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Added 12/06/2018

Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development 2019 Summer Internship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, 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.

2019 will be the 14th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.

Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others. 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 developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

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 including a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, updated CV/resume, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Applications should be submitted using the Google Forms link, but a PDF of the application for reference can be found here: https://labforchilddevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/summer-internship-2019-application.pdf.

Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be sent to the Laboratory Manager, Alexis Smith, at jhulcdapplications@gmail.com. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender as a PDF and should include the applicant’s name in the document title.

More information can also be found on the lab website under the “Join Our Team!” tab: https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship/ or on our Summer Internship FAQ page


Added 11/26/2018

Summer REU: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale

NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale
Dates: June 3- August 9, 2019

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2018 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.

REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.

To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be a full-time student (and be returning to school in the fall)
  • have experience or be comfortable working around dogs
  • commit to the full 40 hr/ week 10-week internship, which will include at least some weekends

Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.

For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.


Added 11/20/2018

Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science, University of Rochester

The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester announces its 2019 Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science. Students interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science are invited to join the Center for Visual Science for a summer of supervised laboratory training. Applicants will be selected based on academic achievements and an interest in pursuing graduate studies in science. Both US and foreign applications will be accepted.

Our fellowship will cover travel for US citizens and permanent residents (and up to $500 in travel costs for foreign students) and cover the majority of on-campus housing expenses for non-local students. This is all in addition to a stipend of $4,054 for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member's lab. Training will also include an orientation, weekly talks from CVS faculty, & a poster session and CVS picnic at summer’s end. Rochester, located near Lake Ontario in western New York, is an internationally recognized center for visual and imaging science and provides a scenic and natural setting for a variety of outdoor activities.

Note: The program is restricted to undergraduate students or recent graduates who have not been accepted to graduate school programs. Successful applicants are typically juniors or seniors who have research experience.

Apply online at http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/training/undergraduate/fellowships/index.html


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