Research Intern, Princeton, NJ
Location: Princeton, NJ
Department: Product Development
Reports to: Senior Research Analyst
Purpose of Position:
Learning Ally is looking to recruit research interns for its Product Development group. Students interested in applying their skills to a set of real world problems are encouraged to apply.
Formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Learning Ally has a 60+ year history of helping Americans for whom print is not accessible. These include the blind and visually impaired as well as students coping with learning disabilities like dyslexia. This intern program, now in its third generation, presents students the opportunity to study a variety of topics critical to our business. Our interns have lead studies on 1) exploring how students respond to human or synthetic narrated audiobooks; 2) understanding how consumers prefer to access content digitally on both desktop and mobile-based; and 3) investigating variations in diagnosis of learning disabilities and communication gaps between parents and experts.
Participation in the program lasts a full semester. Researches are presented with a series of business problems to address. Interns are encouraged to be creative on how they answer this problem and are trained in research methodologies for conducting the study. This intern program places more than an average amount of trust on its interns – therefore students who are passionate, intellectually curious, and self directed will be the best fits.
Depending on skill set, interns will have focus on either qualitative research or quantitative research. Qualitative interns focus heavily on field interviews and direct observation. Quantitative interns focus on analyzing data sets to discover trends and insight. Candidates will be asked to select an area of focus based on their interests.