*** APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 24th FOR SUMMER 2020***
The purpose of this summer internship is to provide you with intensive research training in the fields of psychophysiology, close relationships, affective science, and motivation. Each summer we accept 15–20 Summer Interns from both within Columbia and outside universities. Priority will be given to underrepresented individuals within psychological sciences.
This 11-week internship will start June 1st and will end August 24th, 2020 (dates may change slightly but will be finalized after receipt of applications). Orientation will begin on June 1st and training will continue for the first week of the program. The internship is being directed by Professor Niall Bolger and lead by graduate students Megan Goldring and Ana DiGiovanni. Please reach out to them (via firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions before your arrival.
This internship is on a volunteer–basis only, meaning that we do not currently have any paid positions available. As such, we require all Summer Interns to have secure housing and summer funding before we can accept any applicant. Many students receive funding through their own universities (i.e., through McNair, SURF, COR, etc), or through external sources (such as SPSP’s SPUR program).
Given the intense nature of the internship training program, we expect Summer Interns to volunteer between 20 and 30 hours/week for the entire 11–week period. However, if you are concurrently working a part-time job, we can work with you to be more flexible with your schedule. Your hours may include nights and/or weekends, as the lab is open 7 days a week during the summer.
What training does the internship provide?
Research Interns begin the summer with intensive training week in the various psychophysiological research methods they’ll be using throughout their time in the internship. This may include: applying sensors to participants’ skin to collect physiological data such as impedance cardiography, electrocardiography, and continuous blood pressure; serving as an experimenter/confederate in experimental paradigms, editing and scoring physiological data, and evaluating verbal and/or non-verbal behavior in videos of past experiments. Interns will also be asked to assist in other lab-related task such as entering data, recruiting participants from the community, helping troubleshoot equipment, or simply assisting with the day-to-day functioning of the lab.
During weekly lab meetings, we will all meet to go over topics that we believe are essential to your professional development, such as how to read research papers, discussions of psychophysiological theory, building a CV, applying to graduate school, and studying for the GRE. During some of these meetings we will hold workshops lead by research scientists, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars from the lab, as well as other important researchers in the field, during which interns will learn more details about the theories behind the studies conducted by our lab.
Where exactly will I be working?
The Columbia Couples Lab is located in the main Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in Schermerhorn Hall Room 219. This will serve as the primary laboratory where the internship will run out of, but some studies may extend to other labs and locations, such as outside of the university and through Manhattan.
How to Apply:
To apply to the SRIP, please fill out the application below (note: you must be signed in to Gmail to access the application and upload your CV):
DEADLINE: March 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The sooner you apply the better.