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2021 Summer Internship

Applications for our annual, summer internship program are now closed! Please do not submit late applications via email. This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Because projects are at various stages of completion (from pre-design to post-data collection), interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship. Activities may include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.

*This year’s internship will be remote due to COVID-19 regulations. Interns will not be required to relocate to New Haven.

To Apply: Complete this form: Please do not send letters of recommendation. To be fully considered for the 2021 Summer Internship, applications must be received by March 18th, 2021, 11:59 PM EDT. No late applications will be accepted.

Who can apply? Undergraduate students at all stages and from all universities, around the world, are welcome to apply- including those graduating in 2021. Please do not inquire if you do not meet these requirements. The internship is best suited for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. 

Internship Commitment and Payment: The internship runs full-time (37.5 hours per week) from May 24th to July 16th, 2021. Some weekend hours are required. While some tasks can be completed asynchronously, interns must be willing run to participants during regular business hours in the Eastern Daylight Time Zone for approximately 12 hours per week.  Interns will be paid a $4,000 stipend.

For any questions regarding this application, please email the lab manager, Katie Vasquez, at katherine [dot] vasquez [at] yale [dot] edu. Please only reach out to Katie via email, not on social media. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, Katie cannot have informational meetings with prospective applicants. 

Summer 2020 Interns!

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Semester Research Assistants

For Fall 2020- All RA positions will be remote

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, school, and museum settings
  • Attending weekly lab meetings & reading scholarly journal articles
  • Designing stimuli and new experiments
  • Inputting and analyzing data
  • Calling parents to schedule visits with their children

If you are a Yale student interested in working as a research assistant during the academic year, please contact the lab manager Katie Vasquez at

Students from outside universities (UNH, Quinnipiac, SCSU, Gateway Community College, etc) who live in/ near the New Haven area may also apply as research assistants during the academic year. These applications will be assesed on a case-by-case basis.