NewKnowledge is committed to building a pluralistic team with broad academic, life, and work experiences that contribute diverse perspectives to the problems we explore. We believe this diversity is critical to supporting the personal and professional growth of our entire learning community.
Location: 40 Exchange Pl. Suite 1403 New York, NY 10005
To apply: Please submit résumé and cover letter to Laura Tietjen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you endlessly curious and do you enjoy learning? Do you like to ask big questions about society’s biggest problems and imagine a better way? Do you thrive in collaborative teams? Are you interested in thinking with a social science lens – particularly in learning how people make decisions, feel the way they do, and work with other people? Do you have a positive outlook and like to laugh about quirky things? Are you excited about working with people from many backgrounds and with different opinions? What about working alongside a few office dogs? If the answer is YES, you might be a great intern at NewKnowledge!
New Knowledge Organization Ltd. empowers change-makers with interdisciplinary social science research. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we pursue this work to build a society where all people can live to their greatest potential in harmony with a thriving biosphere. Through independent research, evaluation, strategic planning, and systems design, we explore how people learn about and are motivated to solve society’s grand challenges. With over 30 researchers from a range of disciplines, we explore paths to individual and community wellness, how to support a healthy biosphere, and how media and cultural organizations contribute to a just society. Consistent with the principles of a strong democracy, we promote public dialogue and action through collaboration, transparency in our process, and open access to the results of our work.
In addition to the About You questions (above), there are a few more things we need. Candidates should:
Prior experience with social science research, transcription, qualitative and/or statistical data analysis, data visualization, and report writing would be great, but not required.
Interns at NewKnowledge normally contribute to social science research, transcription, data analysis, data visualization, and report writing. Interns are considered part of the team and are actively invited to join meetings, learn about all of our work, and participate in project work. Interns are expected to work a minimum 16 hours during the workweek, anywhere from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The schedule can be flexible to suit other work and school demands.
Interns gain a great deal of skill in applied research, often contributing to advancement of their area of study and learning principles alongside experts in the field. They refine their skills in research design, research methods, and inference development from findings. Interns will also have the opportunity for co-authorship on publications.