Student Opportunities

Center for Children and Families (CCF) provides internship and employment opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students.

Research Assistants for Course Credit

Available for undergraduate students seeking experience with research in the field of child clinical psychology in exchange for class credit. Students will work on a variety of projects completing tasks, such as data collection, entry and analysis and many of the other details required to complete research. Work includes collaboration in a variety of projects performing tasks such as data collection, entry and analysis, as well as filing and editing. To apply, candidates should contact the faculty member with whom they are interested in working.

Volunteer Research Assistants

If you are considering post-graduate education or a career in psychology or mental health, research experience is an excellent way to explore the field further and to gain valuable experience that will help you when applying for future positions. If you are interested in participating in research at FIU, we encourage you to visit the web pages of the faculty you are interested in working with, and to contact them directly about opportunities available in their labs.

Summer Treatment Program (STP) Internships

The CCF hires Undergraduate and Graduate Counselors, plus several Developmental Aides and Research Assistants for the STP each summer. The STP is for children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder (CD), or Oppositional-Defiant Disorder (ODD). The STP is conducted every summer. For more information, see STP Program Overview. Interns are compensated with either a stipend or academic course credit, which must be arranged by the student through his/her own university department or Florida International University prior to the beginning of the program. Florida International University currently offers credits for participating in the program. During the first week of the program, all employees will undergo intensive training conducted by the Center for Children and Families staff. The selection process is highly competitive and interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Students who wish to apply for more than one position should submit only one set of application materials. Positions are available for high school students, undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students.

Please visit the STP Internships page for more information.

CCF Full-time and Part-time Positions

The CCF often has open positions for full-time or part-time research assistants, observers, and clinicians. Please visit careers.fiu.edu to search for available positions. All open positions for hourly or salaried employment with the CCF are posted here. Applicants will need to create and submit an online application.

Please note that the CCF is a child-serving center, and as such, anyone who wants to work and/or volunteer at the center must go through and pass both level I and II clearance (background check and fingerprinting), conducted by FIU, prior to the start of their work/employment.