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).

Research Clinical Internship Openings 2024

The IAR is seeking paid student research clinicians for an upcoming study testing a new group exercise-based social intervention for children, ages 7-12 years, with autism.

• Complete training in the intervention and demonstrate accuracy 
• Implement the 10-week intervention (two 90-minute sessions per week) with 2 other research clinicians according to the treatment protocol to groups consisting of 9 children with autism 
• Collect data, enter data into database, and monitor the children’s performance 
• Attend weekly supervision meetings and provide updates 
• Discuss the children’s daily performance with parents at the end of each session 
• Prepare materials for each session 
• Assist with scheduling and coordination 
• Continually provide updated information to supervisor 
• Follow all established procedures/protocols 
• Perform other related duties as assigned or as directed; the omission of specific duties does not preclude the assignment of duties that are logically related to the position

• Currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program (preferably in psychology, education, counseling, kinesiology, exercise science, health and wellness, sports and exercise health care, physical education, or related discipline) 
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and attention to detail 
• Ability to work effectively and cooperatively within a team 
• Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with various constituencies (i.e., children, parents, college student research assistants, etc.) 
• Must have transportation to the IAR at Canisius University

Time Commitment and Compensation 
• Must commit 10 hours per week ($16 per hour) for a total of 12 weeks (this includes the training week, 10-week treatment, and 1 post-treatment week for study wrap up)

Application Information: 
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Lopata (email: @email) (please put IAR RESEARCH CLINICIAN POSITION in the subject line of your email).

If you have questions, you may contact us at 716-888-2800 or @email.