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.