Below, we've compiled several of the opportunities Harvard has to offer for undergrads over the summer. Please be aware that there is limited funding to help pay for summer housing at Harvard - so get your applications in soon!
Departmental Research Opportunities - Summer 2019
- Summer Research Assistant in the Cushman Lab - Rolling Admission: Dr. Sydney Levine is currently seeking summer research assistants to work on studies of developmental moral psychology. RAs will be expected to work 10-20 hours/week in the Boston/Cambridge area. Responsibilities will mostly involve running studies with preschool-aged children, preparing and setting up testing materials, data entry, and helping to pilot new experimental protocols. There is no guarantee of funding, though there is the possibility that funding for a small stipend will be available. Students should secure their own funding for the summer. End of May 2019 through mid-August (flexible). To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to be in touch if you have questions about the position!
Non-Departmental Research Opportunities - Summer 2019
- Harvard Summer School Academic Tutor Program: This prorgam provides free tutoring and other academic services to Summer School students. This is a paid position with flexible hours - apply today!
- Paid Counselor Positions with Penn State's 2019 Summer Treatment Program for Children with ADHD - Rolling Admission, but training begins June 10, 2019: Counselors work together to implement treatment with small groups of children by implementing behavior modification during recreational activities at this camp for 7-11 year-old children in Harrisburg, PA.
- Undergraduate Counselor Positions at Judge Baker Children's Center's Camp Baker for ADHD Children - Rolling Admission: Summer trainees at Camp Baker will implement the treatment program in a camp setting for children with ADHD. They will receive extensive training and experience implementing the research-based intervention.
- Research Assistant Opportunities (Unpaid) with Stanford Psychophysiology Lab's Home-Sleep Study - Rolling Admission: This project seeks to understand how wake-time emotion regulation and sleep-time processes interact. A summer role requires a part-time, three-month commitment.
- Summer Research Assistant (Paid) with the University of Pennsylvania's Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab - Rolling Admission: These RAs will work on projects aimed at identifying the psychological drivers of real-world social conflict, injustice and inequality, and/or affecting change in these intergroup contexts.
- Volunteer Internship in Substance Use Disorders at MGH's Recovery Research Institute - Rolling Admission: This is a two-semester (or more) volunteer position to primarily assist in NIH-funded substance use disorder studies. Successful applicants would be able to start in summer 2019 if interested.
This page will be uploaded soon with more Summer 2019 opportunities. Check back soon!
Funding Opportunities - Summer 2019
** These are listed in order of application due date, but we have also starred the funds most commonly used by our concentrators for your convenience.
- ** Faculty Aide Program – The program provides opportunities for undergraduates to become closely involved in the ongoing research of a Harvard faculty member. Students often become Faculty Aides by contacting professors or responding to research assistant job listings in the Student Employment Office Jobs Database. You can also ask a faculty member if they might consider applying to the Faculty Aide Program to support you this summer. This program is not appropriate for thesis or other independent research, however, and faculty - rather than students - apply for the funding.
Housing at Harvard - Summer 2019
Other Summer Jobs for Harvard Students – Dates and deadlines vary.
Harvard Summer School - Summer 2019
You can always take courses at the Summer School, but please be aware that only certain courses count for concentration or secondary field credit. See this page to find out more!
Here is the list of Summer 2019 courses that CAN count for psychology concentration & secondary field credit...
For Introductory Course Credit ONLY...
- PSY S-1, Introduction to Psychology (Elizabeth Phelps)
For Advanced Course Credit ONLY...
- Mind, Brain, and Behavior S-101, Study Abroad in Trento, Italy: Windows into the Structure of the Mind and Brain (Alfonso Caramazza and John Assad)
- PSY S-930V, Summer Seminar: The Insanity Defense (Ellsworth Lapham Fersch)
- PSY S-1072, The Psychology of Emotional, Behavioral, and Motivational Self-Regulation (Richard McNally)
- PSY 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.
- PSY S-1503, The Psychology of Close Relationships (Holly Parker) - Cannot be taken if you have already taken PSY 1503 at Harvard College.
- PSY S-1870, Law and Psychology (Ellsworth Lapham Fersch)
In accordance with Harvard College policy, Summer School courses taken online are not eligible for concentration credit. If you are considering taking a course with an "online option", be sure to read these guidelines first.
If you're interested in taking any other Summer School courses, check out their catalog here!