The CEDAR Clinic is seeking motivated undergraduates to participate in a volunteer internship 4-5 days per week for 6 months. Students will participate in one of several studies being conducted in the Early Psychosis Research Program at Harvard Medical School’s Psychosis Research Program and take part in activities for the CEDAR Clinic– one of only a handful of specialized programs for youth at clinical high risk for psychosis across the country.
*Due to the current pandemic, all activities for this co-op are currently remote. We are proud to note that we have maintained a very active treatment, research, and training program throughout the pandemic and have become adept at developing a connected work culture despite all members of the team currently working from home.*
Co-op activities may include:
- Coordinating daily activities of the research project.
- Maintaining and updating databases.
- Data entry.
- Library and internet research.
- Editing materials being prepared for publication.
- Observing structured interviews with patients or their family members.
- Organizing and filing study materials.
- Assisting with outreach talks in the community.
Qualified students will also have opportunities to engage in direct clinical work with clients by assisting with groups, registering new clients and families, and providing tutoring/ academic support to clients in the Center for Early Detection, Assessment, and Response to Risk (CEDAR). Students will also have opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary team meetings (a great opportunity to learn about the specialized roles of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses).
This position provides a valuable learning experience for individuals who are considering applying to medical school or graduate school in clinical psychology, especially those who are interested in research on the development and progression of psychosis and/or the development of novel treatment approaches. Regular weekly supervision will be provided. Opportunities to attend/participate in lab meetings, training, seminars, and/or psychiatry grand rounds are also available and encouraged depending upon a student’s schedule. For those who can arrange it through their university, we will be happy to provide you with the necessary documentation to receive course credit for your work
To apply, please email the following to: Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover letter detailing your interests and specific availability (e.g., M-Th 9-5 from 7/1/22-12/30/22)
*Please note that applicants MUST be current students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate academic program to be considered for this position. We are not able to take on recent graduates as volunteer interns.
*Volunteers must be available to work at least 3 days per week (M-F 9-5 only) and make a commitment to work at least 6 months