Psychology

Careers, Internships, Graduate School, & Undergraduate Conferences

Shana Levin huddled with a group of students

What can you do with a Psychology degree? Below we have suggestions about how to find a career after college, what internships are available while you are in college and after, and how to apply to graduate school. We also have a listing of Undergraduate Conferences at which you can present your research.



Career Opportunities

Psychology majors have an excellent skill set that can be applied to many different careers. Below we have some materials to help you identify and articulate your skills as well as a listing of careers that use those skills:

CMC Career Services Center:

Consulting Opportunities:

Consulting firms that actively recruit candidates from a diverse set of majors, especially Psychology majors with critical thinking skills, research skills, statistical skills, and people skills:

  1. McKinsey
  2. Bain
  3. BCG (Boston Consulting Group-- talk to them at CMC's consulting night)
  4. Oliver Wyman
  5. Deloitte
  6. Booz & Co.
  7. Accenture
  8. Analysis Group (Per Evelyn Wong – Scripps Scholar that worked at Analysis Group over the summer)
  9. Mercer
  10. Gallup Consulting
  11. CAST (talk to them at CMC's consulting night)
  12. Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc (per Sonia Bao -- CMC Psychology Alumna employed at this firm; they have both rising junior and post-grad summer internship programs)

For those students interested in learning more about various consulting firms, check out the Vault 50:

Other Post-Graduate opportunities and information for graduates with Psychology and Neuroscience Majors


Yale University - Department of Psychology

Yale University, Department of Psychology is recruiting two positions. See those two positions below:


Employment opportunities at the Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD)
National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD

BSD seeks qualified individuals to fill Research Assistant positions, with employment starting May/June 2014. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on bipolar disorder and severe irritability (SMD) in children. Research assistants are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with patients.

See a detailed ad, including instructions for applying. We would greatly appreciate your help with distributing this information to qualified students. Please feel free to contact me or Lizzie Harkins (lizzie.harkins@nih.gov) with any questions or concerns.


Internship Opportunities

Take advantage of Summer Internships & Programs

Summer Internship Programs at CMC

Neuroscience fellowships, internships, and research opportunities

  • APA Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Internships
  • National Institute for Health Internships & Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences and Other Neuroscience Research Training and Funding Opportunities
  • University of Michigan: Presentation about Graduate Study in Psychology & Neuroscience - Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • See other internship opportunities the Psychology and Neuroscience Summer Internships brochure.

  • Summer Institutes

    • University of Pennsylvania Institute for Cognitive Science Summer Workshop
    • Stanford Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology: see http://ww.stanford.edu/group/sipp/2012 for info about last year's program


    Graduate School

    Ask your professors about graduate programs and what you need to do to be well qualified for these programs.

    Other Good Links from Scripps College Psychology:



    Undergraduate Conferences

    Check for this year’s details for submission/conference dates.

    Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research
    Submission Deadline: mid March
    Conference: mid April

    Conference on Evidence-Based Approaches for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    Conference: March 6-8, 2013

    Scripps College Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Conference
    Submission Deadline: mid March
    Conference: end of April

    Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference
    Submission Deadline: end of March
    Conference: mid May

    UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC UCLA)
    Submission Deadline: mid February
    Conference: beginning of May

    Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC UC-Berkeley)
    Submission Deadline: end of March
    Conference: end of April

    Psychology Research Fair
    Submission Deadline: mid February
    Conference: mid/end of April

    Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology (SIPP)
    Submission Deadline: mid March
    Conference: mid July to beginning of August