Internship Opportunities @ The Developing Minds Lab (Boston University)

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 development of object, numerical, and future-oriented cognition. 

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from interacting with children and families 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 also will get to interact with other undergraduate researchers in the other developmental labs here at BU, and participate in a series of professional development workshops on careers in psychology and research run by our wonderful graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Finally, 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. Interns will work 35 hours/week and receive a stipend of $3000. We are hoping the internship program will run in person this year (covid-willing), but there may be an online-only option as well for applicants who are unable to locate to the Boston area due to the pandemic. 

Applicants should have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should send the following to with the subject line 2022 Summer Internship Program by February 15, 2022:

  • 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
    • Anything else you would like us to know about you!

Two letters of reference will be solicited for finalists.

The internship is open to all undergraduates. Students from primarily teaching-focused universities and students from historically excluded groups in science are especially encouraged to apply. 

The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of seven 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


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