Last updated March 4, 2019
There are numerous research opportunities available for undergraduate students around the country. The sponsors of this research include academic institutions, government agencies and private or public companies. Some of the programs are very small and informal while some are quite large and well organized. They can also have specific research areas targeted or be open to a variety of research interests. Each is unique in terms of requirements, compensation (including whether room and board or even travel to the site is included), duration, etc.
One way to find information is to go to a department at Holy Cross and check out fliers posted for summer undergraduate research opportunities in that field.
Other programs can be found in a variety of ways. Certainly a very good way to find out about opportunities like this is via the web.
Important Web Resources
- The National Science Foundation maintains a site for Research Experiences for Undergraduates. This resource is organized by research areas (e.g., biological sciences; physics; social, behavioral, and economic sciences), but it can also be searched by keywords. This is an excellent place to start. Visit http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm for more information.
- Science.gov is billed as the "gateway to US Federal science." They maintain a page that lists opportunities specifically aimed at undergraduate students. Please visit http://www.science.gov/internships/undergrad.html for a list of current programs.
- From the University of California at Irvine: The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers a general listing of many nation-wide undergraduate research opportunities. Visit their web site where you’ll find a search engine allowing you to locate a summer research program according to a discipline of interest, including the physical sciences, biomedical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and the arts.
- Duke University offers an extensive list of summer research programs and other research opportunities in the biological sciences. Though this is not a searchable site, the list does provide several additional sources of information. Visit http://biology.duke.edu/undergraduate/current-students/research-independent-study/summer-opportunities.
- Purdue University also offers an impressive array of summer research opportunities both at Purdue and throughout the country. Plan to spend some time exploring this site - https://www.science.purdue.edu/careers/find_internship_research/index.html.
- Rochester Institute of Technology offers listings for summer research opportunities in biomedical research. Go to http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm for more information.
- The American Mathematical Society generates a list of summer research programs for undergraduates. Most of these programs have application deadlines in February and March. Students interested in math research, please visit http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu.
- Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) has a website listing summer research opportunities in neuroscience for undergraduates. The list is alphabetical, though deadlines for applications are prominently displayed on each item of the list. If you are interested in pursuing research in neuroscience, by all means visit http://www.funfaculty.org/drupal/undergrad_internships_neuroscience.
- The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has an online directory of summer research programs throughout the nation. Visit http://www.asbmb.org/summerresearch/ to explore various opportunities for research in biochemistry and molecular biology.
- The Association of American Medical Colleges maintains a list of summer research opportunities that are particularly attractive to pre-medical undergraduates. Consult https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html for more information.
- From the New England Resource Directory, compiled by the Biomedical Science Careers Program, The online directory can be found at http://www.bscp.org/resources/new-england-resource-directory/.
- From Fred Hutch, a fantastic search engine for undergraduate internship opportunities in the sciences. Go to http://www.fredhutch.org/en/careers/internship-opportunities.html.
- From the American Psychological Association, here is a list of summer internship opportunities for students in psychology, broadly defined: http://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/research-opportunities.aspx
- The Society of Physics Students has a website that lists, among other things, summer research opportunities. Go to http://jobs.spsnational.org/jobs/?keywords=&level=summer-research-internship for more information.
Please note that many of the research opportunities for the summer of 2019 have early deadlines.
The Scientific Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging (SRNDNA) is offering two categories of awards for 2019. For both categories, under-represented minorities (e.g., women in neuroscience, racial/ethnic minorities, low-income background) will be given highest priority. We expect to be able to fund 6-8 awards across both categories in the range of $3,000-$10,000 per award. Diversity Summer Research Awards: For undergraduates who would like to spend the summer working full-time in a research lab but do not have the financial means to do so. The summer research experience can be in a lab in which the student is already working at their home institution or in a lab at a different university. Application deadline: December 31, 2018. More information can be found here: https://www.decisionneuroaging.network/awards/.
C3 Undergraduate Fellowship Program provides paid and mentored graduate-level research experience, and training towards applying and succeeding in graduate school. The Fellowship is open to rising juniors and seniors from LADO colleges with an interest in conducting research in the arts, humanities, humanistic social sciences and math. Students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply. For details, visit: http://C3TransformHigherEd.org. Program features include: Two summer months at Columbia U, UC Berkeley, U Chicago, or U Michigan; mentored research project combined with research assistantship; GRE and graduate school application preparation; weekly seminars, workshops and group events; presentation of research results at final research symposium. Stipend, campus housing, and transportation provided. 2019 Program Dates - Columbia U: June 2 – Aug 3; UC Berkeley: June 10 - Aug 3; U Chicago: June 10 – Aug 10; U Michigan: May 28 –July 24. Application DEADLINE Jan. 15 to Feb. 9, 2019 (deadline varies by summer research location).
