Summer Internship

March 17, 2011 BY danariely

Dear Friends,

Please pass this announcement on to undergraduate and graduate students who may be interested in applying to the Center for Advanced Hindsight’s first annual summer internship in behavioral science research. More information can be found below and here.


The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University is accepting applications from students interested in conducting experiments in behavioral economics in our summer research internship. The 5-week program begins on July 7, 2011 and ends on August 11, 2011. For more about the CAH team at the Center for Behavioral Economics, see http://becon.duke.edu.

From studies on the consumption vocabulary of vegetables to the effect of eye gaze on trust, there is never a dull moment in the Center for Advanced Hindsight. The CAH summer internship will be valuable for students who are interested in gaining experience with experiments in behavioral economics. Our lab includes researchers with training in social and cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, marketing, design, and general judgment and decision-making. Interns will spend approximately 20 hours each week working in collaboration with CAH research assistants, faculty and graduate students and will be involved with planning and conducting experiments in the lab and field, as well as some data entry and analysis. At the end of the five weeks, interns will propose a project of their own (a 2-page report) stemming from the research they carry out over the summer.

Interns will be provided with a stipend to cover living expenses, with details to be determined.

To apply, please submit the following as a single pdf  by April 20, 2011:

1. A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major, relevant courses, research experience, GPA, and email address.

2. A one-page cover letter describing your research interests, as well as your specific areas of strength and weakness. What experience do you have with the behavioral sciences? Why would you like to attend the program, and what do you hope to gain from your internship experience?

3. A letter of reference from a member of your academic community (a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or professor).

Materials (and any questions you may have about the internship) should not be sent to me, but should be submitted to advancedhindsight@gmail.com

FAQs and further information can be found here.

Applicants will be notified of their status by May 20, 2011

Irrationally yours