We seek motivated students interested in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or related areas, but welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Volunteers run experiments with children at preschools, museums, and in the lab; enter and code data using various computer software; recruit families via phone, email, and at external sites; design stimuli for new studies; and participate in weekly lab meetings. Students have the opportunity to acquire new skills and learn about cognitive development while working under the mentorship of a graduate student, postdoc, or lab coordinator.

Academic quarter volunteers should commit to 10 hours per week, minimum. We ask for a minimum 2-quarter commitment, with the possibility of completing a Psych 199 (with 12 hours/week) in the second quarter.

Summer volunteers should commit to 10 hours per week. More specific information can be found here. Please submit your application online at the link below.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Students will be contacted whenever a position matching their skills and interests become available.

Please email ladlabcoordinator@ucsd.edu with any questions.