The Family Involvement Laboratory in the Human Development and Quantitative Methodology Department at UMCP is looking for interns for summer 2020! English-Spanish Bilingual students are encouraged to apply, although Spanish skills are not required. Research assistants may work on one of two active projects.
Baby Books 2 is an NIH-funded intervention project led by Dr. Natasha Cabrera, which embeds educational information into baby books in order to support low-income, first‑time mothers’ and fathers’ parenting practices and their children’s development. Home visits are conducted with the families when children are 24 to 30 months old.
Everyday Learning Project is funded by NSF and looks at how 24- to 36-month-old children learn math and spatial skills by interacting with their mothers and fathers. During home visits, parents and kids will engage in various activities together and with the researchers.
What will you learn from the internship?
* Help with recruitment * Data collection and entry * Transcribe and code videos * Go on home visits – conduct parent interviews, interact with toddlers (2-3 years old)
What are the internship requirements?
* Must be able to commit to 12-15 hours per week for 8 weeks * Interns must be incoming sophomores, juniors or seniors * This internship is unpaid and cannot be completed for course credit
To apply:
* Please send an email to Marina Kerlow (<> and <>) describing your interest in this position. * Please attach your resume/CV, unofficial transcript, & contact information for two references. Please see the attached flyer and our website for more details: education.umd.edu/research-college/labs/family-involvement-laboratory