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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

Posted 3/9/2021


Please see below for more information about University of Delaware’s summer program for undergraduate research opportunities. March 15 deadline is approaching. 

https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/grad/research/summer-research/source/

The UD SOURCE (Summer Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors - formerly URS) program provides summer research opportunities for college students who are not currently enrolled at the University of Delaware. The program is designed to prepare, motivate, encourage and support students who want to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic or research career. As a scholar in this program, you will spend 10 weeks on the University of Delaware campus, immersed in a research project where you will work closely with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. You will also learn first-hand about graduate programs at the University of Delaware and develop a valuable network of contacts who can support and assist you in applying to graduate school. The program will provide a stipend, as well as housing and round-trip transportation.

 

 

Posted 3/2/2021


Summer Professional Development Award: Temple University Infant & Child Lab 

 

The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering a summer professional development award to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. The lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, and playful learning in children aged 2 years to 6 years. 

 

Students selected for this award will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each student will train on one or two research projects led by Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and will be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentor who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. Each selected student will receive an award of $1,200. This professional development program will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2020. 

 

Training activities generally cover: 

  • Recruiting and scheduling lab participants 
  • Stimuli design and creation 
  • Conducting studies with children 
  • Coding and analyzing data  
  • Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings 
Required qualifications:  
  • Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or a related field 
  • Commitment to at least 30 hours per week for 8 weeks  
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office 
  • Experience working with children 
 

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 26th, 2021. Please visit our website (http://www.templeinfantlab.com/) for more information about the lab.  

 

Lastly, our lab is part of an International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS) fellowship providing funding for undergraduate students participating in infancy research. Students interested in securing additional funding are encouraged to apply for this fellowship. More information regarding the application and guidelines can be found on the website below.  

 

https://infantstudies.org/founding-generation-fellowship-guidelines/ 

Posted 3/1/2021


Inspiring Instruction by Institute of Reading Development

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021

The Institute of Reading Development is now hiring summer teachers for our live online reading skills programs for students of all ages. Our programs provide students with the skills, books, and experiences they need to achieve greater success in school and beyond.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn between $600-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain valuable teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to high school students.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We provide comprehensive training and ongoing support for our teachers, so we do not require teaching certification or experience to apply. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher and must be available to teach classes five days a week, including both weekend days. We are looking for full-time teachers with availability to work 37-40 hours per week during the summer. There will be some opportunities for continued employment with the Institute after the summer. 

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure.
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Are comfortable and confident with technology.
  • Are patient and supportive with students and parents.

Apply Now

Learn more about us and our reading programs at https://readingprograms.org/about-us/.

Posted 2/26/2021


The Yale Mind and Development Lab (PI: Paul Bloom) is recruiting summer interns! Some of our main interests include moral reasoning, religious and spiritual belief, and altruism. For information about our current research, please see our lab website at https://minddevlab.yale.edu.
 
Interns will support the lab’s work through a variety of tasks including recruiting and running online child participants. Based upon research interests, all interns will be assigned to work with one or more “point people” (graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or other staff member within the lab) and will work directly with them.
 
Please do not send letters of recommendation. To be fully considered for the 2021 Summer Internship, applications must be received by March 18th, 2021, midnight EST. No late applications will be accepted.
 
Who can apply? Undergraduate students at all stages and from all universities, around the world, are welcome to apply- including those graduating in 2021. The internship is best suited for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology.
 
Internship Commitment and Payment: The internship runs full-time (37.5 hours per week) from May 24th to July 16th, 2021. Some weekend hours are required. While some tasks can be completed asynchronously, interns must be willing to run participants during regular business hours in the Eastern Daylight Time Zone for approximately 12 hours per week.  Interns will be paid a $4,000 stipend.
 

For any questions regarding this application, please email the lab manager, Katie Vasquez, at katherine [dot] vasquez [at] yale [dot] edu. Please only reach out to Katie via email, not on social media. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, Katie cannot have informational meetings with prospective applicants.