Biochemical Markers Summer Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 18, 2019, 12:00 AM ET. A fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins. Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health. This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health. For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is now accepting applications for the summer 2019 REU program in “Translational Ecology.” To apply: http://www.
Case Western Reserve University Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is accepting applications until January 31. For more than 35 years, the Department of Pharmacology has sponsored a summer research program designed to introduce college undergraduates to basic laboratory research. This 10-week program has been partially sponsored by American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET, https://www.aspet.org/awards/surf/). Students (5-7 total) are recruited from a national applicant pool (~400 individuals per year), with some emphasis on the numerous, small, and high-quality academically oriented undergraduate institutions in United States. The program supplies a stipend and contributes additional funds to defray housing and travel expenses. Overall goal of the program is to provide students with background and skills essential for a career in pharmacological or basic science research. In addition, our program aims to establish an understanding of the commitment essential to successfully pursue a career in biomedical science. Applications and additional information can be found at http://pharmacology.
Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s Summer Internship Program. The Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults. Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding and analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings where we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The 2019 Program will run from Monday, June 3 - Wednesday, July 31, and will be full time. Summer stipends up to $1800 will be available to excellent applicants. Applicants are also encouraged to seek and apply for funding from their home institution or other sources. To apply, please submit a completed application using this link (https://goo.gl/forms/
The University of Minnesota Neuroimaging Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a 10 week resident summer program for undergraduate students, supported by NSF. Students live on the UMN campus and work for pay full-time in research labs, using cutting-edge neuroimaging tools to answer questions in cognitive neuroscience. An imaging boot camp will give trainees facility with fMRI and EEG imaging modalities. Students then conduct individual imaging-based research projects in perception, cognition, or clinical applications. Free room and board are also provided, along with career development programing and social and networking opportunities. The program runs from May 30 to August 10, 2019. Applications are being accepted and will be reviewed beginning Feb. 1. For more information and to apply please visit: http://neuroimagingreu.
MIT Haystack Observatory Summer research opportunity for undergraduates (with stipend) at MIT! Radio astronomy ~ geospace science ~ geodesy ~ engineering ~ radar ~ and more. Applications are now being accepted for MIT Haystack Observatory's summer internship program for undergraduates. There are no GPA requirements or limitations on majors for applicants: anyone who is interested in this research internship is strongly encouraged to apply. Students from community colleges as well as universities are all welcome. This 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Many participants continue their research by presenting at conferences, and often continue with a successful career in science. Some of the projects for 2019 include: Black hole imaging with the Event Horizon Telescope; Monitoring the Earth's atmosphere; Antarctic ice surveying; Open source drone programming; EDGES: measuring hydrogen in the early universe. The MIT Haystack Observatory REU program includes: Stipend, housing, and travel funding; hands-on research and training: no experience required; in-depth seminars with MIT scientists and engineers. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We encourage applications from underrepresented minorities. The deadline for applications is: February 1, 2019. Please see http://www.haystack.mit.
Harvard Forest Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Students: Explore Harvard's 4000-acre outdoor laboratory and classroom in Petersham MA. May 27 to August 9, 2019. 11 weeks of mentored research for undergraduates in topics including: Forest Carbon Dynamics in Air & Soils; Ecosystem Transformation: Invasive Species Impacts; Advancing Conservation in the CT River Valley; Computer Science Solutions for Big Data; Remote Sensing of Changing Forest Canopies; Tree Ring Analysis: Telling Climate Stories. $5775 stipend plus excellent room and board. Apply online by strict deadline of 2/1/19 at: https://harvardforest.fas.
Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR) program at Case is now accepting applications through February 1. It is a summer research program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center where students attend cancer-focused lectures and conduct research for 10 weeks. It also includes networking and career development opportunities.Application is available at the program website: https://case.edu/
The 2019 Summer Research Program for College Juniors is now accepting applications. This competitive program, open to college juniors from all over the country, will give participants the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research alongside renowned New York University faculty. We encourage you to inform your students of this exciting opportunity.Highlights of the program include: More than 80 different research opportunities in the fields of chemistry, physics, and engineering. Click here to view a full list. Research internship stipend. On-campus housing for the duration of the program. Planned trips to explore NYC. Interested students should visit engineering.nyu.edu/summer_research to review important application requirements and apply. The application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019.
