2017 Summer Internship

The SCD Lab is now accepting applications for highly motivated undergraduates and recent graduates to help us uncover how children and adults think and reason about social groups and intergroup experiences during our summer internship program. Interns will be involved in many aspects of the research process, including participant recruitment and scheduling, study design, experiment facilitation, data entry and more. Interns will also attend and present at weekly lab meetings to discuss relevant research.

The program is 8-weeks from June 5 – July 28, 2017, full time (35-40 hours/week), with some weekend hours required. Eligible applicants are currently enrolled undergraduates and recent college graduates from US institutions.

These positions are unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions and other external funding sources for summer scholarships and grants.

To apply please send:

  1. A résumé/CV
  2. Completed application form (found here)
  3. An unofficial transcript
  4. Two letters of recommendation (sent separately to helena.wippick [at] yale [dot] edu)

 Send all applications to: helena.wippick [at] yale [dot] edu in one email with subject line “[YOUR NAME] 2017 Summer Internship Application.” by Friday, March 3rd, 2017. 


Undergraduate Research Assistants

Yale undergraduates can work as research assistants in the Social Cognitive Development Lab, either for course credit, or as a volunteer. Positions are 6-10 hours per week, and applicants should be comfortable interacting with children ages 3-12 as well as parents in person and over the phone.

Responsibilities activities may include:

  • Calling and scheduling families to visit our lab
  • Facilitating and running child participants in our lab 
  • Attending weekly lab meetings
  • Assisting in stimuli design
  • Entering and analyzing data

If interested, descriptions of lab member's research interests can be found on the people page. 

To learn more or apply for a position, please contact the lab manager, Helena Wippick, at helena.wippick [at] yale [dot] edu .


Graduate Students

If you are interested in pursuing graduate research with the Social Cognitive Development Lab, please see the Psychology Department Graduate Program for application information.