Yale Cognition & Development Lab 2018 Summer Internship

Applications for the Yale Cognition & Development Lab’s 2018 summer research internship program are now available on our website (https://cogdevlab.yale.edu/).

Our annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Opportunities are available both to study developmental psychology and adult cognition. Interns might also run studies on, and work to further develop, our online platform TheChildLab.com. Continue reading


2018 Summer Internship at Johns Hopkins Lab for Child Development

Announcing the
2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development
Summer Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program.  Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research.  Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results.  Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development.  Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  Continue reading

Summer Internship: Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia

The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students. This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab.

Applications will be accepted now through February 28th and the program will run from June 6th through July 31st. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution.

More information can be found at http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/internship.html.

For questions not addressed on the website, contact edl.internship@gmail.com.


Yale Computation and Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship 2018

The Computation and Cognitive Development Lab (CCDL), run 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 topics such as children’s understanding of fairness, luck, and knowledge. More information about our research can be found at http://www.compdevlab.com

We are seeking undergraduate interns to participate first hand in our research studies. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process, and will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, and code and analyze results. In addition, interns will have the chance to attend lab meetings, participate in reading groups, and join graduate students, interns, and other researchers in the Yale psychology department for social activities including bowling, trivia nights, and dinners.  Continue reading

MIT Summer Research Program in Brain and Cognitive Neuroscience

Consider MIT’s Summer Research Program in Brain and Cognitive Neuroscience.  This is a 10-week summer research-intensive program in all fields of neuroscience, including cognitive science.  The program is aimed at providing research opportunities for talented undergraduates (sophomores and juniors) that are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, members of under-represented ethnic groups, women, or non-traditional college students (over 25), and who are potentially interested in attending graduate school and pursuing a career in research.  The application deadline is January 30; further information about the program, and application instructions, can be found at:


Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain – Westchester NY

Position Title:  Research Aide

Department: Psychiatry

Division: Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

Supervisor: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

The expected start date for the position is Spring-Summer 2018. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Gabrielle Ranger-Murdock (gar2013@med.cornell.edu).

Position Summary

Under supervision, responsible for the recruitment of participants (including medical professionals and children with autism) to participate in a federally-funded research project.  Maintains accurate and timely documentation and communication with investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors, and other research related entities.  This position is based at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) located at the Westchester Division in White Plains, NY. Continue reading

Summer program at Yale in the Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development labs

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2018 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.

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