The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester announces its 2019 Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science. This is an excellent program for outstanding undergraduate students seeking to expand their research experience. Our fellowship will cover travel expenses for US citizens/residents (and up to $500 for foreign students), cover the majority of on-campus housing expenses and provide a $4,054 stipend for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member's lab. Deadline is February 4. Qualified undergraduates, please visit this link: http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students from community colleges, institutions with limited research opportunities and from underrepresented groups in ocean science are especially encouraged to apply. Interns will work with faculty in a research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,200 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science. The program will take place at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. More information and the application can be found on our website. You may also be interested to hear directly from former interns, or see one of our recent field trips. Electronic application deadline is February 8, 2019.
Summer Internships in Diversity Science available at the University of Washington. We are currently accepting applications for the Diversity Science Research Experience program at the University of Washington under the direction of Sapna Cheryan, Stephanie A. Fryberg, Cheryl Kaiser, Cynthia Levine and Kristina Olson. Our ten-week internship program (June 17 – August 23, 2018) prepares undergraduates to apply to graduate school and engage in the research process firsthand. Students will engage in parts of the research process including: conducting studies, collecting data, stimulus generation, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. All interns will receive a stipend up to $4,500 and travel reimbursement is available. If you are interested in applying to the program please complete this online application by February 10th. Link: http://depts.washington.edu/scdlab/lab-news/diversity-science-research-experience/. You may direct your questions to Kayla Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University. The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. Students are matched with leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates for 2019 are June 17th to August 16th. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2019. Participants are paid a $4,500.00 stipend, receive a travel allowance, and are provided with on-campus housing. For more information, please visit our website: http://mrsec.northwestern.edu/
Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), with generous support from the National Science Foundation, invites ten talented undergraduates to Bloomington, Indiana to work with IU faculty on individualized research projects in animal behavior. Information on the 2019 REU Program in Animal Behavior at Indiana University can be found at https://
Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program, National Science Foundation-supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program: "Resilience and Response of Marine Organisms to Environmental Change." The Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a ten week internship combining independent research with activities to promote career development and science communication skills. Participants will investigate diverse topics on the health of marine organisms at the individual, population, community, and species levels, using a wide variety of laboratory and field techniques. Up to 10 fellowships are awarded each year through the cooperative efforts of the 5 marine institutions at Fort Johnson and supported by funds from the National Science Foundation and the College of Charleston School of Sciences and Mathematics. Applications are accepted unti February 15, 2019. More information about this program can be found here.
We encourage undergraduate students who are completing their degrees in Physics to consider pursuing our NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program here at Kansas State University in the summer of 2019. Our department will host our program entitled Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning for 10 weeks next summer. Student participants will be involved with a variety of research projects at the leading edge of world-class research. For example, students will study the attosecond physics of electrons in matter; nanoparticle formation; biological physics; quantum and coherent control of laser-cooled atoms; nonlinear fiber optics; neutrino oscillations; atomic and molecular dynamics, using ultrafast lasers; and how students learn physics. They will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Kansas Light Source ultrafast high intensity laser. All students will be full participants in active research groups, and mentored by faculty recognized for their research and teaching abilities. For example, our atomic physics program is highly rated, and one of our faculty has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as National Professor of the Year. Students selected to participate will receive a $5,450 stipend, partial travel expenses, and room and board, for a value of over $8,500. They will live on campus with students in this and other REU programs and will have access to all the usual facilities at Kansas State: libraries, recreation centers, and so on. Online applications are available at www.phys.ksu.edu/reu. An unofficial transcript and letter of reference are also required. We will begin reviewing applications on February 15 and will continue until all places are filled. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (785)532-1612 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences. Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, student copy of transcripts, personal essay, resume, and two letters of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA) https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is launching an NSF-funded REU Site – ‘Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem’. Students in this program will have an opportunity to participate in field, lab, or computer-based research on the dynamics of the fish, plankton, and human communities in and around the Gulf of Maine. We welcome applications from undergraduate students from a broad range of institutions and backgrounds including students from two- and four-year colleges and underserved communities (e.g., minorities, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, veterans). The program includes 10 weeks of hands-on research experience at our waterfront location in downtown Portland Maine, a $500/week stipend, housing, meal allowances and travel support for 6-8 students. For more information visit https://www.gmri.org/about-us/
2019 MBI Summer Undergraduate Research Program (June 10 - August 8, 2019). https://mbi.osu.edu/education/
The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations — those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those from low-income backgrounds, those with disabilities, and first-generation college students — who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP has a focus on integrating principles and methods of data science into the study of psychology and neuroscience. The program features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week), intensive “bootcamps” on technical skills (e.g., Matlab programming and high-throughput computing), faculty presentations, and professional development and networking opportunities. For more information, please visit http://psych.wisc.edu/psychological-research-experience-program/. Application opens on November 1, 2018. Deadline for applying if February 15, 2019. Program dates: June 3 - August 9, 2019.
