Internship Opportunities

Programs/Education Intern | Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) | Washington DC

Posted: March 8, 2019

The Programs/Education Intern will provide support for all programming aspects of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual convention.  This is a perfect opportunity for someone who is very detail-oriented and who appreciates social science. Successful applicants must be able to work independently, maintain accuracy, and have excellent communication skills.


  • Assist Program Manager with maintaining abstract submission portals
  • Manage high volumes of data related to speakers, abstracts, credentials, etc
  • Provide timely and accurate communication with speakers/presenters
  • Provide general administrative support to those working on various elements of the convention
  • Assist in planning and implementing logistics of professional development webinars
  • Assisting with web updates and marketing content
  • Assist with specific events onsite at annual convention (must attend annual convention in New Orleans in February)

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skill Required:

  • High level of initiative, attention to detail, critical thinking, sound judgement and problem-solving skills
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience and/or interest in scientific programming, preferred
  • Experience or training in event/meeting management, preferred

This is a part-time (20-hour/week position) based in our downtown DC office –with a flexible schedule during standard office hours (9am-6pm). This position is paid at $15-20/hour depending on experience. SPSP supports a diverse workforce.

Start date: May 1 (or sooner)

End Date: End of Spring 2020 Semester

Hours: 20 hours/week, $15-$20/hour

Review of applications will begin immediately

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