MSPICED trains motivated students to participate first hand in developmental psychological research. Their research aims to understand the cognitive and social foundation of young children’s behavior, including how children think about the minds of others, how they cooperate, acquire language, and how language shapes their thinking. They invite both UM and non-UM students to apply!

Applications for 2019 are due by midnight EST, February 15 (see application page). 

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An interest in psychology and working with children is essential, and previous experience is a plus. We offer half-time (20 hours a week) and full-time internships (40 hours a week). Some funding is available, especially for qualified underrepresented students. Applicants who come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline in the United States or at the University of Michigan, should identify as such on the application form and view our posting with the Institute for Broadening Participation, found here. Students from the University of Michigan can find intramural funding options at LSA Opportunity Hub & Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships- Summer Funding.

Learn more at the MSPICED Website.