NJPA Graduate Students (NJPAGS)

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