Undergraduate Students

Research Assistant Internships

The BRTC has several undergraduate students working as research interns.  There are typically a few different positions open, including:

  • Behavioral coding
  • Data entry and management
  • Psychotherapy transcription
  • Research protocol implementation
  • Telephone screening of potential research participants

If interested in participating with the BRTC as a research assistant, please contact Thao Truong at truongtt@u.washington.edu.

We have three types of interns at the BRTC:

1.  We have UW students working in the clinic for college credit, known at the University of Washington as Psych 499.  Listings for these opportunities can be found on the 499 website.  The BRTC typically requires that a student is willing to work 9 hours per week (3 credits) for a duration of 3 quarters (9 months).  In addition, weekly seminars are required for the first quarter, which are offerred to enhance the research interns’ understanding of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and to brainstorm about ways to improve the research.  These are typically on Wedesday’s from 1:30 to 2:30 (excluding summer).

2.  We have students/non students who have a strong interest in assisting at the BRTC on a volunteer basis.  Listings for these positions are the same as for UW psych 499’s, and can similarily be found on the 499 website.  The BRTC typically requires that a student is willing to work 9 hours per week (3 credits) for a duration of 3 quarters (9 months).  Volunteers have the opportunity (but are not required) to attend the Wednesday 499 seminars, which are offerred to enhance the research interns’ understanding of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and to brainstorm about ways to improve the research.  These are typically on Wedesday’s from 1:30 to 2:30 (excluding summer).

3.  We have Workstudy students who have been offered work study awards from the financial aid program at the University of Washington (for more information click here).  Work study students can typically work up to 19 hours per week when school is in session (40 in the summer if not taking classes).  Our Workstudies typically work at least 9 hours per week and a maximum of 19 hours per week when classes are in session.

Our research assistant internships typically do not start with interns working directly with Dr. Linehan.  Senior level interns typically experience increased responsibility and greater opportunities.

Contact

If interested in participating with the BRTC as a research assistant, please contact Thao Truong at truongtt@u.washington.edu.