecessary, I will welcome any referrals or guidance you could provide.


A slight change of subject. We now have 16 participants whom we call "Beta Losers," "Beta" because the program is still developing and "Loser," because in this business everyone wants to be a loser.  We are looking for an additional 10 who would lose weight while helping us further develop the program. There is no cost and no sales pitch and no way to lose anything except pounds. I've attached weight loss records from three of our participants. Interested individuals should contact me.   


I look forward to your response. Thank you.  


John R. Marshall, M.D. 

CEO, Science-based Weightloss and Wellness

310 766-3655