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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 


 

Media Studies Internship

Location: 40 Exchange Pl. Suite 1403 New York, NY 10005
To apply: Please submit résumé, writing sample, and cover letter to Laura Tietjen, jobs@newknowledge.org

About You

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 and writing about early career adults’ media consumption from a social science perspective? 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!

Please note: This is a part-time, unpaid position. We are looking for a student who will receive course or independent study credit.

About 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.

Requirements

In addition to the About You questions (above), there are a few more things we need. Candidates should:

  • Be interested in media, particularly science and health communication;
  • Have some experience with qualitative data analysis (e.g. hand coding, NVivo, etc.);
  • Be in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in media studies, linguistics, anthropology, psychology, education, or a related field; and
  • Have the ability to work in our New York City office.

Prior experience with data collection, transcription, data analysis, and report writing would be great, but not required.

Expected Responsibilities

The media studies intern will contribute to library research, literature reviews, or development of an annotated bibliography; participate in data analysis; and collaborate in writing peer-reviewed papers. Interns are considered part of the team and are invited to join meetings, learn about all of our work, and participate in project work. Typically, interns are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours during the workweek, anywhere from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM; for this project, we are also willing to consider interns who can work a minimum of 8 hours. The schedule can be flexible to suit other work and school demands.

Expected Benefits

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. They also gain access to data sets they can use for course projects or thesis papers.

 


 

Quantitative Social Science Internship

Location: 40 Exchange Pl. Suite 1403 New York, NY 10005
To apply: Please submit résumé and cover letter to Laura Tietjen, jobs@newknowledge.org

About You

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 using a quantitative social science lens to inspect and understand people’s choices, attitudes, norms, and learning? 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!

Please note: This is a part-time, unpaid position. We are looking for a student who will receive course or independent study credit.

About 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.

Requirements

In addition to the About You questions (above), there are a few more things we need. Candidates should:

  • Knowledge of applied statistics (including the reporting and visualization conventions used by social science journals);
  • Facility with the R statistical computing and graphics environment (advanced MS Excel skills are a plus);
  • Completed at least three years of an undergraduate degree, preferably graduated or in a master’s program; and
  • Have the ability to work in our New York City office.

Prior experience with the collection and analysis of survey data, as well as report writing, would be helpful, but are not required.

Expected Responsibilities

QSS interns at NewKnowledge contribute to several data-related tasks, including cleaning, analysis (descriptive and inferential statistics), and visualization. They also contribute methodological summaries for reports and may assist with data collection and research design. Interns are considered part of the team and are actively invited to join meetings and participate across projects. Typically, interns are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours during the workweek, anywhere from 9:30 AM to 5:30PM; for this project, we are also willing to consider interns who can work a minimum of 8 hours. The schedule can be flexible to suit other work

Expected Benefits

Interns further develop QSS skills and learn a great deal about applied social science research, often contributing to advancement of an area of study and learning alongside experts in the field. The QSS internship might also contribute to your formal education: NewKnowledge can provide interns with data for completing their thesis.

 


 

Writer & Librarian

About You

Do you daydream about the architecture – in other words, information management systems – that guides rigorous work, like social science research? Are you able to see the big picture clearly, and write about it with precision – and find inconsistencies when you read about that big picture? Do you thrive in fast-paced environments, balancing multiple deadlines? Are you able to follow procedures, yet innovate where you see an opportunity for improvement? Do you thrive in collaborative teams? 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 Writer & Librarian at NewKnowledge!

About 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.

Requirements

In addition to the About You questions (above), there are a few more things we need. Candidates should:

  • Have completed a MLIS degree or equivalent degree in a related field;
  • Have experience managing or contributing to research databases;
  • Have experience as a technical or academic writer (experience with social science research writing is preferred); and
  • Have the ability to work in our New York City office.

Expected Responsibilities

The Writer & Librarian will split their time between serving as NewKnowledge’s internal librarian and information specialist, and a member of the organization’s writing team. As Librarian, this individual will be a champion of consistency, overseeing tracking of a wide range of publications, including record keeping, producing metadata, and dissemination. As a critical part of the support team for the Research Integrity Officer, the Librarian will ensure that records and procedures are followed according to systems defined by the NewKnowledge’s policies and field-wide standards. As a member of research teams, the individual will use social science databases to retrieve scholarly articles in multidisciplinary fields, and provide general reference support to research staff including web searches, compiling of bibliographies, research assistance, and record compliance management. The librarian will also contribute to and improve data management practices.

As Writer, this individual will be a member of several project teams, collaborating with researchers, project managers, and the communications lead to produce research-focused publications. Pulling from a broad set of resources, the Writer will distill information quickly, abbreviate details, and condense a story to its essence. Staff will rely on the Writer to originate ideas for storytelling, generate slogans and consult on phrasing, and quickly pull together presentations and reports. On the project side, the Librarian & Writer will bring their expertise in the library and information field to our library research projects with ALA, the Gates Foundation, and more.

Location: 40 Exchange Pl. Suite 1403 New York, NY 10005

To apply: Submit the following to Laura Tietjen, jobs@newknowledge.org:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter
  • One writing sample