Rebooting Social Media
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media will welcome a small, interdisciplinary cohort of undergraduate students with fresh ideas, curiosity, and creative drive to join its growing community of faculty, staff, scholars, and fellows this summer. These student interns will support the core RSM team in various projects and programs contributing to research, event support, project management, and documentation. Students will also dedicate a portion of their time to individual projects based on their unique interests, to be pitched in their applications. These individual projects may vary in stage and scope, while connected to RSM-related topics, such as (but not limited to) content governance, disinformation, online abuse, or new tech and tools. A successful project pitch will include the definition of a research problem, a proposal for how to solve the problem, and a description of how the solution will be evaluated for success or failure. A substantive curiosity about and passion for internet law, STS, computer science, tech policy, and/or related fields is required. Familiarity with research methodologies and strong technical skills might also be helpful in the execution of individual research projects. Hired interns can work part or full time, depending on project needs and candidate availability.