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 2022

Up-to-date information about openings in department labs and some internal funding opportunities is listed here.  The document will be updated periodically so please check back!  

Students with any questions can contact Bob Woods (, the Department's Trainee Coordinator. Bob also holds virtual office hours on Fridays from 11 to 12 pm ET. To schedule a meeting, go to


Harvard-Wide Research Opportunities - Summer 2022



Non-Harvard Opportunities - Summer 2022

  • 2022 Yale Autism Summer Insititute - Yale's Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program and Yale's Autism Center of Excellence is presenting a symposium focused on current research and clinical practices in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. It is a live, hybrid event that will take place both in-person at the Yale Child Study Center, and virtually via Zoom, on July, 26, 27, & 28, 2022. Registration is required to attend the symposium.
  • Youth Support Specialist at Mothers for Justice and Equality (MJE) Summer 2022 Programs - MJE is looking for undergraduate students to assist in supporting its Youth Peer Leadership Program during Summer 2022. This paid, part-time postion will require one to work directly with youths aged 10-15, accompanying them to off-site field trips and trainings, help in planning enrichment activities, and assisting in operating and maintaining the Youth Peer Leadership Program. Interested canidates should fill out the application and email it directly to Program Manager Genesis Bautista.
  • Assistant Behavioral Researcher at Persistence Plus - Persistence Plus, a mission-driven organization focused on increasing college persistence and completion, is looking for a part-time summer Assistant Behavioral Researcher, with the possibility of continued employment. The ideal candidate will have advanced training in psychology, behavioral science, or a related field, and is excited to leverage those skills in an applied setting. This position is remote but limited to individuals residing in Massachusetts.
  • Summer Treatment Program (STP) Trainee Positions at Camp Baker - Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. STP is a summer treatment program in a camp setting for children with ADHD. Summer interns will receive extensive training and experience implementing the research-based intervention.

Harvard Summer School

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.  Please see the "Certain Harvard Summer School Courses" section of our Departmental Advanced Courses page for a list of these courses and for other important information regarding departmental credit.