EArly Social Thinkers (EAST) Lab Summer 2024 Internship Program

We are hosting a Paid 2024 Summer Internship Program sponsored by NSF for highly motivated undergraduates and recent post-bacc students! The program runs for 10 weeks, starting from June 10 to August 17, 2024. Interns will work for 20 hours/week; the EAST Lab will provide a total stipend of $3000.

Interns will gain hands-on developmental research experience by working with the lab manager, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows, closely supervised by the PI. You will have an opportunity to participate in and contribute to various facets of the research process, such as literature discussions, study design, stimuli creation, data collection, data coding and analysis, participants recruitment, and scheduling. Please note that this internship program requires students to be on the UChicago campus (there is nothing quite like summer in Chicago!).

Who Should Apply?

This program is designed for undergraduates, graduating seniors, and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing graduate work in developmental psychology, social psychology, education or cognitive science. Applicants in and outside of UChicago (including international) are all welcome to apply. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.


  • Must be an undergraduate student, graduating senior, or recent graduate
  • Must either have U.S. citizenship or a sponsored visa (we are unable to sponsor a visa unfortunately).
  • Interested in studying social cognitive development
  • Experience working with children and families preferred
  • Reliable, motivated, strong work ethics, ready to learn

How to Apply? 

Interested students should fill out the application form and submit a copy of your resume/cv at the end of the survey.

Applications are due by March 1st, 2024. For any questions regarding this internship, please contact lab manager Yihan Qian (yihanq@uchicago.edu).

Application Form