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Become an Intern at the American Association of Suicidology

The American Association of Suicidology 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.

About the Intern Program:

Intern Activities
Interns work on research project and administrative tasks related to the operation of a small membership organization.  All incoming interns will create learning goals, to be revied 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 edcation.

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, prevalemnce of suicide among certain populations or in specivic geographical areas.

Membership Marketing - Combine marketing and psychology to support the Association.  Assist in the development of a membership recruitment initiaitve, create mailings to organziations and individuals to let them know about AAS membership.

Program Development - Seek information potential research topics and seach 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.

Friendship Heights, close to subway and bus lines.  Parking not available at AAS.

How to Apply:
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Sara Lycett at

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