Summer Treatment Program Internships

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces internship positions for the 2016 Summer Treatment Program. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties.

Positions are available for Lead Counselors, Counselors, Teachers, and Classroom Aides. Interns will work in one of three related programs: STP-PreK, for children in preschool or entering Kindergarten; STP-E, for children ages 6-12 in elementary school; or STP-A, for adolescents in middle school and high school.

The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. Paulo Graziano, Ph.D., and Katie Hart, Ph.D., are the Program Directors for the STP-PreK, Erika Coles, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the STP-E, and Margaret Sibley, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the STP-A.

Room, board, and travel expenses are not covered by the internship. Each summer, there are many STP staff members from outside the Miami area who are interested in finding roommates. Once accepted to a position, staff members will have the opportunity to join a Facebook group to meet and communicate with other staff members to make housing and carpool arrangements.

STP 2016 Position Announcements

Dates, hours, salary, and responsibilities vary by program and position. Details are provided in the position announcements linked below.

Lead Counselor


Pre-K Program Teacher

Elementary Program Teacher

Classroom Aide

Research Assistant

Program Descriptions

Detailed program descriptions, including daily activities, roles and responsibilities, and daily schedules, are available below:

STP Pre-K Program Description

STP-Elementary Program Description

STP-Adolescent Program Description

Application Instructions and Information

A complete application packet will include the following items:

  1. an STP 2016 Staff Application Form completed online,
  2. three academic or professional letters of recommendation,
  3. official college or university transcripts from each school attended.

Applications for STP staff positions are accepted on a rolling basis. We receive a large number of applications and the selection process is highly competitive so interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Completed application packets are reviewed as they are received and interviews are scheduled when applicable. Interviews for STP positions will take place beginning in the fall of 2015 and through spring of 2016. There is no set cutoff date for applications. Applicants who apply after all positions have been filled will be placed on a waiting list.

Applicants will have the opportunity to specify a first and second choice of preferred program and position. Applications will be considered for all available position.

Attention FIU STP 2015 Staff Members: If you are interested in returning to work in STP 2016, please contact

Instructions for Completing the Online Application Form

The online Application Form is completed using a web survey interface. Applicants will be asked to provide the names, titles, and contact information for the people who will be submitting letters of recommendation on their behalf. Applicants may also upload supplemental information such as a current resume or Curriculum Vitae and cover letter if they wish to provide additional information. Applicants should gather this information before logging on to complete the online application form.

Click to complete the STP 2016 Staff Application Form

Submitting Supplemental Information

Applicants are responsible for making arrangements for transcripts and for contacting recommenders to submit their letters. Official transcripts must be submitted by your college or university transcript office. Transcripts and letters of recommendation may be sent electronically to or to the mailing address listed below. When submitting letters by email, the subject line of the message should read "Letter of Recommendation for [your name]".

Mailing Address for Letters of Recommendation and Transcripts

Center for Children and Families—STP Internships

Florida International University

11200 SW 8th Street AHC 1 Room 146

Miami FL 33199


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact

General Information

Program Location

STP 2016 will be held at Paul Bell Middle School, 11800 NW 2nd Street, Miami FL 33182. This location is approximately 1.9 miles from the main entrance of the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami FL 33199). Some staff training activities will take place at the Center for Children and Families which is located in Academic Health Center 1 on the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC). Training activities may be held at other MMC locations as well. Please do not contact Paul Bell Middle School with questions regarding the STP.