Summer Internship at Language Learning Lab

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here. Application deadlines is February 1, 2018.

Internship details:

  • The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 – August 17).
  • The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
  • The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.
  • This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the summer ($11/hour).

Eligibility:

  • Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

You can find more information about the position here. Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

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NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale

NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale
Dates: June 4- August 10, 2018
The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2018 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.
REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.
To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must:
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be a full-time student
  • 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
Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.
For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.
Thanks,
CCC@Yale and Social Cognitive Development Lab at Yale

University of Pittsburgh: Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience

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 (fiezlab.us)

Jana Iverson (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/jana-iverson-phd)

Melissa Libertus (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/people/researcher-detail.cshtml?id=530)

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/elizabeth-votruba-drzal- phd)

Aidan Wright (www.personalityprocesses.com)

The program will run from May 21-July 21, 2017 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible). Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants 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 student 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, Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

    Applications are due no later than April 21, 2017 and should be completed at the following website:https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9S2b8B0EIVkLjaB

    Applicants will be informed of the decision by May 1, 2017.

LSA Seeks Applicants for Summer Internship

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of student intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the summer 2017 semester (June – August).

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language. This internship also provides exposure to the workings of a small non-profit organization based in the nation’s capital. Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks.

The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field. Funding is available to support one part-time position @ 32 hours per week (stipend = $5000). In order to receive a stipend, applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with the appropriate work visa.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references via e-mail, subject line: “LSA Internship Application.” Cover letters and other materials may be addressed to Alyson Reed. The deadline for full consideration is April 17, 2017.

Student Research Summer Program in Miami, Florida

Summer Research Mentoring Program in Developmental Science

This summer, Dr. Elizabeth Simpson and her team will be leading a Summer Research Mentoring Program, funded by the National Science Foundation. Students will be compensated $1,800 to work 20 hours per week over the course of this of this 9-week program.

The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can read more about our research here: https://goo.gl/2lP2s8

Eligibility, Dates, and Location

  • High school seniors and undergraduate students are eligible. No prior research experience is required.
  • The program is from June 1st through August 4th, 2017.
  • The University of Miami is located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in research-focused students from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and students who are the first in their family to attend college.
  • Students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation.

Components
Students will lead projects, under Dr. Simpson’s guidance. This student mentoring program aims to (a) introduce students to the general scientific method and specific methods of investigating infant social cognitive development; (b) identify student training and career goals; (c) facilitate student support networks, including peer mentoring; and (d) lead students in community science education through outreach and the dissemination of research findings to both the scientific community and the broader public. The research experience includes:

  • 20 hours per week in the laboratory learning to measure social cognitive development in infants.
  • Weekly 1-hour face-to-face research meetings focused on the training and professional development.
  • Participating in a research conference to learn more broadly about developmental science and to network with other leading scientists. The South Florida Child Psychology Collaborative Research Conference is a student-focused conference held in Miami every summer.
  • Designing a summer collaborative outreach project. Students will be encouraged to be creative and develop a project to educate children or families in the community on a topic related to our research.
  • Pairing up with a graduate student to produce a tangible product summarizing research findings. At the end of the program, students will share their results through a paper or presentation.

Application

  • Materials must be received by April 24th, 2017 (midnight EST).
  • Please complete the online application: https://goo.gl/forms/HgGwkdAXefSjChQP2
  • Email Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu) your cover letter expressing why you are interested in this program and attach your CV or resume.

Contact
Learn more about our lab: https://www.facebook.com/SocCogLab
Questions can be directed to Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu).

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Paid summer research internship: Child Development Lab, College of Staten Island

The Child Development Lab at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, directed by Dr. Sarah Berger, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for PAID NSF-funded internships for Summer 2017.
Students will work on a program of research investigating the role of sleep in infants’ locomotor problem-solving and learn about a variety of projects investigating the interaction between cognitive and motor development in infancy and early childhood.
Opportunities include:
  • hands-on experience running data collections;
  • working directly with families in their homes or in the lab;
  • learning data collection, coding, and analysis technologies;
  • collaborating with fantastic undergraduate and graduate students;
  • spending the summer in New York City!!!
 

Summer Research Internship for Underrepresented Students in Psychology at Duke University

The Wilbourn Infant Lab at Duke University is excited to announce the third year of our summer research program for underrepresented students in Psychology.

