Other institutions (2018)

Below you can find a list of Employment Opportunites from Summer 2018.  Many of these opportunities will be available again for Summer 2019.  We will update the information as it becomes available.

University of Maryland Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, is looking to fill up to 3 full-time positions for post-baccalaureate researchers. 

Starting date for all positions is Summer/Fall 2018. Salary is competitive, with benefits included. The positions would be ideal for individuals with a BA degree who are interested in gaining significant research experience in a very active research group as preparation for a research career. Applicants must already have permission to work in the US, or be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and should have completed a BA or BS degree by the time of appointment. The ability to interact comfortably with a wide variety of people (and machines) is a distinct advantage. Applicants may request to be considered for all four positions.

The positions are open until filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by April 13th, 2018. However, review of applications will begin immediately.

Positions #1–#2: Baggett Research Fellowships

Baggett Fellowships are full-time positions. Fellows can pursue research in linguistics, cognitive (neuro-)science of language, language acquisition, or computational modeling. 1–2 positions are available for 2018-2019, subject to confirmation of funds. Positions are for one year and are not renewable. Information on the program and faculty mentors is at http://ling.umd.edu/baggett

Contact: Dr. Andrea Zukowski

Position #3: Research Assistant in Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Neuroscience

This person will be involved in all aspects of studies of language comprehension using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques, including electrophysiological brain recordings (training provided). The person will also contribute to Maryland’s Language Science program (http://languagescience.umd.edu/). Previous experience in (psycho)linguistics preferred. 1 year initial appointment, possibility of extension. 

Contact: Dr. Colin Phillips

Application Requirements

Applicants may request to be considered for all three positions, or any subset. Applicants for any of the positions should submit a cover letter outlining relevant background and interests, including potential faculty mentors (having multiple mentors is both possible and fruitful for the Baggett Fellowships), a current CV, and names and contact information for 3 potential referees. Reference letters are not needed as part of the initial application. Applicants should also send a writing sample. All application materials should be submitted electronically to the following recipients:

Positions #1–#2 - Andrea Zukowski; zukowski@umd.edu. Put ‘Baggett Fellowship’ in the subject line.

Position #3 - Colin Phillips; colin@umd.edu. Put ‘Research Assistantship’ in the subject line.

The Department of Linguistics has shared facilities for testing of infants, children and adults, eye-tracking labs, an ERP lab and a whole-head MEG facility, as part of the Maryland Neuroimaging Center. The department is part of a vibrant language science community under the umbrella of the Maryland Language Science Center (http://languagescience.umd.edu) that numbers 200 faculty, researchers, and graduate students across 17 academic units. The Language Science Center coordinates many interdisciplinary projects, including a research field station in Guatemala, and partnerships with school districts and various (inter)national organizations.

Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at UPenn

June 3 – 16, 2018

Language Science & Technology
Social and Behavioral Science

Linguistics Instructor and Teaching Assistant at John Hopkins

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer.

We are currently seeking individuals to teach or TA the following course:

·         Linguistics (grades 7 and above)

Why teach for CTY?

  • opportunity to teach motivated and talented students a subject they love
  • limited class size (maximum of 18 students) ensures a low student-teacher ratio
  • all classes are taught by both an instructor and a teaching assistant
  • opportunity to work in an environment with colleagues who share similar interests
  • competitive salary plus room and board at our East and West Coast residential sites

2017 Program Core Dates*

  • Session 1: June 21 - July 14, 2018
  • Session 2: July 14 - August 4, 2018

*Some sites run one week later than these dates. For a full list of locations and dates, please visit www.cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer/sites_dates.html.

Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary for two sessions is $4,800 - $6,000 for instructors and $2,400 for TAs
  • Room and board are provided at residential sites. (Linguistics is only offered at our residential sites.)

Desired Qualifications

·         Teaching assistant candidates are generally graduate or undergraduate students with experience tutoring or as a college-level TA.

         Instructor candidates generally have independent classroom teaching experience and are graduate students or faculty.

More Information

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC)

Directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here. Application deadlines is February 1, 2018.

Internship details:

·The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 - August 17, 2018).

·The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).

·The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.

·This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the summer ($11/hour).


·Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field.

·Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

You can find more information about the position here. Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

The University of Wisconsin – Madison Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP)

is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2018. This summer research opportunity program (SROP) offers a 10-week program of mentored research, with an emphasis on applying tools of data science to problems in psychology and neuroscience. It is tailored for individuals from groups historically underrepresented in our field: racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, individuals from low income families, and individuals with disabilities. PREP covers all travel and living expenses, and offers a modest stipend. In addition to carrying out research at a top-ranked psychology department, participants will also interact with faculty and trainees associated with the NSF-supported LUCID graduate training program (“learning/understanding/cognition/intelligence/data science”). LUCID brings together expertise and resources from engineering, computer science, education psychology, and psychology, and offers such opportunities as bootcamps on technical skills (e.g., Matlab coding, multivariate analysis of neural datasets, high-throughput computing), and participation in the end-of-summer eLUCID8 conference (https://lucid.wisc.edu/). PREP students can also take advantage of numerous professional development and networking opportunities, and engage with a broader community of >100 students participating in one of the UW–Madison’s many SROPs. **Unique for 2018**: PREP students will have full access to CogSci2018, taking place in Madison July 25-28, 2018.

For more information, please visit: https://psych.wisc.edu/Psychological%20Research%20Experience%20Program.htm

General inquiries: prep@psych.wisc.edu

Program Director: Brad Postle; postle@wisc.edu

To apply, use the online application: https://srop-uwmadison.fluidreview.co

Make a Difference in New Haven: TEACH

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Deadline: February 12, 2018

SROP (Summer Research Opportunity Program) at the University of Michigan

Apply Here
Deadline: February 9, 2018

University of Pittsburgh Center for Neuroscience SROP

Apply Here
Deadline: February 9, 2018

Internships at MPI Leipzig

Apply Here
Deadline: Various Dates

NYU Center for Neural Science Summer Internships

Apply Here
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Stanford Center for the Study of Language and Information Summer Internship Program 2017

Apply Here
Deadline: February 26, 2018

University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

Apply Here
Deadline: Late March

UPenn Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

Apply Here
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Yale Linguistics Boot Camp in Language Documentation

Apply Here
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Apply Here
Deadline March 1, 2018

Kavli Summer Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience

Apply Here
Deadline: TBA

Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics

University College London
Apply Here
Registration Dates: Various dates

CoLang 2018

University of Florida
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Deadline 2018

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Any questions about the undergraduate program can be directed to the DUS below.