2020 Summer Internship

2020 Summer Internship

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The MIT AgeLab is seeking a college intern for the summer of 2020 to assist with a variety of tasks including data collection and analysis, content curation for social media platforms, and community outreach program development 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 multidisciplinary 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 for 10 weeks.

Compensation: Interns will receive hourly pay, and a stipend is available to offset living and travel expenses associated with coming to Cambridge, MA, for the internship.

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

Tasks may include:

• Assist with outreach, development and growth of the OMEGA program.

• 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.

• Manage volunteer development for the AgeLab’s Caregiver Panel.

• Analyze datasets collected by the AgeLab to discover trends and insights related to the wants and needs of older adults.

• Analyze qualitative data from focus groups.

• Create content for AgeLab’s social media platforms. 

• 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
• Self-starter 
• Positive attitude and ability to work with others
• Interest in learning statistical software packages such as SPSS, R, 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 “2020 Summer Intern” in the subject line.

The MIT AgeLab 2020 internship program is supported by Five Star Senior Living.