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Research Assistant position is available in the Thompson-Schill lab at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychology

Posted on February 8, 2018
No closing date

A full-time Research Assistant position is available in the Thompson-Schill lab at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychology  beginning June 2018. Research in the lab focuses on the biological bases of human cognitive systems – perception, memory, language, thought, cognitive control – and the interrelations between them. We investigate these systems by developing and implementing experiments involving a wide-array of methodologies, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), genotyping, and eye-tracking. Our investigations include both typical and atypical (patient) populations. This is an idea position for someone interested in pursuing graduate studies in cognitive psychology or neuroscience.

Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science or related fields as well as one to two years of research experience. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, and preference will be given to those with strong quantitative abilities, experience with data analysis, and programming expertise.  Responsibilities include designing and implementing experiments, data analysis, subject recruitment, and some administrative/IT work. A two-year commitment is required.

Questions about the position can be sent to, and the application can be found here:

Research Assistant, Early Childhood Innovation Network – Georgetown University Medical Center

Posted on February 8, 2018
No closing date

Research Assistant, Early Childhood Innovation Network – Georgetown University Medical Center

Led by long-time collaborators MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the Children’s National Health System, the Department of Psychiatry’s Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN) brings together public, private, and philanthropic partners in pediatric primary care, early childhood education, family support and services, research and evaluation, and advocacy and policy.

The Research Assistant assists in the basic conduct of research related to behavioral, scientific, statistical, technical, or social/public policy issues. Reporting to a Research Associate, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages study logistics and processes.
  • Conducts literature searches, reviews and syntheses of various topical areas in children’s mental health, home, and community-based services and support.
  • Organizes and maintains research and evaluation resources/library/references.
  • Assists in developing framework to organize existing community resources, conducting the necessary research.
  • Creates a database to organize existing community resources. 
  • Assists with organizing and writing Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, progress and evaluation reports, and research articles.
  • Develops and revises evaluation instruments, training, presentation, and dissemination materials.
  • Conducts data collection, entry, management, and analysis for research and evaluation studies, either quantitative or qualitative.
  • Participates in ECIN team meetings and attends all relevant project-related activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, public health, or other relevant field
  • 1 year of experience in a research setting with knowledge of library and web-related research
  • Basic knowledge of the principles, processes, and methods of social science research through reading literature and/or experience in the field
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with an interest in early childhood
  • Working knowledge of quantitative or qualitative statistical software (SPSS, STATA, Atlas.ti) and/or mapping software (ArcGIS)
  • Preference for experience conducting literature reviews and working in community settings

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Laboratory Coordinator Spatial Cognition Laboratory at Temple University

Posted on February 8, 2018
No closing date

Lab Coordinator: Research in Spatial Cognition

The Research in Spatial Cognition Laboratory at Temple University is hiring a laboratory coordinator, a position presenting diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge cognitive research. The Research in Spatial Cognition Lab, directed by Professors Thomas Shipley and Nora Newcombe, conducts research on spatial learning and cognition.The position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 years.

Lab Coordinator duties may include:

  • Management of day-to-day lab operations
  • Recruitment of study participants
  • Stimuli design and creation
  • Data collection, coding, and analysis
  • Management of IRB protocols
  • Research grants administration and accounting
  • Hiring, training and supervising of research assistants

Lab Coordinators also have the opportunity to collaborate in research that will be presented at conferences and published in journals.

Required qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology  or related field
  • At least 6 months experience working in a research setting

Preferred qualifications:

  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Proficiency with SPSS

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Julia Erlanger, Program Coordinator ( Please visit our website ( for more information about the lab.

For a PDF version of this advertisement, please click here.

Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland

Posted on February 16, 2018
No closing date

The Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland is searching for a person to fill the position of Research Assistant. The successful applicant will work on a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, called the Temperament Over Time Study. This large, longitudinal study examines the effects of infant temperament on later social and cognitive development and examines trajectories of development that may result in the emergence of psychopathology in adolescence.  The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health. RAs work with clinical psychologists, developmental and cognitive neuroscientists, and brain imagers involved in the project. The position involves recruiting, scheduling, and assessing adolescents and their families and will involve seeing subjects on week-ends.

