Psychology Research Internship Application (Deadline: January 18, 2019 at 10 p.m. MT)
Job Title: Psychology Research Intern

Openings: 6

Start date: 06/24/2019

Shift: 40 hours a week from June 24, 2019 until August 12, 2019

Hourly Wage: $9.75

Paid Expenses: Certain travel, housing, meal, and tuition expenses will be paid for by the internship.

Description: The Psychology Department at BYU in Provo, Utah invites undergraduate students from all cultures with interest in psychological research to participate in an expense-paid internship.  The internship is designed to help students become competitive in their graduate school applications and for a career in psychology.

Daily responsibilities depend on the faculty member leading the research group to which the intern is assigned. These may include, for example, data entry, meeting research participants, following a research protocol, statistical analyses, and/or preparing research reports. Interns will receive weekly mentoring.

Following the paid-internship experience, students in the program will continue to receive mentoring from their BYU mentor.


Must be able to attend BYU in Provo, Utah for Summer Term 2019 and sign up for one credit hour (students whose home university is not BYU Provo will register as visiting students).

Must not have competing paid employment.

Self-motivation and an ability to work efficiently without direct supervision are essential.

Clear plan to pursue graduate school in psychology.

Application Instructions: 

* Complete this following Google form (

* Send a résumé, and three letters of recommendation (we suggest letters from two professors and a religious leader) to
* You are required to submit three letters of recommendation (we suggest two from professors and one from a religious leader) to complete your application. As for professors, have them use this attached link for a Google Form to write their letter
( As for religious leaders, have them send an email first to Dr. Yamawaki ( She will reply with a link to the form for them to submit their endorsement electronically.

REMINDER: Upon selection, each new employee will need to complete a federal Form I-9.  Original, unexpired, and non-laminated documents are required in order to complete this form. A list of acceptable documents can be found here:

BYU is an equal opportunity employer.

Please Upload Your Cover Letter using a PDF or Word Document: Your cover letter should briefly address: 1. Your background and experience, 2. Your academic and career goals, 3. Your interest in this internship and how it will help you achieve your career goals, and 4. What sets you apart from other applicants. *
Please include a picture of yourself that we can use for reference purposes *
First and Last Name: *
BYU Student ID: *
Email Address: *
Phone Number: *
Major in School: *
Student of: *
Year in School *
Home Address (permanent) *
School Address *
Name and Contact Information of Reference #1(professor suggested) *
Name and Contact Information of Reference #2 (professor suggested) *
Name and Contact Information of Reference #3 (religious leader suggested) *
Applied Social Psychology
Preferred Mentor (optional)
Choose a mentor from the following: (be aware that you may not get paired with the mentor of your choice)
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Developmental Psychology
How did you hear about this job/internship position? *
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