Research Assistant Internship, Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab

Research Assistant Internship, Boston College Infant and Child Cognition

Dr. Sara Cordes's Infant and Child Cognition Lab, located on the main campus of Boston College, is looking for motivated, mature, and reliable undergraduates interested in participating in a summer internship in developmental psychology. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain valuable research experience and to expand their knowledge in the fields of infant and child cognition.  Research in the lab focuses on how infants, children, and adults understand and keep track of number, as well as how these abilities relate to prosocial behavior in preschoolers
and to formal mathematics performance in school-aged children (

Each intern will have a primary research project to focus on, gaining valuable experience in running studies in the lab and at local museums and schools, working with infants and children, subject recruitment, data coding and analysis, and much more.  Interns will also attend lab meetings where we discuss the theories behind our studies, our current projects, and relevant research findings from other labs.  At the end of the internship, interns will give a presentation on the project they are assigned to.


The internship will involve a commitment of approximately 40 hours per week, and will take place over a 10-week period running from June 6 to August 12, 2016 (dates are somewhat flexible).  It is an unpaid position, but students are encouraged to seek out opportunities for outside funding

This internship is open to any undergraduate student interested in cognitive developmental research, and is best suited for students who wish to pursue graduate study in psychology. Students from primarily undergraduate and liberal arts institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send your resume and a letter describing your interests
and experiences to Emma Lazaroff ( with the
subject line: BC Infant and Child Internship. The deadline for submissions
is March 11, 2016 at the latest.