Category Archives: Summer position

Paid summer internship for new researchers at Boston College

The Boston College Developmental Psychology Area is now accepting applications to our Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) program supported by the American Psychological Association.

Applicants can apply to work in one of our three developmental psychology labs:  the Infant and Child Cognition Lab (PI: Sara Cordes), the Language Learning Lab (PI: Josh Hartshorne) and/or the Cooperation Lab (PI: Katie McAuliffe).

Successful applicants will work full-time for 10 weeks from June 4 – August 10 and will be paid $11/ hour.  Continue reading

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Summer internships 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

Lauren Hallion

Tristen Inagaki

Jana Iverson

Melissa Libertus

Anna Marsland

Edward Orehek

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal

Aidan Wright

The program will run from June 4 – July 27, 2018 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible). Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants ($12/hour, minus taxes) 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 students at the University of Pittsburgh 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

Students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the faculty coordinator, Dr. Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

Applications are due by April 13, 2018 and should be completed at the following website: pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esbuKjpU5gZwklL

Applicants will be informed of decisions by May 1, 2018.

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: https://cbpr.georgetown.edu/researchlabs/learningdevelopmentlab

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 jeh240@georgetown.edu.

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 cmason@edimprovement.org

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 https://www.psych.udel.edu/brainworkshop. If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers (Drs. Jared Medina & Anna Papafragou) at brainworkshop@psych.udel.edu.

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

More info here: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/neurobiology/education/undergraduate-summer-research

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

More info here: http://www.cns.nyu.edu/undergrad/surp/