What Do Students Gain From Participating In This Program?

The benefits include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Students will learn about cutting-edge research in the field of cognitive science and psychology through participating and analyzing interesting experiments. Some of the basic concepts and classical experiments in the field of psychology will be introduced in our online workshops. This will help students develop a better understanding of human behavior and motivation. 
  • Participants in this program will be one of the firsts to learn about EPIC’s research from such as original interviews of Nobel Laureates and exceptional athletes where they have shared their wisdom on how to interpret and overcome hardship on their way to success. Knowledge gained in this internship will benefit students’ own studies and lives. In this internship, students will be able to closely observe how researchers collect, organize, and analyze data. These skills are crucial to students’ high school and college academic success regardless of what major the students choose to pursue in the future.
  • Students will have opportunities to interact with peers and make new friends through interactive online workshops.
  • Participation in our internship program will count up to 10 hours of community service. We will provide students with a certificate for completing the research internship and students will be responsible for verifying the hours with their schools.

Frequently Asked Questions:

We welcome high school students in grades 9-11 around the world to apply for the program. The admission is not based on academic merits, but on your interests and commitment to improving yourselves.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible due to the limited spots in our program. You can apply via the application form.

EPIC High Student Research Internship is a rolling program throughout the 2021-2022 school year. We group interns into several five-week sessions that run through different times during the year. This kind of setting will ensure each intern gets individual attention from EPIC researches.

There is no application fee, and the internship is free of charge. 

Yes, it is a fully virtual program. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, all interns will be working remotely from home. Our weekly meetings will be hosted via Zoom.

Please refer to the section of “What Do Students Gain From Participating In This Project? ” on this website.

You will be expected to work about 2 hours a week on various projects. 

As part of the internship, you will be involved in some of our social-psychological research, your contribution is highly appreciated. We will fill out any community service forms required by your school. 

Yes, your parents/guardians need to sign the program consent forms before you can officially start the internship program.
If you decide to join the internship program, we need one of your parents/guardians to sign a content form and email it back to us.

We will invite qualified students for a 30-minute information session via Zoom to help them understand the internship program. 


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Students’ beliefs that success in science depends on exceptional talent negatively impact their motivation to learn. For example, such beliefs have been shown to be a major factor steering students away from taking science and math courses in high school and college. In the present study, we tested a novel story-based instruction that models how scientists achieve through failures and struggles.

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