CBDR Summer Internship

------Undergraduate Summer Research Internship in Judgment and Decision Making ----

The Center for Behavioral and Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University is accepting applications from undergraduates interested in conducting judgment and decision making in our summer research internship. The program begins on June 10, 2012 and ends on July 29, 2012.

The CBDR summer internship is open to students who are interested in gaining familiarity with and executing research in the field of judgment and decision-making. The Center includes researchers with training in social and cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, neuroscience, organizational behavior, marketing, and risk perception. Interns will spend approximately 30 hours/week working in close contact with faculty and graduate students affiliated with the center. Work includes conducting experiments with CBDR researchers in the lab and field (on our Data Truck). In weekly seminars, researchers will present the results of the research conducted by the interns the previous week and lead workshops on related topics (e.g., from intertemporal choice to the graduate admissions process).

For information about the Center for Behavioral and Decision Research, please visit: http://cbdr.cmu.edu.

In additional to learning about research, interns will have ample time to explore the city of Pittsburgh. This year, Pittsburgh was named America’s “most livable city” for the second time in 5 years. Its strengths include a low cost of living, excellent public transportation and climate, a vibrant arts scene including several nationally renowned museums, historic districts, and professional sports at an affordable price (e.g., Major League Baseball tickets may be purchased for as little as $9, right before games). More information can be found at: http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/.

Interns will be provided with university housing and access to university facilities, but will be responsible for all other costs (e.g., transportation to and from Pittsburgh and meals).

The deadline for applications is March 4th, 2012.

Applicants should submit the following materials:
1. A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major, relevant courses, relevant research experience, GPA, and email address.
2. A one page cover letter describing your research experience and interests. Please include information regarding why you would like to attend the program.
3. A letter of reference from a member of your academic community; either a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or professor.

Materials should be submitted to Professor Morewedge’s administrative assistant, Ms. Ashley Wheeler by email (ashleywh@andrew.cmu.edu) or by
regular mail to:

CBDR Summer Internship
c/o Ashley Wheeler
Tepper School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Applicants will be notified of their status by March 18th.