Join Our Team! DisinfoLab 2022-2023 Internship
DisinfoLab is a student-run disinformation and technology think tank at William & Mary. We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate emerging trends in online disinformation and develop novel strategies to counter them.
DisinfoLab strives to produce policy-relevant research to share with a network of global policy experts. Previously, the lab has published long-form reports and op-eds in Diplomatic Courier, an international affairs magazine. Our previous research includes:
Analyzing the disinformation resiliency of groups in Eastern Europe
Evaluating identity bias in GPT-3 and Google Search autocompletion
Building a neural network to predict the spread of fake news on Twitter
This year, DisinfoLab analysts will each research and produce an original op-ed or technical project, and contribute to the design, execution, and synthesis of a lab-wide report on a pressing disinformation issue.
DisinfoLab seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial team members for 2022-2023. The internship is 10 hrs/week and runs from Monday, October 3rd, to Friday, December 9th. You can learn more about the lab at disinfolab.net, or @disinfo_lab. For questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**For all positions, research experience and/or demonstrated interest in international relations, public policy, government, or history is preferred, but not required. Freshman and sophomore students are strongly encouraged to apply.
DisinfoLab: Technical Disinformation Analyst Position
Web scraping social media platforms to create data sets
Conducting analysis on online activity
Machine learning/data visualization
Coursework in computer/data science required. To apply, please send a resume (including a list of relevant coursework), and a 1-page description of a past project (personal, or academic) to email@example.com by Sunday, September 25th, 2022.
DisinfoLab: Disinformation Analyst Position
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
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter (including a list of relevant coursework), and a writing sample (<5 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, September 25th, 2022.
DisinfoLab: Communications Team Position
Developing social media outreach strategies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
Producing informative and digitally innovative social media content
Experience in graphic design and communications preferred. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter (including a list of relevant courses), and 3 infographic samples to email@example.com by Sunday, September 25th, 2022.
DisinfoLab: Outreach Coordinator Position
Coordinating outreach and communications to professors, policy experts, and W&M
Identifying grant and paper competition opportunities for the lab
Leading campus engagement initiatives
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (including relevant experience) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, September 25th, 2022.