The Austen Riggs Center is proud of its dedicated staff, people with diverse talents and skills devoted to our mission of helping patients with treatment-resistant disorders become people taking charge of their lives. The Riggs open setting and our therapeutic community create a unique workplace for staff. Employees work closely with patients and staff while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. For new employees, finding your way into the Riggs culture will inevitably take time, but we are all available to help you learn our unique way of working. We will work to help you use and develop your capacities so that you can fully join our collective effort.
The following employment opportunities are available at the Austen Riggs Center:
Clinical Social Worker
The Austen Riggs Center, a psychiatric hospital/residential treatment program with a completely voluntary and open setting, seeks a clinical social worker to serve as an integral member of the interdisciplinary psychodynamic treatment team.
Fellowship for clinical psychologists and psychiatrists in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies
- Psychiatry applicants must have completed a psychiatric residency.
- Psychology applicants must have a doctoral degree in psychology from an APA approved program and a year of clinical internship an a APPIC listed site.
- Application for both tracks of the Fellowship program must be received by January 10 for Fellowships beginning in the summer.
Elective in Psychodynamic Psychiatry
Medical students eligible for this rotation will already have completed a core clinical rotation in psychiatry. One or two medical students at a time are invited for a rotation that is up to eight weeks in duration. Residents in psychiatry may also pursue rotations up to eight weeks in duration.
Manager of Institutional Research
The Austen Riggs Center’s Manager of Institutional Research is responsible for maintaining day-to-day operations of our Research Department. The Manager will also assist the Principal Investigator in data collection, management, and organization of research projects. Coordinates our Summer Intern Program.
"That's my favorite thing about Riggs actually, is that you never stop learning. You learn about yourself, you learn about the treatment, and about people." - Staff member
You may mail, fax, email or upload your resume and a cover letter to:
Bertha Connelley, Director of Human Resources
Austen Riggs Center
25 Main Street
P.O. Box 962
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Using the upload options please submit your cover letter and resume, along with the downloadable application below, to Human Resources. We accept the following file types .doc, pdf, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .or odf (in order of preference).