Western Psychological Association

Opportunities for students and early career psychologists

APA’s Public Interest Directorate

Applying Psychological Science, Benefiting Society

 Welcome Students & Early Career Psychologists!

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Grants, Financial Aid, Training, & Mentoring

 

Psychology Summer Institute – Minority Fellowship Program

*Offers a travel grant, professional development, and mentoring to advanced doctoral students and early career psychologists. http://www.apa.org/pi/mfp/psychology/institute/index.aspx

 

Health Equity Ambassadors – Health Disparities Initiative

*Offers information and training on health disparities and best practices to improve health equity – graduate students and early career psychologists are eligible to apply.  Contact Patty DiSandro at pedisandro@apa.org.

 

Small Grant & Mentorship Programs – Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs

*Offers small grants via the Cyber Mentors Program and ProDIGs to support early career faculty engaged in specific and highly focused health disparities research.   http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/programs/cyber/index.aspx and

http://www.apa.org/about/awards/pubint-prodigs.aspx

 

Student Resource Guide – Office of Socioeconomic Status

*Financial and other resources, particularly for students from households with lower socioeconomic status.  http://www.apa.org/pi/ses/resource-guide.aspx

 

Disability Mentoring Program – Office on Disability Issues in Psychology

*Links mentors with students, early career psychologists, and other psychologists with disabilities. http://www.apa.org/pi/disability/resources/mentoring/index.aspx

Internships & Fellowships

 

Graduate Student Internship – Public Interest Government Relations Office

*Offers graduate students the opportunity to spend one year working on public interest policy issues on the staff of APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office. http://www.apa.org/about/awards/policy-grad.aspx

APA Congressional Fellowship Program

*Offers members the opportunity to spend one year as a special assistant with a member of Congress or congressional committee on Capitol Hill. http://www.apa.org/about/awards/congress-fellow.aspx

 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships – Minority Fellowship Program

*Supports the training of future practitioners in behavioral health services and prevention at the doctoral level. http://www.apa.org/pi/mfp/psychology/mhsas-fellowship.aspx

 

Services for Transition Age Youth Fellowships – Minority Fellowship Program

*Supports the training of future practitioners in mental health services and prevention at the master’s level.  http://www.apa.org/pi/mfp/psychology/stay/index.aspx

 

APA Internship Program

*Offers paid and academic credit (unpaid) internships at APA’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Contact Debra Perry, APA Coordinator, at internship@apa.org or 202-336-5959.

 

Public Interest Internships

*Offers paid and unpaid internships within Public Interest at the APA headquarters building.   For unpaid internships, students must arrange academic credit.

 Health Disparities Initiative Internships:   Send cover letter and resume to Patty DiSandro at pedisandro@apa.org.

  • Office on Aging Internships:   Send cover letter and resume to Martha Randolph at mrandolph@apa.org.
  • Children, Youth and Families Office Internships:   Send cover letter and resume to Amani Chatman at achatman@apa.org.
  • Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs Internships: Paid (minimal stipend) and unpaid. Send cover letter and resume to Sherry Wynn at oema@apa.org.
  • Minority Fellowship Program Internships: Paid and unpaid. Send cover letter and resume to Kyra Kissam at kkissam@apa.org.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Office Internships:   Send cover letter and resume to the office at lgbtc@apa.org.
  • Women’s Programs Office Internships:   Send cover letter and resume to Tanya Burrwell at tburrwell@apa.org.

 

For Resources & More Information visit Public Interest and office webpages at http://www.apa.org/pi/

                2/10/15