INSTITUTE FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

INSTITUTE FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

IAR Internships

Researchers at the IAR are committed to training the next generation of researchers and practitioners through advanced academic, research, and clinical and community-based experiences. Graduate and undergraduate students work closely with members of the IAR on a range of research and clinical projects that enhance their professional development.

Researchers conduct studies and implement programs throughout the academic year and during the summer. These require the involvement of many graduate and undergraduate research assistants in all facets of the projects. Students gain critical research and clinical skills while also having the opportunity to earn academic credits and/or a stipend (when funding is available).

Undergraduate and graduate student positions on the team are competitive. If you are interested, please email your resume/CV and the contact information for two references to Marcus Thomeer, PhD, at thomeerm@canisius.edu. You will also be required to submit an unofficial transcript at the time of the interview meeting.

Internship Opening: Summer 2013

The IAR is presently recruiting for Research Clinicians to work in the 2013 comprehensive summer psychosocial program entitled, summermax.The summer program is a 5 week treatment program that has been conducted for the past 10 years. summermax has been validated via two randomized clinical trials. The Research Clinician position plays a critical role in delivering the treatment to the children. Responsibilities include facilitating intensive social skills groups, leading therapeutic activities, instituting a structured behavioral program, collecting data, and data entry. summermax will run for five weeks this summer, Monday through Friday from June 24 to July 26. A clinician’s day goes from 7:50 a.m.- 5:10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Research Clinicians will receive a stipend of $1,500. Research Clinicians are required to attend a week of training from June 17 - June 21.