[Air-L] Fwd: internship opportunities - Experience Insights Lab, Intel Labs

Nancy Baym nbaym at ku.edu
Mon Feb 7 11:55:50 PST 2011

Some on this list might be interested in this opportunity. 

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> Subject: internship opportunities - Experience Insights Lab, Intel Labs
> Candidates should send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitæ, and
> a project proposal of no more than two (2) pages to Linda Illig
> (linda.illig at intel.com<mailto:linda.illig at intel.com>).
> The earlier candidates can apply the better. Review will begin
> February 15, and continue until both positions are filled.  Interns
> must work in Portland, OR. Relocation assistance is available.
> Description
> Intel's Experience Insights Lab (XIL) is accepting applications for
> two internship positions. You would join our group within Intel Labs,
> Interaction & Experience Research (IXR), a multidisciplinary team of
> social scientists, design researchers, technologists, and business
> analysts.  IXR was recently established by Intel Fellow Genevieve Bell
> as a world-class, industry-leading research organization to deliver
> breakthrough technologies that will bring the benefits of the ongoing
> digital revolution to everyone and fundamentally change the way
> computing is experienced.
> Internships are limited to currently-enrolled graduate students.
> Preferred areas of study include: social sciences, media art + design,
> informatics/human-computer interaction, cultural studies, and
> business.  Interns must be willing to relocate to the Portland, Oregon
> area during the course of the internship to work on-site with the
> research team, and must be eligible to work in the US.  Duration
> (preferably at least 13 weeks) and start date are flexible.
> Project Proposal
> Candidates should include in their application a brief proposal for a
> project they would like to work with us on, with relevance to one or
> more of the following ongoing research initiatives:
> ·         Personal/Social Media.  How can digital media better support
> the recording, representation, expression, and presentation of lived
> experience?   How can we move beyond thinking in terms of "writing",
> "photographs", "audio recordings", and "videos" towards something more
> directly or richly experience-based?  In a future of ubiquitous media
> how will people want to think about, share, and re-live/re-imagine
> their lives?
> ·         Social Participation. How does the proliferation of
> increasingly connected, increasingly capable devices enable new forms
> of collective action? How can people coordinate their activities to
> address needs and aspirations, and effect change in their environment
> at the local and global scale? What new forms of social organization
> arise in the Internet age, and how will they shape the next generation
> of digital technology?
> ·         Life In-Between.  Everyday life is full of rhythms and
> rituals as we move from place to place and from being alone to being
> together. As we move through every-day practices and temporalities
> questions arise about the relationship of ourselves to our
> environments. These include: What does immersion mean in a world full
> of spatial and temporal interruptions, and how do people work with or
> around these discontinuities? How are seemingly coherent experiences
> like affect, complexity, and privacy, actually fraught with
> discontinuity and "in-betweenness"? How do massive influxes and flows
> of data aggravate interaction or move us towards more immersion?
> ·         Trust-Risk.  As the world becomes technologically richer, we
> routinely connect to more people and sets of information than ever
> before.  How are practices around assessing risk and granting trust
> changing? How are individuals becoming their own professional-amateur
> experts at using financial, health, or consumer data etc., to mitigate
> risk and increase reward? How do our social networks in helping us
> mitigate risk? Do these play out differently between generations or
> geographies? With on-line relationships gaining strength, for both
> individuals and institutions, what are the practices that enable
> trust? How do reputation systems operate in this realm? Are they to be
> trusted?
> ·         Citizen Economics.  While citizen science is a well
> established practice, what would it mean to do "citizen economics"?
> With the proliferation of user-generated datasets, are their ways that
> citizens can help economists provide answers to economic problems of
> public interest? Conversely, how could people use rich datasets to
> challenge formal economic models, and to develop models of their
> economic lives that reflect their values? With sensor technologies
> tying datasets more readily to natural and built environments, are
> there new ways of re-valuing the physical environment?
> ·         Models of Ownership. How are everyday experiences of
> ownership changing? How are timeframes and interests in owning
> products and services starting to change? Why and how is reputation
> valued? How are shifting practices of exchange creating new states of
> ownership? How do people use their individual interests in exchange to
> create communities not just to circulate products and services but to
> generate new forms of social capital?
> Responsibilities
> ·         Refining and implementing their research plan in
> collaboration with the XIL team
> ·         Conducting primary research
> ·         Analyzing and reporting on secondary research
> ·         Coordinating relationships with vendors and study participants
> ·         Documenting and reporting research findings
> Qualifications
> ·         Applicants should be college graduates with a bachelor's
> degree or higher, currently pursuing an advanced degree (master's or
> PhD).
> ·         Experience planning and conducting research, and analyzing
> and rolling up findings
> ·         Ability to work autonomously and respond to guidance from a
> multidisciplinary team
> ·         Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
> ·         Self starter with ability to lead a project and
> independently implement an action plan
> ·         Ability to influence internal project stakeholders and drive
> engagement and participation in your project
> ·         Ability to network in a large, diverse organization in order
> to drive high quality results in a short time frame
> ·         Ability to balance personal research interests and
> objectives with the needs of the research group
> ·         High tolerance for a dynamic work environment with rapidly
> changing priorities
> ·         Willingness to jump in and lend a hand on multiple projects
> ·         Willingness and ability to travel

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