Summer Internship, Infant Cognition Center at Yale University

The Infant Cognition Center at Yale University, directed by Karen Wynn, is accepting applications for a summer internship program, which runs from June 1 to August 7, 2015 (flexible).

Research: Our research broadly focuses on social cognition in infancy. Some ongoing projects examine infants' preferences for characters based on their social behavior or group membership, infants' understanding of social status, and infants' reasoning about plants and artifacts. More information about our current research can be found

Internship Opportunity: Interns will work closely with lab researchers on new and ongoing studies, participating fully in all aspects of the research process. Interns will become familiar with experimental methods used in infant studies, and will immediately become involved in recruiting and testing participants, designing and setting up studies, and coding and analyzing results. They will also attend a weekly lab meeting where we discuss the theoretical motivation for our studies, experimental data, and relevant research findings from other labs.

In addition, interns will have the chance to learn about and interact with other developmental psychology labs at Yale, and attend sessions organized by professors and graduate students on topics such as applying to graduate school. Interns are encouraged to join graduate students and other researchers from across the department in fun activities such as barbecues, bowling, trivia karaoke nights.

Internship Requirements: The internship will involve a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Undergraduate students at all stages are welcome to apply. The internship is best suited to students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. This is a volunteer position, but it is encouraged to apply for outside funding from one's own university, and we are happy to support these applications.

To receive an application and further information, please email Shelley Mackinnon at