Posted 2/25/2021


Yale University Computational Social Cognition Lab

Summer Internship 2021

 

The Computational Social Cognition Lab, led by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, studies the cognitive building blocks of our ability to make sense of and navigate the social and physical world. Previous and current research in the lab has examined children’s understanding of fairness, number, and their ability to infer other’s knowledge. More information about our research can be found at https://compdevlab.yale.edu/

 

We are seeking undergraduate interns to assist with our research in a part-time position. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process; they will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, as well as code and analyze results. This is a great opportunity for undergraduates interested in pursuing research in cognitive development, cognition, or adjacent fields of research. Interns will work approximately 20 hours per week and the internship will run from June 1st – August 13th, 2021. Interns will be compensated $12.00 per hour and are encouraged to apply for additional funding from their respective universities.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out the application found here, and attach your resume and an unofficial transcript at the end of the application form. Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at colin.jacobs@yale.edu with your full name referenced in the subject line of the email. Applications are due by 11:59pm on March 20th, 2021. Please contact colin.jacobs@yale.edu with any questions.

Posted 2/25/2021


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Developing Social Minds

 

The Boston College Developmental Psychology program is now accepting applications for our NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates summer internship*. Summer interns will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of socio-cognitive developmental psychology research while also participating in professional development meetings and learning computer programming. This is an excellent program for students who want to learn more about research who may be interested in pursuing graduate school. Successful applicants will work full-time for 10 weeks from June 1 - August 6. Students will be paid $600 per week across 10 weeks to participate. 

 

There are four participating developmental psychology labs. Students will be accepted to primarily work within one of these labs for the duration of the summer.  

 

Participating Labs:

 

THE CANINE COGNITION LAB (Dr. Angie Johnston) investigates the evolutionary origins of human social learning by comparing human children and pet dogs. The focus this summer will be on testing pet dogs in Zoom studies examining questions including how dogs recruit help from humans, what dogs understand about human communication, and what behaviors dogs demonstrate when they are surprised.

 

THE COOPERATION LAB (Dr. Katherine McAuliffe) studies how children acquire a sense of fairness, how they regulate their investment in cooperative endeavors, how the development of cooperation varies across different social and cultural contexts and how an emerging psychology of cooperation in children interfaces with other aspects of conceptual development like perspective taking and group bias.  

 

THE INFANT AND CHILD COGNITION LAB (Dr. Sara Cordes) studies how infants, children, and adults track quantities (time, number, amount), acquire formal mathematical concepts (from verbal counting in preschoolers to algebraic concepts in teenagers), and how learning of these concepts are influenced by social contexts and gender stereotypes. 

 

THE LANGUAGE LEARNING LAB (Dr. Joshua Hartshorne) takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying how children learn language. In addition to traditional developmental research methods, the lab makes use of massive online experiments, in which tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults participate in a single experiment, and computational models of language acquisition. 

 

Eligibility requirements: Students who are from underrepresented minority groups, are first generation college students, or are veterans and who have had little or no research experience will be given priority. Additionally, applicants must be enrolled in an American undergraduate program and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years.

 

Please (1) complete the application form: https://forms.gle/F6ycAx7Q6fdycxPm8 and (2) email your CV/resume to allbcdev@gmail.com. You may also submit an unofficial transcript via email, but it is optional. Review of applications will begin on March 1. No applications will be accepted after March 15. 

 

*All funding is pending official award notification for a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Grant.

Posted 2/24/2021


The Development of Social Cognition Lab at UC Irvine is offering three 10-week summer internships with a stipend of $4,000. Interns will work on NSF-funded projects relating to math cognition and cognitive predictors of inequality. We currently run studies with 3- to 9-year-olds online. 
Funding is guaranteed for all accepted students. The internship will include – first and foremost, hands-on experience with cognitive development research; mentorship and guidance, including career planning, programming training, and mentorship on research presentation, research design, and data analysis. We offer two start dates: either June 6th or July 12th, dependent on the intern’s availability and schedule. These positions will be available virtually. There may be an opportunity to work in-person at UC Irvine, contingent upon local restrictions and conditions.

Interns should apply to work on one of two projects (please indicate in the cover letter whether you would like to be considered for Project 1, Project 2, or both).
1. Social influences of math learning (2 interns): These projects investigate how to promote learning of math concepts in young children.
2. Cognitive influences of social inequality (1 intern): These projects investigate the development of young children’s abilities to reason about inequality.

Duties will include recruitment of participants, data collection, working with children, coding and analyzing data, and attending lab meetings. Interns will also engage in community outreach efforts (talk to parents about child development), read extant literature in cognitive development, and work directly with senior lab members and the PI; and present their projects to the lab community at the conclusion of their internship.