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. We are seeking motivated students to participate first hand in developmental psychological research. Our research aims to understand the cognitive and social foundation of young children’s behavior, including how children think about the minds of others, how they cooperate, acquire language, and how language shapes their thinking. We invite both UM and non-UM students to apply! This is a cooperation of four laboratories by Dr. Susan Gelman, Dr. Ioulia Kovelman, Dr. Felix Warneken, and Dr. Henry Wellman. Our program lasts 10 weeks, from June 3 to August 9, 2019. You will be paired with a graduate student or postdoctoral mentor to work on cutting-edge research (see Researchers). You will gain experience and exposure to a variety of research activities, including: conducting experimental studies with children; data analysis using advanced video coding technology and statistical software; recruiting and scheduling child participants and their families; and aiding in the development of research design. We also offer an introduction to developmental neuroscience using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) and hands-on training for conducting statistical analyses. In addition to participating in research, you will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups. This gives everyone a chance to learn more about current developments in psychological research and provide feedback on ongoing projects. The program includes sessions on professional development, such as paths towards graduate school and advice on how to write research statements. You will also participate in several social events aimed to foster relationships among interns and members of the Psychology Department, including a poster fair to showcase the project you conducted over the summer. You can find more information about our internship program here and fill out an online application form. Applications are now open and will close February 15, 2019, at midnight EST. An interest in psychology and working with children is essential, and previous experience is a plus. We offer half-time (20 hours a week) and full-time internships (40 hours a week). Some funding is available, especially for qualified underrepresented students. Applicants who come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline in the United States or at the University of Michigan, should identify as such on the application form.
Physics and Engineering Research Summer Program at Miami University of Ohio. Miami University is well-known nationally for its dedication to undergraduate education. The Physics Department together with some Engineering faculty is now offering an NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduate students (REU) during the summer of 2019. The REU will take place during a ten-week period in the summer and will support a cohort of up to ten students. Students are working in small teams with other students in close collaboration with a faculty mentor from Physics or Engineering. In addition to working in the laboratory, there will be social and team-bonding events, opportunities for professional development activities, and interactions with students from other REU’s on campus. Deadline for completing the application is February 15, 2019. Additional information about the program can be found at http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/physics/academics/reu-program/program-outline/index.html
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program Computational Modeling and Simulation in the Applied Sciences Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA Summer 2019: June 2 to July 31 https://www.cs.mtsu.edu/~coms-reu/. Overview: Are you an undergraduate interested in improving your coding skills to address research problems in the sciences? Interested in spending a summer at a dynamic university, working with a faculty member and meeting others who share your interests? Getting paid to enhance your resume and edge out other applicants with your advanced skills? If so, you will be interested in applying for a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the computational modeling in the applied sciences. Eight lucky undergraduate students will work with MTSU faculty on computational research problems in molecular modeling, bioscience, acoustics, and optics. Each student will complete a specific computational research problem in collaboration with a faculty mentor. To support the research process, there will be a Python boot camp to elevate students' programming skills and experience. Other events will include professional development and social activities. At the end of the program, students will share their research findings in a symposium. The program will run from June 2 to July 31, 2019 (8 weeks). Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior graduating no earlier than September 2020. We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in mathematics and science (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply. The online application is available at https://www.cs.mtsu.edu/~coms-reu/. Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($4,000) plus housing and subsistence, financial assistance for travel to and from Murfreesboro. For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by February 15, 2019.
Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? I invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science. Each REU fellow will receive: $6,000 stipend, free housing at your research lab, round-trip travel expenses. In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience. Join us for our 12-week program from May 19 to August 11, 2019. We are accepting applications through February 15. Please visit our website to find out more (www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu) or drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boston Attention and Learning Lab (https://www.bu.edu/ballab/index.html), led by Drs. Joseph DeGutis and Mike Esterman, is seeking summer research assistants to contribute to the study of prosopagnosia, individuals with severe face recognition difficulties. The goal of this project is to better understand the mechanisms of prosopagnosia, to test out novel methods to improve face recognition, and understand the brain changes associated with successful treatment. *Internship Description* We are looking for a highly motivated, organized research assistant (RA) to join our team and be involved in all aspects of this innovative project. In particular, the RA will help administer computer-based assessments and eye-tracking tasks to prosopagnosics and control participants. They will also perform and assist postdoctoral fellows in collecting/analyzing structural and functional neuroimaging data (functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, EEG). The RA will also help oversee prosopagnosics’ use of a novel computer-based training program aimed at improving face processing. The RA will have the opportunity to manage and analyze data, help with manuscript and grant preparation, and perform various administrative tasks as needed. This position will be based at the Boston VA Medical Center in Jamaica Plain. This will provide an excellent opportunity for training in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuropsychology and will uniquely prepare the individual for cognitive, clinical, or neuroscience graduate school programs. *Eligibility* We are seeking an applicant who is at least an upperclassman at a university (preferably majoring in Psychology or Neuroscience) and has previous research or relevant work experience. The candidate must be highly organized and have excellent people skills. Technical skills such as knowledge of neuroimaging techniques, statistical methods, and programming are also a plus. *Commitments* This is an unpaid internship. Potential applicants must be willing to commit at least 10 weeks for a minimum of 20 hours/week. Those who wish to continue getting involved after summer and enrolled at a nearby university may have the opportunity to do so. *How to Apply* Please email your CV and a statement of interest to email@example.com by Feb 24th, 2019. Your statement of interest needs to include a brief outline of your research interests, your prior research experience, your future goals, the kinds of experiences you hope to gain by participating in the prosopagnosia research, and your desired starting date, duration of involvement, and weekly availability. **Minorities, women, international students, and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply**
Announcing the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Mind and Vision Summer Research Experience. We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Mind and Vision Summer Research Experience. Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, and will be exposed to many aspects of cognitive science and vision research. Under the direction of Profs. Justin Halberda and Chaz Firestone, the program is currently investigating a range of topics, including numerical cognition, memory, perception of complexity, and human and machine vision. Summer interns are fully involved in all aspects of research, including recruiting and testing participants, coding and analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of cognitive science and vision literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the fields of cognitive science and vision research. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in experimental psychology, quantitative and technical skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience. The 2019 Program will run from Monday, June 3rd to Wednesday, July 31st, and will be 40 hours per week. Summer stipends up to $1800 will be available to excellent applicants. Applicants are also encouraged to seek and apply for funding from their home institution or other sources. To apply, please submit a completed application using this link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZKlJQBafoGwqtrsvx1MltZZMxCx8ShbdIlr0-1NnkqbMMpA/viewform), including a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, an updated CV/resume, an unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Friday, March 1, 2019. Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be sent to the Laboratory Manager, Pat Little, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender as a PDF and should include the applicant’s name in the document title.
Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2019 Summer Internship with Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. The Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for our 2019 summer internship program under the direction of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. Our research asks how infants can go from their initial conceptual and linguistic state to the vast, abstract, and uniquely human adult state. Specific 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. Interns will be participating in all aspects of our research programs. Desirable background includes the following: coursework in developmental or cognitive psychology or linguistics, previous research involvement, and experience with children. Intellectual curiosity, attention to detail, responsibility, initiative, and the ability to work in teams and with families are necessary qualities. The internship will start on 6/10/2019 and runs through 8/16/2019. A commitment to the entire duration is required. Applicants are encouraged to apply for outside funding, but a stipend of $1500 will be awarded to any interns who lack this funding. For more information about this opportunity or to find out how to apply, please visit our website: https://www.harvardlds.org/summer-internship/. The application deadline is January 1st, 2019* for international applicants and March 1st, 2019 for domestic applicants.
Summer Internship: Temple University Infant & Child Lab. The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. The lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, and playful learning in children aged 2 years to 8 years. Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will work on one or two research projects and will be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentor who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. Summer interns will receive a stipend of $1000. The internship will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2019. Duties may include: Recruiting and scheduling lab participants; Assisting with stimuli design and creation; Conducting studies with children in the lab or in local preschools; Coding and analyzing data; Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings. Required qualifications: Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or related field; Commitment to at least 20 hours per week for 8 weeks; Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office; Experience working with children. If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 1st, 2019. Please visit our website (http://www.templeinfantlab.com/) for more information about the lab.
For eight weeks this summer Yale will host the Summer Internship in Organizational Behavior (OB) at the School of Management. The program is an immersive experience for nontraditional and underrepresented students considering careers in fields like OB, social psychology, and sociology. Faculty, including myself and Professor Cydney Dupree, will be talking on students this summer. The basic structure of the internship is that you work with faculty and grad students for 8 weeks on a focused research project while also taking topical and professional development seminars. Think of it as an immersive graduate school experience where you and five other interns are making progress on a team-based research project while taking courses and learning new research skills. The program is designed for early career researchers who will be interested in PhD programs in OB or a related field like social psychology. You can apply at this link: yale.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1L0wr5tx7d6khpj. We will start reviewing applications on March 2nd, 2019.
