Human Development and Social Intervention

Our Students

Our students come from across the United States and abroad, including Turkey, China, Canada, Pakistan, and Taiwan.  Successful applicants have a foundation in psychology and in research methods but haven't necessarily majored in those subjects.  Students bring a variety of research and work experience to the program.  While some students begin the program immediately after completing their undergraduate degree, others arrive after years of research, work, and volunteer experience.   Some examples of previous experiences include:

  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Summer Camp Counselor
  • Mission/Humanitarian Outreach
  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Soccer Coach
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Research Assistant
  • Afterschool Tutor
  • High School Student Mentor
  • School Teacher
  • Small Group Discussion Leader for High School Girls
  • Community Garden Volunteer Leader
  • Rape Crisis Center
  • NYU Child Study Center
  • Counselor Assistant and Mentor
  • Conservation Volunteer
  • Life Skills Specialist