You can apply to do research with faculty at another institutions. Ways to pursue this include:
- College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
The Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) at the University of South Florida is dedicated to research and education related to mental illness and related disorders. FMHI invites undergraduate students to apply for a highly selective Summer Research Institute.
- The American Psychological Association’s Summer Science Fellowship:
The American Psychological Association selects a small number of students to do research with nationally known psychologists over the summer, and the APA covers expenses and gives you a stipend. Only rising senior students are eligible (i.e., during the summer between your junior and senior years). For more information see www.apa.org/science/ssf.html.
- Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU’s):
National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates
NSF REU programs for undergraduates
REUs in Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
REUs in Ethics and Values Studies
- Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) - University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations – racial and ethnic students of color, low socio-economic status, and first-generation college students – who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week) and a curriculum of scientific instruction, professional development and networking opportunities. It is supported by the National Science Foundation through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) mechanism and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior - Oklahoma State University
The goal of this program is to provide 12 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of human and animal behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects. Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research.
- Summer Science Fellowship - George Mason University
The APA Science Directorate is pleased to announce a partnership with the George Mason University Department of Psychology to host the 2011 Summer Science Fellowship program (SSF). SSF aims to immerse advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology by exposing them to the excitement and promise of the best of psychological science. Our principal objective is to inform these students about the science of psychology and its promise for the future, and help prepare them for the rigors of graduate study in psychological science.
- The Laboratory for Child Development - Johns Hopkins University
Each summer the Laboratory for Child Development at Johns Hopkins University offers a limited number of internships for college undergraduates, under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Feigenson and Dr. Justin Halberda. Interns will gain experience with current techniques for investigating early knowledge, including measuring infants’ looking time to various scenes, measuring children’s reaching for hidden objects, and measuring children’s choices in simple experimental games. We are currently answering such questions as: -- How many objects can infants and young children keep track of and remember over time? -- What early numerical abilities do infants and young children have? -- How do toddlers and preschoolers reason through simple logic problems? -- How do young children learn the meanings of new words?