A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, or a social science related field is required. The position requires attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills.  Experience working or completing research with children, families or adolescents is preferred. The position can begin as early as June 1, 2018 and requires a two-year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of two references to Dr. Nathan A. Fox at and Dr. Kaylee Seddio at  

Research Assistant 1, University of Texas at Dallas, Center for Vital Longevity

Posted on February 16, 2018
No closing date
Posting Number S01528P Position Title Research Assistant Functional Title Research Assistant 1 Department Center for Vital Longevity Salary Range Depends on Qualifications Pay Basis Monthly Position Status Regular full-time Location Dallas Position End Date (if temporary)   Posting Open Date 02/05/2018 Posting Close Date   Open Until Filled Yes Desired Start Date 03/01/2018 Job Summary

Provide support for various research projects. Conducts research activities according to research protocol. Research activities may include some or all of the following: patient recruiting and screening, assistance with conducting human EEG, fMRI and behavioral studies, and data analysis. Assistance with IRB protocols.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in one of the basic sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience in customer service or in daily interactions in a public services environment.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a cognate subject. Good interpersonal skills, task-oriented, able to maintain high degrees of confidentiality, basic computer skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities   Physical Activities   Working Conditions   Additional Information

Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records and performs data entry on databases as needed. May work with research participants including managing participant and lab schedules, and testing as necessary. Maintains clean laboratory and/or work area to ensure safe and efficient work environment. Orders laboratory and other supplies as directed by senior research staff. May coordinate the work of others as needed. Stays abreast of IRB and other regulatory requirements.

Special Instructions Summary   Important Message

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public

R&D Manager, Behavioral Science, LenddoEFL

Posted on February 16, 2018
No closing date
R&D Manager Company: LenddoEFL Department: Behavioral Science


Job Website: Description:

About LenddoEFL

At LenddoEFL, our vision is to provide life-changing financial products to more than one billion underserved individuals around the world. We believe that financial inclusion isn't simply about access to financial products, but about access to fast, affordable, and convenient financial products. And we believe in empowering people to use their digital profiles and personality traits to increase their financial options. 

We offer leading alternative credit scoring, identity verification and insights products to financial institutions in more than 20 emerging markets. To date, LenddoEFL has allowed more than 50 financial institutions to run over 6 million assessments for people with limited information, allowing them to disburse over $2 billion USD in credit. We are already changing the world, but we are just getting started. Will you join us for our next chapter of growth?  LenddoEFL is the result of the merger of Lenddo and EFL. Learn more at

What is the R&D Manager's role?

As R&D Manager, you will be responsible for the entire lifecycle of behavioral and psychometric data collection in the LenddoEFL application, including feature engineering, usability and UX design, and other advancements in LenddoEFL’s use of its proprietary data for prediction purposes. You will manage a small team of specialists – in behavioral science and psychometrics research, quantitative data analysis/programming, and design – driving the next generation of features that advance LenddoEFL’s prediction capabilities. You will also own LenddoEFL’s external research partnerships with leading advisors in the field. These relationships provide a platform for incubating new R&D ideas and translating them into usable modules that generate features that predict credit risk.

Primary responsibilities:

Advance the role of applied behavioral science research in LenddoEFL’s product development

  • Deepen and initiate relationships with third-party behavioral science and psychometrics researchers.
  • Identify, select, and recruit independent consultants for tactical engagements to validate behavioral and psychometric concepts and methodologies.
  • Manage ideation, design, and development of field-based validation of new module prototypes; write technical documentation on new modules and features to hand off to Product and Engineering teams. Co-manage new module development timelines with product team leaders.

Manage the R&D Team

  • Manage daily tasks, goal setting, performance, and professional development of all members of R&D Team; foster collaborative environment among team members and develop their strengths.
  • Work with Chief Analytics Officer and rest of executive leadership team on behavioral science and psychometrics roadmapping/planning and in new module and feature development; own execution of team goals against R&D roadmap.

Lead R&D data analytics

  • Design and manage collaboration between members of R&D team to develop and validate predictive features (variables, indices, and traits) in LenddoEFL datasets based on expert knowledge of the behavioral science behind user interactions with LenddoEFL’s modules.
  • Design and implement a strategy to make Feature Engineering a repeatable, efficient team function; manage development roadmap of LenddoEFL Score Confidence system to protect data quality via real-time flagging system.
  • Prioritize and manage ad-hoc exploratory analyses on new data sets for trends and potential predictive power, in accordance with business objectives and R&D roadmap.

