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Summer Internship Program Details

 Program Details


Dates: The UC Davis - Howard University Summer internship program will last for six weeks (June 25th to August 3rd, 2012, coinciding with Summer Session I at UC Davis).

Stipend: Summer interns will be provided with a $3000 stipend.

Travel: Travel expenses to and from UC Davis will be covered by the program.

Housing: Students will be housed on the UC Davis campus (in dormitory-style lodging) during the summer internship period. Room and board will be covered.

Transportation: A rental bike and lock will be provided for transportation.

Eligibility Criteria and Application Guidelines

Eligibility: Applicants for the UC Davis-Howard University Self and Social Identity Lab Summer Internship Program must be a Junior or Senior student enrolled and in good academic standing at Howard University. Applicants may be of any academic discipline but preference will be given to students who have a strong interest in pursuing doctoral level work in psychology.

Participation Requirements: If accepted to the Summer Internship Program, students are required to attend the entire program, from June 25, 2012 through August 3, 2012.

Application Guidelines and Instructions: Applicants must complete the application form and provide all materials requested in the application package. Materials should be sent electronically to Cynthia Pickett (cpickett@ucdavis.edu) with a subject line of “SASI Lab Summer Internship Program Application from [Student's Full Name]."

A complete application packet includes:

  • Applicant’s Information Form

  • Personal Statement (500 words maximum)

  • Research Statement (250 words maximum)

  • Unofficial Transcript

  • Resume (2 pages maximum)

  • Faculty Letter of Support

All materials should be sent electronically to Cynthia Pickett (cpickett@ucdavis.edu) no later than 11:59 pm EDT, November 18, 2011.

Personal Statement: In no more than 500 words (excluding any references), describe your academic and professional goals and how participating in the UC Davis-Howard University Self and Social Identity Lab Summer Internship Program will support your goals. Your statement should be clearly written and understandable by a person outside your own area of specialization.

Research Statement: In no more than 250 words (excluding any references), describe any past research experience that you have had. This can be research that you conducted as part of a course or in other academic or non-academic settings.

Unofficial Transcript: Students are required to be in good academic standing as defined by Howard University. Transcripts will also be reviewed to understand how the UC Davis-Howard University Self and Social Identity Lab Summer Internship Program could complement a student’s previous training. The transcript must be saved in Word or PDF format and submitted via email to cpickett@ucdavis.edu.

Resumé: Consider including the following information on your resume: educational background, work experience, training, extracurricular activities, personal interests, etc. Resumes must be saved in either Word or PDF format and emailed to cpickett@ucdavis.edu. Format: 2 pages maximum; Times New Roman 12 font; 1-inch margins. 

Faculty Letter of Support: One faculty letter of support, on official university letterhead, should describe the student’s academic standing and progress. The letter should also describe how the UC Davis-Howard University Self and Social Identity Lab Summer Internship Program will benefit the student’s academic/professional development and how the student can contribute to the overall program.

The letters must be submitted directly to cpickett@ucdavis.edu by the faculty member writing the letters. The subject line of the emails should read “SASI Lab Summer Internship Program Letter of Support for [Student’s Full Name].” It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their letter is submitted on time.  

Application Review and Selection: The review criteria for applications will be as follows:

·        Academic preparation (as evidenced by GPA, courses taken, and letter of support)

·        Commitment to pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology or a related academic field

·        The degree of research interest fit. Preference will be given to individuals who are interested in pursuing a doctorate in psychology.

Admissions Notification and Acceptance: Applicants will be notified of a decision via email by November 25, 2011. Students will need to indicate their intent to attend the Scholars Program no later than November 30, 2011.

Contact: If you have any questions, please contact the Dr. Cynthia Pickett at cpickett@ucdavis.edu or 530-754-5618.