Child Development Lab

College of Staten Island of the City University of New York


Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Internships

The application period is now closed.

Due to an overwhelming response applications are no longer being accepted. Please try again next summer!

Due to an overwhelming response (approx. 250 applicants!), applications are no longer being accepted. If you are still interested, please apply again next year. If you are a College of Staten Island student, consider registering for an independent study in the Fall.

If you submitted an application, Dr. Berger will be in touch shortly. Approximately 100 applicants will be invited to an on-line information session where additional details of the internship will be shared.

Dr. Berger can not respond to individual emails at this time.

Thank you for your interest in working in the Child Development Lab!

The Child Development Lab at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, directed by Dr. Sarah Berger, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for PAID NSF-funded internships for Summer 2017.

Students will work on a program of research investigating the role of sleep in infants’ locomotor problem-solving and learn about a variety of projects investigating the interaction between cognitive and motor development in infancy and early childhood.

Opportunities include:

  1. hands-on experience running data collections;

  2. working directly with families in their homes or in the lab;

  3. learning data collection, coding, and analysis technologies;

  4. collaborating with fantastic undergraduate and graduate students!

  5. spending the summer in New York City!!!


  1. the program runs for 11 weeks starting June 5, with 1 week of vacation

  2. students work 4 days/week

  3. students can receive up to a $3000 stipend


  1. students should be current undergraduates

  2. preference will be given to those who have experience working with children

  3. students from underrepresented groups in graduate studies are strongly encouraged to apply