Summer 2024 Intern- Slack Workforce Lab Doctoral Research Intern
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Slack is on a mission to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. We are hiring a Doctoral Research Intern for Summer 2024 to help us understand and guide the future of work! Research internships at Slack provide hands-on experience with qualitative and quantitative projects that ultimately change the way millions of people work. Interns have the opportunity to define and conduct research that provides useful insights to stakeholders across the company, along with the academic and business communities at large.
About Slack Workforce Lab
This internship will be done in partnership with the Research & Analytics team and Slack Workforce Lab, a multidisciplinary group of researchers and writers that develops and studies new ways of working.
As an intern on the Workforce Lab team, you will have access to resources and events to help you grow both professionally and personally. You will go through global onboarding, research-specific training, and intern-specific onboarding to ensure you are set up for success. Throughout your internship, you will be part of events including Executive Speaker Series, AMAs, Volunteer Time Off, Workshops, and Socials. You will also have recruiter check-ins, bi-weekly homerooms, general guidance and support to make the most of your internship experience. Lastly, you have access to participate in any of Slack's 7 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
What you will be doing
Conducting a research project from start to finish: including forming research questions, developing and analyzing data, and sharing findings with stakeholders
Ideal topics relate to how workplaces can best support employees by making work more flexible, inclusive, and connected
Collaborating with researchers, data scientists, and other stakeholders within the company to identify research questions and to organize a dataset that enables you to test hypotheses
Preparing results for submission to scholarly venues such as journals or conferences
What you should have
Excellent communication skills and the ability to create a compelling narrative built on insights from research
Experience in qualitative and quantitative methods including 2 or more of the following: interviews, focus groups, observation, ethnography, surveys, diary studies, usability testing, concept testing
Preferred applicants are currently in their second to fourth year pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer-Supported Collaborative Work, Communication, Information Sciences, Computer Science, Design, Organizational Science, Social/Organizational Psychology, Sociology, or related
Must be graduating December 2024 or later
Nice to have
Proficient in SQL
Background in R or Python
Preferred candidates have both qualitative and quantitative backgrounds, using the right method for the question at hand
Experience designing and executing complex research projects as an independent researcher
Experience with product usage/interaction data from social network or collaboration tools
Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work.
Come do the best work of your life here at Slack!
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