Skip to content
Contact Us

Prof. Sina Fazelpour is inviting applications for 12-week Research Internship positions to join a multidisciplinary team working on the epistemology, ethics and governance of human-AI collaboration and teaming this summer (June-August 2024). The basic premise of the project is that when AI models are meant to assist human experts, the primary unit of functional and ethical evaluation should be the human-AI team, and not just its individual members (e.g., AI models) in isolation. Working closely with Prof. Fazelpour and collaborators, including Prof. De-Arteaga (UT Austin), the successful applicant(s) will contribute to developing sociotechnical design, evaluation, and auditing tools that can help structure human-AI teams in a functionally robust and ethical manner.

This position is open to current PhD students who have a demonstrated interest in topics related to the ethics and governance of AI. We welcome applicants with backgrounds from fields relevant to the project such as: philosophy, cognitive science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, human-computer interaction, network science, and science and technology studies. The successful candidate will have experience in one or more of the following topics: human-AI collaboration; machine learning; sociotechnical approaches to evaluating AI capabilities; algorithmic fairness; agent-based modeling; team diversity and interdisciplinary; value-sensitive design. Please see “Eligibility Requirements” for further details.

Research Interns will receive $6,000 per monthand are expected to be physically located in Boston for at least 50% of their internship. 

The deadline for applications is April 22, 2024. To apply, please submit the required information in the link below.

2024 Program Details

To be eligible,

  • Applicants need to be currently enrolled in a PhD program, including but not limited to programs at Northeastern University. Applicants from Northeastern University must not be enrolled in another job position at Northeastern for the duration of the internship.
  • Applicants need to have unencumbered U.S. work rights or a U.S. student visa to receive payments for the summer internship. We are unable to offer payment to students who are not able to work in the U.S. Applicants need to determine their own eligibility with the visa offices at their home institutions.

Research Interns are expected to be spend at least 50% of their internship in Boston.

Please submit the required information, including those related to the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter: Your cover letter should be no more than 1 page long, and it should address the following:
    • Briefly describe your current position and your current research, and how it connects with the position.
    • Describe your research experience and methodologies you are you most familiar with (e.g., coding, statistics, agent-based modeling. simulation studies, fairness analysis, conceptual analysis, large scale data analysis, theoretical analysis)
    • Tell us what kinds of research interest you and what you hope to achieve from this opportunity.
  • 1 Piece of Relevant Writing Sample (could be a published article or a pre-print research paper, dissertation chapter, or other research-related writing)
  • Reference letter contact (the letters will only be solicited after the initial review, but you may wish to notify your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.)

Funding for this internship program is provided by Schmidt Futures AI2050 Early Career Fellowship.

If you have any questions about the internship, please contact Prof. Sina Fazelpour,