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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
- Office on Aging Internships: Send cover letter and resume to Martha Randolph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Children, Youth and Families Office Internships: Send cover letter and resume to Amani Chatman at email@example.com.
- Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs Internships: Paid (minimal stipend) and unpaid. Send cover letter and resume to Sherry Wynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Minority Fellowship Program Internships: Paid and unpaid. Send cover letter and resume to Kyra Kissam at email@example.com.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Office Internships: Send cover letter and resume to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Women’s Programs Office Internships: Send cover letter and resume to Tanya Burrwell at email@example.com.
For Resources & More Information visit Public Interest and office webpages at http://www.apa.org/pi/