John Hopkins University Summer Internship


Announcing the

2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development

Summer Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program.  Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research.  Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results.  Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development.  Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

2018 will be the 13th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.

Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others.  Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record.  Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

The 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility).  Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend.

To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:

The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018.  Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March.

Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager:

Information can also be found on the lab website:

Lisa Feigenson
Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Director of Graduate Studies
200 Ames Hall
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218  USA
(410) 516-7364

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