Monday, March 13, 2017

UMD Child Development Lab: Summer Internship Opportunity

The University of Maryland’s Child Development Laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is now accepting applications for their summer internship. Successful applicants will work on a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, called the Temperament Over Time Study (TOTS). This large, longitudinal study examines the effects of infant temperament on later social and cognitive development. Participants are now entering middle adolescence, and this position involves being heavily involved in assisting with study visits and data collection. In addition to assisting with this project, interns will gain experience with data entry, behavioral coding, and time management. Those majoring in Psychology, Human Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, or other social science related field are encouraged to apply. This unpaid internship requires a flexible schedule, including weekend availability. The position requires attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience working or completing research with children is preferred but not required. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and an unofficial transcript to Lori Reider at lreider1@umd.edu and Brady Stevens at bsteven6@umd.edu. Please submit all application materials by April 1st.