Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer 2018 Internship Program

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program

 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 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.

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, cognitive science, and programming. Experience working with children is highly desirable.

Commitments
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, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 16, 2018 11:59p.m. PST.

If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

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N.E.R.D. Lab Summer Internship in Educational Neuroscience, University of Alabama Inbox x CDS x

Please encourage outstanding undergraduate students, including graduating seniors, seeking research experience to apply for a summer internship at the newly-established Neuroscience of Education Research and Development (N.E.R.D. Lab; nerdlab.ua.edu). As part of the Educational Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Alabama (edneuro.ua.edu), our research examines how the brain supports learning across the lifespan, with a particular focus on the impact of gesture on typical and atypical language acquisition and processing. We use a variety of methods including functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), electroencephalography (EEG), and eyetracking to investigate how gesture affects the neural mechanisms of language processing and learning in populations including native English speakers, English language learners, and individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Under the mentorship of the PI, Dr. Laura Morett, summer interns in the N.E.R.D. Lab will receive hands-on experience with research, including participant recruitment, experiment development, data collection, and data entry and cleaning. Interns will attend and participate in lab meetings where cutting-edge research relevant to educational neuroscience will be discussed. By participating in these activities, interns will gain significant knowledge of research on gesture, language acquisition and processing, and the neural bases of learning; hone their ability to dissect research papers; and hands-on experience with behavioral and neural data collection techniques. The ideal candidate for this internship is enthusiastic, conscientious, and willing to learn technical skills necessary to conduct neuroscience research (although no prior experience with these skills is required). Candidates with interests in neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, communication sciences and disorders, or education who are considering careers in fields such as research, medicine, or speech pathology are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior research experience is a plus, but not a requirement. We value diversity and encourage applications from individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences, including individuals from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and those from other diverse populations or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Interns must be available for 10-20 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks during summer 2018.  Applicants may participate in the internship for course credit or as part of a program with funding through their college or university, or as volunteer interns.  Hourly compensation may be available, but is not guaranteed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for their own funding through relevant opportunities, and we are happy to suggest and support such applications.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and 1-2 letters of reference to nerdlab@ua.edu by 5pm on March 16.  The cover letter should describe your academic background and previous relevant work or research experience, interests in language, gesture, development, cognition, and/or neuroscience, and how this internship would contribute to your future goals.  Please direct any questions about the internship to nerdlab@ua.edu.  We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application!

UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2018 Summer Internship

UC Berkeley 

Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2018 Summer Internship 

Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan

 

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for their summer internship. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to highly motivated students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science.

 

Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development. A central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will meet with professor Srinivasan on a regular basis. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to test participants at preschools or children’s museums in the Bay Area. Lastly, interns will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups to discuss the theory behind research projects, and will have the opportunity to present on the projects they are assigned at during the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development.

 

This internship is unpaid and will run from June 11th – August 10th and requires 30 hours of work per week.  For more information, please see our websitehttp://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ Please submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 1st at 8:00 AM PST. 

Child’s Play, Learning, & Development Lab Summer Internship at the University of Delaware!

 

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

CHILD’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT LAB

ROBERTA GOLINKOFF

The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, invites graduating seniors and undergraduate students to apply for an unpaid summer internship. Our laboratory, funded by federal grants and foundations, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early spatial concepts, encounter and learn from media, and learn through play. We value our research assistants and their names often appear on our submissions. 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 few specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual!

Why you should apply:

Working at the Child’s Play Lab will allow you to experience, first hand, how research is conducted. You 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. You will leave the lab having gained a significant amount of knowledge in language acquisition, research methodology, child cognition, and how to dissect research papers. This new learning can help you in any field you enter and will be useful to you in your classes!

Requirements:

  1. Some background in psychology or a related field.
  2. Basic computer skills.
  3. An eager and curious mind.
  4. Must be able to commit at least 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and August.

To Apply:

Complete and send the attached application form along with your unofficial university transcript, CV, and a letter of recommendation to the Laboratory Coordinators, Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Lindsey Foster (lfoster@udel.edu) no later than 5PM on March 23, 2018.

Questions?

Please contact the Laboratory Coordinators Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Lindsey Foster (lfoster@udel.edu). Find us online at www.childsplay.udel.edu.

Summer Internship in Language Development at the Center for Autism Research, CHOP

Stellar undergraduate students are invited to apply for an internship at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Students will be immersed in an environment of rigorous scientific research and training. As interns at CAR, students will contribute to ongoing scientific efforts focused on quantitative approaches to language, social cognition, and communication (including transcription), gain exposure to a rich array of projects across multiple areas of autism research, and attend lectures and training sessions. Summer interns will work under the supervision of Dr. Julia Parish-Morris and the Motor-Language Lab Research Assistants. The Lab collects, codes, and analyzes data from clinical research participants, with the following goals: identify linguistic markers of ASD; quantify ASD-specific patterns of movement; develop improved screening and treatment tools using advanced behavioral imaging.

