Ellie Kazemi, PhD

Training and Supervision

Research Laboratory

Teacher Intern Program (TIP) offers Graduate Student Teaching Opportunity in the Department of Psychology at CSUN. The program is committed to mentoring and training psychology graduate students as college instructors. For more information regarding this program, frequently asked questions and answers, and instructions on how to apply, please go to the psychology website and click on Teacher Intern Program.


Currently, Dr. Kazemi is the faculty coordinator supervising advanced graduate students, Teaching Interns, who independently teach a lab section of psychology research methods (PSY 321L).  There are other Teaching Internship opportunities supervised by excellent committed tenure-track faculty members in the department. Please be sure to visit the psychology website for further information.The lab sections of PSY 321 are manualized and standardized. Teaching Interns are given lecture notes, lab exercises, in-class pre-designed experiments, and grading rubrics to grade all assignments. During the first semester interns are required to shadow and observe the faculty coordinator teach lab before teaching their own sections. All PSY 321L teaching interns meet with the faculty coordinator once a week to discuss instruction, teaching strategies, grading, student research projects, and other instructional matters.


Teaching interns receive a modest stipend for teaching PSY 321L (2 units). In addition, tuition fee waivers and staff parking may be available to interns throughout the year.


The Teaching Internship program has had a long history and much success in CSUN Department of Psychology. Doctoral programs seek candidates with excellent interpersonal skills and a promising future in academia. The main roles of an academic involve research, scholarship and publication, dissemination of information about research, community collaborations, and teaching. Graduate students who apply, secure, and successfully carry out such a Teaching Internship position directly provide evidence of their advanced comprehension of research methods, ability to read and provide detailed feedback on scientific manuscripts, ability to mentor students in developing and carrying out research, and ability to multi-task and productively complete their graduate careers.

Teaching in Research Program