Berkeley Early Learning Lab summer intern

The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Prof. Fei Xu, is accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program, which will investigate probabilistic reasoning among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in developmental cognitive science of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Successful applicants will have experience with individuals in the ASD population and/or experience with intellectual testing tools. Summer interns will be paired with a graduate student and will have the opportunity to conduct research in the lab and in local surrounding sites working with children in the ASD population. The summer intern will assist the graduate student with all phases of the project, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. 


In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also hold a weekly reading group to discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects.


To learn more about our lab please visit:


Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, basic computer skills (programming skills are highly desirable), experience working with children in the ASD population and/or experience with intellectual testing.


The internships are for 25-30 hours/week for 9-10 weeks between May 26 and July 31.


To apply, please send a CV and cover letter detailing relevant coursework and research experience to our Lab Manager, Meg Bishop, at


The application deadline is Friday, April 17th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.