The Intern: How To Prepare For Your First Day

This is a great post if you are starting to get ready for your fall internship. Most of these tips can be done over the summer!

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If you are anything like me, your work placement will not start for a few days or even weeks, but that little voice in your head will be telling you to prepare and you will do so by desperately searching the web for any advice on how to prepare and what to expect on your first day. To all of you, it will be fine. Obviously, you are not going to take my word for it, but I suggest you keep reading for a few helpful survival tips – at least it will calm your nerves.

  • Research
    At this point you should have done some research on WHO you will be working with and exactly what they do, if you have not done so previously, I strongly suggest squeezing in a little bit of research. Maybe you will even pick up a few facts to woo them with on your first…

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Summer Research Internship at the University of Virginia

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The Early Development Lab, directed by Dr. Angeline Lillard, is looking for exceptional undergraduate students for a summer internship in cognitive development. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors. Successful applicants typically have at least a 3.3 GPA in psychology, and have completed or are currently taking courses in developmental psychology, statistics, and research methods. This internship experience has been designed to provide exceptional undergraduate students an opportunity to gain experience conducting psychological research in a child development lab. Students do not need to have previous research experience to be competitive applicants; in fact, students from liberal arts colleges and smaller universities are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline is March 8th. Apply today! http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/Internship/internship.html