Summer Internship- Center for Educational Improvement

The Center for Educational Improvement is a non-profit organization in VA that conducts research and professional development to improve schools. We are seeking interns for the summer to assist with 6 areas: heart centered learning (mindfulness, compassion and social emotional development), executive functioning, trauma, poverty, reducing text anxiety, and improving school disciplinary policies. We are interested in the relationship between improving children’s executive functions and their well-being and improvement in academic achievement. We also focus on practical application in schools and consider the role of school administrators as well as teachers and ancillary staff.  The internships can be virtual, or if you live in the DC area, we meet weekly. Most interns work 15-20 hours a week for at least 9-12 weeks.  Interns assist with conducting literature reviews, preparing presentations, analyzing data, writing proposals, and writing blog posts and eNewsletter articles. You are given a byline for articles you write, and we post bios on our website. Our monthly eNewsletter is distributed directly to over 6,000 principals and school leaders and through a relationship with the National Association of Elementary School Principals we reach another 22,000 educational leaders. Preferable: Currently enrolled in a graduate program in education or cognitive or developmental psychology.

Please visit our website (www.edimprovement.org) and send your resume, a letter of inquiry, 2-3 references, and a 2-3 page writing sample.

Anticipated start date for summer internship: June 5—however, we are flexible.

[Extended Deadline] Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program 2017

Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program 2017
The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2017.
 
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.
Eligibilities
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 and cognitive science. Programming skills and experiences working with children are highly desirable.
Commitments
This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 5 and August 4.
To apply 
Please refer to http://www.babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship for more information.
The application deadline is March 31, 2017 11:59p.m. PST.
If you have further questions about the program, please contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

Summer Internship: University of Delaware Child’s Play Lab

The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for an unpaid summer internship! Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play.

Interns will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition.

This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! Interested applicants should email the lab manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu, for the application, or check out our website at www.childsplay.udel.edu for more information.

Summer internship opportunity in NYC (BELLE Project)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

PEDIATRIC / DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH

NYU School of Medicine: NYC H+H/Bellevue and NYC H+H/Woodhull

The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE Project) in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine is a team that examines parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.

We currently have openings for summer interns (unpaid) to join our teams at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue in Manhattan and NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull in Brooklyn.  This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to be involved in research or healthcare.  Openings for undergraduate and graduate students are available.

At Bellevue: You will be part of Smart Beginnings, a randomized controlled trial of parenting interventions taking place in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt and the University of Pittsburgh.  In particular, you will have the opportunity to participate in assessments with infant / parent dyads that take place in the hospital as well as in participants’ homes.  You must be willing to travel to participants’ homes across NYC. Spanish proficiency is beneficial but not required.

 At Woodhull: You will be part of the Video Interaction Project (VIP) team at Woodhull.  VIP is a parent education program that is offered as part of well-child pediatric care at Woodhull.  You will have the opportunity to help with recruitment into the program; to conduct outreach with hospital staff, patients, and the community about the program; and to learn about the research studies at this site. Spanish proficiency is required in order to be placed at Woodhull.

At both sites, you will have the opportunity to learn about developmental/pediatric research, to learn about the intervention programs being offered, and to interact with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinical staff.  In addition your responsibilities will include: providing childcare during assessments and intervention sessions; preparing materials for assessments and sessions; administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and videotape copying; scheduling and tracking participants; video coding; transcribing; assistance with other operational aspects of study.

Candidates must:

  • Have some background in psychology, child development, education, medicine/pre-medicine, public health, or other related field
  • Have computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Be comfortable in a collaborative environment, yet able to work independently
  • Be extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Be able to work responsibly and competently with sensitive patient information
  • At Bellevue, you must be willing to participate in home visits with participants across NYC; you must be comfortable providing childcare to young children and toddlers
  • At Woodhull, you must be proficient in Spanish

Notes about this opportunity:

  • For summer interns: a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks is required (hours must be on weekdays between 9 and 5).
  • Preference is given to candidates who wish to continue involvement additional semesters or summers.
  • Please indicate your location preference in your application, note that we cannot guarantee this site and that you may be expected to occasionally visit the other site.

If interested, please e-mail your resume or CV to Anne Seery, Ph.D., at belle.jobs@gmail.com.  Please include “BELLE volunteering” in the subject line. 

Applications for the summer are due by March 10.  Applications received after this date will only be considered on a rolling basis.  For more information about our work: www.belle.med.nyu.edu

Summer Research Assistant Opportunity at University of Notre Dame

The Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame, under the direction of Dr. Jill Lany, is accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Intern Program. The goal of this unpaid internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Our lab employs behavioral methods such as Looking-While- Listening and the Head-Turn Preference procedure to investigate how infants learn languages and how they pick up patterns from the environment. We are also collecting measures of speech to infants using the LENA system. To learn more about our lab, please visit: ndinfantstudieslab.com

Applicants should have a background in psychology or related fields. Past research experience and basic computer skills are preferred but not required. Daily tasks might include recruiting participants over the phone, coding recorded videos and audio, and aiding in collecting and processing data. Successful applicants will be mentored by a graduate student and will play an integral role in our ongoing projects.

Past interns have gone on to graduate school in cognitive development, neuroscience, clinical psychology, and speech language pathology as well as medical school.

All internships begin on June 1st and are for a minimum of 20 hours/week for 9 – 10 weeks. To apply please send a resume, the contact information of two references, and a cover letter detailing relevant coursework and experience to our lab manager, Jayde Homer, at jhomer1@nd.edu by March 26th, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.