The Cognitive Development Laboratory in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a summer research internship to broaden participation in developmental science. Students will work on an NSF-funded project* examining experience-driven changes in semantic organization. The selected candidates will work closely with Dr. Catarina Vales and Dr. Anna Fisher, and be part of an active research laboratory. This is a paid internship requiring 40h/week (8-10 weeks; $3,000-$3,600 stipend). Members of underrepresented groups in science are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2020. Questions can be directed to .


To be eligible, participants must:

– be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

– be enrolled full-time at a U.S. institution to obtain an undergraduate degree (thus, students graduating in the Spring semester are not eligible)


Application materials:

– personal statement describing why the applicant is interested in this research opportunity and how this opportunity will help achieve their professional goals (1 page)

– resume

– academic transcript

– two letters of recommendation to be submitted on the candidate’s behalf


Applicants should fill out this application form:

Letters of recommendation should be submitted here: