Psychology 195B: Fieldwork in Cognitive Science

Course Description

Fieldwork in Cognitive Science-Psych 195B offers Cognitive Science majors the opportunity to work (paid OR non-paid) for course credit in a pre-approved fieldwork setting in the area of Cognitive Science. Students are required to work a minimum of 7 hours per week for the 10-week quarter (summer enrollees are required to work a minimum of 68 hours over the 6-week session) and attend a one-hour weekly meeting, arranged by the fieldwork supervisor. Students must upload to BruinLearn a 5-8 page paper that describes the project they worked on and the work they completed. Students will also be required to present their work at a remote conference held through BruinLearn. They will create a 5 minute presentation video and share it with other students using the BruinLearn media gallery.

Course Forms and Deadlines

  1. Review the Course Guidelines. If you do not meet these guidelines, you will be unable to enroll in the course.
  2. Find an internship position. Four to five weeks prior to the start of the quarter, begin the process of securing an internship placement. Please see these INTERNSHIP POSITION SEARCH TIPS 🔗.
    • Option 1: Look through the APPROVED COGNITIVE SCIENCE FIELDWORK LISTINGS 🔗 and contact the Fieldwork Site Supervisor to secure your fieldwork placement.
    • Option 2: Work with an internship not on the approved list. If you are proposing to work with an organization that is not already listed as an approved fieldwork site, your site supervisor will need to complete the INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT FORM FOR SUPERVISORS 🔗 by Friday, June 14th at 11:59pm for Summer Session A 2024. Position Placement Forms received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
  3. Create a Psych 195B course contract. Instructions can be found below under “how to enroll.” Obtain your site supervisor’s signature on the course contract. This is the only signature that you need on this form, despite the form indicating otherwise. ENSURE YOU CREATE THE CONTRACT FOR 241. IF YOUR CONTRACT IS CREATED FOR THE WRONG TERM, THEN YOUR CONTRACT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
  4. Obtain your site supervisor’s signature on the supplemental form. Make sure they fill out the form in its entirety.
  5. Submit your forms. Signed course contracts and signed supplemental forms must be submitted to the Psychology Advising Office via MyUCLA’s Message Center by Friday, June 28th at 11:59pm for Summer Session A 2024 in order to be enrolled in the course. Course Contracts and Supplemental Forms submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Please note that enrollment in your contract course may take up to 10 business days. All contracts submitted by the deadline will be processed by the end of Week 2, pending there are no issues with your course contract. Do not send multiple messages to the Psychology Undergraduate Advising office checking in on the progress of your course contract, as this slows down processing for all students.