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CSLI Summer Internship Program 2017

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 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 2017

Other previous CSLI mentors


  • The program is 8 weeks, from 6/26/2017 - 8/18/2017. 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. PsychologyLinguisticsSymbolic 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 a stipend to cover travel and summer room and board.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2017 Summer Internship are now closed; decision notifications have been sent out. Check back in January 2018 for information on the next Summer Internship Program or follow our twitter feed for updates on our interns!

For questions, please contact us at csli(dot)summer(at)gmail(dot)com

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