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2019 Summer Internship

Applications for our annual, summer internship program are closed. 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.

Check back in Janaury 2020 for the next application!

Who can apply? Undergradaute students at all stages and from all universities, around the world, are welcome to apply- including those graduating in 2019. The internship is best suited for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. 

Internship Requirements: The internship runs full-time (40 hours per week) from the first week in June to early August. To be fully considered for the 2019 Summer Internship, ALL application materials must be received by March 5th, 2019, midnight EST.

For any questions regarding this application, please email the lab manager, Alexa Sacchi, at

Please note: It is highly encouraged to apply for outside funding from one’s own university, and we are happy to support these applications. Additionally, there may be some funding available through the lab if funding cannot be achieved through one’s own university.  

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, 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 Alexa Sacchi at