LRDC Undergraduate Research Internship

Internship group photo The Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program seeks to promote broader participation in training in the Learning Sciences.

We bring students to LRDC who embody the diversity of our nation, region, and city. LRDC interns gain experience in the Learning Sciences (research on instruction and learning) by working projects with a faculty members who specialize in this area. Interns may also work with advanced graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in the faculty members' labs.

Faculty have primary appointments in the Department of Psychology, and the Schools of Education, Law, and Computing and Information. Although applications from all undergraduate students will be considered, these internships are most appropriate for students who will be entering the final year of undergraduate study.

These internships will provide valuable experience for students who intend to apply for graduate programs, and will include professional development seminars run by the internship co-directors, other faculty, and LRDC graduate students. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in applying to one of our PhD programs. Professional development programs include topics such as applying to graduate school, writing a research statement, writing a CV, the imposter phenomenon, stereotype threat, and presenting research.

The program concludes with a poster session at which the interns present what they have learned to the entire LRDC community.

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We announce the competition early each year. Please watch this page for details.