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Internship 'Psychology of Language'

The Psychology of Language department has three places for interns from September 1 to June 30 each year.

Internship for the department "Psychology of Language"

This department has three places for interns from September 1 to June 30 each year. These internships are offered to BA or MA students who wish to gain experience in experimental psycholinguistics and/or cognitive modelling. Work done at the our department can sometimes be used to fulfill the requirements of a BA or MA course. We offer the opportunity to learn how to conduct chronometric, eye tracking, computational modelling and sometimes EEG experiments. Students are typically asked to carry out a small self-contained project (background reading, designing a study, generating materials, testing adult participants/ computational models, analyzing the results, written and oral reporting).

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. Applicants should have some prior training in experimental psychology or machine learning (incl.: artificial intelligence, artificial neural network modelling), statistics and design, and good knowledge of English.

To apply, they should send a letter explaining why they would like to work at this department of the MPI, along with a CV and contact details for two referees to the Project Coordinator: .

Please note: At the moment, we are selecting the interns for the academic year 2019-2020, so we have closed the applications. However, you could still apply to be on the 'back-up list', in case another intern cancels.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.


N.B.: For internships at our other departments, please check our vacancies.

Last checked 2019-02-18 by Annelies van Wijngaarden
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The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The 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.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.



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