Prospective Students


We are currently looking for research assistants for the Spring 2022 semester. If you are interested in becoming a research assistant, please send us a formal cover letter, resume, and an unofficial transcript.

Research assistants who work during the academic year are able to earn 2-3 credit hours for 80-120 hours of lab work during the semester (approximately 6 or 10 hours/week). Tasks include conducting interviews with participants, data entry and checking, transcribing, and other administrative tasks. Research assistants receive ample training in the computer programs and the protocols used in the lab. Students who work on the project for multiple semesters have the opportunity to take on higher-level responsibilities (such as coding data, scheduling participants, and writing a distinguished major thesis), and are able to apply for paid positions. Part-time, paid positions are also available for the summer and entail the same responsibilities as during the academic school year.

You must be a UVA student to be eligible for a Research Assistant position. We give preference to Psychology majors with a GPA greater than a 3.0, to those with experience, and to those who can commit to the lab for more than one semester.

Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer & Audrey


Professor Allen WILL be taking graduate students for Fall 2022 entry. You can review our laboratory's current research and those of others in the department to be sure that you think the University of Virginia is a good fit for your interests. For more information specific to the graduate program in Clinical Psychology, please visit the department website