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Part-time and Summer Jobs—Undergraduates

Added 11/20/2017

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Research Opportunity

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2018. This summer research opportunity program (SROP) offers a 10-week program of mentored research, with an emphasis on applying tools of data science to problems in psychology and neuroscience. It is tailored for individuals from groups historically underrepresented in our field: racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, individuals from low income families, and individuals with disabilities. PREP covers all travel and living expenses, and offers a modest stipend. In addition to carrying out research at a top-ranked psychology department, participants will also interact with faculty and trainees associated with the NSF-supported LUCID graduate training program ("learning/understanding/cognition/intelligence/data science"). LUCID brings together expertise and resources from engineering, computer science, education psychology, and psychology, and offers such opportunities as bootcamps on technical skills (e.g., Matlab coding, multivariate analysis of neural datasets, high-throughput computing), and participation in the end-of-summer eLUCID8 conference. PREP students can also take advantage of numerous professional development and networking opportunities, and engage with a broader community of >100 students participating in one of the UW-Madison's many SROPs. **Unique for 2018**: PREP students will have full access to CogSci2018, taking place in Madison July 25-28.

For more information, please visit:

General inquiries:
Program Director: Brad Postle;

To apply, use the online application.

Application deadline: February 15, 2018

Added 11/16/2017

Summer Internship at Language Learning Lab, Boston College

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here. Application deadlines is February 1, 2018.

Internship details:

  • The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 - August 17).
  • The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
  • The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.
  • This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the summer ($11/hour).


  • Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

You can find more information about the position at Please contact the lab manager ( with any questions.

Added 11/07/2017

Research Positions in Active Vision, University of Rochester

The Active Perception Laboratory (PIs: Martina Poletti & Michele Rucci) has openings at multiple levels for studying visual processing and visuomotor integration in humans.  The laboratory recently relocated to the University of Rochester and is part of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the Department of Neuroscience, and the Center for Visual Science.

Research in the laboratory relies on multiple techniques, including testing of visual functions with highly controlled retinal stimulation, computational modeling of the visual system, and analysis of the visual input signals caused by normal and abnormal motor activity.  The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art tools for high-resolution recording of head and eye movements, EEG recordings, and for precisely manipulating the stimulus on the retina during motor behavior.  Examples of recent findings from the laboratory can be found in Boi et al Curr Biol, 2017 and Poletti et al Nat Neurosci, 2017.  See Rucci & Victor, Trends Neurosci 2015 and Rucci & Poletti, Annu Rev Vision Sci, 2015 for recent reviews of our work. A full list of our publications can be found on the lab web site.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates preferably with quantitative background and demonstrated interest in applying quantitative methods to neuroscience. Experience working in visual perception is preferred, though not a requirement. Experience with signal processing, Matlab, and C/C++ is desirable. 

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and accomplishments, and names of two references to Martina Poletti and Michele Rucci (,  Doctoral applicants should submit their applications via the Neuroscience Graduate Program and/or the Graduate program in Brain & Cognitive Sciences.

Added 11/1/2017

2018 Summer Internship Programs (USARL & USAISR)

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) has Summer Journeyman Fellowships available for undergraduate-PhD students.

Over the 2018 summer, students can participate in research at one of the Army Research Lab facilities in Aberdeen, MD, Adelphi, MD, or White Sands, NM in one of five research areas:

  • Computational & Information Sciences (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S. institutions)
  • Human Research & Engineering (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S. institutions)
  • Sensors & Electron Devices (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S. institutions)
  • Vehicle Technology (U.S. Citizens ONLY)
  • Weapons & Materials (U.S. Citizens ONLY)

Applications close Sunday, November 12, 2017. Apply online.

The U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research, located in San Antontio, TX has just posted their opportunity for the 2018 Summer Internship Program. This opportunity is open to only Bachelor level candidates. U.S. Citizenship is REQUIRED. Applications close Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The intent of the undergraduate student internship is to provide an opportunity for students interested in science, engineering or medical career fields to participate in research directed at improving the care of injured military service members and society at large. This mentored research experience will expose interns to ongoing efforts in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at the nation's premier military trauma research institute.

ARL Summer Journeyman Website

ISR Summer Internship Project Announcement

NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships

Paid Summer Undergrad Research Placements

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