Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity: Berkeley Early Learning Lab

Dr. Fei Xu’s Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), located on the main campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2018.

Descriptions of the Program
The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab’s projects.

Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, basic computer skills (programming skills are highly desirable), and experience working with children.

This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 4 and July 27.​
To apply
1. Please fill out the application questionnaire (
2. In the application, you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter detailing relevant coursework, research experience, and reasons to apply. They must be in PDF format.
3. If any issues arise during the application process, please contact the lab manager, Harmonie Strohl at

The application deadline is March 16, 2018 11:59p.m. PST.

If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website ( or contact us at