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2019 Johns Hopkins University, Laboratory for Child Development, Summer Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive 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 and analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings where 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 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

2019 will be the 14th 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 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 2019 Program will run from Monday, June 3 - Wednesday, July 31, and will be full time. Summer stipends up to $1800 will be available to excellent applicants. Applicants are also encouraged to seek and apply for funding from their home institution or other sources.

To apply, please submit a completed application using this link (https://goo.gl/forms/cEpVfU09YzMqTOej1including a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, updated CV/resume, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Friday, February 1, 2019. 

Applications should be submitted using the Google Forms link, but a PDF of the application for reference can be found here: (https://labforchilddevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/summer-internship-2019-application.pdf).

Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be sent to the Laboratory Manager, Alexis Smith, at jhulcdapplications@gmail.com. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender as a PDF and should include the applicant’s name in the document title. 

More information can also be found on the lab website under the “Join Our Team!” tab:https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship/  or on our Summer Internship FAQ page: https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship-faq/


Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 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 Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Most of the top interns have gone to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Management, Operations Research, and Data Science. Many have been selected to join CBS as full-time Research Associates or admitted to one of CBS' PhD programs.

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:

o   Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics

o   The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R

·         Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:

o   Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering

o   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 28, 2019 – July 26 or August 2, 2019 (end 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/pre-doctoral-research/summer-research-internship

The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2019.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Hiring Opportunity for Research Fellowships, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale  Social and Affective Neurodevelopment of Autism Program (SANA)  is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors.  The positions will commence July 2019. 

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving clinical research experience. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging studies of toddlers and children with and without autism. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.
Interested students should send cover page, CV, official transcripts, and personal statements no later than January 15, 2019 in order to be considered for the position. Letters of recommendation are due by January 25, 2019.  Additional information about the lab can be found on our website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/autismcenter/
Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Macari at sanalab@yale.edu.


The Clubhouse of Lehigh County currently has 3 unpaid internship opportunities for the 2019 Spring Semester.  Click here for details.


The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four research fellowships for recent graduates: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, and the Education Sciences Fellowship. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2019 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2019, and are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org

The Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results.

The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.

The Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering will involve researching early vocal development, including speech production and speech perception, as part of a program to map out both typical and atypical development of spoken communication in early childhood.

The Education Sciences Fellowship will involve research in educational innovations in autism, from early child care through high school. Fellows will learn about classroom-based interventions to increase social emotional engagement and inclusion, gaining experiences with observational research methods, cutting-edge intervention research, and implementation science approaches.  


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY at Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program.  Information about our internship may be found here:  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-internship

Interns in our program gain valuable experience that can be relevant to a number of fields and future career goals while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in the lives of a vulnerable group of children. Please contact:  Stephanie Diehl, Casa de Esperanza de los Niños, Inc., PO Box 66581, Houston, TX 77266-6581  Main Office: 713.529.0639  Fax:713.529.9179  Stephanie@casahope.org