Other Institutions (2019)

SoundHounds

SoundHound Inc. is creating and productizing transformative technologies that turn sound into understanding and actionable meaning.

There is a career opportunity for a linguistics or language student with native fluency in European Portuguese to join our language team at SoundHound. We are a California-based company that specializes in speech and voice recognition technology and we are growing our multilingual team. This might be an interesting opportunity for students with an interest in computational linguistics and phonology.

Besides Portuguese, SoundHound is also hiring interns and full time Language Data Specialists for other languages. (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Dutch, French, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Polish, Italian, German, Korean, Russian, Japanese and Asian Indian).

Please see the link below for the job description for the European Portuguese position with details about the online application. https://boards.greenhouse.io/soundhoundinc/jobs/4103301002

Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2019 Summer Internship

Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker

The Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for our 2019 summer internship program under the direction of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. Our research asks how infants can go from their initial conceptual and linguistic state to the vast, abstract, and uniquely human adult state.  Specific projects focus on causality, kind representations, executive function and conceptual change, the development and acquisition of language, and the relationship between syntactic and semantic representations of language.

Interns will be participating in all aspects of our research programs. Desirable background includes the following: coursework in developmental or cognitive psychology or linguistics, previous research involvement, and experience with children. Intellectual curiosity, attention to detail, responsibility, initiative, and the ability to work in teams and with families are necessary qualities.

The internship will start on 6/10/2019 and runs through 8/16/2019. A commitment to the entire duration is required.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for outside funding, but a stipend of $1500 will be awarded to any interns who lack this funding.

For more information about this opportunity or to find out how to apply, please visit the Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies website.

The application deadline is January 1st, 2019* for international applicants and March 1st, 2019 for domestic applicants.

*Please note that the international deadline is ONLY for those who will need a visa sponsored by Harvard. International students attending US universities should apply by the March 1st deadline.

2019 Linguistic Institute Fellowship

We are thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the LSA’s 2019 Linguistic Institute at the University of California, Davis.  The LSA’s website has more information about the fellowships and the application process. Applications are especially encouraged from underrepresented ethnic minorities, women, and individuals outside North America. 

Institute staff have heard your questions, and have answers! Check out the Institute’s FAQs and Guides page,  Ask a question yourself using the contact form, and check back often for updates.  And be sure to follow the Institute on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear about new developments!

Thanks to the generous support of the Macmillan Center, Yale is able to fund the registration and travel costs for a couple of students (grad or undergrad) to attend. If you are interested in attending, please email Claire Bowern (claire.bowern@yale.edu) by February 15 with the following details (body of an email is fine):

Name: 

Year (Grad/UGrad): 

A paragraph about how attending the Institute fits with your study plans:

Budget estimate of travel costs:

Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at the University of Pennsylvania: Undergradua​te Summer Workshop

We are now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, scheduled June 2-15, 2019. This year’s topics are (1) Language Science and Technology and (2) Minds in the World. Participants will attend lectures from distinguished researchers these fields, participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods, and attend panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies as well as career and professional development in these fields.

Students with a strong interest in language science, cognitive science, computer science, psychology, and related fields are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board on campus, plus a travel stipend. 

Applications are due March 1, 2019. For more information, and to apply, please visit the UPenn Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies Summer Workshop website. If you have any questions, please contact us: IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

CSLI SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2019

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) internship program, 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

CSLI website (with application link)

Application due date: February 18, 2019, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time

Qualifications:

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.

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS)

Interested in getting teaching experience and interacting with motivated high school students from all around the world? Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is hiring talented undergraduate and graduate students to teach, mentor, and inspire high school students in our two-week summer sessions. Instructional staff gain valuable experience in teaching and curriculum development and build skills in teamwork, organization, and management. Nine YYGS sessions take place at Yale University in New Haven, CT. In addition, YYGS-Beijing is administered by the Yale Center Beijing and takes place in Beijing, China. Sessions include Sustainable Development & Social EntrepreneurshipPolitics, Law, & Economics, and International Affairs & Globalization. See the Yale Young Global Scholars website for more information and apply by January 22, 2019!

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is inviting applications for summer 2019. In our program, students will experience research and other career-enhancing activities in an interdisciplinary environment with special focus on Computational Sensing for Human-centered AI.

The REU students will receive a stipend of up to $5000, up to $600 for travel, and up to $1200 for meals. They will also stay free on campus.

Application deadline: January 31, 2019, 11:59 P.M. EDT.

Program duration: 10 weeks (May 28, 2019 – August 3, 2019).

Please visit our website for more information and our application form

Johns Hopkins University: Applied Physics Lab

We are looking for a undergraduate summer intern with experience in Linguistics to work on an NLP project about text generation. We are trying to produce a number of models that mimic different styles of writing while controlling how much information about a particular topic is conveyed. (For instance, can you generate a letter from the American Revolution without mentioning major events?)

