Job & Research Opportunities

This is a selective list of opportunities that cognitive science and linguistics students may find of interest. Students should also expand their search through the Life Design Lab, URSCA, and more.

Undergraduates may receive credit for on- or off-campus independent academic work (IAW) OR be paid, but not both. Students may earn up to 3 IAW credits per term and up to 6 IAW credits per year (40 hours of work = 1 credit). What are the rules for IAW and how do I register for credit?

Finding & Funding Research or Internships

Finding the right IAW position can be hard work. Online resources, hands-on support, and funding opportunities are readily available through these offices to help guide students through the process.


  • Part-Time Intern, Linguistic Society of America

    Posted: July 21, 2021

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    The Linguistics Society of America (LSA) is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern for the Fall 2021 semester. Applications are due August 5th.

    Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks. It involves 18 hours of work per week, with a stipend of $3500 for the duration of the semester. The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field.


  • Peer Mentors, PearSquare

    Posted: July 9, 2021

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    PearSquare is a startup founded by former Hopkins students aiming to help high schoolers with their college application process. We want to bring affordable college admission consulting and test prep services to every student. 

    We are looking for mentors who can provide 1-1 tutoring sessions in admission consulting (all topics are welcomed, e.g. Essay Brainstorm, Common App Consulting, Insider Story, SAT/ACT test prep, etc). You can earn $25+/hour here. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact us or fill out our mentor form to get started.

    PearSquare is a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) admission marketplace that offers one-on-one sessions to get customized admission insights and test prep tutoring. We modularize and break down the application process so that you only pay for what you need.


  • Undergraduate RA in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience, JHU

    Posted: June 28, 2021

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    The JHU Computational Cognitive Neuroscience lab ( is recruiting one undergraduate research assistant for fall 2021 to work on a project investigating the relational structure of social interactions using graph neural networks. Students should be highly motivated and some programming experience is desired. If interested, please email Prof. Isik ( with a brief description of your background and/or resume/CV. Research will be completed for credit. We are also committed to helping students apply for future funding applications, including the PURA and KSAS research award.