Category Archives: Summer position

2018 Organizational Science Summer Institute

We are currently recruiting for the 2018 Organizational Science Summer Diversity Institute at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The mission of the Institute is to diversify the pipeline for graduate education in Organizational Science. The 2018 Institute will be held May 13-18, 2018. The application deadline is February 2, 2018.

To be considered for the Institute Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a rising junior or senior
  • Have a competitive GPA
  • Have an interest in pursuing a Graduate degree
  • Be willing to commit to a week of intensive research training and preparation in Charlotte, NC
  • Be interested in organizations, and are thinking about attending graduate school in an Org Science-related field (e.g., Management, I/O Psychology, Sociology, Organizational Communication)
  • Be a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic student population.

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Summer Internship at Language Learning Lab at Boston College

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here. Application deadlines is February 1, 2018.

Internship details:

·         The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 – August 17).

·         The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).

·         The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.

·         This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the summer ($11/hour). Continue reading

Paid summer internship at Yale: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition

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. Continue reading

2018 SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

2018 SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

Please share with any eligible undergraduate who may be interested – the deadline for applications and related materials (including letter of recommendation) is this Friday, November 10, 2017.

SPUR provides an intensive summer internship in the methods of social and personality psychology for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic/racial groups. Participating students conduct hands-on research and research-related activities full-time for eight weeks, working closely with a social-personality psychology faculty mentor at the mentor’s university. The program allows students to participate in an active lab with a research focus that they would not otherwise be able to access. Continue reading

Summer RA position on campus

Monica Ierardo is looking for undergraduate research assistants to assist with data entry and video coding for a dissertation research study looking at the impact of psychoeducation on self-awareness, disorder knowledge, and social behavior in adolescents diagnosed with high functioning autism spectrum disorder. Research assistants would participate by coding videos of a 5-minute conversation as well as coding treatment sessions for adherence. Research assistants would be trained on coding guidelines by the principle investigator and all coding would be done at Hofstra University in the Saltzman Center, as the recording cannot leave the building. The study is a single subject design and has three participants in total. If you are interested in more information or in participating during the summer please contact her at

Assorted summer and post-graduation research opportunities

Some people at Duke have put together a website you can search for summer, academic year, and post-graduation research opportunities. Some of them overlap with items we’ve posted on this blog, but there are additional opportunities listed as well:

Funded summer research experience opportunity at University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Program, supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association. Interested undergraduate students can spend 8 weeks working with a faculty mentor in their laboratory to gain valuable research experience.

Students may choose to work with one of the following faculty mentors:

Julie Fiez (

Jana Iverson (

Melissa Libertus (

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal ( phd)

Aidan Wright (

The program will run from May 21-July 21, 2017 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible). Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants in their mentor’s lab during the 8 weeks of the program.

To be eligible for the SUPRE program, students must:

  • be enrolled at a U.S. institution (though they need not be student at the University ofPittsburgh or U.S. citizens)
  • have had little to no prior experience working in a psychology research lab
  • have completed at least their freshman year
  • have not yet have obtained a bachelor’s degree

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