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Internship Opportunities with SPSSI
Washington, DC

We accept internship applications on a rolling basis.

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is a scholarly association of 3000 scientists from psychology and related fields and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social and policy issues. In various ways, SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries.

SPSSI offers year-round semester-long internship opportunities for graduate students and undergraduate students at the SPSSI Central Office in Washington, DC. We are seeking students whose academic programs offer course credit for their internship work.

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What Interns Do at SPSSI

Interns work independently and with SPSSI staff members on various projects. Depending on the intern's training, skills, and interests—and the time of the year and what projects are on the "front burner"—interns work with staff on a range of substantive activities related to policy, programming, communications, membership, and administration. Projects may include, but are not limited to:

Internship Information and Application Guidelines

To apply, compose a brief cover letter describing your interest in the internship and SPSSI more broadly; what would be your approximate start and end dates for the internship; and what days and times you would be free to intern during the semester or period for which applications are being accepted. Send your cover letter and resume to SPSSI Policy Director Sarah Mancoll. Please include the words "Internship Application" in the subject line of your email.