JOB: 2012 NASA Pre-Doctoral Intern, Employee Assistance Program

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    EDWARDS, CA 93523

    NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center announces an opening for a Pre-Doctoral Student Trainee for the 2012/2013 training year. This civil service position is with the Employee Assistance Program, which is staffed by a licensed psychologist. Dryden is located on Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California, approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, in the Antelope Valley. For more information about Dryden, go to For more information about federal employment, go to

    Model of Training
    The student trainee will receive advanced and broad-based experience in clinical, consulting, and organizational psychology with clinical supervision from the Program Manager who is a licensed clinical psychologist. The aim is to apply treatment, training and consultation services for the benefit of Center employees. This internship meets the California Board of Psychology requirements for licensure, but is not APPIC or CAPIC approved.

    Training Requirements and Responsibilities:
    The training is multi-disciplinary in content in the sense that the Employee Assistance Program collaborates with organizations across the Center on an ongoing basis. These organizations including Flight Operations, Health Unit, Fitness Center, Legal Office, Safety Office and Human Resources. The student trainee will be responsible for the following: (a) clinical intake and interviews; (b) individual and group therapy; (c) crisis intervention; (d) program outreach and promotion; (e) participation in various Centers committees and councils as a representative of the EAP, (f) design and delivery of training to employees, and (g) consultation to Center management.

    • Must be enrolled full-time or part-time in graduate psychology degree program, in an accredited educational institution in the U.S.
    • Must be United States citizen and pass a background check
    • Have and maintain at least a cumulative 2.9 GPA on a scale of 4.0.
    • Have completed a formal pre-doctoral internship

    How you will be evaluated: Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies they possess that are directly related to the duties of the job as described above.

    Length of Appointment: The training appointment is for one calendar year with an option of extension for a second year. This internship will begin July 30, 2012.

    The salary will be set according to the student’s education level. The annual salary for this position will be $52,852 for the GS-9 or $63,945 for the GS-11 level. As a general rule, the college or university will determine the level of education that the student trainee has attained. This student trainee position is designated as 2,080 hours per year. Students are also eligible for benefits that include coverage under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), annual and sick leave, health benefits and life insurance. Professional development is encouraged and provided as part of the training experience.

    To Apply: Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2012. Complete applications must be received by this date.

    To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements.
    Applications must include all of the following information:

    • Brief cover letter indicating your interest and goals for your Pre-doctoral internship experience
    • A current vita reflecting all practicum work, clinical training and related coursework
    • Name and phone number of 2 individuals we may call for recommendations in regard to your clinical
    • A copy of your official graduate transcript
    • Letter of support or verification from your school, indicating that you are eligible and ready to participate in a pre-doctoral internship (or Part II of APPIC Application).
    • Answer each of the following questions (no more than one typewritten page for each):

    1. Discuss your approach to clinical assessment and treatment within a short term (10 visits or less) model.

    2. Discuss a case from your own clinical experience in which you found yourself working with someone perceived to be very different from yourself. How did you address this perceived difference in your work with the client? How did this perceived difference affect the course and outcome of treatment?

    Send application materials and inquiries to:

    NASA, Dryden Flight Research Center
    ATTN: Aaron Rumsey
    P.O. Box 273, MS 2407
    Edwards, CA 93523-0273

    Phone (661) 276-3312
    Fax (661) 276-2276
    Email: [email protected]

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