Internship at Psychology of Language Department

Psychology of Language

The Psychology of Language Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics offers multiple internship positions between September 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. Next to that, we will also already accept applications for the period September – December 2023.


Job description

We offer the opportunity to learn how to design, conduct, and analyze different types of experiments (collecting reaction times, eye tracking, or EEG data). Students typically carry out a small self-contained project (background reading, designing a study, generating materials, testing adult participants or implementing computational models, analyzing results, reporting the results in writing and presenting them orally) in collaboration with one or more of our researchers. 



•    These internships are intended for MA/MSc students and advanced BA students who wish to gain experience in experimental psycholinguistics. 
•    Applicants should have some prior training in experimental psychology or psycholinguistics, and good knowledge of English.


Conditions of employment

The duration of the internship is flexible, with a minimum of 8 weeks. Unfortunately, we cannot contribute to the intern's travel or living expenses.



The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen is a research institute entirely devoted to the study of language. Our goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types. We are situated on the campus of the Radboud University, and have close collaborative links with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University. We also work closely with other child development researchers as part of the Baby and Child Research Centre. Staff and students at the MPI have access to state-of-the art research and training facilities (including audio-visual equipment, EEG, fMRI, eye tracking, virtual reality labs, molecular biology labs and a child-friendly child development lab). 
We are part of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-governmental association of German-funded research institutes dedicated to fundamental research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunities employer. We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief, or sexual orientation (

Application procedure
To apply for an internship in 2023 please use our application portal here
The deadline for applications is November 15 2022. 
There are still a couple of places left for the period September to December 2022. For those, please apply by July 1,2022 using the same application portal.

Applications should be in .pdf format and should include:
1.    a brief letter of motivation also indicating when and for how long you could join us 
2.    your CV
3.    name and contact details of two referees

If you have questions about the post that you wish to discuss before you apply, please email annelies.vanwijngaarden [at] .

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