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Join Our Team! DisinfoLab 2021-2022 Internship

DisinfoLab is a student-run disinformation think tank at William & Mary. The lab uses a multidisciplinary approach to investigate emerging trends in disinformation and develop novel strategies to counter them. Our previous research has included:


  • Building a neural network to predict the spread of fake news on Twitter

  • Researching the origins of climate denial

  • Studying the psychology of the QAnon conspiracy theory

  • Analyzing the role of bots in promoting the “Big Lie” and COVID-19 disinformation


DisinfoLab seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial student disinformation

analysts, technical analysts, and communications team members for the 2021-2022 academic year. This internship is 10 hrs/week, remote, and begins Monday, September 27th.



DisinfoLab: Technical Disinformation Analyst Position

Responsibilities include:

  • Web scraping social media platforms to create data sets

  • Conducting analysis on online activity

  • Machine learning/data visualization

Coursework in computer/data science required. Research experience and/or interest in international relations, public policy, government, and economics preferred. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter (including a list of relevant courses), and a 1-page description of a past project (personal, or academic) to disinfolab@gmail.com by September 15th at 11:59 pm.



DisinfoLab: Disinformation Analyst Position

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and editing reports, op-eds, and articles about disinformation conducted by the lab

  • Working alongside a technical team to support analysis of online disinformation

Research experience in international relations, public policy, government, and economics preferred. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter (including a list of relevant courses), and a writing sample (<5 pages) to disinfolab@gmail.com by September 15th at 11:59 pm.



DisinfoLab: Communications Team Position

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing social media outreach strategies on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to increase audience engagement

  • Producing informative and digitally innovative social media content

  • Reposting and sharing disinformation-related content across social media platforms

Marketing, international relations, economics, and government majors are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in graphic design and communications preferred. Demonstrated interest in political affairs is strongly preferred. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter (including a list of relevant courses), and 3 infographic samples to disinfolab@gmail.com by September 15th at 11:59 pm.


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