Temple Infant & Child Laboratory | Internships & Job Opportunities
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Internships & Job Opportunities

Are you interested in exploring psychology beyond mere class work?

Do you want to go to graduate school?

Do you want hands-on experience with cutting-edge research?


The Temple University Infant and Child Lab at Ambler, directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe, conducts research on language acquisition, parent-child play interactions, spatial development, and memory development. We are always looking for bright, energetic students interested in conducting psychology research.


Duties include recruiting participants, assisting in stimuli design and creation, running participants, coding data, and data analysis. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend lab meetings, as well as weekly journal clubs in which we discuss academic articles relating to our research.  


No prior research experience is required to apply to the Infant and Child Lab. However, we ask that our applicants:

  • Are majors in psychology or related fields 
  • Are in good academic standing*
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft office (specifically excel)
  • Are willing to commit to 10 hours per week. 


We also prefer: 

  • Willingness/ability to receive academic credit for work, rather than volunteer 
  • Weekend availability 


We strongly prefer students who plan on receiving academic credit for their work, rather than volunteer. 


Our Commitment to Equity and Inclusion:

Drs. Hirsh-Pasek, Newcombe and the entire TICL team is dedicated to creating a lab culture and research operations that welcome and celebrate diversity of all kinds. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and integrated environment for all students and participants. Additionally, we aim to support individuals from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds and identities, including race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, ability, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and more. We encourage applicants of all identities to apply for volunteer and graduate student positions, as we strive to uphold a welcoming and supportive community for all students.


To learn more about diversity at Temple, visit our institutional diversity website: https://diversity.temple.edu/


* There are many excellent students whose grades may not reflect their potential, caused by a variety of factors (e.g. difficulty of course load, extracurricular commitments, personal reasons). If your GPA falls under a 3.4, it would help to include something in your cover letter detailing what other commitments you have that could have affected your grades. 


If you are interested in this opportunity, please email the lab coordinator at michelle.harmon@temple.edu to learn more about the Temple Infant & Child Lab’s internship program.