Yale/Dr. Linda Mayes Internship - Info Meeting!

Yale Child Care Center

Join Dr. Linda Mayes, C'73, and previous Sewanee interns on Thursday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 271 of Spencer Hall to learn about the opportunities available exclusively for Sewanee students at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, CT. 

Sewanee students are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Linda Mayes, Director of the Yale Child Study Center, as a mentor and advocate as she has developed these internships over the last 20 years and the postings have grown from one annual spot to now 10-12 each year!

Please reply on TigerNet if you can attend this info session. If interested but unable to attend, please notify Melissa Webb at mewebb@sewanee.edu.

As an intern with Dr. Mayes, C'73, at the Yale Child Study Center, you will join a clinical/investigative group working with children 3 months to 18 years of age who come from high-risk situations. You will have the opportunity to interact with leading child psychiatrists and neuroscientists studying early brain development and working with children with serious developmental-psychiatric disorders. The experience will provide you with a view of both medical research and clinical medical care as practiced in an academic department of a medical school. This is an excellent opportunity for psychology majors or pre-meds interested in child studies or research.

Faculty at Yale Child Study Center have developed a summer internship program for undergraduate students, which will span all areas of developmental science, including clinical and typical development, and basic and applied research. Interns will be paired with a faculty mentor, based on their research interests and career trajectories, and spend the summer working with their mentor on a relevant research project. The projects will be in a series of tracks that include neuroscience, developmental, and clinical areas. Interns will have the opportunity to attend lectures and seminars where they are exposed to other areas of developmental science beyond the scope of their lab. At the end of the summer, interns will present their research project as a conference poster to the staff and students at Yale Child Study Center. Past research areas have included the neuroscience of parenting, adolescent risk-taking, interventions for vulnerable families, and addiction. The career pathways for our interns are generally to masters and PhDs across the US, medical school, or research employment. Many interns have their summer mentors provide letters of recommendation for their next career steps.


Spencer Hall, Room 271

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