Research Jobs and Internships


AME Center offers research assistant internships for current undergraduates, recent graduates, and PhD students. Individuals interested in learning more about health psychology, biopsychology, public health, clinical psychology and medicine may join our team for summer or longer term volunteer internships.


Working as a Research Assistant at the AME Center has given me the incredible opportunity to better understand the research process, learn directly from respected professionals in the field, and develop a diverse skillset for my own future career. Most importantly, my time here has given me the experience to improve the health of others with the support of an accomplished and passionate team

Research assistants gain valuable skills such as: 

  • Recruitment, Data collection, monitoring, and management
  • Survey skills
  • Basic understanding of research process by participating in meetings and study start up
  • Working with a dynamic group of colleagues and being mentored by postdocs and faculty









Open Positions: 

Clinical Externship Opportunity learning Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Coaching for Reducing SUGAR INTAKE

Our team at UCSF, in collaboration with CPMC/Sutter Health is seeking therapists in training for a special research study.

The AME Center is conducting an exciting clinical intervention study at UCSF/Sutter Health, which is funded by the NIH.

We are looking for qualified health counselors (who have at least 1-2 years of clinical training) to help run a brief Zoom motivational interviewing intervention to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. Ideal candidates are graduate trainees in clinical and counseling psychology programs, but we are open to trainees from other disciplines, including nutrition.

The time commitment for this externship opportunity can be flexible, but we ask for a minimum of 16 hours per week, over the course of 6 months, for 2 full days per week of clinical work with the opportunity for a longer commitment if desired. Responsibilities will include both direct face-to-face work and

data entry/administrative tasks. Please note that all work will be performed remotely. There is an opportunity for weekly remote supervision of clinical hours. The position would start in Early December (1 month of training in MI, followed by 6 months of clinical work).

All interested applicants should contact: