Join us at Stanford for an interdisciplinary summer research experience program in the cognitive sciences!

At the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend weekly mentorship meetings and seminars with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to data analysis, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience.

Accepted students will receive on-campus housing and a stipend to cover food, travel, and other expenses.

The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from cognitive science departments across Stanford, including Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, and Philosophy.

The program is 8 weeks, from June 22, 2020 to August 14, 2020, and is primarily intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors, though we will consider other applicants as well.

Students should plan to be available for the entirety of the summer program in order to attend training sessions at the beginning of the program and final presentations at the end. In general, interns are expected to be in the lab full-time, 40 hours/week, from 9AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday.

One goal of the internship is to increase the diversity of the higher education pipeline, and we therefore especially encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in research careers. We also welcome applications from students without prior research experience and from non-research institutions.

The CSLI Internship Program is supported in part by the NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (award #1659585).

Dates: June 22, 2020 to August 14, 2020
Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Website (with application link): https://www-csli.stanford.edu/csli-summer-internship-program
Application due date: February 1, 2020, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time

Qualifications:
This is an interdisciplinary summer program, and we encourage students from a wide range of majors to apply. The program aims to expand undergraduate access to research, and as such past research experience is NOT a prerequisite and we welcome applications from diverse personal and institutional backgrounds (including teaching-focused colleges). Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the academic foundations that lead to successful research experience, whether or not applicants have had such experience already.

The program is intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors from outside Stanford University, but we will consider all applicants for the program. Stanford undergraduates who are interested in the CSLI program should apply to their department or program’s summer fellowship (e.g. Psychology, Linguistics, Symbolic Systems) and speak with their research mentor about participating.

To be eligible, you must be a documented U.S. citizen, a permanent resident in possession of an alien registration card (I-555), or an international student enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate institution.