OHSU

Internship Opportunities

If you are an undergraduate, graduate, or post-bac student of psychology, social work, counseling, or any other health major at any of the local Oregon Colleges and Universities, you may be able to volunteer or intern at the ADHD Research Study.

The ADHD Research Study (IRB 4817) is a federally funded (NIH) study of school age children which focuses on causal mechanisms in ADHD.  We need students to conduct various psychological tests and assessments which may include: semi-structured clinical interviews, cognitive, academic, and neuropsychological testing, physiological recordings, behavior rating scales, and many other related measures.  All tests and assessments are overseen by a licensed neuropsychologist and licensed clinical social worker, in addition to the principal investigator, Dr. Joel Nigg, Ph.D. 

Volunteers and Interns are required to complete OHSU compliances and background check prior to assignment.   

 

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS & QUALIFICATIONS

Clinical Interviewer Practicum Student - Graduate Level

Interviewer Description:

Graduate level students will be in direct contact with children and parents and will gain useful experience in clinical interviewing and data collection.  Duties may include administering child and parent semi-structured clinical interviews (KSAD, SCID); cognitive and academic tests (WISC, WIAT, WAIS, WRAT, etc) and neuropsychologcial computerized tasks; assisting with the diagnostic decision process; providing feedback and referrals to families; scoring and data entry; and other general laboratory duties in support of the goals of the study.

Qualifications: 

Must be a practicum student through Pacific University PsyD program or Portland State University MSW program.  Experience with DSM-IV criteria and clinical assessment along with child development is essential. Attention to detail is a must and previous lab experience is desired.  Knowledge of computer application software (Systat, SPSS, Excel, Eprime) is preferred.  Ability to work weeknights is required; 10-20 hours/week, typically 4-5 hour shifts.  In addition, must be available to attend mandatory lab meetings held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

 

Student Tester Intern/Volunteer – Undergraduate and Post-Bac Level (positions available)

Student Tester Description:

Students will be in direct contact with children and their parents and will gain useful experience with child and adult cognitive, achievement  and physiological tests.  Students will also gain experience with state of the art software for data entry and analysis.  Duties may include administering child and parent cognitive and academic tests (WISC, WIAT, WAIS, WRAT, etc); conducting child physiological readings and computerized tasks; scoring and data entry; and other general laboratory duties in support of the goals of the study.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a junior, senior, or post-bac.
  • Coursework in child abnormal or developmental psychology, pre-health/physiology, child behavior, and statistics is preferred/beneficial. 
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must be willing to commit a minimum of 10-15 hours per week for a minimum of six months.
  • Must have weekday morning and/or evening availability.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, timely, and professional. 
  • Basic knowledge of computer application software (Systat, SPSS, Excel, Eprime) is preferred. 

HOW TO APPLY

For more information and to fill out an application, please email the ADHD Research Study office.