Interested students should contact Miles Calabresi (miles.calabresi@jhuapl.edu).

Brief Job Description: The candidate will work on the IARPA Forecasting Counterfactuals in Uncontrolled Settings (FOCUS) program. Tasks could include research, analysis, modeling and simulation, and development of techniques for the automated generation of text-heavy documents.  The NLP task is primarily focused on large-scale text generation with attention to perceived naturalness (grammaticality and felicitousness) and controlling the amount of “important” information that each sample actually conveys. Though the description is broad, anyone with experience in NLP or text generation would be a good candidate.

Primary Academic Disciplines: Human Language Technology, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics

Other Relevant Academic Disciplines: Behavioral Science, Computational Social Science, Psychology, Operations Research, Mathematics, Social Science, Quantitative Social Science, Intelligence, Statistics, Political Science

Required SkillsMicrosoft Office, strong writing and oral communication capability, R or Python programming (or similar tools for computational linguistic purposes)

Desired Skills/Experience: Behavioral Science, Applied or experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, operations research, quantitative data analysis, text analysis, text generation techniques, topic modeling, sentiment analysis, MATLAB

2019 ETS English Language Learning Summer Institute: Paid Summer Associate Positions Available

The English Language Learning (ELL) group in the Assessment Development Division of Educational Testing Service (ETS) expects to hire approximately 22 summer associates for the summer of 2019.

POSITION OVERVIEW: ELL summer associates will produce materials for use on large-scale, high-stakes standardized tests of English language proficiency. Each summer associate will work on one of the following:

TOEFL iBT® Test

The TOEFL iBT test is taken by nonnative speakers of English who are planning to apply to a college or university in an English-speaking country.

  • TOEIC® Tests

The TOEIC tests are taken principally by people who need to communicate with both native and nonnative speakers of English in the context of the global workplace.

The test development work is intellectually challenging and rewarding. The work may include:

  • writing items that test knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension
  • identifying academic texts which are suitable for testing reading comprehension
  • creating conversations and talks that test listening comprehension
  • developing scenarios and prompts that allow candidates to demonstrate their speaking or writing skills

PROGRAM DETAILS:

The program runs from July 8 through August 16 (6 weeks) for all test sections. Summer associates are expected to work 8:30–5:00, Monday through Friday, for the whole program, and will receive attractive compensation. All work is conducted at the ETS Rosedale campus in Princeton, New Jersey. Summer associates must provide or arrange their own housing and transportation.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

The TOEFL iBT test and the TOEIC tests are global measures, so ETS actively seeks candidates who can bring diverse experiences and perspectives to the work. The ELL Summer Institute workforce includes people from a variety of backgrounds, such as undergraduate students, graduate students, teachers, professors, and professional writers. Applicants must have completed at least some undergraduate work in order to be considered.

All summer associates must have appropriate authorization to work in the United States. If you do not currently have U.S. work authorization, please note: Some candidates who receive an offer to be a summer associate may be able to apply for a CPT or an OPT work authorization visa if enrolled at a U.S. university. Check with your university’s international student services office or program coordinator for eligibility before applying to the ELL Summer Institute. CPT visas can usually be acquired quickly, while OPT visas typically take longer. Candidates who receive an offer and who need a CPT or an OPT visa should apply for one of these visas immediately upon accepting our offer. Summer associates must have a very high degree of fluency in English but do not need to be native speakers.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Each of the test sections hiring for the summer is associated with a specific work sample. You will need to complete and submit a separate work sample for each test section for which you would like to be considered. Directions for completing and submitting your work sample(s), along with a cover letter and résumé, will be posted on the ELL Summer Institute website beginning Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Applications are due Thursday, January 31, 2019. Applicants are selected mainly on the basis of their performance on the work samples. Work samples will be evaluated in February and March, and you will be notified of your status by Friday, March 15, 2019. For questions, please contact Recruiting Consultant Monica Hopkins at mhopkins@ets.org

NeLLab RA position 2019

The Neuroscience of Language Lab has openings for pre-doctoral research scientists, one position in Abu Dhabi and another in New York. A BA/BS or MA/MS in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, etc.) or computer science is required.

The hired person would ideally have experience with psycho- and neurolinguistic experiments and a background in statistics and programming. A strong computational background and knowledge of Arabic are both big plusses. Most important though is a can-do attitude, a creative mind, superb organizational and teamwork skills and a passion for research.

The pre-docs’ roles will depend on the specific qualifications of the person hired, but will in all cases involve MEG research on structural and/or semantic aspects of language.

We are looking to start these position in summer 2019. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately.

To apply, please email cover letter, CV and names of references to Liina Pylkkänen at liina.pylkkanen@nyu.edu and Alec Marantz at marantz@nyu.edu.  Please indicate if you have a preference for Abu Dhabi vs. NYC. Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

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Jim Wood
Assistant Professor & DUS
jim.wood@yale.edu