SONIC Research Practices High School Internship

Application Period: May 14th to June 8th, 2015
Duration: Approximately 120 hours between June 8th and August 28th
Compensation: $9-12 hourly
Contact: Meghan McCarter, Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator
Contact Email: m-mccarter@northwester.edu
Contact Phone: (636) 284-5218
Location: SONIC Lab, Frances Searle Building 1-459, 2240 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60201

Organization Overview:

The Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group advances social network theory, and methodology through the development of cutting-edge techniques to study and improve knowledge networks in distributed working groups, virtual teams, and other large communities. For more information, please visit our website.

Project Description:

The MTS (Multi-Team System) Groupscope Project is an ongoing study of collaborative behavior. The goal of this study is to understand and improve upon the mechanism by which diverse groups coordinate to achieve a common goal.

Internship Description:

The MTS Research Aid will assist graduate researchers on an array of projects by:

    • proctoring data collection
    • extracting and storing data
    • organizing and processing data for analysis

Required Qualifications:

This position is open to rising high school seniors or recent graduates enrolled in an accredited degree-seeking program who are eligible to work in the United States. Applicants over the age of 18 will be required to pass a background check. Candidates must demonstrate:

      • keen written and verbal communication skills,
      • fastidious organization and attention to detail
      • the ability to and work collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate possesses:

      • confidence addressing a large group
      • familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
      • experience with statistics, data manipulation and research/independent projects

Application Instructions:

To apply please upload your resume, cover letter, and three references to m-mccarter@northwestern.edu