Advance and maintain behavioral module definitions

  • Continue to standardize LenddoEFL application design decisions; provide critical input and materials to Global Delivery Team to determine behavioral module design for new and existing partner launches.
  • Ensure timely and accurate communication of technical specifications of new behavioral content modules, definition of raw data structure and terminology to Product, Engineering, Global Delivery, and Marketing teams.

Who’s a good fit?

We are looking for a highly motivated person seeking a challenge. Thoughtful and curious, but at the same time responsible and conscious about what he/she is doing, and how his/her work affects others. Be passionate about your work, take responsibility and learn. We work as a team all the time, so being a team player is required. Moreover, emerging markets, our customers, and our business are continuously changing. LenddoEFL has a fast-paced environment, and the right person should be flexible and adaptable to change.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, statistics, economics, psychology, behavioral science, mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing end-to-end research and development processes, preferably in behavioral science and/or predictive analytics.
  • Proven experience in data manipulation. Some level of expertise in a statistical package such as R (desired), SAS, Octave, NumPy, Modelbuilder, SPSS, Matlab, Stata, etc.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. You will need to interact well with many EFL stakeholders, at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD research and coursework, or equivalent work experience, in a relevant area of study (economics, psychology, behavioral science, judgment and decision making, etc.).
  • Team and people management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in UI/UX and interaction design, and an appreciation of the range of usability challenges faced by individuals in emerging markets. 
  • Passionate about the positive impact that EFL can have in the lives of entrepreneurs and consumers in emerging markets. 
To apply: Please apply on our website

Research Assistant/ Lab Manager, The Memory Modulation Lab, Department of Psychology, Boston College

Posted on February 16, 2018
No closing date

Research Assistant/ Lab Manager

The Memory Modulation Lab (PI: Maureen Ritchey)

Department of Psychology, Boston College

The Memory Modulation Lab at Boston College is hiring a full-time Research Assistant/ Lab Manager for an anticipated start date in summer 2018. Our lab investigates the neural bases of episodic memory and emotion in healthy young adults. We use a combination of behavioral methods, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and electroencephalography (EEG). For more information about the lab, please see:

Duties include: recruiting and scheduling participants, maintaining lab IRB documents, preparing stimuli and experimental presentation scripts, collecting and analyzing behavioral and/or imaging data, and managing a team of undergraduate research assistants.

The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, interest in cognitive neuroscience research, and experience or interest in learning one or more programming languages (e.g., Matlab, R, Python). Prior research experience is required, as is a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, mathematics/ statistics, or a related field. A two-year commitment is required. 

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV detailing your research experience and qualifications to Dr. Maureen Ritchey, Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity at

Research Tech Position – Ophthalmology Duke University Medical Center

Posted on February 16, 2018
No closing date



If interested in this exciting opportunity, send your cover letter of interest and resume via email attachment to:

Glenn Jaffe, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Glenn J Jaffe <>

The position is open in Dr. Glenn Jaffe's laboratory in the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke University.  Dr Jaffe is a Clinician Scientist who conducts clinically relevant basic research to determine the molecular and cell biological mechanisms responsible for macular degeneration (the leading cause of vision loss in individuals over 65 years old). 

Some of the specific techniques used in the laboratory include the following: Cell culture using ocular-derived human cells and other non-ocular cell types, immunofluorescence, immunocytochemistry, RNA purification, polymerase chain reaction, agarose and SDS gel electrophoresis, Western blot, plasmid preparation, and transfection, adenoviral-mediated gene transfer, apoptosis assays, and ELISAs. In addition, pre-clinical testing of drug delivery devices is performed.

Specific Job Responsibilities - The technician will perform a variety of complex technical duties to support Dr Jaffe’s research program.  Specifically, the technician will: conduct experiments, under Dr. Jaffe’s guidance, using techniques described above; compile and analyze data from these experiments, and will document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with Dr. Jaffe to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required; review laboratory methods manuals, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments; determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests; help organize and orchestrate in vivo studies, including pre-operative set-up and post-operative examinations; maintain a colony of transgenic mice;  obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination; prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions; sustain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; ensure that expenditures are in-line with budget; clean and maintain laboratory equipment. 

