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LINGUIST List 21.311

Tue Jan 19 2010

Internships: Lang Technology: Undergraduate Intern, PSLC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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        1.    Maxine Eskenazi, Language Technology: Undergraduate Intern, Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC)

Message 1: Language Technology: Undergraduate Intern, Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC)
Date: 19-Jan-2010
From: Maxine Eskenazi <jobodnarcs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Language Technology: Undergraduate Intern, Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC)
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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University
Department: Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC)
Web Address: http://www.learnlab.org/

Type of Work: Language Technology

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Duration: 07-Jun-2010 to 30-Jul-2010
Compensation: Paid $4000 Fellowship Stipend
Internship Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: Minimum Requirements : Students should have a minimum of
3.5 GPA out of 4.0 although we will consider students who show by other measures
that they are exceptional and capable of doing the work who have GPAs over 3.2.
Class standing and grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of
research will also be considered, as are recommendations.

Description:
The Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC) at Carnegie Mellon and the
University of Pittsburgh has an exciting summer research opportunity available
to undergraduate students. This program encourages applications from students
who would like to do research in the fields of psychology, education, computer
science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies.

The PSLC's program provides support for talented undergraduates to spend 8 or 10
weeks during the summer working in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon
University or the University of Pittsburgh. The program aims to encourage the
participation of underrepresented students in our graduate programs and to make
the PSLC's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to our
fields. The program supports the PSLC's commitment to training a diverse set of
science, technology, education, and psychology leaders. Applications will be
considered from eligible students without regard to gender, race, or ethnicity.

Applications are encouraged from students who wish to work in a modern academic
research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers
and experiment in real classroom environments. The program will expose students
to the excitement and opportunities of a research career. This experience will
provide excellent preparation for students interested in subsequently pursuing a
Masters or Ph.D. degree. Although students from other years may apply, this
opportunity is most fitting for a student at the end of the junior year of
undergraduate studies.

Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $4000 for the eight-week
program (see Program Dates below). Participants will also receive an allowance
for housing and travel. In addition they may be interested in attending the
one-week PSLC summer workshop on authoring tools for educational technology and
experiments. Here they will create parts of an Intelligent Tutoring System and
conduct an experiment on human learning principles.

Students will work in the laboratory of a Carnegie Mellon or Pitt faculty member
in a research area matched to the interests expressed in the student's
application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided
by the faculty member as well as, in some cases, a postdoctoral fellow and/or
advanced graduate student.

Program Dates: Students may start their projects on Monday June 7, 2010 and
finish on Friday, July 30, 2010. Submission of an application indicates that the
applicant agrees to be present from June 7 to July 30, 2010 inclusive. They are
expected to be present on Sunday evening, May 6, 2010 for a welcoming reception
and information session.

Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is February 15, 2010. Students
will be informed of our decision by March 1, 2010.

Number of slots/ positions available: The PSLC can accommodate as many as 10
positions, although in any given year, we may decide to fund less than 10
applicants.

Funding Source (if applicable): National Science Foundation

Partner Institutions: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh,
Carnegie Learning, and Carnegie Speech Company

For a complete description, and to download an application, visit the PSLC
Summer Internship site here:
http://learnlab.org/opportunities/PSLC_summer_internship.php

Application Deadline: February 15, 2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
PSLC - Summer Internship Program c/o Jo Bodnar
3529 Newell-Simon Hall - HCII
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
USA

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for
Applications:http://learnlab.org/opportunities/PSLC_summer_internship.php
Contact Information:
Jo Bodnar
Email: jobodnarcs.cmu.edu
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