The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to research and to the functioning of a national non-profit organization devoted to understanding and preventing suicide. The internship is not paid but can be designed for credit with university or college agreement. AAS is located in Washington, DC and is accessible by the Metro.
For more information about AAS, see www.suicidology.org and the AAS Facebook page.
About the Intern Program:
Interns work on research projects and administrative tasks related to the operation of a small membership organization. All incoming interns will create learning goals, to be reviewed at the mid-point and close of the internship. If an intern wants, s/he may choose a research project of his or her own that relates to suicide prevention, postvention, research, awareness, or education.
The following is a list of areas in which interns could be asked to work:
Administrative - Scoring evaluations of workshops, mailings, filing, answering telephones, marketing, conference preparation, and general office functions.
Research - Contribute to the research projects such as psychological autopsies, investigation of suicide clusters, prevalence of suicide among certain populations or in specific geographical areas.
Membership Marketing - Combine marketing and psychology to support the Association. Assist in the development of a membership recruitment initiative, create mailings to organizations and individuals to let them know about AAS membership.
Program Development - Seek information potential research topics and search for funding. Draft grant proposals.
Youth Suicide Prevention - Support the Director of the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide at AAS, carrying out research and writing tasks.
How many interns does AAS take per semester? Depending on the workload, 4-8 interns.
Time commitment: 10 to 40 hours per week.
Location: Friendship Heights, close to subway and bus lines. Parking is not available at AAS.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:
Andrea Price, Project Portfolio Manager, American Association of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20015-2032
Tel: (202) 237-2280