 

The ideal candidate is energetic, diligent, and self-motivated. Applicants with experience in psychology, child development, speech-language pathology, clinical research, computer science, or linguistics are encouraged to apply, as well as applicants from other backgrounds with interest in these areas. The Center for Autism Research values diversity, and encourages applications from individuals that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, including individuals from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and those from other diverse populations or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

Applicants are invited to participate in an internship at CAR as part of an undergraduate course or thesis project, as part of a program with funding through their college or university, and as volunteer interns. Internships are available for year, summer, or academic year intervals. Interns must be available for 40 hours per week, Mondaythrough Friday, for a minimum of 10 weeks in the summer and a minimum of 10 hours per week for 2 semesters in the school year. Accepted interns will need to be able to complete the CHOP Non-traditional Personnel clearance process, including background checks, FBI fingerprinting, and occupational health screen prior to their start date. Information on how to complete the process will be provided to those selected. Projected summer internship start date is Tuesday, May 29th.

 

To apply for a summer position, please send your CV and cover letter to Leila Bateman at batemanl@chop.edu by March 1st, 2018. In your cover letter, detail your academic background and previous work experience, interest in language and autism research, and describe how this experience would contribute to your future goals. Students selected for the second round of consideration will be contacted for a phone or in-person interview.

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.

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, cognitive psychology, basic computer skills (programming skills are highly desirable), and experience working with children.

Commitments
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 (https://goo.gl/forms/VE2wv4XyDeAn2srh1)
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 babylab@berkeley.edu.

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

If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

2018 Summer Internship at the BU Developing Minds Lab

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.
The program begins the first week of June and runs through the end of July (with the option to extend through August). Interns will work 35-40 hours/week. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should send the following to devmind@bu.edu with the subject line 2017 Summer Internship Program by March 1, 2018:
  • a CV
  • A cover letter (2 pages max) addressing:
    • Your interest in research
    • Previous relevant experience
    • Any relevant coursework
    • What you hope to get out of the internship
  • two letters of reference (to be sent separately to devmind@bu.edu)
The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions. Applicants from primarily teaching-focused universities are especially encouraged to apply. Intern positions are volunteer positions; applicants are encourage to apply for funding from their home institutions.

The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of six labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/developing-minds-lab/. More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/.

Summer Internship: Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia

Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia: Summer Internship 2018

The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students. This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab.

Applications will be accepted now through February 28th and the program will run from June 6th through July 31st. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution.

More information can be found at http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/internship.html.

For questions not addressed on the website, contact edl.internship@gmail.com.

Summer Internship: Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia

Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia: Summer Internship 2018

The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students. This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab.

Applications will be accepted now through February 28th and the program will run from June 6th through July 31st. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution.
More information can be found at http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/internship.html
For questions not addressed on the website, contact edl.internship@gmail.com.

2018 Summer Internship: Early Childhood Cognition Lab @ UW

2018 University of Washington

Early Childhood Cognition Lab Summer Internship

The Early Childhood Cognition Lab at the University of Washington is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to learn more about development psychology. Directed by Professor Jessica Sommerville, the lab conducts research on the development of children’s sociomoral concerns (e.g., when and how do infants and children understand distributive fairness?), and their sociomoral behavior (e.g., what motivates infants’ and children’s prosocial behavior?). To investigate these topics, we use a combination of techniques that include behavioral approaches (e.g., infants’ attention to social events, infants’ active choices of social partners, infants’ use of touch screens to evaluate events, etc.), and psychophysical approaches (e.g., EEG, ERP, pupil dilation, etc.).

Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will also be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and will work together on a project. Interns will participate in professional development seminars throughout the summer. At the end of the internship, each intern will create and present a poster at a research symposium. The internship is unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions or other external sources. The program will take place over 9 weeks during the summer of 2018 (mid June – mid August). Interns will work 35-40 hours per week. Past interns have gone on to graduate school or work in full-time research positions.

Duties may include:
– Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
– Assisting with stimuli design and creation
– Conducting studies with infants and children in the lab
– Coding and analyzing data
– Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

Required qualifications:
– Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, or related field
– Commitment to at least 35 hours per week for 9 weeks
– Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
– Experience working with children

If interested, please send a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, and completed application form to Rachel Horton, Lab Manager, at eccl@uw.edu. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 16th, 2018. For more information about the lab please visit our website (http://depts.washington.edu/eccl/).