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Undergraduate Opportunities

Paid Undergraduate Summer Internship at UNC Chapel Hill
Jan. 22, 2018

Interested in conducting research on increasing political tolerance? Thanks to a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, the lab of Dr. Kurt Gray is looking for a few motivated undergraduates for a full-time paid 8-week summer internship (June 18th to August 10th). Interns will receive hands on experience with study development, data collection, and data presentation-and will also each receive $2,800.

To apply, please submit a CV and a letter addressing the following questions: 1) What does political tolerance mean to you? 2) Why do you want to join this summer program? 3) What unique perspectives can you provide this internship program? 4) What are your long-term career goals? Please e-mail Emily Kubin ( with the subject title Summer Internship 2018 by February 15th, 2018.
Emily Kubin



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NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale

Dates: June 4- August 10, 2018


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
  • have experience or be comfortable working around dogs
  • commit to the full 40 hr/ week 9-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 For any specific questions, feel free to email


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Canine Cognition Center at Yale


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NIH Research Assistant Position

Mood, Brain & Development Unit, National Institute of Mental Health

Are you interested in neuroscience research and working with children/adolescents?

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Camp Akeela,   Summer Interships 

Be part of the Most Incredible, Life-Changing Summer Experience on the Planet.

Summer Internships in Vermont and Wisconsin.

To apply visit Camp Akeela

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Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2018 Summer Internship

Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker

The Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies, under the direction of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for our 2018 summer internship program. Current research 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.The internship will start on 6/11/2018 and run through 8/17/2018. This full time internship position is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with psychology research. A stipend of $1500 may be awarded for a full time commitment, but applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from external sources.Because of the nature of the internship, it is essential that interns be mature, articulate, and comfortable with parents and children. They should also be highly organized and reliable. Desirable background experience would include the following: coursework in developmental or experimental psychology or linguistics, basic computer skills and previous research and/or experience with children. For more information about this opportunity or to find out how to apply, please visit our website:

The application deadline is January 1st, 2018* for international applicants and March 1st, 2018 for domestic applicants.*Please note that the international deadline is ONLY for those who will need a visa sponsored by Harvard. International students attending US universities should apply by the March 1st deadline.




Social Psychologists Around Western New York (SPAWN)

The SPAWN network seeks to build relationships and foster collaborations among social and personality
psychologists in western NY and nearby areas. The network holds an annual conference with the goal of
bringing people together to share research ideas and providing students with the opportunity to present
their cutting edge findings.

This year’s SPAWN conference will be hosted by the University at Buffalo on Friday, May 25th, 2018, from
approximately 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (lunch will be provided).
Student symposium and poster submissions are currently being accepted. Speakers will be selected and
organized into sessions by a committee of SPAWN-affiliated professors. Students not selected to speak will
be given the opportunity to present their work during a poster session at the conference.
SUBMISSIONS: Email abstracts (200 word limit) to with “Submission” in the
subject by May 4th. In your application email, indicate your institution, your Ph.D. advisor, and whether you
would like your work to be considered for a symposium or a poster.

REGISTRATION: Registration is free, but we ask for confirmation of attendance to facilitate planning. To
attend the conference without presenting (faculty and students welcome!), email with “Registration” in the subject by May 11th.
Hope to see you in Buffalo!
Mark Seery
Jeremy Jamieson
Laura VanderDrift




Fulbright U.S. Student Program forUndergraduate Students

Two Dates: Wednesday February 7 and March 7, 2018

Location:  G08 Uris Hall

Time: 4:30 pm

Fulbright scholarships provide full funding to U.S. citizens to engage in teaching or research in any field in over 155 countries around the world. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are all encouraged to attend this information session to learn more about this prestigious program which is sponsored by the State Department, and supported at Cornell by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.


For More Information: Elizabeth Edmondson