Yale Cognition & Development Lab 2019 Summer Internship Applications for the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2019 summer research internship program are now available on our website (https://cogdevlab.yale.edu/). Our annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Opportunities are available both to study developmental psychology and adult cognition. Interns might also run studies on, and work to further develop, our online platform TheChildLab.com. Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ, can be downloaded from our website, http://cogdevlab.yale.edu/people/joining-lab. This year's internship will run from Monday, June 3 to Friday, July 26, 2019. For full consideration, all applications and materials should be received no later than 11:59pm Sunday, March 3, 2019. Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to Aaron Chuey at firstname.lastname@example.org; please include a subject heading with the phrase "CDL Summer Internship".
The Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University is excited to announce its 4th Summer Research Experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups! This program is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (U.S. Department of Education), National Science Foundation, and the Department of Psychology at CMU. It provides research opportunities to members of underrepresented groups (Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; first-generation college students; economically disadvantaged students; veterans; and students with disabilities) who are considering graduate training in the field of learning science, cognitive science, or related fields. Students will spend 8 weeks during the Summer 2019 in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $3000 and apartment-style housing will also be provided. This program supports our commitment to training a diverse set of leaders in the field of learning science, cognitive science, and related disciplines. Additional information and application instructions are available here: https://www.cmu.edu/pier/research-undergrad/index.html. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2019.
The Centre for Cognitive Development, under the directorship of Dr. Darko Odic at the University of British Columbia, is inviting motivated students interested in developmental and cognitive science research to join us for a Summer Internship Program that will run June 3rd, 2019 - July 26, 2019. Summer interns receive close mentorship by the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in the lab. Each intern will be matched to a single project in the lab and will receive extensive hands-on experience with designing, implementing, and running the study. Interns will directly work with children and parents, and thus must be dedicated, mature, articulate, and comfortable in working in teams and speaking with others, including in person and over the phone. Interns will receive stipend to support living in the Vancouver area over the summer. At the Centre, we investigate a series of issues in developmental and cognitive science, including the origin of number, time, and space representations and how their interaction with language plays a role in higher-order reasoning, including mathematics, confidence, and communication. We combine tools from traditional cognitive development, visual cognition and psychophysics, formal linguistics, and computational modeling to understand how children and adults reason and learn to talk about quantity, and why children are not uniformly successful in learning mathematics and related higher-level concepts. More recently, we have been investigating the origins of our sense of confidence and how it is communicated to others during learning and cooperation. Required qualifications for applying: Canadian and American students are welcome to apply. Prior experience working with children, ideally in a developmental lab. Prior experience working in a psychology research lab. Commitment of 40 hours per week for 8 weeks over the summer. Strong work ethic and an excellent academic record. Two references. For more details and the application, please visit us online. Any questions about the program or the application should be directed to email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but the last day to submit is March 8th, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.
Transforming Analytical Learning in the Era of Big Data. Program dates June 17 - July 26, 2019. The Big Data Summer Institute is a six-week interdisciplinary training and research program in biostatistics that introduces undergraduate students to the intersection of big data and human health — a rapidly growing field that uses quantitative analysis to help solve scientific problems and improve people’s lives. Drawing from the expertise and experience of outstanding faculty of several departments at the University of Michigan — biostatistics, statistics, and electrical engineering and computer science — the institute exposes undergraduate students to diverse experiences and techniques that distinguishes it from any other undergraduate summer program in biostatistics in the country. The Big Data Summer Institute is hosted by the University of Michigan School of Public Health. All coursework takes place at the school, on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Applications will be reviewed on the 15th of January, February, and March. The deadline for all applications is March 15, 2019.
