Clemson University Program in Applied Psychology
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will support the Department of Psychology at Clemson University and The Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Institute at Clemson University in order to present a paid summer undergraduate research internship program to be held Summer 2011, May 30 – Aug 5, 2011.
Students in the Applied Psychology Summer Program work with faculty and graduate students on ongoing and student initiated research projects in Human Factors, Industrial/Organizational, and Health Psychology. You should go to our list of faculty research topics to identify the topics that fit your interests. The research activities and supporting elements of the program are designed to provide the student with authentic professional experiences similar to graduate training and scientific careers.
Our goals for students include providing participants with opportunities for conducting research on real-world problems. Theses are exciting and practical problems that promote professional skill development and career development. Many projects can lead to professional conference presentations, publications, and should help students in their subsequent career choices.
The Summer Program is structured to benefit students with a range of backgrounds and experience. Many participants may have had little or no professional research experience. Together with graduate students and faculty, all students will collaborate with research teams to investigate one or more current topics. Student participants will also meet as a group in our research seminars to discuss common issues, methods, and skills associated with individual research projects.
Program requirements include 40 hours/week of paid work. This full time effort will include your research, course meetings, informal presentations, and a mini-conference containing student, faculty, and invited presentations. Effective student projects may qualify for partial funding for student travel for presentation at regional and national conferences during the following academic year.
Summer pay ($5000)
Conference travel support
Currently a sophomore or higher in academic rank
Graduation planned no earlier than Fall, 2011
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
Statement of Research and Career Interests
Two Letters of Recommendation
Dates & Deadlines