Category Archives: Volunteer opportunities

One-time volunteer activity at the Worlds Fair Nano in Brooklyn


If you’re currently enrolled as a college student, love to help out, and are crazy about the future, then volunteering at Worlds Fair Nano is for you!

In exchange for volunteering on either Saturday, September 16th or Sunday, September 17th, all volunteers will get a free t-shirt and free access to the event on the hours you have off. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

Please email a resume to for more information.

See more details here:



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:

Volunteer summer research assistant positions – Harvard

Daniel Gilbert’s lab at Harvard University is accepting applications for volunteer research assistants for the summer. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology. Research experience is an asset but not a necessity. Research relates to topics such as affective forecasting, conversation and social interaction, the role of shared experience, altruism, advice, and judgment and decision-making. Interns work approximately 35 hours a week; this includes study preparation, data collection (in the lab and in the field), statistical analyses, and lab meetings. This opportunity is for summer 2017, early June through mid-August. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application no later than March 1st.

To apply: please send a CV, unofficial grade report, a brief cover letter that explains your interest in the program, and your availability between June and August to

Part-time research internships at Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck

Bio-Behavioral Institute
935 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11021 |
  • The Bio-Behavioral Institute is an internationally known psychology and psychiatric clinic dedicated to the treatment and research of anxiety and mood disorders.
  • We are currently recruiting Psychology majors (Junior or Senior) to volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours per week at the Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. Entering data; 2. Analyzing data; 3. Literature research; 4. Organizing events; 5. Assistance in therapeutic exercises and experiments.
  • We provide a great opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in various research topics such as OCD, BDD, Hoarding Disorder, etc.
  • Opportunities for summer internships are also available.
  • All interested applicants please send CV to

Note from Dr. Ploran: One of our recent grads worked at Bio-Behavioral for a year after graduation and loved the experience. He has since moved on to grad school and is doing great!

Yale infant cognition center Summer 2017 internship

Note – one of Hofstra’s seniors, Capri Pappalardo, had one of these internships last summer, and has this to say:

During my junior year, I really wanted to find an internship for my summer going into senior year. I looked at the internship postings on the blog, and found a post to apply as a summer intern at Yale’s Infant Cognition Center. I ended up getting accepted and had one of the best summers of my life! As a research assistant, I became familiar with experimental models used in infant studies, worked the daily running of the lab, recruited and tested participants, participated in study design and setup, called parents to give information about the lab and scheduled them for appointments, learned about coding and analysis of results, attended weekly lab meetings to discuss experimental data, compared relevant research findings from other labs, and imported, exported, and mixed videos of the participants. I feel like I have gained a lot more experience and knowledge in all research, cognition, and developmental psychology! As a senior, I strongly recommend all psychology students, especially underclassmen to get involved early by using this blog and get yourself out there by applying to as many things that you can! Your passions in psychology can only grow more the more hands-on you get!

Yale Infant Cognition Center Summer 2017 Internship

Research: Our research broadly focuses on social cognition in infancy. We are running a number of studies with infants & toddlers ranging from 3-59 months. These studies are largely focused on discovering what infants and toddlers think about various aspects of the social world.  Some of the topics we look at include examining infants’ preferences for characters based on their social behavior or group membership and infants’ reasoning about the natural world. More information about our research can be found at reading

Summer research internship at Boston University

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

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present their work in lab meetings. Interns will gain valuable research experience in a dynamic (and fun!) lab environment. Continue reading