MSR Social Media Collective PhD Intern Call, Cycle 2016

Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking to hire new advanced PhD students to join the Social Media Collective (SMC) for its 12-week 2016 intern program. The purpose of the intern program is to help the intern advance in his or her own career and be able to have a draft of a publishable scholarly paper for an academic journal or conference of the intern’s choosing. They are looking for a candidate to be trained in any number of disciplines and also have strong social scientific or humanistic methodological, analytical, and theoretical foundation. It is important that the candidate is interested in questions related to media or communication technologies and society or culture. The internship is a 12-week paid internship that would be located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Applications should include:

-An academic article-length manuscript (~7,000 or more) that you have authored or co-authored (published or unpublished) that demonstrates your writing skills
-A copy of your CV
-The names and contact information for 3 references (one contact name must be your dissertation advisor).
-A pointer to your website or other online presence (if available; not required).
-A short description (no more than 2 pages, single spaced) of 1 or 2 projects that you propose to do while interning at MSRNE, independently and/or in collaboration with current SMC researchers.

Applications are due by January 29, 2016

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