Check out these great opportunities for VCU undergraduates!



We are always happy to hear from students interested in learning more about child and family health and development. Our main requirements are enthusiasm, genuine desire to learn, reliability and commitment to excellence. A strong academic record and relevant experience help!

Our team of research assistants participates in all aspects of research, from data entry and database construction to observational coding… to working directly with children and families.  In addition to hands-on, experiential learning, we meet to discuss the project(s), theoretical underpinnings and ethical and pragmatic considerations for conducting research with children and parents. Students also have opportunities to present during our Journal Club and work on individual research and honors projects in their own areas of interest.

For more information, review our current openings. If you are interested in joining the team, please fill out an application and email it to Dr. Winter.  If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

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Service Learning

This community-based internship is a joint venture between VCU Psychology and the Children's Museum of Richmond (CMoR). It focuses on how children develop across early childhood - physically, cognitively and psychosocially. Students will participate in one group class/meeting per week and complete an internship at CMoR. In class, we will consider theoretical explanations of learning and development and discuss relevant research. At the museum, students participate in experiential learning activities including: observing children at play; working with museum educators to conduct scientific research demonstrations with children and parents; and conducting research with children and their caregivers. This shows up as a course on your transcript, but with the suffix SRV LRN to indicate experiential learning and community service.

If you have questions, contact us. Already know that you want to take this course? Great! Please fill out a service learning intern application and email it to Dr. Winter.