Research Opportunities

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Our lab conducts research on the cognitive processes that support the acquisition and proficient use of a second language (for information about our current projects see our Research page.) Please see below for opportunities to join our lab, either as a volunteer, as an undergraduate research assistant, or by applying to work as a graduate student in our home department.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We are always looking for enthusiastic undergraduates who would like to work in the lab with us on new projects. If you are interested in joining our lab, please complete our RA Application indicating your interest and send it to Guadalupe Aileen Mendoza at guadalam@uci.edu. The best time to write is over the summer or a few weeks before a new term begins.  There is no requirement to speak a second language yourself. The only requirement is to be interested in gaining research skills and in being part of an interactive lab group!

Graduate Research Opportunities

If you are interested in applying to work as a graduate student in our lab, please write to Judith Kroll, and see the Admissions Page at the UC-Irvine Department of Language Science for more information.

Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE)

In partnership with Penn State, the PIRE (Partnerships in International Research and Education) fellowship creates opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to conduct research abroad at our partner sites. For more information on the PIRE fellowship, please contact the PIRE Project Manager, Jennifer Fogarty at jennifer.fogarty@uci.edu. The Center for Language Science’s website also offers some information on the PIRE fellowship. Details to come about informational sessions and requirements to participate in this opportunity here at UC-Irvine.