Category Archives: Summer position

Georgetown University Summer Research Assistant – Learning and Development Lab

The Learning and Development Lab directed by Dr. Elissa Newport has an open position for a full-time (40 hours/week) undergraduate research assistant (RA) for the summer with opportunity to continue part-time next academic year.  The RA will provide support for ongoing research studies investigating how adults and children learn languages and how language is processed in the brain. Responsibilities may include creating and editing auditory and written language stimuli for use in behavioral and brain imaging experiments; programming experiments; data entry and analysis; recruiting, scheduling, and running study participants (both children and adults); attending community events to recruit interested families; and other duties as assigned.  This paid position is an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience with developmental research in psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience.  For more information about the Learning and Development Lab’s research, please visit our website:

The ideal candidate will be organized, reliable, and detail-oriented with prior coursework in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, and/or cognitive neuroscience.  Working knowledge of Excel is required. Experience with children is required. Must be comfortable speaking on the phone and in person to parents of prospective participants.

Please send resumes to Jaclyn Horowitz at


Spring and Summer virtual interns at the Center for Educational Improvement

The Center for Educational Improvement is seeking virtual interns for Spring (start date around April 1) and Summer 2018 to assist with research related to our investigations  of the impact of mindfulness, yoga, and meditation on children and teachers. We are particularly interested in increasing educator understanding of the neurobiological impact of trauma and how mindfulness, yoga, and meditation enhance executive functioning, learning, and children’s well-being. We are also investigating four related areas: mindful school leadership, the relationship of mindfulness and student self-determination for students with disabilities, the implementation of STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, & Math)- Mindfulness/Yoga Play in early childhood education, and the use of an instrument we are currently validating to facilitate the development of compassionate school culture. Expectations: Interns participate for at least 3 months, assisting with conducting background research, writing articles, analyzing data, preparing workshops, posting blogs, and the development of upcoming books on these topics.  To apply send curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and 3 references to Dr. Christine Mason, Executive Director at

2nd Annual University of Delaware Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences (funded)

Are you an undergraduate interested in learning more about cognitive and brain sciences? If so, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware is holding its 2nd Annual Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences from June 4th-15th, 2018. This program is an intensive workshop for undergraduates who are interested in cognitive research. Participants will engage in immersive training in cognitive and brain sciences, which includes both formal coursework, interactive teaching, and hands-on experience with functional neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, cognitive neuropsychological research, and more. This program is open to permanent residents and citizens of the United States.

Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, travel, tuition, room and board will be provided for the entire two-week program. Furthermore, selected workshop attendees will have the opportunity to engage in cognitive neuroscience research over the entire summer at the University of Delaware. Those students will be provided with a stipend, in addition to workshop expenses.

We encourage all undergraduates with a strong interest in the cognitive and brain sciences to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to submit applications. Applications are due March 1st. For more information, please go to If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers (Drs. Jared Medina & Anna Papafragou) at

Summer program in neuroscience at University of Alabama

How do you know whether you want a career in biomedical science if all you have ever done are boring experiments designed to work during a 2 hour lab course? That’s equivalent to thinking you can solve a murder like they do on TV, it is not real world science. Real world science is a mess of complexity, frustration, troubleshooting, hypothesis failure, and long, hard hours in the lab until that amazing moment when YOU get the data and see something no one saw before. SPIN students will engage in intensive research laboratory experiences designed to immerse them into an active lab team for 10 weeks.

Under the supervision of a faculty member and lab staff, students will have the opportunity to learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research program. Students will participate in all aspects of both the intellectual and practical aspects of daily laboratory work. Students will be trained in research methods, perform protocols and data analysis, attend lab meetings, create written and oral presentations of their results at a research forum presented to the entire UAB research community.

Deadline for applications: March 1st

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Summer program in neuroscience at NYU

The Center for Neural Science hosts a summer research experience program for undergraduates with a strong interest in neuroscience. This program is designed to foster entry into a neuroscience research-centered career. Students apply for positions in a 10-week summer program during which they actively participate in research projects in the laboratories of New York University science faculty. We match students to laboratories primarily on the basis of their background preparation and areas of interest. They work either directly with faculty or with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Each student conducts a research project under the direction of his or her mentor. The students are involved in all phases of the research process from experimental design to data analysis and communication of results. At the end of the program, the students each give a presentation of their own work at a summer research conference. The primary goal of this program is to extend the Center’s robust neuroscience research opportunities to non-NYU students and to diversify the scientific workforce in the field of Neuroscience. Financial support is available to non-NYU students through the NSF REU-Site Grant. The First week of SURP will include a “bootcamp” to accelerate the learning of lab skills specific to neural science.

Deadline for applications: March 15th, but review begins on Feb 15th

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Multi-site summer program in neuroscience

A Distributed Network of Neuroscience Scholars

This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site award, funded by the National Science Foundation, to The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, and Earlham College, Richmond, IN will support 12-14 students for 9 weeks during the summers of 2016-2018.

This REU unites the successful neuroscience undergraduate research programs of three predominately undergraduate institutions in Northern Ohio and Eastern Indiana. The REU consists of research teams from each institution, with no more than a 2:1 REU student to faculty ratio for a nine-week summer REU. Each group will focus on a separate research project from a faculty mentor’s area of expertise. Participants will work on challenging, authentic research questions and learn methods, skills and content to succeed in their research endeavors at their home institutions. In addition, during biweekly consortium meetings, participants will learn methods, skills and content on research methods being used at the partner institutions. Continue reading

Summer program on animal behavior

Get a jump start on your research

A small group of undergraduate students—usually about 10—comes to Indiana University each summer to engage in animal behavior research that involves neuroscience, cognitive science, and molecular approaches as well as traditional fieldwork and behavioral analysis. This work is made possible through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Animal Behavior.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU program has been running since 1990 and is one of the most successful undergraduate summer research programs in the country. It offers talented undergraduates a unique opportunity to conduct key research and gain valuable skills while exploring career opportunities in the sciences.

Deadline for applications: February 12th

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