We have opportunities for undergraduate students to join us as Data Science Interns, and receive class credit or payment for research work in the lab. There is a possibility to extend the internship to subsequent quarters. Recognized undergraduate Data Science interns may be offered paid research positions. Contact Dorothea Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Noshir Contractor (email@example.com) with questions.
Detailed description of internship available for Spring 2023 can be found here.
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The members of SONIC Research Group are often funded by research grants as well as scholarships from the Media, Technology and Society program and the Technology and Social Behavior program. Additionally, opportunities from the Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences program include the Murphy fellowships as well as the Benjamen K. Sachs Graduate Fellowship (area of organizational theory and systems). SONIC also employs a variety of undergraduates and interns for research assistant and production tasks.
We are looking to hire as many as four podcast producers/editors. These individuals will work on new shows launching on the International Communication Association (ICA) Podcast Network. Contact Aldo Diaz Caballero (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Detailed description can be found here.
Undergraduate students with independent research, capstone projects, or senior thesis are encouraged to reach out to the Lab Director Noshir Contractor (email@example.com) to discuss mentorship through SONIC Lab.
Media, Technology, and Society Ph.D. Program
MTS is an interdisciplinary program that provides a graduate environment for innovative research in the study of media and communications technologies. It allows students great autonomy both within MTS and the University at large to design individual programs of study. Drawing on the University’s diverse resources and distinguished faculty, MTS encourages research on historical, contemporary, and emerging media that challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries and assumptions.
SONIC has hosted visiting scholars from the United States, and other countries (China, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Italy) for periods ranging from one week to one year. We welcome visiting scholars who are PhD students, Postdoctoral scholars, as well as faculty members. To inquire about current availability please contact the Lab Director Noshir Contractor.
SONIC Research Lab offers graduate students interested in social network analysis opportunities to be involved in a variety of projects, including studies of virtual worlds, team-assembly and collaboration, and community-based information and communication networks. Depending on the project, responsibilities participating in and/or managing data collection, conducting analysis, and preparing reports and publications.
Northwestern University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.