Review work of lower level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above.

A Bachelor's degree in a science-related field is required

Clinical Research Coordinator II (CRCII)- Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Neuroscience, Sleep and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA

Posted on February 16, 2018
No closing date

Seeking CRC II MGH, Psychiatry, Position opening 5/1/2018

Clinical Research Coordinator II (CRCII)- Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Neuroscience, Sleep and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA

The Clinical Research Coordinator II (CRC II) will work closely with the PI, Post-Doctoral Fellow and a second CRC II on an NIMH-funded project studying sleep and brain activity among individuals who have recently experienced psychological trauma. The CRC II will recruit potential research subjects, conduct ambulatory polysomnography (PSG) studies, participate in fMRI scanning, organize and analyze fMRI, psychophysiological and self-report data, organize and submit IRB amendments, and perform biannual NIMH data-sharing tasks.

Requirement of this job include:

1. Undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field

2. Good interpersonal skills

3. Willingness to work evening hours several days per week

4. Willingness to make a 2-year commitment

5. Prior experience with or the ability to rapidly master technical and analytic skills including ambulatory PSG, psychophysiological measurements, operation of  3T MRI scanner, fMRI analyses using SPM.

At least 1 year of related research and /or clinical experience is preferable. Preference will also be given to those with advanced statistical knowledge or prior experience in relevant research techniques such as Matlab programming, MRI analytic software (e.g., SPM, FSL, Freesurfer), resting state functional connectivity, DTI analyses, or quantitative EEG.

If interested, or if you would like to learn more about this position, please contact:

Edward F. Pace-Schott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital - East

CNY 149 13th Street Room 2605

Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone: 508-523-4288

Fax: 617-726-4078


Laboratory Coordinator Position—Emory University

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

Laboratory Coordinator Position—Emory University

The Memory at Emory laboratory in the Department of Psychology, Emory University (, directed by Dr. Patricia Bauer, seeks a full-time laboratory coordinator (job classification: Research Specialist).

The laboratory coordinator will assist with studies of the development of episodic and semantic memory, in preschool to school-age children, and young adults. The laboratory makes use of behavioral measures, eye tracking, and event-related potential (ERP) methods. Duties include contributing to study design, creating experimental stimuli, testing participants, managing data, and assisting with data analysis. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment and training and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Coordinators also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences and to contribute to preparation of scientific publications.

The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate who has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (a) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (b) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Emory University is a vibrant, research-centered private university, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The position offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate may start as early as May 2018 and no later than July 2018. A 2-year commitment is required.

To apply for this position, please submit (1) a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, and (2) your CV or resume, to Dr. Natalie Merrill ( (3) Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation, also to be submitted to Dr. Merrill. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Dr. Patricia Bauer or Dr. Natalie Merrill ( or Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

This is an equal employment opportunity, and Emory is an affirmative action employer. Emory does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran/Reserve/National Guard status. 



Internship at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Posted on February 8, 2018
Closes March 1, 2018

Summer 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, Monday through 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 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 Research Opportunity in Dan Gilbert's Lab at Harvard University

Posted on February 8, 2018
Closes March 1, 2018

Daniel Gilbert's lab at Harvard University is accepting applications for volunteer research assistants for summer 2018. The program provides hands-on experience in all aspects of the research process, including idea generation and development, study design, data collection, and statistical analysis. Ongoing research in the lab currently focuses on affective forecasting, altruism, advice, judgment and decision-making, and biases and errors in conversation and social interaction. 

Interns work approximately 35 hours per week from early June to mid-August. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology. Previous research experience is an asset, but not a requirement. 

To apply: send a CV, unofficial grade report, a brief cover letter that explains your interest in the program, and your availability between June and August to Applications are due March 1st.

Research Assistant, Stanford Language and Cognition Lab

Posted on March 1, 2018
Closes March 1, 2018

Posted 03/01/2018

Research assistant. The research assistant will be the lab manager for the Language and Cognition Lab, with responsibility for designing, creating, running, and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and adults (including experiments delivered using web-based platforms); coordinating and recruiting undergraduate research assistants; coordinating participant recruitment; and assisting in planning lab events and meetings. Apply through Stanford careers at Review begins 3/1.

