Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety,

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Research Intern Application

Thank you for your interest in interning at the CTSA!

We are currently at capacity for research interns and will pause recruiting interns until further notice. If you would like to be on a waitlist, please feel free to complete the online application.


The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA, at the University of Pennsylvania is a renowned treatment research center dedicated to studying treatments for and understanding anxiety and traumatic stress disorders.

If you are interested in joining our team, please complete this application, and we will respond as soon as possible.

We are looking for motivated research interns with high attention to detail and interest in psychological research. It is not a requirement for applicants to have any existing affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania.

These are unpaid training experiences with an 8-10 hours/week requirement and a minimum of a one-year commitment.

*Information for Current / Former CTSA Patients

Our Research Intern policy is informed by the APA code of ethics, which warns against dual relationships. If you are a current or former CTSA patient, any other relationship would fall under this ethical guideline. The guideline is designed to protect patients from the possibility that a second type of relationship could impair objectivity, competence, or effectiveness in providing treatment to you, or could negatively affect the Research Intern relationship as a result of the patient relationship.

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