Requirements:
• Ability to make a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) during the internship period
• Proficiency in writing and communicating in English
• Comfort interacting with children 3-9 years of age, as well as parents
• Interest in cognitive development
• Attention to detail
• Basic computer skills
• Some background in psychology coursework
• Interest and passion for cognitive development, as well as for community outreach.
 
Preferred, but not mandatory:
• Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in Psychology classes
• Previous experience working with children

Positions are ideal for those interested in gaining research experience and an introduction to developmental cognitive psychology research in particular. We especially encourage people to apply who have not have opportunities to gain extensive research experience through their home institutions. If interested, please send:
a. your resume (including relevant coursework and previous research experience)
b. cover letter (including a brief description of academic and research interests)
c. unofficial transcript, and
d. the name of 1 person (ideally, faculty that may be contacted for a reference.

Please send all materials to dosc.ra.applications@gmail.com with “2021 Summer Internship” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin February 20, 2021 and selections will occur on a rolling basis.

Posted 2/24/2021


University of California, Berkeley

Language and Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship Program

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for our 2021 summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates, graduating seniors, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development and a central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another.

The 9-week internship will be from June 1st-July 30th and interns will be expected to work 30 hours/week. This internship will likely be remote due to public health conditions. Interns will be offered a $3,375 stipend.

Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will meet with Professor Srinivasan to discuss their research. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science.

Please refer to https://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is March 15th 8:00 AM PST.

Please direct any questions to Grace Horton at lcdmanager@berkeley.edu.

Posted 2/24/2021


Summer Research Internship for the Gender, Race, and Cultural Empowerment Lab at Spelman College

INTERESTED IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH?

Looking for research experience? Dr. Dickens’ social psychology research lab is looking to hire a motivated undergraduate research assistant to help with psychological research on the experiences of stereotyping and discrimination faced by Black women in STEM education.

Get Involved

  • Are you a motivated student who is passionate about Black women’s issues?
  • Are you interested in gaining research experience to help prepare for graduate school?
  • Are you interested in seeing if a career in research is the right path for you?

Responsibilities

  • Recruiting study participants
  • Data collection and analyses
  • Attend weekly lab meetings

Desire/Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong academic performance in psychology, with a GPA requirement of 3.25 (overall and major GPA)
  • Dependability and initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Rising juniors and seniors preferred

Program Details

  • Program Dates: June 7th – July 16th, 2021 (virtual)
  • A stipend
  • Working full-time and full 6-week commitment required for the program

If you are interested and think you might be a good fit to join the lab, please complete the online application AND email your curriculum vitae/resume, and your most recent unofficial academic transcript to Dr. Danielle Dickens at ddickens@spelman.edu by March 19, 2021.

Link to online application: https://spelmancollege.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enbgtVXrU0cEmb4

Lab Director: Danielle Dickens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology at Spelman College

For more information on the job description, email Dr. Danielle Dickens at ddickens@spelman.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until March 19, 2021.

Posted 2/20/2021


Seeking part-time cognitive neuroscience lab technician with computer science experience

The Neural Dynamics of Control Laboratory (NDC Lab; www.NDCLab.com) seeks a part-time lab technician with computer science experience. The lab currently conducts all operations remotely (due to COVID-19), which allows for this position to be fully remote, at least for the initial 1-year contract (part-time at 20 hrs./week, $16/hour).

The research assistant will work primarily with Dr. George Buzzell and other members of the NDC Laboratory. This individual will be involved in all aspects of technical support and training within the lab, including use of the following software/hardware/technologies: Python, Linux and Bash, Git and GitHub, Docker and Singularity, high-performance computing and other server resources, technical documentation, website construction and maintenance, R, HTML, Markdown, Scrum/Kanban. The lab conducts cognitive
neuroscience research, primarily using electroencephalography (EEG) data
, but fMRI data is used as well.

Desired Qualifications

Individuals need not have experience in all listed technologies, but preference will be given to candidates with a wider range of expertise, particularly those with experience using: Python, Linux and Bash, Git and GitHub, Docker and Singularity, high-performance computing and other server resources. Moreover, the lab is committed to open source and open science; individuals with prior experience in these domains are highly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma with four years of experience, or two years of post-secondary education with one year of experience.

Applications

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the ideal candidate can start in early April, although a later start date will be considered. The NDC Laboratory is committed to building an inclusive and diverse team of researchers that reflects the world in which we live. Therefore, individuals from all backgrounds and identities are highly encouraged to apply.

