The Psi Chi Research Grants Committee is pleased to announce the winner of the Psi Chi/FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crimes (NCAVC) Internship Grant. Sarah Kunkel
of Marshall University (WV) was the grant recipient for the Fall 2007 internship.
Sarah Kunkel was the Fall 2007 recipient of the Psi Chi/FBI NCAVC Internship grant. She graduated cum laude from Case Western Reserve University (OH) in 2004 with her bachelor’s degree in psychology, chemistry, and biology. She then went to Marshall University where she completed her master’s degree in forensic science in 2006 and will be graduating in May 2008 with her second master’s in psychology. She has been a member of Psi Chi since 2006. Currently, she is being considered for positions with the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
To learn more about Sarah's experience, please visit this page
The Psi Chi Research Grants Committee is pleased to announce the winner of the Psi Chi/FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crimes (NCAVC) Internship Grant. K. Chandler Yonge
of Mississippi State University was the grant recipient for the Spring 2008 internship.
Ms. Yonge was the Spring 2008 recipient of the Psi Chi/FBI NCAVC Internship grant. She graduated cum laude from Auburn University (AL) in 2006 with a BA degree in both psychology and criminology. She completed her master’s degree in clinical psychology with summa cum laude honors in August 2008 from Mississippi State University. She has been a member of Psi Chi since 2004 and served in the Auburn University chapter as vice-president of membership and secretary. Ms. Yonge is currently a director of administration at Florida House on Capitol Hill, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. She intends to return to school to earn a PhD in clinical psychology with a focus on forensic psychology and continues to pursue her dream of one day rejoining the FBI team.
To learn more about Chandler's experience, please visit this page
About the Grant
The grant's purpose is to further the goals of Psi Chi by providing funds for undergraduate or graduate Psi Chi members to conduct research at the FBI NCAVC. The NCAVC conducts empirical research on factors involved in violent crime (e.g., maternal filicide, sexual exploitation of children, domestic violence homicide, child abduction/ homicide, and serial murder). Interns participate as team members in all aspects of the research. Psi Chi has formed a partnership with the NCAVC to provide grants for NCAVC interns who are Psi Chi members. Up to two $7,000 grants will be awarded annually to support living expenses for Psi Chi members who are selected for one of the 14-week unpaid NCAVC internship positions. One grant will be available for a qualified fall semester intern and one grant will be available for a qualified spring semester intern.
Applicants for the FBI NCAVC internships must follow the NCAVC application procedures described at www.fbijobs.gov/232.asp
. Staff members at the NCAVC will select interns each semester based on the regular FBI NCAVC selection process. There are no intern slots reserved for Psi Chi members. For full details on the grant and all criteria, please view the information found at www.psichi.org/pdf/fbigrant.pdf.