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U.S. Department of Defense Research Opportunities

The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. To support this mission, the DoD is the largest employer of scientists and engineers in the nation.

To ensure a continued talent pool, the DoD works hard to grow the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. The DoD’s Research Participation Programs are managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an interagency agreement between the DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the support of the DOE interagency agreement and management from ORISE, the DoD prepares and strengthens the United States STEM workforce.

View the complete list of current DoD Research Opportunities

Posted: 10/21/2020

Experian UX Internship

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Engineering intern–Innovation

Interested in fighting fraudsters or solving big identity challenges for businesses? You’ll get hands-on experience working on impactful innovation projects and prototypes aimed at pinpointing fraudsters and improving consumer experiences when they interact with businesses. You’ll be an immediate contributor by testing new ideas and helping transition those with the most value to our core product and development teams.

If you’re a coder who loves to experiment and test your ideas, are an aspiring entrepreneur with strong technical skills and you have a firm belief that technology can play a role in making people’s lives better, then consider an internship with our Innovation team!

Your primary mission will be to understand our business needs and product requirements and transform that understanding into user-focused and intuitive products, device interfaces, and platforms for mobile, desktop and web.

 

The role

Our goal is to develop and test prototypes in lockstep with our external partners to solve big problems and deliver value. To be successful, we’ll need to conceive, design and build these prototypes rapidly, then iterate based on feedback. So having a strong understanding of front-end and a general understanding of back-end development, as well as design thinking and UX methods are important.

Reach out to us if you have some experience in:

❑ Gathering and evaluating user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers

❑ Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps

❑ Developing UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like

❑ Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders

❑ Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)

❑ Creating rapid prototypes to validate design concepts with stakeholders and customers.

❑ Collaborating and communicating professionally with clients and internal teams.

❑ Designing user-experiences from low-fidelity sketches to clickable web-based prototypes and hi- fidelity pixel perfectmockups.

❑ Staying on top of UX trends

 

Other requirements

❑ Experience in or strong desire to learn about innovation processes, including product discovery, Agile iteration duringdevelopment, product/process measurement and optimization in production

❑ Some experience with mobile apps, desktop software, web applications, voice UI, device screen and physical interfaces

❑ Experience with responsive Web design and frameworks that incorporate strong grid principles, such as Bootstrap.

❑ Ability to recognize and predict use cases and user interaction, including happy path as well as edge and corner cases,and incorporate them into designs.

❑ Growing understanding of information design and user psychology.

❑ Portfolio of design projects

❑ Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)

❑ Portfolio of design projects

❑ Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)

❑ Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop

❑ Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders

Given current circumstances related to the pandemic, this intern role will be completely virtual, including interviews and onboarding sessions. But don’t worry, we’ve been working virtually for the past several months. We're asking for you to be focused on Innovation projects 15 to 20 hours a week and we’re hoping to have our next group of interns work as a cohort for a full year, starting together in the Fall ‘20 semester.

Below are answers to a few other questions you might have:

❑ Is the internship paid?

Yes! Reach out to learn more.

❑ Is the internship for the fall semester, or the full academic year?

Preferably full academic year, with the opportunity to be selected for a full-time summer internship atthe conclusion of the academic year. But we will also consider students who may be entering their finalsemester of studies.

❑ Is the time commitment flexible, depending on a student’s class schedule? (i.e., does Experian have a preferred work schedule for interns such as days/times/time blocks)?

There are no specific days/times and work will likely be completely virtual (using video chat for mostmeetings) at least for the first semester. We can typically work around students’ class schedules, but we doprefer that interns commit to two full days of work per week rather than spreading their time throughout afive-day work week. This allows for more focused time with Innovation team members on projects.

To apply, reach out now to Michael.gross@experian.com and Charlie.vlahogiannis@experian.com

For information about Experian, go here: https://www.experian.com/corporate/about-experian

 

Posted: 09/17/2020

SULI Program - Spring 2021

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Spring Term: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli Applications are due October 7, 2020. 

SULI encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/Frequently-Asked-Questions  

Applications Due: 10/07/2020

How to Apply: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/How-to-Apply

 

Posted: 08/05/2020

QI Learning Academy: 2-Quarter AIP Internship

QI LEARNING ACADEMY: 2-QUARTER AIP INTERNSHIP
AIP 97/197. Complex Systems Research Methods for a Changing Planet: QI Learning Academy
Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 | T/Th 5:00pm - 6:20pm | 4 Units Per Quarter
Online Instruction & Faculty-Led Research Project Internship for UC San Diego Undergraduate Students
Jointly Taught by Multiple Faculty Members Affiliated with the Qualcomm Institute. Many of the problems facing the world today are embedded in complex systems. The multiple interacting components of complex systems make studying these problems challenging. Students participating in this blend coursework and research program will engage in coursework to learn the theory and skills needed to apply to a research question under the supervision of faculty affiliated with the Qualcomm Institute. Students will work on different research questions in interdisciplinary teams throughout this two quarter internship experience.
The research projects will be thematically related to the “Changing Planet” theme, on diverse topics including but not limited to autonomous vehicles, San Diego city data, availability of potable water, and visualizations of different models of future climate predictions. At the end of the internship, we expect students to have improved their understanding of how to approach a complex problem, how to conduct a literature search and write a critical review, and how to analyze data related to their particular research problem, as well as organizing and analyzing data more generally.
This is the program for you if you are someone who is academically curious, deeply inquisitive, and independently motivated to succeed.
Prerequisites for AIP 97: thirty units completed; 3.0 minimum GPA.
Prerequisites for AIP 197: ninety units completed; 2.5 minimum GPA.

For more information, visit enrich.ucsd.edu/aip/
To apply, visit the posting on AIP InternLink