2019 Summer Internship

2019 Summer Internship

The MIT AgeLab is seeking a college intern for the summer of 2019 to assist with a variety of tasks including data collection and data analysis, development of social media materials, and research to support the AgeLab’s ongoing efforts to improve quality of life for older adults and those who care for them.

About the AgeLab

The aim of the AgeLab is to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to remain active throughout the lifespan. AgeLab’s research centers around how products are designed, services are delivered, and individuals will live, work and play in the future. The AgeLab is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, business partners, universities, and the aging community focused on issues related to:

  • Caregiving & Wellbeing
  • Retirement & Longevity Planning
  • Home Services & Logistics
  • Transportation & Livable Communities

Position Overview

Hours: Approximately 35 hours per week.

Compensation: $4,000 stipend for 10 weeks.

Open to full-time undergraduate students who are legally authorized to work in the US.

Tasks may include:

  • Clean and analyze survey data investigating livable communities
  • Research in-home technology needs of a variety of different older adult and family segments
  • Organize and interview members of the AgeLab’s Lifestyle Leaders Panel to help us gain a better understanding of the lives, challenges, and interests of the oldest age segment
  • Film, edit and compile interviews into short video clips
  • Analyze datasets collected by the AgeLab to discover trends and insights related to the wants and needs of older adults
  • Create content for the AgeLab’s social media platforms
  • Work with and wear the AGNES aging suit to conduct research on older adults’ mobility experiences
  • Support other AgeLab research and staff as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion for improving the lives of older adults
  • Ability to problem-solve and think creatively
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to travel
  • Interest in learning statistical software packages such as SPSS, R and Tableau
  • Proficiency in Excel or other database software
  • Effective communication, visual and organizational skills
  • Current college undergraduate student

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Samantha Brady at sambrady@mit.edu with “2019 Summer Intern” in the subject line.

 

 

 

MIT AgeLab
1 Amherst Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
ph: 617.253.0753
email: agelabinfo@mit.edu

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