Developmental Science Summer Internship

June 3 - July 26, 2019

Faculty at Yale Child Study Center are holding a summer internship for rising junior and rising senior undergraduate students, spanning all areas of developmental science, including clinical and typical development, and basic and applied research. Interns will be paired with a faculty mentor, based on their research interests and career trajectories, and spend the summer working with their mentor on a relevant research project. The projects will be in a series of tracks, that include neuroscience, developmental, and clinical areas. Interns will have the opportunity to attend lectures and seminars where they are exposed to other areas of developmental science beyond the scope of their lab. 

At the end of the summer, interns will present their research project as a conference poster to the staff and students at Yale Child Study Center. Past research areas have included the neuroscience of parenting, adolescent risk-taking, interventions for vulnerable families, and addiction. The career pathways for our interns are generally to Masters and PhDs across the US, medical school, or research employment. Many interns have their summer mentors provide letters of recommendation for their next career steps.

How to Apply

Materials due by 5pm, February 1, 2019

This is a competitive internship with a limited number of places. Stipends may be available for those students who do not have funding from their home institution or other sources. Advice on summer housing will be provided upon acceptance to the internship. National as well as international applicants are invited to apply. We are sorry that we are unable to offer this opportunity to high school students or graduating seniors.

Your application you should include (in a single PDF file): 

  1. A one-page letter specifying your reasons for applying to this internship, your research and career interests
  2. A two-page CV
  3. Two letters of recommendation (submitted by applicant or the recommenders by 5pm on 2/1/19)

Please submit your application materials to Linda Isakson (linda.isakson@yale.edu), senior administrative assistant, by 5pm on February 1, 2019. Applications received after this time will not be reviewed. 

Please contact Mrs. Isakson with any questions regarding the internship.