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CAH Summer Internship 2011

The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke 
University is accepting applications from students (graduate and undergraduate) interested in conducting experiments in behavioral economics in our summer research internship. The 5-week program begins on July 7, 2011 and ends on August 11, 2011. For more about the CAH team at the Center for Behavioral Economics, see our website, and for more about Dan Ariely see

From studies on the consumption vocabulary of vegetables to the effect of eye gaze on trust, there is never a dull moment in the Center for Advanced Hindsight. The CAH summer internship will be valuable for hard-working students who are interested in gaining experience with experiments in behavioral economics. Our lab includes researchers with training in social and cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, marketing, design, and general judgment and decision-making. Interns will
 spend approximately 20 hours each week working in collaboration with CAH research assistants, faculty and graduate students and will be involved with planning and conducting experiments in the lab and field, as well as some data entry and analysis. At the end of the five weeks, interns will propose a project of their own (a 2-page report) stemming from the research they carry out over the summer.

Interns will be provided with a stipend to cover living expenses, with details to be determined. The Center for Advanced Hindsight is located at Duke, in the heart of Durham (the Northeast point of the Research Triangle). And according to the New York Times, Durham is one of the 41 worldwide destination spots of 2011. 

For more about living in Durham, visit:


To apply, please submit the following to as a single pdf document by April 20, 2011:

   1. A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major, relevant courses, research experience, GPA, and email address.
   2. A one-page cover letter describing your research 
interests, as well as your specific areas of strength and weakness. What experience do you have with the behavioral sciences? Why would you like to attend the program, and what do you hope to gain from your internship experience?
   3. A letter of recommendation from a member of your academic community (a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher or professor).

Applicants will be notified of their status by May 20th, 2011



  • Will applications be accepted on a rolling basis?
No, we will review all applications after 4/20/2011
  • Will you consider international students?
Yes, of course.
  • How many applicants will you be accepting
We plan to accept ~ 4-6 interns.
  • Is it okay if my referee sends the letter of recommendation separately?
Yes, just make a note of this in your application and have him/her email the letter to
  • Must I stay for the entire 5 weeks of the internship?
Yes, we can only accommodate those who can attend the full duration of the program, July 7-August 11

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