Lab Mission

How do children learn their native language, and how does language learning interact with other, parallel processes in child development? The goal of research in the Language and Cognition Lab is to use large-scale datasets, novel measurement methods, and statistical/computational models to come to a quantitative understanding of early child development. 

We particularly seek to:

* Characterize the mechanisms of social learning and developmental change that drive the process of language acquisition; 

* Explore the patterns of variability and consistency in children’s development across individuals, languages, and cultures; and

* Understand how early language learning depends on – and in turn enables – children’s social interaction and conceptual representation.

Theory development requires reproducible and replicable empirical measurements that converge across labs, measures, and methods. We accomplish our goals through a combination of data-oriented theoretical synthesis – compiling and analyzing multiple datasets to reproduce and add precision to existing constructs – and targeted experimental work with both children and adults to explore new constructs. This joint approach yields rich, reusable data and shared tools and resources that enable further work. 

Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2018 Summer Internship

Posted on December 21, 2017
Closes March 1, 2018

Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker

The Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies, under the direction of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for our 2018 summer internship program. Current research projects focus on causality, kind representations, executive function and conceptual change, the development and acquisition of language, and the relationship between syntactic and semantic representations of language.

The internship will start on 6/11/2018 and run through 8/17/2018. This full time internship position is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with psychology research. A stipend of $1500 may be awarded for a full time commitment, but applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from external sources.

Because of the nature of the internship, it is essential that interns be mature, articulate, and comfortable with parents and children. They should also be highly organized and reliable. Desirable background experience would include the following: coursework in developmental or experimental psychology or linguistics, basic computer skills and previous research and/or experience with children.

For more information about this opportunity or to find out how to apply, please visit our website:

The application deadline is January 1st, 2018* for international applicants and March 1st, 2018 for domestic applicants.

*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.

2018 Summer Internship at the Boston University Developing Minds Lab

Posted on February 8, 2018
Closes March 1, 2018

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 with the subject line 2018 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

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 More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at

Columbia Business School 2018 Summer Internship

Posted on January 18, 2018
Closes March 1, 2018

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2018 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply. 

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Master Students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, and Data Sciences.  Many been selected to join CBS full-time as a full-time Research Associates.

All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
  • The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects

Skills for Quantitative Projects

  • Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
  • Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
  • The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
  • Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
  • Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
  • Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
  • Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms

Skills for Behavioral projects in Management or Marketing

  • Interest in behavioral experiments – background or major in Psychology
  • Knowledge of SPSS, some projects may require knowledge of Python or R

The program runs from May 27, 2018 – July 28 or August 4, 2018 (final dates to be determined).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website:  The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

2nd Annual University of Delaware Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Posted on February 16, 2018
Closes March 1, 2018

2nd Annual University of Delaware Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Are you an undergraduate interested in learning more about cognitive and brain sciences? If so, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware is holding its 2nd Annual Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences from June 4th-15th, 2018. This program is an intensive workshop for undergraduates who are interested in cognitive research. Participants will engage in immersive training in cognitive and brain sciences, which includes both formal coursework, interactive teaching, and hands-on experience with functional neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, cognitive neuropsychological research, and more. This program is open to permanent residents and citizens of the United States.

Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, travel, tuition, room and board will be provided for the entire two-week program. Furthermore, selected workshop attendees will have the opportunity to engage in cognitive neuroscience research over the entire summer at the University of Delaware. Those students will be provided with a stipend, in addition to workshop expenses.

We encourage all undergraduates with a strong interest in the cognitive and brain sciences to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to submit applications. Applications are due March 1st. For more information, please go to If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers (Drs. Jared Medina & Anna Papafragou) at

UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2018 Summer Internship

Posted on February 8, 2018
Closes March 1, 2018

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 website Please submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 1st at 8:00 AM PST. 


2018 Summer Shadow and Service Programs, Cross World Metrics

Posted on February 8, 2018
Closes February 28, 2018

Cross World Medics is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Shadow and Service Programs. We are offering 1-8 week Medical, Nursing, Midwifery, and Veterinary programs in South Africa!

As a World Cross Medics Intern you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Shadow health professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Distinguish yourself as an applicant to medical/graduate school
  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Enhance health care skills in real-world environments

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2018 Application

Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

Learn more about our Health Program here.

Summer Internship: Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia

Posted on January 18, 2018
Closes February 28, 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    For questions not addressed on the website, contact