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Summer Internships and Opportunities

At Rutgers

  1. Aresty
  2. The Dorothy and David Cooper Scholarship (Psychology Majors)
  3. Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Neuroscience (NeuroSURP)
  4. Rutgers RiSE
  5. Summer Research Programs for Pre-Med Students

At Non-Rutgers Institutions

  1. AMGEN Scholars Program; multiple sites
    In the USA: Abroad:
  2. Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE); multiple sites
  3. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Pediatric Injury Prevention Internship
  4. Lehigh Valley Summer Research Scholar Program
  5. NYU Center for Neural Science
  6. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
  7. Boston University Undergraduate Summer Program in Neuroscience
  8. NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  9. Colorado State University Summer Program on Mind and Brain Research
  10. University of Maryland Summer Research Institute
  11. UVA Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science Summer Research Program
  12. Yale University School of Management
  13. Bargh Lab Internship at Yale University
  14. University of Wisconsin-Madison Psychology Research Experience Program
  15. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Summer Internship
  16. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  17. UCLA Brain Research Institute Summer Undergrad Research Experience
  18. Indiana University Summer Research Experience for Undergrads in Animal Behavior
  19. The Ohio State University Science of Language Research Internship (REU)
  20. Boston University Summer Internship Program
  21. Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program at Vanderbilt
  22. Psychology Labs at Penn State (need to email faculty advisor)
  23. 2017 Child Welfare Policy Internship
  24. SPAM Lab at NYU Summer Internship
  25. St. Lawrence Summer Internship postings
  26. Research internship at MGH
  27. SPUR (Social and Personality Psychology)
  28. Summer Research in Social Psychology at the University of Oregon
  29. SPUR at Amherst College
  30. Research in Diversity and Inclusion at Columbia University
  31. Research Opportunities at the University of Illinois
  32. Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland
  33. PREP at University of Wisconsin-Madison
  34. Summer Volunteer Research Opportunities at Williams College
  35. UC San Diego Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
  36. Summer Volunteer Research at Tufts University


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Spring 2018




Feb. 26-27 Alvin Goldman Retirement Conference  Alexander Library, College Ave. Campus
Apr. 13 RuCCS Honoring the Legacy of Jerry Fodor New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick
Apr. 14 RuCCS Current Investigations in Bilingualism Philosophy Department, College Ave. Campus
Apr. 17 RuCCS Panel Discussion: The social/Ethical Implications of AI Voorhees Hall, College Ave. Campus
Apr. 23 "Visual representation under the surface of awareness"
RuCCS/LVR 5th Béla Julesz Lecture on Brain Research -
Dov Sagi, Weizmann Institute of Science
Fiber Optics Materials Research Building, Busch Campus
Apr. 27-28 Rutgers-Bochum Mind and Language Workshop Philosophy Dept., College Ave. Campus
May 1 RuCCS Annual Perceptual Science Forum  CoRE Building Lobby, Busch Campus
May 25 RuCCS Conference in Honor of Jan J. Koenderink Academic Building, College Ave. Campus
May 30-June 1 "Computation, Cognition and the Brain"
RuCCS/Psychology/Computer Science Computational
Neuroscience Workshop
Academic Building, College Ave. Campus
TBD Rutgers University: Honoring the Legacy of Jerry Fodor TBD

Cognitive Science majors may receive Honors in Cognitive Science in one of two ways:

(1) Based on GPA at the beginning of Senior year. At the beginning of the Fall semester of Senior year, the student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 and a GPA within Cognitive Science of at least 3.5. See below for the level of honors determination.


(2) Enroll in a year-long Senior Honors Thesis course (185:495 and 185:496) and complete a thesis. Students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2, a GPA of at least 3.5 in courses being counted toward the Cognitive Science major, and permission of the faculty member. Please download and complete the Honors Thesis Application. Upon approval, students will receive a special permission number to add the course.

In both cases, the level of honors — according to the designations `Honors', `High Honors', and `Highest Honors’ — will be determined by the students GPA range in Cognitive Science: Honors, 3.5-3.69; High Honors, 3.7-3.89; Highest Honors, 3.9-4.0.

For information on the Honors Requirements:

To download the Honors Thesis Research Application:

Please submit completed applications to Shiva Patel in Room A133 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Cognitive Science majors may receive Honors in Cognitive Science. Students may complete Honors in 2 ways: (1) Based on GPA at the beginning of Senior year or (2) Enroll in a year-long Senior Honors Thesis course (185:495 and 185:496) and complete a thesis.

For information on the Honors Requirements:


Contact Info

Brian McLaughlin
Faculty Director
RuCCS, The Center for Cognitive Sciences 
152 Frelinghuysen Road, A137, Busch Campus
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: (848) 445-1612 / Fax: (732) 445-6715
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a member of the Executive Council, you will have direct access to our staff and resources to help you all along the research lifecycle, from finding and securing funding to project completion and research dissemination. Click below to learn more about our staff members and how they can help you on your RuCCS related research initiatives.

RuCCS operates under the direction of Brian McLaughlin.

Executive Council Faculty

Our Center provides researchers across multiple  disciplines to interact with each other as well as external researches and  laboratories.
  Dr. Sara Pixley
Executive Staff Director

Dr. Pixley can offer support in identifying RuCCS grant opportunities, as well as writing and submitting them for review.
  Shiva Patel
Business Manager

Shiva can complete budget analyses and year-end reconciliations for RuCCS accounts, and prepare financial budgets for RuCCS affiliated grant submissions.
  Chris Kourtev
Scientific Programmer

For RuCCS research initiatives, Chris can program computer based experiments, set up data collection and analysis, and help with web and graphic design.
  Jo’Ann Meli
Administrative Assistant

Jo’Ann can provide information when organizing RuCCS conferences and other research related activities.


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Contact RuCCS

Psychology Building Addition
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8020


  • 848-445-1625
  • 848-445-6660
  • 848-445-0635


  • 732-445-6715