NJPA Graduate Students (NJPAGS)

Hello fellow Students!!

We are pleased to invite you all to our annual NJPAGS Internship Fair!! 

Each year the New Jersey Psychology Graduate Students (NJPAGS) sponsors an Internship Workshop and Fair that features a Q&A session with a distinguished panel of internship directors and a meet-and-greet with directors who are available to provide information about their sites.

The purpose of the NJPAGS Internship Fair is to provide information and strategies about the internship application process. This is also a huge opportunity to network with internship directors who you may end up seeing at your interviews!!!

This year, the NJPAGS Internship Fair will be taking place on Friday, June 7th at 8:30am-1:30pm. The event will be held at Rutgers University in the Life Sciences Building Atrium, located at 607 Allison Road, New Brunswick NJ, 08854. Parking is available in Lots 54/54A, which can be input directly into Google Maps. Free breakfast and a light lunch will be provided :)

The 5 panelists and their sites: 

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) - Dr. Gregory Benson
Penn State Hershey Medical Center - Dr. Kristin Hollis
Rutgers University Counseling - ADAP & Psychiatry Services - Dr. Reese Mayer
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center - Dr. Johanna Klaus
Coatesville VAMC - Dr. Amanda Vaught 

Dennis Finger, EdD will be providing a CV, cover letter, Interview Workshop. 


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Registration (Breakfast)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Panel
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Exhibitors (Lunch)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: CV/Cover Letter/Interview Workshop

Parking is free, but everyone attending must register their vehicle to avoid any citations. See below:

Visitors may park in Lots 54 & 51B without permits. Guests must use the below link to register for the event. Until this process is completed their vehicles are not registered and your guests may receive a citation. Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in. If you have a question regarding a special event, please email it to [email protected] to ensure a timely response. Register for parking here.

To RSVP, please email Christopher Thompson ([email protected]) or Chelsea Torres ([email protected]).

We look forward to seeing you all!

Our Mission

To represent students in all subfields of graduate study in psychology and facilitate the exchange of information between these groups
   -  To promote leadership development
   -  To advocate for the concerns, health, and welfare of graduate students
   -  To establish and maintain channels of communication between NJPA and schools, universities, training centers, institutions, and other members of the psychological community.
   -  To support NJPA, by creating a leadership pipeline, enhancing the visibility of the association within the academic community, adding valuable input from the student perspective, and helping to populate committees and special interest groups.

NJPAGS is designed to give students a stronger voice within NJPA and advocate for student issues. NJPAGS provides opportunities for student leadership development and facilitates dialogue between NJPAGS members and members of the professional community. 
NJPAGS declares its intention to raise the consciousness of its members about issues of diversity. These issues include, but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, country of origin, and marital status. NJPAGS is committed to addressing these issues and concerns in its programs and publications, as well as in their professional interactions.

Our Benefits

Our NJPAGS members enjoy:

  • Free lunch at the NJPA conference
  • Reduced registration rates for workshops and programs
  • Access to NJPA and NJPAGS listservs for supportive email discussions
  • Participation in NJPA committees and special interest groups
  • Subscription to the New Jersey Psychologist 
  • Student awards and grants through the NJPA Foundation
  • Access to the Members Only section of the NJPA website
  • Personal consultation with Central Office staff

Become a Member!
Becoming a member of NJPAGS means keeping informed about the issues affecting the practice of psychology in New Jersey. It is a unique opportunity to network with local peers, and enjoy each others' support in addressing the challenges associated with graduate study in psychology. It gives students a chance to network with local professional psychologists and learn from their knowledge and experience.

"I joined NJPA as a graduate student in 2011.  Throughout my time as a general member and as part of the NJPAGS board, I learned a great deal about leadership, unity, and professionalism.  The connections I made and the experiences I acquired from membership in NJPA enriched my graduate school training and prepared me for future success in the field of psychology. I am beyond grateful that I became a member of such a remarkable, professional organization." ~  Stacie D. Shivers, PsyD

Click here to join!

 2018 Internship Fair 

The 2018 Internship Fair was held on June 8, 2018 at Rutgers University; Life Sciences Building Atrium. The event, hosted by NJPAGS, offered graduate students a step-by-step guidance workshop on landing the right internship, including tips, strategies, and a Q&A discussion with a distinguished panel of professionals. Look for details of the 2019 Internship Fair early next year!




NJPA Division of Academic and Scientific Affairs

The New Jersey Psychological Association’s Division of Academic & Scientific Affairs recognizes the accomplishments and scholarly contributions of students and colleagues at our annual Fall Conference.  Self-nominations are encouraged and nominees need not be members of NJPA.  The Committee on Academic and Scientific Affairs reserves the right to make all final determinations on which awardees will be selected.  Learn more here.


You are invited to submit proposals of your scholarly work for NJPA’s poster hall section of the Fall conference.  Submissions should discuss research (for example, psychological research, clinical research, applied research etc.) that has not been presented or published elsewhere.  All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a review committee.  Although membership is not required for submission, please note that there is a special member registration rate for the conference and all presenters must register for the conference.  We welcome your involvement in our organization and encourage you to seek membership in NJPA by becoming a student affiliate member.  Submission Form

NJPA Members Offer Therapy to NJPAGS on a Sliding Scale 

Our Accomplishments 
Board Members
Campus Representatives
Internships/ Post-doctoral positions
Mentoring Program