Initial applications can be emailed directly to Dr. Buzzell (gbuzzell@fiu.edu), However, university regulations require that all applications be submitted through the Florida International University careers site. Applications not submitted through the FIU website may not be considered.

To submit a formal application through the FIU Careers site, (Job ID 522857):

1. Select the link to access our careers site: https://hr.fiu.edu/careers/
2. Select "Prospective Employees"
3. Search for job ID "522857"

Posted 2/17/2021


2021 Summer Treatment Program
Staff Positions

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2020. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University.

By participating in the STP, students will:

  • Learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders
  • Gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school
  • Help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills
  • Network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country.

Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.

Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.

More than 100 positions are available across the three programs. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at:

https://ccf.fiu.edu/summer-programs/index.html

Posted 2/15/2021


College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Child Development Lab Summer Undergraduate Research Internship
 
The CSI Child Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Sarah Berger, is now accepting applications for our NSF-funded 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship
 
The goal of this internship is to promote research experience for undergraduates from groups typically under-represented in the sciences. Students will work on a project examining the impact of sleep on learning in infancy, the relation between sleep and motor development, or the interaction between motor and cognitive development in infancy. Interns will work closely with Dr. Sarah Berger and will collaborate with graduate and other undergraduate students to receive hands-on research experience working directly with families. This internship will be fully remote.
 
This is a paid internship running June 1 - Aug 5. Students work 4 days/week and can receive up to a $3000 stipend. Applicants should be current undergraduates who are interested in developmental science, cognitive or motor development, or sleep and who intend to pursue graduate training in these or similar areas. 
 
Learn more about the lab here:
 
and fill out an application here by March 12:

Posted 2/11/2021


Camp Canadensis, Poconos, PA - Summer Jobs and Internships

This summer, get paid to be a MATURE GOOFBALL! Join our team of motivated staff and enjoy the perfect balance of work and fun. Located in the Pocono Mountains of PA, we are a co-ed sleep away camp for kids ages 7 to 16. We are looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals to work as General Counselors, or Activity Specialists in Athletics, Outdoor Adventure, Waterfront, and The Arts.
2021 Dates: June 18th to August 14th
All positions include Housing, Salary, Food/Meals, and Laundry.
*Paid internships to fulfill academic requirements are encouraged.*

Role & Responsibilities
• College-aged counselors live in the bunks with the campers. A typical bunk will have 8-12 campers and 3-4 counselors.
• All counselors share in-bunk responsibilities from wake up to clean up to attendance at meals and evening activities.
• During the activity day, Activity Specialists will be at their program area, teaching a specific activity to a wide range of campers. When not teaching activities, Specialists are scheduled back with their respective bunk of campers.
• There is scheduled time off each day and days off throughout the course of the summer.

3 Reasons to Make Camp Canadensis Your Summer Job
1. Build leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills while making lifelong friendships. Serve as a mentor, role model, and hero to our campers.
2. Your office? 1,000 acres of beautiful outdoors, including a 75-acre private lake! Your uniform? Shorts and T-shirts! Your co-workers? Passionate young adults like you, looking to have the best summer ever!
3. Get paid to be a MATURE GOOFBALL. Play and have fun all summer while gaining professional experiences and developing skills that are universally in demand, regardless of your career path.

APPLY NOW!
https://canadensis.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App

About Camp Canadensis: At Canadensis, our goal is to create an environment that is emotionally, physically and socially safe for campers and their parents in a first-rate facility. Focusing on the individual needs of each child within a group living setting, our approach is to promote a community defined by tolerance and acceptance where campers feel connected to their surroundings while developing friendships that are sure to last a lifetime.
In order to supervise and lead over 450 campers, our staff is absolutely critical to our success each and every summer. Throughout the off season, one of our main goals is to interview hundreds of applicants and hire approximately over 250 staff, many who are college-aged counselors that live in the bunks with our campers. Our staff come from throughout the United States and Canada as well as overseas from countries such as England, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland.

One thing all of our staff have in common is that they all want to make an impact in the lives of children. They understand what it takes to be a role model and know that while working with kids is incredibly fun, it is also hard work and challenging. Being a counselor at Canadensis is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever have.

Our staff has the ability to be mature, responsible and dependable while also being fun, easy going and even a bit goofy. So, essentially we are looking for MATURE GOOFBALLS! All of our staff is extremely hard working as this is a 24/7 job that requires counselors to put the campers’ needs ahead of their own needs. After all, we are taking care of someone’s ultimate pride and joy in life…their child.
All staff completes a one week staff training and development before the arrival of our campers. During the summer, all counselors will continue to receive support and guidance from Head Counselors, Group Leaders and Program Heads.

