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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 ( 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 ( 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

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 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 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 or 530-754-5618.