Participate in our studies!

We always look for participants for our studies! In particular, we look for children from age 2 to 11 and for adults. Participants are included in our database and invited to our lab in Dillenburger Straße to play games and participate in fun experiments tailored to their age.

Are you and/or your children interested in participating?

Please contact us: iSearch [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

Bachelor or Master thesis

The MPRG iSearch welcomes students of Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education, Computer Science and related disciplines interested in collaborating with us with the goal of writing a Bachelor or Master thesis. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of information search strategies
  • Ecological learning and adaptiveness of active learning strategies
  • Active learning in the social domain
  • Active learning approach in education
  • Computational approach to active learning


The MPRG iSearch (Information Search, Ecological and Active learning Research with Children) regularly provides opportunities for research internships. Internships give students in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education, Computer Science or any other discipline investigating information search and active learning processes the opportunity to gain hands on experience with research. Research interns work on well-defined tasks related to our ongoing research projects. They do so in close collaboration with a postdoctoral research fellow or a research scientist. Internships typically last 10 to 12 weeks or longer, up to one year, and can be reimbursed with about 380 Euros per month (full-time internship) if the student is enrolled at any european University.

To apply, please send a statement of research interest, a curriculum vitae, high-school diploma (Abiturzeugnis), and any other related certificates electronically as a single PDF file to Sylvaine von Franqué: iSearch [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

For inquires about the research internships, please contact Ms. von Franqué (iSearch [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de, phone: 0049-30-82406-235).


Sylvaine von Franqué

Sylvaine von Franqué

+49 30 82406-235

iSearch [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

Job offers

You may find Job Offers in our Career section.