The Developing Minds Lab<> at Boston University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Kibbe, is currently seeking outstanding undergraduates for our summer internship program. Research in the Developing Minds Lab focuses on the development of object, numerical, and social cognition in infants, children, and adults.
This internship provides hands on experience in all aspects of research, including recruiting and testing participants, coding and analyzing data, and presenting research findings, in a supportive (and fun!) environment. Interns will attend weekly lab meetings in which they will discuss ongoing projects and current literature in the field. Interns will work primarily in the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University’s Charles River campus, and may also work at our testing site at the Museum of Science, Boston.
The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of seven labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. In addition to activities within the lab, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns in the Child Development Labs. Weekly multi-lab workshops on applying to graduate school, developing your CV, and other topics, led by current graduate students and postdocs, will enrich the interns’ research experience.
The internship is a full-time position (40hrs/week) and runs from June 1st- July 31st. The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions with a background in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. A stipend of $2000 may be available for exceptional applicants. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions. Previous research experience is not required; however, experience working with children and parents is preferred.
Applicants should email <> by Sunday February 9th, 2020 11:59pm with the following materials:
* a CV * A cover letter (2 pages max) addressing:
* Your interest in research * Previous relevant experience * Any relevant coursework * What you hope to get out of the internship
* Two letters of reference (to be sent separately to <>). Both the subject of the email and the document title should include the applicant’s name.
More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at