Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

LRDC Summer Undergraduate
Research Internship Program

Murdoch building, location of LRDC

The mission of the LRDC at the University of Pittsburgh is to advance the science of learning by bringing together leading researchers in the cognitive, social, and educational sciences. This mission has guided LRDC in its programs of basic and applied research, its demonstration projects, and its direct support of school improvement and reform.

The Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking undergraduate interns to promote broader participation in training in the Learning Sciences. We aim to train students at LRDC who embody the diversity of our nation, region, and city. LRDC interns would gain experience in the Learning Sciences (research on instruction and learning) by working on a project with a faculty member who specializes in this area. Interns may also work with advanced graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in the faculty members' labs.

LRDC faculty have primary appointments in the Department of Psychology, and the Schools of Education, Law, and Computing and Information. Here is a list of potential faculty mentors and research topics. These internships are most appropriate for students who will be entering the final year of undergraduate study. The program includes professional development seminars, and will provide valuable experience for students who intend to apply for graduate programs in the Learning Sciences. We especially welcome applications from students who are nterested in applying to one of our PhD programs.

The internship program will run from June 1-July 31, 2021 and will be virtual. A stipend will be provided. Interns will be expected to devote up to 37.5 ours/week to the position.

Eligibility requirements: Students should have a primary field of study in an area relevant to the learning sciences. GPA should be over 3.0; however, promise can be demonstrated through other means, such as student background, research experience, the required letter of recommendation etc.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and members of under-represented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. To be eligible, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

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