Applications will be due February 5th at 9:00 AM PST.
Under the direction of Dr. Jan Engelmann, the lab explores how social and cognitive abilities arise and interact with one another in human development and across species and cultures. In doing so, our research studies primarily involve working with children of various age ranges. The summer intern will work closely with graduate students to facilitate the research process. Responsibilities for the intern will include running research studies with young children, helping to recruit participants, collecting and coding video data, and assisting with administrative tasks. Interns will be provided with a schedule of weekly professional development events, largely focused on helping interns prepare for and apply to PhD programs in psychology. You are encouraged to read recent publications posted on this site to determine if you are interested in engaging with our research.
The 8-week internship will take place between June 3rd – July 28th in Berkeley, CA. Interns are expected to commit to the entirety of the internship and will work approximately 30 hours/week. The lab will provide a stipend of $2400, but please note that we are unable to assist with finding/providing housing.
Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas for international applicants.
Must be excited about developmental and/or comparative psychology
Prior experience working with children
Must be organized, reliable, have strong communication skills, and attention to detail
Prior research experience is beneficial, but not required
Must be enthusiastic and comfortable interacting with both children and parents
Able to commit up to 30 hours/week for 8 weeks
Proof of vaccinations (to work with children in schools)
*Ability to pass a background check are required for all successful applicants
UC Berkeley Students
The Social Origins Lab typically accepts new research assistants at the beginning of each semester, dependent on lab needs and capacity. All levels of experience are encouraged to apply!
Our lab explores how social and cognitive abilities arise and interact with one another in human development and across species and cultures. Please review our ‘Publications’ page for an insight into our current work. Our research studies in Berkeley primarily involve working with children of various age ranges. Responsibilities for research assistants include running studies with young children in museums and schools, helping to recruit participants, collecting and coding video data, and assisting with administrative tasks. Minimum expected time commitment is 9hrs/wk.
We have opportunities available through URAP, Work Study, and Psych 199!