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Yale University Computation and Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship 2018 - The Computation and Cognitive Development Lab (CCDL), run by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, studies the cognitive building blocks of our ability to make sense of and navigate the social and physical world. Previous and current research in the lab has examined topics such as children’s understanding of fairness, luck, and knowledge. More information about our research can be found at http://www.compdevlab.com
We are seeking undergraduate interns to participate first hand in our research studies. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process, and will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, and code and analyze results. In addition, interns will have the chance to attend lab meetings, participate in reading groups, and join graduate students, interns, and other researchers in the Yale psychology department for social activities including bowling, trivia nights, and dinners.
Interns will work 30-40 hours per week. This internship is best suited for students interested in or studying developmental or cognitive psychology, or cognitive sciences. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institution, but internal funding is available on a need basis. The internship will run from early June through the end of July.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form found here, and submit the application, a CV/Resumé, and a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) as a PDF with subject line “[YOUR LAST NAME] CCDL Internship 2018" to madison.flowers@yale.edu. Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at madison.flowers@yale.edu. We will begin reviewing applications in mid to late-February. 


The Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program led by Dr. Naomi Simon at NYU School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Coordinator position to start in Summer 2018.  The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing studies focusing on the phenomenology, biology, and treatment of anxiety, grief, and stress related disorders.  Applicants must be available to start the position in Summer 2018.   Interested applicants should email the program coordinator, Rebecca Lubin, at Rebecca.Lubin@nyumc.org with their cover letter and curriculum vitae or résumé.   Click here for more information.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program.  Summer interns will receive close 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 children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results.  Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which 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 at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

2018 will be the 13th 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 also 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 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility).  Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend.
To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:  jhulcdapplications@gmail.com
The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018.  Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March.  Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager: jhulcdapplications@gmail.com.
Information can also be found on the lab website: http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/


The Center for Biobehavioral Health (CBH) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio anticipates hiring 7-10 fulltime Research Assistants or Coordinators this spring/summer to work with researchers on a range of investigations relevant to the psychosocial and medical outcomes experienced by individuals across the lifespan and their families who are facing developmental and health challenges.  Studies represent both descriptive work and clinical trials with a variety of populations, e.g., congenital heart disease across the lifespan, inflammatory bowel disease, palliative care, pediatric cancer, prematurity, and traumatic brain injury. Learning opportunities, depending on the specific position, will include training in life-span development, neuropsychological assessment, neuro-imaging techniques, and/or assessment of diverse phenomena such as peer relationships, physical activity and other health behaviors, and family interactions. Research Assistants will recruit participants, collect data in clinical, research and community settings, code /manage data, and participate in dissemination of results.

Why move to Columbus, Ohio, of all places? Columbus is now one of the hot cities for young professionals looking for great career growth and excellent quality of life with a low cost of living.  Learn more about Columbus  – Google: Why All the Cool Kids Love Columbus, Ohio, Time Magazine: Best Cities for Millennials, and BuzzFeed – Reasons Why You Need to Move to Columbus Ohio!   

NCH is one of the fastest growing children’s hospitals in the U.S. and the largest based on patient volume.  CBH is a multidisciplinary research center that partners with medical divisions throughout NCH and is built upon strong collaborative ties with The Ohio State University.  We offer opportunities for broad exposure to pediatric and health psychology, epidemiology, and medicine.  A structured post-baccalaureate program, as well as individual mentors, offer professional development about application to graduate programs and other career options.

Interested in learning more? Applicants should have a Bachelor or Master’s degree and related research experience in the social sciences or public health, a history of academic success, and experience interacting with children. We value staff that are organized, independent, reliable and enthusiastic; have strong interpersonal skills; and work well with others.  Interested individuals should send a request for a detailed description of research teams with open positions to Justin.Jackson@nationwidechildrens.org .  Please put “RA Positions” in the subject line of your email and attach a current detailed resume or CV. 



Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2018 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply. 

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Master Students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, and Data Sciences.  Many been selected to join CBS full-time as a full-time Research Associates.

All prospective interns must have the following qualifications: 
Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects

Skills for Quantitative Projects
Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms

Skills for Behavioral projects in Management or Marketing
Interest in behavioral experiments – background or major in Psychology
Knowledge of SPSS, some projects may require knowledge of Python or R

The program runs from May 27, 2018 – July 28 or August 4, 2018 (final dates to be determined).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website: https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/doctoral-program/research/summer-research-internship  The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.



The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering three fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, and the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2018 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2018, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org.


Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc. is accepting applications for a Full Time Blended Case Manager for our Blended Case Management program which serves adults and children in Lehigh and Northampton Counties with behavioral, psychological or developmental challenges.  There are three positions presently available--looking for college graduates with a BA.  Kevin Stank is the supervisor who is accepting applications and his email is: kstank@salisb.com.  His work number is:704-773-2750
https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Salisbury-Behavioral-Health,-Inc./jobs/Blended-Case-Manager-d628381a56a41771?q=Blended+case+manager


Research Assistant in the Language and Learning Lab, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), Philadelphia/Elkins Park, PA.

Dr. Erica Middleton, Director of the Language and Learning Lab of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (http://mrri.org/language-and-learning-lab/), announces a new opening for a BA/BS-level research assistant supporting research on language processing in typical speakers and those with post-stroke aphasia. The Language and Learning Lab focuses on advancing an understanding of the cognitive basis of aphasia and mechanisms of language change in the service of promoting effective rehabilitation. With appropriate training and supervision, the candidate will administer diagnostic tests; conduct experimental studies with patients as participants; process and analyze behavioral data; gain experience disseminating research via manuscript preparation and presentation at professional conferences. 

Applicants should have a strong academic background in cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, linguistics, and/or neuroscience, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience in relevant areas. MRRI and Moss Rehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network. The position offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement). Send cover letter, C.V. (including a list of relevant coursework), and two letters of reference (including details of performance in prior research roles) to Dr. Julia Schuchard at: schuchaj@einstein.edu. Position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.