The Cognitive Development Lab has openings for undergraduate research and intern positions.

Students participate in laboratory activities for about 6 hours weekly. Depending on experience, interest, and computer skills, you may

  • assist in operating video-based remote eye-tracker devices
  • analyze data by computer
  • program experiments
  • assist in experiments with infants (6 -24 months), preschoolers, or autistic children
  • recruit infant subjects and area preschools and schedule appointments
  • star in or help shoot short videos designed for babies and preschoolers
  • attend lab pizza parties!

You must be available at least one weekday morning and occasional Saturdays. Excellent interpersonal skills are vital when working with parents and children.

Preference is given to students who are willing to stay at least two semesters or one semester and a summer. Typically, students work for credit. The lab is well equipped for Honors thesis research.

Summer fellowships and other funding may be available for outstanding students. Dr. Leslie has supervised many Departmental honors students, a number of whom have won departmental prizes for their work. Five students have also won prestigious Rutgers or Aresty Undergraduate Fellowships worth $2,000 and one student has won a Cooper Summer Research Award worth $5,000 for summer research in the lab.

If you want more information and an application, please email my graduate student, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (848) 445-4959.