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We are no longer accepting new applications for the Clinical Administrative Assistant position for Spring/Summer 2014. Thank you to everyone who has applied so far, and we will reopen the application when additional openings become available. In general, we encourage you to check back for updates on our internship program as your career progresses. As proud as we are of our current accomplishments, MAPS is still a smaller organization than many people think, and research and internship opportunities will be expanding substantially over the next few years as our MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy trials move into Phase 3 of the FDA Drug Development process. Thank you for your interest in psychedelic research!
MAPS is seeking interns in the following general areas for Summer/Fall 2014:
For more details on each position, please see the full descriptions below.
If you would like to be considered, please read the information below completely to ensure that you understand the requirements, and fill out our online application form.
All positions are unpaid, and unless otherwise noted, interns must be willing and able to travel to Santa Cruz, CA, where our administrative office is based. Interns are expected to work an average of two days a week, unless other arrangements are made for a particular position, and as members of our office staff, interns are given a discount on MAPS merchandise, and access to our staff library.
We are unfortunately unable to offer housing assistance at this time, and our most successful past interns have taken quite a bit of initiative in this regard. Our office is small, tight-knit, and passionate about the work we are doing, and our interns are a vital infusion of outside energy and new ideas. We are always excited to meet you; we will do our best to give you work that excites you in turn; and we will happily provide a reference when the time comes for you to leave. We will also work with any interns who are currently enrolled as university students to receive credit for their time with us -- as long as they assume the initial responsibility for figuring out the requirements for their institution -- but it is not a requirement that applicants be current students. A diversity of ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Our needs are constantly changing, so if you do not see any listings that suit you, please check back.
As the principal worldwide resource for up-to-date information on psychedelic research, our website, Bulletin, and Email Newsletter are vital to our success, and a lot of work goes into making sure they meet our standards. This position can involve writing, research, coding, editing, archiving, and other projects assigned by the Director of Communications. Training on internal systems will be provided, but demonstrated communication skills of the highest caliber are required, as is a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and all major web browsers. Experience with science journalism and/or media relations is preferred, as is experience with HTML, CSS, and graphic design. Experience editing and compressing digital video is also a plus. A writing sample is required, in addition to a current resume.
Events and Sales interns assist with the management of our event presence (including our growing Visionary Art Gallery), as well as inventory tracking, eBay and webstore management, social media outreach and promotions, scheduling and booking, and event preparations. The ideal applicant is at home in both the office and the field, and capable of moving between them with ease. Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, a desire for networking, and a passion for MAPS’ work are required for this position; personal transportation, sales experience, graphic design experience, and detailed knowledge of MAPS’ research are preferred.
Thank you for your commitment, and good luck!