Each year, our lab makes two to four volunteer positions available to allow graduate and exceptional undergraduate students to experience psychology research in a pediatric academic medical setting. Our team’s objective during your volunteer experience is to expand your research interests and skills and enhance your educational development.

Volunteers in our lab participate in a number of research activities including training in regulatory requirements in research (HIPPA, institutional review board regulations), editing and formatting new measures, editing manuscripts, data collection, data management and family and participant correspondence. Volunteers also attend monthly lab meetings in which they learn basic research methods, details about research projects being conducted in the lab and the psychological aspects of a variety of pediatric medical conditions.

All volunteers complete the process to obtain a hospital badge, which identifies them and gives them access to hospital areas. This process takes about one month and must be completed before volunteering. If you are interested in volunteering in our lab, send a description of your research interests and a copy of your resume / CV to: ahna.pai@cchmc.org.