Yale University Computational Social Cognition Lab

Summer Internship 2020


The Computational Social Cognition Lab, run by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, studies the cognitive building blocks of our ability to make sense of and navigate the social and physical world. Previous and current research in the lab has examined children’s understanding of fairness, number, and their ability to infer other’s knowledge. More information about our research can be found at https://compdevlab.yale.edu/


We are seeking undergraduate interns to participate first hand in our research studies. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process; they will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, as well as code and analyze results. In addition, interns will have the chance to attend lab meetings, participate in reading groups, and join graduate students, interns, and other researchers in the Yale Psychology department for social activities including bowling, trivia nights, and dinners. 


Interns will work approximately 30 hours per week and the internship will run from June 1st – July 31st, 2020. This internship is best suited for students interested in or studying developmental or cognitive psychology. Interns will be compensated $12.00 per hour for the duration of the summer.


If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application found here, and attach your resume and an unofficial transcript at the end of the application form. Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at with your full name referenced in the subject line of the email. Applications are due by 11:59pm on March 8th, 2020. Please contact with any questions.