Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab – Summer 2020 Internship
Dr. Sara Cordes’ Infant and Child Cognition Lab, located on the main campus of Boston College, is looking for motivated and reliable undergraduates interested in participating in a paid summer research internship in developmental psychology. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain valuable research experience in the field of cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on how infants, children, and adults track number and other quantities, the acquisition of math and spatial gender stereotypes in school-aged children, as well as how prosocial behavior in preschoolers relates to numerical understanding (<>).
This internship is open to any current undergraduate student and is best suited for students who wish to pursue graduate study in psychology. Students from underrepresented groups (racial or ethnic minorities, first-generation students, and/or military veterans) are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, students attending primarily undergraduate and liberal arts institutions with limited research opportunities will also be given preference in the application process.
Each intern will have a primary research project to focus on, gaining valuable experience in running studies in the lab and at local museums and schools, working with infants and /or children, subject recruitment, data coding and analysis, and much more. Interns will also attend weekly lab meetings where we discuss the theories behind our studies, our current projects, and relevant research findings from other labs, as well as a weekly professional development seminar where they will learn about applying to graduate school, life in academia, and how to craft a CV/resume.
The 10-week summer internship will involve a commitment of approximately 35 hours per week from June 1st to August 7th, 2020 (start and end dates are flexible). Interns will be paid $12.75 / hour.
To apply, please send your current CV, official or unofficial transcript, and a cover letter describing your interests and experiences to the lab (<>) with the subject line: BC ICCL Summer Internship Application, and then complete the online application here: The submission deadline is Sunday, February 9, 2020.