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2017 Summer Internship

We are now accepting applications for our annual volunteer summer internship program, open to undergraduate students (and recent graduates) from any college or university. The Yale Mind and Development Lab Summer Internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of research, including activities such as developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.

Applicants should provide the following:

1) An application form
2) A current resume/CV
3) An unofficial transcript
4) A recent lab report or paper (optional but recommended)
5) One letter of recommendation from a faculty member

Materials should be sent to minddevmanager@gmail.com. Recommenders should email letters directly to this address from their official university email address.


The 2016 Summer Internship runs from June 1 - August 15, 2017.

Application materials are due by March 1, 2017.


Semester Research Assistants

During Fall and Spring, Yale undergraduates may join the Mind and Development Lab, either for course credit, or as a volunteer. Students typically spend 8-10 hours per week assisting with research in the lab, as well as attending weekly lab meeting. Research Assistant activities may include:

  • Running participants in lab
  • Running participants in schools or museums
  • Attending lab meetings
  • Designing stimuli and new experiments
  • Inputting and analyzing data
  • Calling parents to schedule visits with their children
  • Reading articles in preparation for lab meeting

If you are a Yale student interested in receiving course credit for research work during the academic year, please contact any of the graduate students or post docs listed on the people page.