The Simmons University Research Experience for Undergraduates (Simmons-REU) will provide a unique opportunity for 6 undergraduates per year to do research in Boston in the multidisciplinary field of Synthetic Biology, an emerging field of biology that integrates multiple scientific disciplines, including biology, mathematics, chemistry, and computer science. Students will be engaged in synthetic biology research projects that teach them how to 1) use synthetic biology strategies to solve complex biological problems, 2) work in a multidisciplinary research team, and 3) develop cross-disciplinary communication skills. During the program, students will also participate in a series of workshops focused on core synthetic biology techniques, bioethical issues associated with synthetic biology, implicit bias, and career preparation. To apply for the Simmons-REU program, please submit this form. Priority will be given to students who submit their completed applications by March 15th, 2019. Program Dates for 2019: May 15th- July 31st. HOUSING: Participants will be placed in on-campus housing free of charge for the duration of their stay. STIPEND: Students will receive a stipend of $5750 and a food subsidy of $1000 for the 10-week program. Limited funds are also available to offset the cost of travel to and from Boston. PROJECTS: Generation of Bacterial Biosensors to Detect Water Contaminants in the Muddy River. Mentors: Prof. Jennifer Candfield (Chemistry & Physics) and Prof. Nanette Veilleux (Computer Science); Biologically Engineered Pseudomonas Putida TVA8 for Detection of Organic Pollutants. Mentors: Prof. Mariam Ismail (Chemistry & Physics) and Prof. Margaret Menzin (Mathematics and Statistics); Generation of Biological Tools to Monitor in vivo Responses to Change in Cells. Mentors: Prof. Cassandra Saitow (Biology) and Prof. Viktor Grigoryan (Mathematics and Statistics).
The Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking summer undergraduate interns to promote broader participation in training in the Learning Sciences. The internship program will run from May 20-June 30, 2019 and all participants are expected to be in residence for the entire program. Housing and a stipend will be provided. A limited number of travel supplements are available to fund student travel to and from Pittsburgh. Learn more about the program in the attachment and at http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/Diversity/internship/. Applications are due no later than March 15th and should be completed at the following website: https://form.jotform.com/
The Boston College Developmental Psychology program is now accepting applications to our full-funded Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) program supported by the American Psychological Association. Summer interns will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of developmental psychology research while also participating in professional development meetings and learning some computer programming. This is an excellent program for students who want to learn more about research who may be interested in pursuing graduate school. There are three participating developmental psychology labs. Students will be accepted to primarily work within one of these labs for the duration of the summer. Successful applicants will work full-time for 10 weeks from June 3 - August 9 and will be paid $12/ hour. Participating Labs: THE INFANT AND CHILD COGNITION LAB (Dr. Sara Cordes) studies how infants, children, and adults track quantities (time, number, amount), acquire formal mathematical concepts (from verbal counting in preschoolers to algebraic concepts in teenagers), and how learning of these concepts are influenced by social contexts. THE LANGUAGE LEARNING LAB (Dr. Joshua Hartshorne) takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying how children learn language. In addition to traditional developmental research methods, the lab makes use of massive online experiments, in which tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults participate in a single experiment, and computational models of language acquisition. THE COOPERATION LAB (Dr. Katherine McAuliffe) studies how children acquire a sense of fairness, how they regulate their investment in cooperative endeavors, how the development of cooperation varies across different social and cultural contexts and how an emerging psychology of cooperation in children interfaces with other aspects of conceptual development like perspective taking and group bias. Eligibility requirements: Students who are from underrepresented minority groups or are first generation college students and who have had little or no research experience will be given priority. Additionally, applicants must be enrolled in an American undergraduate program and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years. Please send applications (CV and cover letter) to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15. Please indicate how you meet the eligibility criteria in your application and indicate in ranking order which lab(s) you are interested in working in over the summer.
NSF Sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The focus is on Experimental and Computational Materials Research. See poster below and visit our website for complete program details. The program dates are May 19 to Jul 26, 2019. The application deadline is March 15, 2019, but you should consider getting your documentation in place early, including securing letters of recommendation from faculty. Decisions will be made no later than April 1, 2019. The research projects include, but are not limited to, electronic materials, nanomaterials, lasers and optical materials, biosensors, biophysics & biomaterials, computational materials, biomedical research and materials under pressure." The REU program will pay a $5,000 stipend for the ten weeks period, plus additional support for housing, travel and other expenses. If you have questions about logistics, housing, and travel arrangements, please contact Charita Cadenhead <email@example.com> or by phone at (205) 975-8076.
University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2019. The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains. In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects. Eligibilities - Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program.
