The Social Skills, Imagination and Theater (SSIT) Lab in the Applied Developmental Psychology Group at George Mason University (PI: Dr. Thalia Goldstein) is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social-emotional development and play. Research in the lab focuses on the development of children’s imaginative abilities, their social emotional skills, and their involvement in the arts, particularly theatre. We work with children and adolescents, with current studies spanning ages 3-15 years old.
Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry, and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in weekly lab meetings, an informal reading group, and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by Dr. Goldstein. Stipends of approximately $1000 are available, and research assistants are encouraged to seek additional funding through their home universities. Dependent on the requirements of interns’ home institution, academic credit may be available.
Eligibility and requirements
Research assistants are asked to commit either part time (20 hours per week) or full time (40 hours per week) to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early June 4th and the internship continues through August 3.
Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application *. Applications will be reviewed as they come in, with a final review occurring after March 15.
Summer Internship: Temple University Infant & Child Lab
The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. Directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe, the lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, and playful learning in children aged 5 months to 8 years.
Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will work on one or two research projects and will be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentor who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. Summer interns will receive a stipend of $1000. The internship will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2018.
Duties may include:
- Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
- Assisting with stimuli design and creation
- Conducting studies with children in the lab or in local preschools
- Coding and analyzing data
- Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings
- Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or related field
- Commitment to at least 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
- Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
- Experience working with children
If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until Thursday,March 1st, 2018. Please visit our website (http://www.templeinfantlab.com/) for more information about the lab.
Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
SR-EIP is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs.
SR-EIP offers closely mentored research experiences in the life and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities at 20 research institutions across the country.
Please pass along this summer research opportunity at the UVA Curry School of Ed for current juniors.
We offer a paid internship ($3000) including housing and additional stipend for meals.
Eligibility is based on a 3.0 or higher GPA, interest in education research and plans for graduate training, as well as membership in a group that is underrepresented in the field of education research. See our website for more info.
Application deadline is Feb. 1!
WANT RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT?
2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development
Summer Internship Program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.
Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
2018 will be the 13th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.
Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others. Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.
The 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility). Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend.
To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018. Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March.
Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager: email@example.com.
Information can also be found on the lab website:
- be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- be a full-time student (and be returning to school in the fall)
- have experience or be comfortable working around dogs
- commit to the full 40 hr/ week 9-week internship, which will include at least some weekends
We will begin accepting applications for the 2018 program December 1st, 2017.
Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies hosts an annual summer internship, supervised by Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. Interns gain in-depth research experience. You can learn about Dr. Carey and Dr. Snedeker’s current research by reading our website; focusing on publications from our lab members.
What do interns do?
Interns are paired with a graduate-level researcher, based on the intern’s interests, and work on the mentor’s research project(s).Interns gain an in-depth experience in designing, conducting, and/or analyzing a study. Interns: schedule participants, collect data from children and/or adults, transcribe/code data, conduct literature searches, prepare study stimuli, etc. Interns also participate in: Reading Group – Interns discuss 1-2 journal articles, while 1-2 mentors moderate, Lab Meetings – Interns see presentations and participate in discussions, and Presentations – Interns give a “show-and-tell” talk at week 2, and a poster at week 10.
Should I apply?
Undergraduates, or students within 1 year of their graduation, who have: interest in research of language and/or cognitive development, basic computer skills, experience with research methods (especially in psychology or linguistics), confidence in interacting with families (especially in a professional setting), and excellent problem-solving and teamwork skills.
When is it?
The internship is 6/11/2018 to 8/17/2018. We can not accept interns who would start late or leave early. Interns are at lab 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Is this a paid internship?
$1500 funding is available for all interns, but interns pay for their own housing. We recommend subletting, staying in a co-op, or staying with a relative. First, look for funding from your home university. If you are accepted to our program, we will write a letter of support for outside funding. If you do not find funding, we still provide $1500 (paid $150/week). If you find funding less than $1500, we will provide a stipend so you reach $1500 (e.g., if your home University gives you $500, we provide $1000).
Where do I find funding besides the $1500 stipend?
Talk to your: academic advisor(s), student employment office, financial aid office, and/or your other student organizations (e.g. Psi Chi, sorority/fraternity, etc). Harvard Students should apply via the Harvard College Research Program. Read the information here and submit your research proposal to Dr. Carey or Dr. Snedeker by 2/1 to ask for a recommendation.
When do I apply?
The deadline is 12:00 Noon, Eastern Standard Time, March 1st, 2018. For international students, the deadline is January 1, 2018. Please note that the international deadline is ONLY for those who will need a visa sponsored by Harvard. International students attending US universities should apply by the March 1st deadline. We do not read incomplete applications. We will not, under any circumstances, accept late applications. After the applicable deadline, we will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!
How do I apply?
Complete the application here. (If you have trouble loading, please refresh the page and/or try copying and pasting the URL http://form.jotform.com/form/13241716183 to a different browser.)
We need the following in .PDF format:
A cover letter
Transcripts (We do not need official/sealed transcripts!)
2 letters of recommendation, sent directly from your references to our internship email account: HarvardLDSinternship@gmail.com.
Please direct any questions about the internship to:
Snedeker Lab Manager
1080 William James Hall 33 Kirkland St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Carey Lab Manager
1154 William James Hall 33 Kirkland St
Cambridge, MA 02138