Mind & Development Lab, Yale University

Summer Internship Opportunity 2020

The Mind and Development Lab at Yale University, under the direction of Dr. Paul Bloom, is accepting applications for our annual Summer Internship Program. Our research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, including topics such as morality, religion, free will, and the nature of the self. For information about our current research, please see our lab website and Dr. Paul Bloom’s Google Scholar page.


This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Because projects are at various stages of completion (from pre-design to post-data collection), interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship. Activities may include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results. 


Please note that we are a developmental lab and primarily work with children ages 4-10. The internship takes place at our on-site location in New Haven, Connecticut and runs full-time (40 hours per week) from June 1st to August 7th, 2020.


It is highly encouraged to apply for outside funding from one’s own university, and we are happy to support these applications. Alternatively, there may be some funding available through the lab if funding cannot be achieved through one’s own university.


Who can apply? The internship is open to all undergraduate students, those graduating in 2020, and recent college graduates. It is particularly suited for students considering graduate school in experimental psychology or cognitive science.


How do I apply?


All application materials are due March 20, 2020 by midnight EST