Summer 2018 Internships & Research Opportunities

Welcome!  This page is updated periodically as notifications of internships and research opportunities are received. 

Information regarding the SLU Summer Fellowship or the Tanner Fellowship programs can be found on the SLU Student Research page.

We also suggest that you search the American Psychological Association and the National Science Foundation for Summer Internships or Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU's).

MARIST Albany Summer Internship Program: Marist College’s Albany Summer Internship Program (ASIP) provides students with hands-on experience working in one of the many organizations in New York State’s capital city. Internship placements include policy advocacy and political communications positions in a variety of policy areas, as well as in lobbying firms. The ASIP staff will facilitate placements in settings which match each student’s interests.

Explore your interest in Political Communications, Professional Writing, Policy Advocacy, Public Service and earn 3 credits in 6 weeks by taking part in the AIbany Summer Internship Program. Interns work at their placements 4 days a week for 6 weeks. Placements vary according to students’interests. Interns meet regularly with the ASIP Director for guidance, lectures, and networking events. Online courses are available at a discounted rate in a variety of disciplines.

Students live in fully furnished 4-bedroom apartments that are centrally located in Albany’s academic quadrangle. The total program costs are $3000. This includes tuition, a program fee, and housing at University Heights. Application deadline: March 1, 2018.  Program duration: May 21—June 29, 2018. Please visit http://www.marist.edu/albany-internships for more detailed information.

2018 Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences: Are you an undergraduate interested in learning more about cognitive and brain sciences? If so, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware is holding its 2nd Annual Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. This program, from June 4th-15th, 2018, is an intensive workshop for undergraduates who are interested in cognitive research. Participants will engage in immersive training in cognitive and brain sciences, which includes both formal coursework, interactive teaching, and hands-on experience with functional neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, cognitive neuropsychological research, and more. This program is open to permanent residents and citizens of the United States.

Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, travel, tuition, room and board will be provided for the entire two-week program. Furthermore, selected workshop attendees will have the opportunity to engage in cognitive neuroscience research over the entire summer at the University of Delaware. Those students will be provided with a stipend, in addition to workshop expenses.

We encourage all undergraduates with a strong interest in the cognitive and brain sciences to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Applications are due March 1st. For more information, please go to https://www.psych.udel.edu/brainworkshop.

If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers (Drs. Jared Medina & Anna Papafragou) at brainworkshop@psych.udel.edu%3cmailto:brainworkshop@psych.udel.edu.

Camp Akeela is looking for motivated, enthusiastic, and creative people to play an integral role in a community that changes kids' lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships. Staff compensation: $1,300 - $2,300 plus travel allowance; housing/meals.

Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 - 18. Our Vermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and our Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but described as “quirky.” All are very bright, charming well behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers. To apply, please visit www.campakeela.com or contact staff@campakeela.com

Dates: Wisconsin June 12-July 15; Vermont June 18-August 16; Beyond Akeela (WI) June 19-August 5

University of Virginia:  The Early Development Lab, directed by Dr. Angeline Lillard, is looking for exceptional undergraduate students for a summer internship in cognitive development. Interns will gain hands-on experience with all aspects of the research process as they work on studies related to media, pretend, and Montessori. Visit http://faculty.virginia.edy/ASLillard/internship.html  for more information. Applications are due February 28, 2018.

Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program - Clinical Research Coordinator Position (Full-Time):  Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is accepting applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator position. Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members, and their Families through clinical care, wellness-based programs, community outreach, education, and research. For more information about our program, please visit our website at www.homebase.org

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing outcomes assessments for clinical and educational programming at Home Base, as well as supporting a range of studies focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other service-related disorders frequently found in a veteran population or issues faced by military families. S/he may also be responsible for program oversight and related administrative duties, including grant preparation and hiring. 

Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants are advised to apply by February 1, 2018. If the position remains available, we will review applications submitted after that date. This position offers valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to medical school or graduate school in clinical psychology, public health, or a related field. Applicants must be available to start in early June.  To apply, go to this URL: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx

Ramapo for Children is a non-profit organization renowned for its direct-service youth programs, and training for educators, youth workers and caregivers. At Ramapo we offer college students and recent graduates valuable, rewarding and unique job opportunities through summer and year-round programs on our Rhinebeck, New York campus. Position available listed below.

Counselor: Daily interaction with children ages 6-16 who face varying degrees of social, emotional and learning challenges in a residential summer camp setting. Counselors make a 9-week commitment to Camp Ramapo from mid-June to mid-August. Some positions require additional training prior to mid-June. Exact dates are provided during the hiring process. Applications are accepted from November through June. To learn more about counselor opportunities or to apply, please visit www.ramapoforchildren.org/jobs or call 845-876-8423.

New York Six Upstate-Global Collective Summer Student Research Fellowship (Full- Time): The Upstate-Global Collective is an initiative of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, which aims to create scholarly communities that explores historical roots of New York State and its current consequence worldwide. The Fellowship requires eight weeks of full-time research during the summer with a stipend to complete the research. This opportunity includes the ability to participate in a biweekly research roundtable and an invitation to the NY6 Upstate- Global Collective Research Symposium. Students must be enrolled in good academic standing at any of the New York Six Schools (Colgate, Hamilton, Hobart and Willian Smith, St. Lawrence, Skidmore, and Union). For more information, including a detailed list of research positions available, visit http://www.newyork6.org/UGCSummerStudentResearchFellowship

Camp Daybreak: Camp Daybreak is looking for motivated individuals to serve as a counselor for campers (ages 8-11), many of whom have social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Volunteers that participate in this program often pursue careers in mental health education, and describe this experience as life-changing. Additionally, you will gain unique and valuable hands-on training in working with children with special needs.

Camp Daybreak is a one-week summer camp for children that offers a supportive and strength-based camp experience that promotes empowerment and growth. Thirty campers attend this program, which has been providing children with a life-changing experience for more than fifty years. The Association that runs Camp Daybreak is the People Education Advocacy Recovery Program for the State of Vermont, which focuses on mental health and addiction recovery. To find more information, visit http://campdaybreak.org/volunteers/

Dates: August 5-August 12, 2018 in South Hero, Vermont.