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) Summer Internship Program 2019, 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 24, 2019 to August 16, 2019, 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 24, 2019 to August 16, 2019
- Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- Website (with application link): https://www-csli.stanford.edu/csli-summer-internship-program
- Application due date: February 18, 2019, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time
This is an interdisciplinary summer program, and we encourage students from a wide range of majors to apply. Previous research experience is not required.
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.