Summer Internship @ University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

Language and Cognitive Development Lab Summer 2024 Internship Program

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for our 2024 summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates, graduating seniors, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development and a central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another.

The 9-week internship will be from June 3rd to August 2nd, 2024. Interns will be expected to work onsite for 30 hours/week and although, we recommend applicants apply for outside funding, we will provide a stipend of $3375 to those who are not able to secure funding.

Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will meet with Professor Srinivasan to discuss their research. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, running studies at local schools and museums, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science.

Please refer to for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is Thursday, February 1st, 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT. Please note: accepted interns will have to pass a background check as required by the university since this role involves conducting research with minors.

  • Internship
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  • Research
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