Summer Research Assistant Internship Program

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2019. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to complete the appropriate sections of the application form below.

About us:

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC) opened in January of 2016. Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. Methodologically, the lab uses a number of well-established methods, such as judgment studies, eye-tracking, and ERPs. However, we are particularly interested in exploring and exploiting new and emerging methods. One such method is testing tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults over the Internet, and in doing so being able to study questions that were previously out of reach. Positions are available in the following two areas of the lab:

  • Developmental study design and field testing
  • Computational modeling
  • Crowdsourcing linguistic structure
  • Application form

    Internship details

    • The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 10 - August 16).
    • 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.
    • Each intern will receive weekly pay at the rate of $11 per hour. Before tax, this amounts to $4400 for the summer internship.

    Eligibility

    • Applicants should be current undergraduate students or graduate students with a major in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, or a related field.
    • For developmental research: preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.
    • Web development: preference will be given to applicants with relevant experience.

    Please contact the lab manager with any questions.