COMBINATORICS, PROBABILITY, & ALGEBRAIC CODING THEORY. An NSF-sponsored Undergraduate Research Experience (REU). Hosted by East Tennessee State University and University of Puerto Rico in Ponce. LOCATION of REU: Summer 2019, Johnson City, Tennessee. (Summer 2020 and Summer 2021, Ponce). Ten undergraduate students will spend two months (June 10 to August 9) during the Summer of 2019 working on a variety of tractable and open-ended research projects in • Combinatorics and Probability. (6 Students, Advisor: Anant Godbole) There will be some "stand alone" problems in discrete mathematics as well as some in probabilistic combinatorics. Examples of papers written by students from past years may be found on our website www.etsu.edu/cas/math/activities/reu.php OR • Algebraic Coding Theory. (4 STUDENTS, Advisor: Fernando Piñero) There will be some problems in Algebraic Codes, Graph Based Codes, and Locally Recoverable codes. Our REU team will travel to the Joint Math Meetings (JMM) in Denver in January 2020, where the students' findings will be presented to a national mathematical audience. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to qualify for funding, and applications from candidates with disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged. Spring graduates are not eligible. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Professors Anant Godbole or Fernando Piñero at East Tennessee State University, located in the scenic Northeastern corner of the state. Each student will receive a stipend of $4,500 and a travel allowance to come to Tennessee and to travel to JMM. We will pay for university housing. (In 2020, the program will be held in Puerto Rico.) The ideal candidate for this REU program would have taken a wide variety of Mathematics classes. For Combinatorics & Probability, these would include some of the following: Probability, Discrete Mathematics, Real Analysis. For Algebraic Coding Theory the candidate would need Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Ring Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory and Probability. A solid academic record, and indication of research interest or potential are essential for both sets of projects. Make sure you read the criteria for selection on the website for more details. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Project Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fernando.email@example.com. A complete application packet consists of: An application available as a Google document at https://goo.gl/forms/7EYqkIUyrAPjYCYF3. Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the writers to firstname.lastname@example.org. An unofficial transcript to be sent by the student to email@example.com. A résumé (optional) to be sent by the student to firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 pm Puerto Rico (Atlantic) time (UTC-04:00) on Saturday April 6 2019.
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The Social Skills, Imagination, and Theatre Lab at George Mason University, under the direction of Dr. Thalia Goldstein, is seeking excellent undergraduate and MA students for our summer internship program. Research in the SSIT lab focuses on fostering children's empathy, theory of mind, and emotion regulation capabilities through engagement with pretend play, theatre and imaginative activities. 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 work in lab meetings. The intern program begins in late May and runs until early August, with flexibility to individual schedules. There are two options: part time (15-20 hours per week) and full time (35-40 hours per week). Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in child development, psychology, or a related field. Applications should complete the application (including uploading a CV and providing contact information for a reference) at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/yzj3oWsg5lWUnNi72. Students from primarily teaching-focused universities and underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding or credit from their home institutions, and a stipend of up to $1500 will be available for interns.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is looking to recruit Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children ages 7-12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Counselors will receive extensive clinical training and approximately 250 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavioral, social, and academic difficulties. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-15 children, with 5-6 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. Counselors must be available to work from May 23, 2019 through July 31, 2019. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and memorizing some of the contents prior to beginning employment. Counselor hours of employment are typically from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm, and Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm. All counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits. Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Social Work, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply. Experience gained at the STP may also be beneficial in preparation for careers in education, mental health, physical education, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, and counseling and can serve as an opportunity to obtain a recommendation for work or graduate school. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now. CCHMC is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with a reputation for excellence and innovation in research, clinical care, teaching, and training. CCHMC was recently ranked second of pediatric hospitals by the US News & World Report, and ranks third among pediatric medical centers in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. *Out of town applicants are encouraged to apply, summer housing information is available! To apply, visit our website and download the counselor application: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/stp. Please e-mail Caitlyn Clark (ADHDSTP@cchmc.org) with any questions!
Yale University Computation and Cognitive Development Lab: Summer Internship 2019. The Computation and Cognitive Development Lab at Yale University is accepting applications for a paid summer internship that will run from June 3 - July 26, 2019. Interns will work closely with graduate students in all aspects of the research process including study design, data collection and analyses. In fact, four of last year’s interns are co-authors on papers currently in the pipeline! More information about the lab’s research and on how to apply is available at https://compdevlab.yale.edu/join.html
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE - CHILD’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT LAB, DR. ROBERTA GOLINKOFF. The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, invites graduating seniors and undergraduate students to apply for an unpaid summer internship. Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play. This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! Why you should apply: Working at the Child’s Play Lab will allow you to experience, first hand, how research is conducted. You will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. You will leave the lab having gained a significant amount of knowledge in language acquisition, research methodology, child cognition, and how to dissect research papers. This new learning can help you in any field you enter and will be useful to you in your classes! Requirements: Some background in psychology or a related field. Basic computer skills. Must be able to commit at least 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and August 2019. To Apply: Please contact the Laboratory Coordinators Hannah Puttre, (email@example.com) and Calla Pritulsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application. Find us online at www.childsplay.udel.edu.