Summer Opportunities

Below, we've compiled several of the research and funding opportunities Harvard has to offer for undergrads over the summer. We've also included a few non-Harvard opportunities that Psychology students might be interested in!
 

Psych Department Research Opportunities - Summer 2021
 

Many of these deadlines have already passed for Summer 2021, but you might still be able to find opportunities outside Harvard to pursue research! Ask your Concentration Advisor for advice.
 

Harvard-Wide Research Opportunities - Summer 2021
 

Many of these deadlines have already passed for Summer 2021, but you might still be able to find opportunities outside Harvard to pursue research! Ask your Concentration Advisor for advice.
 

Non-Harvard Opportunities - Summer 2021
 

Many of these deadlines have already passed for Summer 2021. Check back in January 2022 for more postings!
 

Harvard Summer School - Summer 2021
 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SUMMER 2021: All Harvard Summer School courses have been moved online for Summer 2021. Although Departmental policy typically prohibits students from receiving concentration credit for online summer courses, given these special circumstances, the Department will award concentration credit for the following Summer 2021 courses that have been approved by FAS faculty vote to count for Harvard College credit. Read more about this decision here.

CERTAIN Psychology courses offered by the Harvard Summer School will automatically count for concentration or secondary field credit if you have not already taken the equivalent course during the academic year. No other Summer School courses can count for Departmental Course credit except those listed here.

  • PSYC S-1, Introduction to Psychology (Elizabeth Phelps) (Can only count as an Introductory Course)
  • PSYC S-980V, Summer Seminar: The Insanity Defense (Ellsworth Lapham Fersch)
  • PSYC S-1072, The Psychology of Emotional, Behavioral, and Motivational Self-Regulation (Richard McNally)
  • PSYC S-1155, How Students Learn: Psychological Science in the Classroom (Jessica Schwab)
  • PSYC S-1240, Abnormal Psychology (Shelley Carson) (This can count ONLY as an Advanced Course, not as a Foundational Course, and will not count for concentration credit if you have already taken PSY 18)
  • PSYC S-1410, Introduction to Psychopharmacology (Steven Raymond Boomhower) (Cannot be counted if you have already taken PSY 1201 at Harvard College)
  • PSYC S-1470, Psychology of Eating (Adam Wenzel)
  • PSYC S-1503, The Psychology of Close Relationships (Holly Parker) (Cannot be counted if you have already taken PSY 1503 at Harvard College)
  • PSYC S-1509, The Power of Others: Social Influence and Persuasion (Emily Hangen)
  • PSYC S-1870, Law and Psychology (Ellsworth Lapham Fersch)
  • PSYC S-1872, Power & Privilege in the Criminal Justice System (Lindsey Davis) (Conditionally approved if students complete one of the final project options for graduate students. To request credit, e-mail psychology@wjh.harvard.edu and include a copy of your final project)

Last updated on May 24, 2021. Please note: The MBB Summer Abroad program in Trento, Italy will not be offered in Summer 2021.

For more information about how these courses can count towards your concentration, please see the "Certain Harvard Summer School Courses" section of our Departmental Advanced Courses page.