Human-Computer Interaction Institute Seeks Applicants for Summer Research Program

November 15, 2018
2018 Summer Research Program Group Photo

Application Deadline Is January 15, 2019

The Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) is looking for motivated undergraduates interested in conducting research in psychology, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies for its 2019 Summer Research Program.

Summer 2019 Program Details

Program Dates and Information: The 2019 program runs from May 28, 2019 to August 2, 2019 and applicants must commit to the entire summer period. This is a paid position. For more information about the available 2019 Summer Research Program projects, please see our Faculty Research Projects page.

Online Application: Apply to the HCII Summer Research Program  (Those interested in applying will need to sign-in to the online form with a Google Account. If you do not have a Google account, please create one.)

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

About the Program

Applications are encouraged from students interested in learning how to conduct research in a modern academic research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists. The HCII’s Summer Research Program allows talented undergraduates to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a research lab at Carnegie Mellon, or one of CMU's research partners. The program aims to make the HCII’s programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to its fields and supports the lab's commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology and psychology leaders.

The Summer Research Program experience provides excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree. While students from other years may apply, this opportunity is most fitting for a student at the end of the junior year of undergraduate studies.

Salma Elsayed-Ali (William & Mary, class of 2019) enjoyed her experience in the program last summer. "The HCII program was undoubtedly one of the most memorable and decisive learning experiences I have participated in. Having the opportunity to discover more about and contribute to the cutting-edge research being conducted at the HCII was an amazing learning experience, one that has encouraged me to continue pursuing research in HCI in the future. I am beyond grateful for all the support my PhD mentor and faculty advisor in the OH!Lab gave me and to have gotten to know so many inspiring students and faculty from CMU and beyond."

If you have questions about the HCII program, hcii-reu [at] andrew.cmu.edu (email us here).