Posted 1/22/21


The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2020. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University.

By participating in the STP, students will:

  • Learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders
  • Gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school
  • Help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills
  • Network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country.

Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.

Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.

More than 100 positions are available across the three programs. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at:

https://ccf.fiu.edu/summer-programs/index.html

 

Posted 1/22/2021


The Yale Social Cognitive Development Lab is recruiting interns for the summer of 2021. Interns will support the lab’s work through a variety of tasks including participant recruitment and scheduling, study design, experiment facilitation, data entry and more. Interns will also attend weekly lab meetings to discuss journal articles related to our lab’s work, current and future project design and present research findings.

Based upon research interests, all interns will be assigned to work with a “point person” (graduate student, post-doctoral researcher or other staff member within the lab) and will report directly to them throughout the internship. 

The internship will span for 10 weeks and all interns will receive a $5,000 stipend. Travel reimbursement may be available if the internship is held in-person.

Prospective applicants may reach out to me with any questions.

Katie Vasquez (katherine.vasquez@yale.edu)

Posted 1/19/2021


TheDeveloping Minds Lab at Boston University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Kibbe, is currently seeking outstanding undergraduates for our summer internship program. Research in the Developing Minds Lab focuses on the development of object, numerical, and social cognition in infants, children, and adults.

This internship provides hands on experience in all aspects of research, including recruiting and testing participants, coding and analyzing data, and presenting research findings, in a supportive (and fun!) environment. Interns will attend weekly lab meetings in which they will discuss ongoing projects and current literature in the field. Depending on the current status of the pandemic, interns will work either in the lab in the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University’s Charles River campus, remotely, or a combination. 

The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of seven labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. In addition to activities within the lab, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns in the Child Development Labs. Weekly multi-lab workshops on applying to graduate school, developing your CV, and other topics, led by current graduate students and postdocs, will enrich the interns’ research experience.

The internship is a full-time position (40hrs/week) and runs from June 1st- July 31st. The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions with a background in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. A stipend of $2000 will be provided. Previous research experience is not required.

Applicants should email devmind@bu.edu by Sunday February 21th, 2021 with the following materials:

  • a CV
  • A cover letter (2 pages max) addressing:
    • Your interest in research
    • Previous relevant experience
    • Any relevant coursework
    • What you hope to get out of the internship
  • Two letters of reference (to be sent separately to devmind@bu.edu). Both the subject of the email and the document title should include the applicant's name.

More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/developing-minds-lab/. More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/.

Posted 1/6/2021


University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program

The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2021. 

Description of the Program 
The goal of this internship is to provide a hands-on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of ongoing and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in physical reasoning, psychological reasoning, social cognition, category learning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects, as well as papers on diversity and inclusion in academia and beyond.

Remote Status
Currently, the Berkeley Early Learning Lab is remote-only. Depending on how things develop in the next few months, that might change. We will be flexible about interns working with us remotely or in person this summer. Interns who do not wish to work on-site will not be required to.

Eligibility
Undergraduate students who are interested in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, basic computer skills (programming skills are highly desirable), and experience working with children.

Commitments
This internship requires a commitment of 20 hours/week for 8 weeks between Monday, May 31st, 2021 to Friday, July 23rd, 2021. We will allow a late start for students who are enrolled in a quarter system that ends later than May 31st. 

Stipend
Interns will be given a stipend for their participation in the program.

To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is February 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST.

If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

Posted 12/10/2020


The NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites at Old Dominion University (ODU) is inviting applications for summer 2021. The program will offer training in hands-on research skills as well as instruction in graduate school applications and career pathways in interdisciplinary transportation fields.

Support for research activities

  • $5,000 funding over 10 weeks
  • On-campus housing (individual bedroom in a four-person suite)
  • Travel support to and from the program (Norfolk, VA)
  • Weekly workshops and field trips
  • Opportunities to conduct original research and present findings to Old Dominion University faculty
  • Housing and travel support is contingent on the ability to safely host a hybrid program for Summer 2021

 Application deadline: February 15, 2021

 Program duration: 10 weeks (June 1, 2021 – August 6, 2021)

 For more information, please visit

https://www.odu.edu/academics/programs/multidisciplinary/summer-reu