Summer Internship-UMD Child Development Lab

Posted 3/9/2018

Child Development Laboratory

University of Maryland, College Park

 Summer 2018 Internship Program

The Child Development Laboratory,, at the University of Maryland is inviting outstanding and motivated undergraduates to apply for a summer internship program. This competitive program presents a unique opportunity to work in our laboratory alongside graduate students and post-docs, on one of many ongoing research projects.  Current projects include the Temperament Over Time Study (examining social-emotional outcomes in children who vary in temperament), the Mirror Neuron Project (examining EEG activity during action-perception experiments), Origins of Infant Temperament (neuroimaging), Bench to Bedside (fNIRs), and a handful of individual graduate student studies. Summer interns will participate in weekly research meetings and will gain exposure to a range of methods and experimental paradigms. This is a volunteer position, but those applying are encouraged to seek outside funding from their own university. 

Research focus

Research at the CDL focuses on multiple facets of socio-emotional development spanning ages from infancy to early adulthood. We study cognitive, social, and emotional processes and are interested in the observation and measurement of attention, memory, as well as emotion expression, and social experience. We use multiple methods including behavioral and physiological assessments (psychophysiology: RSA, PEP, SCR; electrophysiology: EEG and ERP; brain imaging: fMRI, fNIRs).


-Background in psychology, biology, or a related field

-Must be able to commit at least 15-20 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 1st and August

-Flexible schedule (must be available on some weekends)

-Basic computer skills, detail oriented, reliable, and cooperative

-Experience with children is preferred

-Minimum of 3.0 overall GPA

-A letter of recommendation from one of your professors or previous supervisor within the academic community (e.g., a PI from a previous lab in which you have worked, a professor you had in a relevant class)

To Apply

Send your unofficial transcript, CV, and a letter of recommendation to Kaylee Seddio (, no later than April 1, 2018. We will review applications on a rolling basis.