About the Program
Interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience in developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend a weekly seminar with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to the R data analysis platform, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience.
The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the technical skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from different departments across Stanford; the following PIs and labs either participated last year or will be taking part this year (see links to learn more about the research conducted in these labs):
Confirmed faculty for Summer 2020
- Michael Bernstein (Computer Science) – Stanford HCI Group
- Judith Degen (Linguistics) – ALPS Lab
- Michael Frank (Psychology) – Language and Cognition Lab
- Tobias Gerstenberg (Psychology) –- Causality in Cognition Lab
- Noah Goodman (Psychology and Computer Science) – Computation and Cognition (CoCo) Lab
- Hyo Gweon (Psychology) – Social Learning Lab
- Dan Lassiter (Linguistics)
- Ellen Markman (Psychology) – Markman Lab
- Chris Potts (Linguistics)
- Adina Sterling (Graduate School of Business) – Equity By Design Lab
Other previous CSLI mentors
- Steven Roberts (Psychology) – Social Concepts Lab
- Cleo Condoravdi (Linguistics)
- Sharad Goel (Management Science and Engineering) – SOAL: Society & Algorithms Lab
- James Landay (Computer Science) – Stanford HCI Group
- Fei-Fei Li (Computer Science) – Vision Lab
- Percy Liang (Computer Science) – Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL)
- Jure Leskovec (Computer Science) – Stanford Network Analysis Project
- Beth Levin (Linguistics)
- Jay McClelland (Psychology) – Parallel Distributed Processing (PDP) Lab
- Daniel McFarland (Education) – Mimir: The Knowledge Creation Lab
- Johan Ugander (Management Science and Engineering) – SOAL: Society & Algorithms Lab
- The program is 8 weeks. Summer quarter classes are from June 22 - August 14. Students should plan to be available for the entirety of the summer program in order to attend training sessions at the beginning of the program and final presentations at the end.
- In general, interns are expected to be in the lab full-time, 40 hours/week, from 9AM - 5PM, Monday - Friday.
This is an interdisciplinary summer program, and we encourage students from a wide range of majors to apply. Previous research experience is not required.
The program is intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors from outside Stanford University, but we will consider all applicants for the program. Stanford undergraduates who are interested in the CSLI program should apply to their department or program's summer fellowship (e.g. Psychology, Linguistics, Symbolic Systems) and speak with their research mentor about participating.
To be eligible, you must be a documented U.S. citizen, a permanent resident in possession of an alien registration card (I-555), or an international student enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate institution.
Interns will receive summer room and board as well as a stipend.
How to Apply
Application portal for the 2020 Summer Internship Program will open on Dec. 1, 2019. The applications will be due Feb. 1, 2020. The decisions will be made by March 1, 2020.
For questions, please contact us at csli(dot)summer(at)gmail(dot)com