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.

Conferences

  • Summer Inst. for Languages of the Muslim World, University of Illinois

    Posted: September 22, 2021

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    The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL). We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement. Many of these languages can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors.     

    This summer SILMW will take place from June 13 to August 6, 2022, and we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof. The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. This is an immersive experience, complete with instruction, cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables, cooking classes, movie nights, and more!   

    When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned up to 10 credits*, but you will also have had fun!    

    *Students interested in this program who may want to transfer credits to JHU, should educate themselves on the pre-approval transfer credit process.

    We invite you to check out our website for more details about the program in general and for the application requirements in particular. The following selected web pages might be of interest to you, should you want to learn more about the program:  

    If you have any questions, please contact us at silmw@illinois.edu.  

  • Macksey Humanities Research Symposium

    Posted: September 22, 2021

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    The 3rd Annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium, will be virtual, March 25-27, 2022.  All Hopkins students have the registration fee waived and can present their research internationally at the symposium and after attending can submit their work for publication in the Journal of proceedings. With over 15,000 visitors to the journal site and 650 presenters, this is a great way to get your research into the world.

    Apply here by February 15th.

Jobs

  • Lab Manager, UChicago

    Posted: September 10, 2021

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    The Goldin-Meadow laboratory at the University of Chicago seeks a lab manager to help conduct research on projects designed to discover the mind hidden in our hands. The lab does research on homesign (gesture systems created by individuals who do not have access to a language model) in deaf children and adults in the US, Nicaragua, and Guatemala; on developing in-person and on-line tools that use gesture to teach children and adults math concepts; and on the neurological underpinnings of learning math through gesture vs. action. The lab manager is responsible for a range of tasks that aid in the smooth production of high-quality research. See more details and apply here.

  • 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.

Research

  • Humanities Research Cluster Funding

    Posted: September 22, 2021

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    The most exciting topics in the humanities don’t always fit neatly into one academic department or discipline. Humanities Research Clusters are a way for students from different specialties to talk about big, multifaceted ideas in a productive and student-led environment. While each cluster will be led by one or more students with a humanities focus, members of the cluster should work from a wide variety of disciplines.

    The Humanities Research Clusters are open to undergraduates and graduate students. They provide for an open discussion of current topics in evolving and understudied interdisciplinary fields. Each approved research cluster will receive up to $1,000 of annual funding from the university for meetings, materials, and guest speakers. Cluster members will also have access to the Humanities Collaboratory, a new flexible hybrid learning space on campus.

    Apply Here by November 15th. The application provides additional proposal details.

  • Ugrad Research Proposal Workshops F21

    Posted: September 21, 2021

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    Calling all disciplines: Learn how to find an award, write a research proposal, create a budget, and present your research to a general audience.

    Join a virtual orientation and information session on KSAS Undergraduate Research. There are three opportunities to attend throughout the fall semester (Sept. 23, Oct. 2, and Nov. 10). Please register in advance.

    KSAS Office of the Dean, URSCA

    ursca@jhu.edu

    410-516-5097

  • Lab Manager, UChicago

    Posted: September 10, 2021

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    The Goldin-Meadow laboratory at the University of Chicago seeks a lab manager to help conduct research on projects designed to discover the mind hidden in our hands. The lab does research on homesign (gesture systems created by individuals who do not have access to a language model) in deaf children and adults in the US, Nicaragua, and Guatemala; on developing in-person and on-line tools that use gesture to teach children and adults math concepts; and on the neurological underpinnings of learning math through gesture vs. action. The lab manager is responsible for a range of tasks that aid in the smooth production of high-quality research. See more details and apply here.