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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:



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 disinfolab@gmail.com.



**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

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. 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 disinfolab@gmail.com by Sunday, September 25th, 2022.


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

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter (including a list of relevant coursework), and a writing sample (<5 pages) to disinfolab@gmail.com by Sunday, September 25th, 2022.


DisinfoLab: Communications Team Position

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 disinfolab@gmail.com by Sunday, September 25th, 2022.


DisinfoLab: Outreach Coordinator Position

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 disinfolab@gmail.com by Sunday, September 25th, 2022.


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