6.02 EdLab Summer Internship Program (ESIP)
The EdLab is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2013 summer internship program. The internship runs from mid-June to mid-August. We will consider applications on a rolling basis. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please speak to your qualifications for and interest in specific projects or project teams (see below). All summer interns will receive stipends at competitive rates.
SUMMER PROJECTS & PROJECT TEAMS
The Applied Statistics Internship
We collect, analyze, and interpret various types of data to study applications/systems, evaluate organizational investments, and inform new development projects. The intern in this area will work with a team of researchers to model data, develop predictive analytics, and apply forecasting methods in an effort to pioneer new metrics for enhancing educational opportunities. If you have experience and a passion for topics like neural networks, machine learning, or sabermetrics, apply for this internship.
The Software Development Internship
We develop software applications with an emphasis on web-based applications for learning (broadly conceived). In addition to building new applications, our developers maintain and improve existing systems and software, as well as research, test, and evaluate systems and software available beyond the lab. Interns may be involved in all aspects of this work.
The New Learning Times Internship
EdLab’s New Learning Times (NLT) covers developments in learning for an audience of innovators, entrepreneurs, and all those aspiring to create the new learning sector. Publishing daily, The New Learning Times team needs writers who can craft compelling stories about the people, products, events, and processes that are emerging to re-shape the opportunities for learning in the 21st century. The intern joining the NLT team will participate in all aspects of the work of the editorial staff.
The Product Development Internship
EdLab Summer Interns in Product Development participate in all phases of product management. These activities include identifying user needs, collaborating with development teams, launching and promoting products, and engaging in online support and evaluation activities. Every EdLab product is managed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, developers, designers, librarians, and other ambitious professionals invested in the future of education. Though housed within an academic library, EdLab goes beyond traditional content delivery to explore creative production, product development, and social media marketing.
The Future of Libraries Internship
Get acquainted with the future of librarianship! As part of a development, research, and materials team, you will work to revolutionize traditional library services. Centered in the EdLab, we go beyond traditional content delivery to explore creative production, product management, social media marketing, and digital archiving. We seek interns with a passion for ushering libraries into the future.
The Data Visualization Internship
How can we make educational research more engaging through data visualization? How can academic publishers use those visualization tools to create better content? Work with a graphic design team that supports a range of publishing projects to create new models for visualization. We are looking for a great visual design sense and a sharp analytic ability between data and visual. Familiarity with visual tools, such as the Adobe suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver) is a plus. Omnigraffle, Balsamic, and Processing knowledge is also very helpful. This role will be part creation (data visualization) and part curation of content, so in addition to a great eye, we are looking for someone with keen writing and editing skills.
The Multimedia Production Internship
We produce videos and other media about the future of education and the evolving education sector. Our weekly content cycle includes script writing, production, editing, publishing, and outreach. Other opportunities include photography (project documentation), marketing, and outreach-related activities. Content may be highlighted in different contexts, including the Teachers College Record and the New Learning Times.
PREVIOUS SUMMER PROJECTS
Each year 6 to 10 interns from across the country and around the world join the EdLab teams. Examples of past interns and their work include: