Summer Treatment Program Internships

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces internship positions for the 2015 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.

Dates, hours, salary, and responsibilities vary by program and position. Detailed information is provided in the position announcements linked below.

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.

Note: All positions for summer of 2015 have been filled. Interested students may submit application materials to be considered in the event that additional positions become available.

Application Information and Materials

Applications for STP staff positions are accepted on a rolling basis. Therefore, there is no cutoff date for applications. Completed applications are reviewed as they are received and interviews are scheduled when applicable. Interviews for STP positions will take place beginning in the fall of 2014 and through spring of 2015. Applicants who apply after all positions have been filled will be placed on a waiting list.

Instructions for completing and submitting application materials are listed on the Application Form. Students who wish to apply for more than one position should submit only one set of application materials. 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.

Attention FIU STP 2014 Staff Members: If you are interested in returning to work in STP 2015, please contact

STP 2015 Position Announcements

Lead Counselor


Pre-K Program Teacher

Elementary Program Teacher

Classroom Aide

Research Assistant

STP 2015 Application Form

A complete application will include the following items:

  1. The Application Form (see link below)
  2. An official college or university transcript from each school attended
  3. Three academic or professional letters of recommendation.

Applicants may also include a current resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and any other supplemental information with their applications

Note: Instead of clicking the link to open the file, you must save the PDF file to your computer and open the file in Adobe Reader (available free for download). Your web browser's PDF Reader plug-in may not support the fillable form features. Please follow the steps below to complete the application form.

  1. To download the file directly to your local drive, right click on the link then select "Save Target/Link As..." from the menu.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, rename the file as "STP Application for applicant name."
  3. Use Adobe Reader to open the downloaded file.
  4. Type the requested information into the spaces provided.
  5. Save the completed file and click the “Submit Form” button in the Adobe Reader information bar at the top of the window to send the application via email.

Applicants may also print and mail the application form along with other materials to the address printed on the application form.

Application Form

Detailed Program Descriptions

STP Pre-K Program Description

STP-Elementary Program Description

STP-Adolescent Program Description

General Information

Program Location

STP 2015 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.