Internship: Undergraduate Research Opportunities


** We have received many applications for Summer 2018, and are now full. Thanks for your interest!**

CARE accepts applications year-round for both academic year and summer internship programs.

Please note: We only accept BU students during the academic year internship program. Students from all universities can apply to the summer internship program.

What can I expect from an internship at CARE?

As an intern at CARE, you will complete a range of tasks that include: data entry, transcription of natural language samples, assisting in the cognitive-behavioral testing of participants with and without ASD, coding data sets and other administrative activities. In order to track the skills you have developed during your internship, we ask you to keep logbooks of your progress on your work. This is a great resume-builder and will help you keep track of the skills you have acquired during your internship. At the end of the semester, you will be evaluated on your performance. You will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Tager-Flusberg about your time as an intern; this meeting with Dr. Tager-Flusberg is required if you wish to receive a letter of recommendation.

What if I have questions? 

All questions about research opportunities at CARE at any level may be directed to our Center Administrator (

What types of internship opportunities do you have ? 

CARE offers academic year internship opportunities as well as summer internship opportunities. During the academic year, the internships run semester-to-semester, and we ask that you plan to commit a total of ten hours a week for the 14 weeks of the semester. In the summer, we offer both a 20-30 hours/week program and a 30-40 hours/week program.

Please note that CARE intern opportunities are unpaid, but we encourage students to seek funding from other sources. One example of funding BU students may be eligible for is the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) at BU. You can learn more about UROP HERE.

Students wishing to apply for UROP funding to complete a project in the Center (fall, spring, or summer), must first:

  • have taken a course in Research Methods/Design/Statistics (any department);
  • have worked as an intern in the Center for a semester already;
  • have an idea of a general research question for the UROP.

Please schedule an appointment with Helen Tager-Flusberg at least 3 weeks before the UROP application deadline to discuss your goals and ideas.


You can apply to the academic and summer internship programs HERE.

You can apply to the Advanced Undergraduate: Autism Concentration internship program HERE.

Academic Year Research Opportunities for BU Students

Advanced Undergraduate Internship: Autism Concentration

*FULL for 2018* Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Other Opportunities for Undergraduate Students