The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) is hiring for a Program Manager to join their team. PDI is a multidisciplinary research project that seeks to develop new and authoritative knowledge about how digital technologies are impacting democracy to inform and educate decision-makers in the field, including the next generation of technologists, business leaders, civil society organizations, and policymakers. Learn more >
The Stanford Internet Observatory student research assistant program engages students with SIO’s dynamic research team, giving students the opportunity to work directly with SIO researchers on specific projects, collaborate with the broader team on rapid response projects, and develop their own research ideas. We give preference to students who have taken at least one of our courses and to students with functional fluency in at least one language other than English. Technical and data science skills are a plus.
Interested RAs must submit an online application and upload a copy of their CV/resume and transcript.
We have filled our Fall Quarter RA openings. Winter Quarter open positions will be posted in December. We accept applications on a rolling basis for generalist RAs but will be in touch only if an opening arises.
General RA (Undergraduate or Graduate, 8-15 hrs/week)
Project description: Interested in working with us but not interested in the specific projects above? We always have needs for generalist RAs and for RAs willing to join us for specific rapid-response projects.
Foreign language skills (we are particularly interested in students who can read/write Arabic, Chinese (all topolects), Farsi, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese)
Interest in information operations or information interference, tech policy, platform self-regulation, fringe platforms
Experience with open-source investigations
Strong writing and research skills
You must be logged in to your Stanford Google account to access this form. You will be asked to submit a resume and unofficial transcript with your application.