Thursday, November 13, 2014

The American Association of Suicidology is an organization for those involved in suicide prevention and intervention. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services. Interns work on research project and administrative tasks related to the operation of a small membership organization. All incoming interns will create learning goals, to be revied at the mid-point and close of the internship. If an intern wants, s/he may choose a research project of his or her own that relates to suicide prevention, postvention, research, awareness, or edcation. The following is a list of areas in which interns could be asked to work:

Administrative - Scoring evaluations of workshops, mailings, filing, answering telephones, marketing, conference preparation, and general office functions.

Research - Contribute to the research projects such as psychological autopsies, investigation of suicide clusters, prevalemnce of suicide among certain populations or in specivic geographical areas.

Membership Marketing - Combine marketing and psychology to support the Association.  Assist in the development of a membership recruitment initiaitve, create mailings to organziations and individuals to let them know about AAS membership.

Program Development - Seek information potential research topics and seach for funding. Draft grant proposals.

Youth Suicide Prevention - Support the Director of the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide at AAS, carrying out research and writing tasks.

Interns must work for a minimum of ten hours per week. AAS works with students who must meet academic requirements for hours and/or assignments. Starting in Fall 2015, AAS will give priority to students who commit to two consecutive semesters working between 10 and 24 hours per week, and students who are able to obtain credit for their AAS internship. For more information, you can go the

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Andrea Price at

Location: 5221 Wisconsin Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20015.

The office entrance is located in Friendship Heights at the rear of 5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The building is a white townhouse. Liberty Travel faces Wisconsin Avenue on the lower level in the front. AAS is in the back of this building. AAS is across the street from the Jenifer exit at the Friendship Heights Metro Station on the Red Line. There is two-hour parking available on Ingomar and Jenifer Streets and throughout the neighborhood behind AAS.

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