Start Making SenseTM is an upcoming column in Psymposia for SSDPeople. We invite you to share your thoughts, experiences, and analysis of the drug war, psychedelic science, harm reduction, mass incarceration, and a post-prohibition world.


We are currently seeking Volunteer Contributors interested in semester-long positions. Depending on your university and specific requirements, this Volunteer Contributor position could be eligible for course credit as an internship.

Your contributions are also worth CAT Points and will be shared throughout the Psymposia and SSDP network (and likely beyond!). The Start Making Sense column is an awesome way to hone your communication skills, get published, and make connections with other people who share your interests.

If you’re interested, fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you soon. All levels of experience are encouraged to apply. Thank you!


We’re looking for a diverse group of writers to cover a variety of topics. Ideal candidates have previous experience writing and a solid grasp of the issues.


Ideal candidates have prior experience in editing, a good grasp on the issues, and an eye for details and structure.

Graphic Designer

Ideal candidates have experience in design and illustration and know the ropes of Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. You will work with our team to create a motif for Start Making Sense in Psymposia.