Summer Internship Program, Infant Studies Lab at the 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. Preferred applicants should have a background in linguistics or psycholinguistics. Priority will be given to candidates who have had experience or exposure with language-analyzing software, or those who have programming knowledge (e.g. Praat, Python). Daily tasks might include working with corpus data and auditory speech analyses. Successful applicants will be mentored by senior researchers 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 in June 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by April 8th, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.