We are offering three paid summer internships for undergraduates interested in research in Developmental Psychology. Interns will gain hands-on experience conducting research with infants, children, and adults. We are seeking highly motivated undergraduates who are interested in attending graduate school in Psychology. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend, free on-campus housing, travel reimbursement to/from the program, and funds to travel to a conference to present research completed during the program.

Applicants must be US citizens and from one of these underrepresented or minority groups: First generation college student, Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Asian/Asian American, current/eligible recipient of need-based financial aid, or from colleges/universities with limited research opportunities.

This internship is ideal for rising juniors (rising sophomores, seniors, terminal Master’s students will be considered) who are highly organized, reliable, and driven. Please forward the attached flyer to interested students fitting these qualifications.

Applications submitted before March 15th will be given priority. We will continue accepting applications until the positions are filled.

More information can be found on our website: wild.psych.duke.edu/summerinternship.html

For questions not addressed on the website, contact: DukeWilbournLab@gmail.com

WKU NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates-Summer 2017

Western Kentucky University is hosting a Summer 2017 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in psychology. The theme of the program is Advancing Psychological Research with Technology. Through this program, 8 undergraduate students will complete a 10-week internship, where they will work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects. Students will also participate in developmental workshops and activities related to topics such as ethics, research methods, statistics, computer software, and presentation skills.

Program participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, free on-campus housing, reimbursement for travel to/from the program, and funds to travel to a national or international conference upon completion of the program. More information about the program can be found on the program website – http://www.wku.edu/psychological-sciences/reu/overview.php.

Please pass this message along to any undergraduate student who has an interest in psychology. Students enrolled at colleges or universities with limited research opportunities, first generation college students, racial minorities, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please email me at jenni.redifer@wku.edu.

NSF REU at the University of Rochester in Music, Media, and Minds

Announcing: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates: Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds

Applications now being accepted for Summer 2017

How can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? What can methods from signal processing and natural language analysis tell us about the history of popular music? Can a computer system teach a person to better use prosody (the musical pattern of speech) in order to become a more effective public speaker? These are some of the questions that undergraduate students will investigate this summer in our REU at the University of Rochester. Each student will be mentored by two or more faculty members drawn from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Science, the program in Digital Media Studies, and the Eastman School of Music.

The program is open to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year full time students at a college or university, who are US citizens or permanent residents, and who will have completed two programming courses or have equivalent experience by the start of the summer program. Students do not need to be computer science majors. We encourage applications from students attending colleges that lack opportunities for research, and from students from communities underrepresented in computer science.

Please visit http://www.sas.rochester.edu/dsc/undergraduate/reu.html for more information.

Summer Internship @ UBC

The Centre for Cognitive Development, under the directorship of Dr. Darko Odic at the University of British Columbia, is inviting motivated students interested in developmental and cognitive science research to join us for a Summer Internship Program that will run June 1, 2017 – July 28, 2017. Summer interns receive close mentorship by the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in the lab. Each intern will be matched to a single project in the lab and will receive extensive hands-on experience with designing, implementing, and running the study. Interns will directly work with children and parents, and thus must be dedicated, mature, articulate, and comfortable in working in teams and speaking with others, including in person and over the phone. Interns will receive stipend to support living in the Vancouver area over the summer.

At the Centre, we investigate a series of issues in developmental and cognitive science, including the origin of number, time, and space representations and how their interaction with language plays a role in higher-order reasoning, including mathematics, confidence, and communication. We combine tools from traditional cognitive development, visual cognition and psychophysics, formal linguistics, and computational modeling to understand how children and adults reason and learn to talk about quantity, and why children are not uniformly successful in learning mathematics and related higher-level concepts. More recently, we have been investigating the origins of our sense of confidence and how it is communicated to others during learning and cooperation.

Duties of Summer Interns typically include:
* Reading the background literature for the study under the mentorship of the project leader.
* Helping recruit participants by phone and email.
* Helping create stimuli and methods for the project.
* Running adult and child participants.
* Helping code and analyze data using software packages such as R.
* Attending weekly lab meetings.
* Presenting the work at lab meetings or an undergraduate conference.

Required qualifications for applying:
* Canadian and American students are welcome to apply.
* Prior experience working with children, ideally in a developmental lab.
* Prior experience working in a psychology research lab.
* Commitment of 40 hours per week for 8 weeks over the summer.
* Strong work ethic and an excellent academic record.
* Two letters of reference.

For more details and the application, please visit us online. Any questions about the program or the application should be directed to summerinternship@cogdev.psych.ubc.ca.

We look forward to hearing from you!