A Software Engineering Internship with Pearl

Contact: 
Tim Connors
Address: 
200 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 
9083913462
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
For young professionals frustrated with the process of finding a job online, Pearl offers a 'personal recruiter in your pocket', linking you via text-message to a team of recruiters who can help you discover and instantly apply to the perfect opportunities. Our technology allows for 2-way conversations at scale by striking a nuanced balance between pre-programmed chat and human conversation.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Pearl is looking for software engineers to help us develop our technology. We have two internship tracks: front-end and back-end. The front-end track focuses on our web and mobile display using Angular. The back-end track focuses on the backend logic using NodeJS. We occasionally work out of Covel Commons, so it's easy to come and work with our team!
Special Qualifications: 
For front-end: Angular. For back-end: Node.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
7-10
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
Cognitive Science lies at the intersection of machine thinking and human thinking. Our hybrid solution lies at the intersection of those two things. This position grants students the opportunity to advance their computer programming skills in a fast-paced, real-world startup environment.

AllTrack

Contact: 
Gideon Arom
Address: 
1240 Rosecrans Ave #120, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 
3107794944
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
AllTrack is the only US based full service global performing rights organization (PRO) designed and built specifically for independent music creators -- artists, songwriters, composers, producers and publishers. Our mission is to simplify and automate performing rights. AllTrack uses the latest software technologies to eliminate inefficiencies in the administration of performing rights to create a better experience for rights holders and licensees alike.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
"In order to offer the best user experience to its clients, AllTrack must parse, transform, and ingest large amounts of data. One of the main intern responsibilities will be to participate in the planning and execution of various data processing and ingestion processes. These activities will provide valuable experience in the realm of ETL (Extract-Transform-Load), relational database schema design and database administration. Interns will look examine data sets and write software (in Python and SQL) to move data from disparate sources into a central relational database. Interns may also participate in categorical mapping exercises to seed Natural Language Processing algorithms (word-stemming) to help transform ambiguous tags into distinct categories to improve user experiences."
Special Qualifications: 
"Strongly desired qualifications: • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, PHP, Ruby or OOP languages such as C++ or Java. (Or a strong motivation to learn them). • Understanding of Relational Databases and SQL (desirable but not expected). • Strong Critical Thinking Skills. • Strong communication skills. • Curiosity and a strong desire to learn."
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-10 hours
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
"Much of the technology development involves concepts from the cognitive sciences. Often, in the process of categorizing incoming data, we are faced with the task of automating a decision that is simple for humans but difficult for machines. This means applying concepts such as Signal Detection Theory, running algorithms such as the Levenshtein distance and some Natural Language Processing algorithms. AllTrack was founded by UCLA Cognitive Science alumni, using the valuable knowledge gained from the major to maximize the usability of its products."

AR Product Design Internship with SnapChat

Contact: 
Laila Forghani
E-mail: 
Address: 
2850 Ocean Park Blvd Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone: 
424-214-0409
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Snap is a camera company that improves the way people live and communicate. Camera Platform is building the world’s best AR platform that empowers everyone to create and enjoy AR.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Snap is looking for a creative and kind product design intern that is excited to be designing for the in house lens studio and AR filters for the Snapchat's native application that will be putting real time 3D experiences to 100 million of users worldwide. Responsibilities included but not limited to • User-centric design, focusing not only on how the product looks but also how it works • Work with designers, product managers, developers and other team members to solve the complex problems that pertain to Augmented Reality • Work with Product Designers to create user journeys, wireframes, mockups, prototypes, specs, etc. to clearly communicate solutions to stakeholders • Assist with user research and usability testing to validate design solutions
Special Qualifications: 
Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment. • A portfolio featuring examples of interaction, 3D, motion, visual and prototyping work. • 1 or more year in Product Design for AR/VR experiences. • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Unity and 3D software (C4D, Houdini, Maya, 3dsMax, or Blender) • Currently has, or is in the process of, obtaining a Bachelors or Masters degree in Product Design or a related field like Cognitive Science. • Experience designing in cross-functional environments. • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods for user research • Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript for web technologies is a plus
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
40
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
This role requires users to draw from a interdisciplinary sets of knowledge such as using psychology and philosophy's perspective to understand how the users are interacting and visualizing AR assets by conducting comprehensive user research protocols in order to drive the right qualitative design decisions. In designing Lens Studio in the web, students can draw from web programming knowledge they have learnt in cognitive science front end programming classes to understand technology stacks and scrape out edge cases to meet design constraints.

Brain Computer Interface Intern

Contact: 
Sam Kazemian
Address: 
201 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 300
Phone: 
8052318418
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Everipedia builds software in new bleeding-edge areas from distributed ledger technology applications (blockchain) to new projects in neuroscience and cognitive science. We are currently looking at non-invasive brain computer interfaces that allow for use in prosthetics. This project can directly lead to further development of BCI that could help populations that use prosthetics.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
We want to build a device allowing control of machines via non-invasively acquired EEG brain signals (i.e. brain-computer-interface). The ability to distinguish two different brain states would be first deployed as an element of art installations in Los Angeles as a non-commercial proof of concept. Early successes in this BCI scenario will be used to further product development and ultimately culminate in prosthetic BCI wheelchairs and arms for tetraplegics.
Special Qualifications: 
-Some programming experience; python and MATLAB preferred -Upper level coursework in cognitive science and neuroscience -Statistical analysis, signal detection, and competency in data science
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
This project directly helps students build the software and tools required for a rudimentary brain computer interface (BCI) through EEG. BCI is an emerging and important field of technology in the neuroscience/cognitive science field.

Brimhall & Associates

Contact: 
Nancy Brimhall
Address: 
1200 South Hope Street, Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 
310 339 8993
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Brimhall & Associates is a philanthropy consulting firm that works with US-based and international non-profits that seek services to increase their awareness of aspects of successful fundraising, which includes training, coaching and strategic implementation. As part of our years of service. the firm has committed itself to developing the first-ever on-line platform for courses in non-profit fundraising. The platform is called "Change Lab" (www.changelab-fundraising.com) and develops the awareness of the course learner not only in skill-building specifics but the deeper understanding of themselves and how to interact successfully with prospective donors to their organization.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The intern project encompasses research on potential sources of project funding, participating in determining best approaches and what might motivate the funder to take an interest. In addition, ongoing participation in the constructive review of the Change Lab course, utilizing aspects of psychology to advise the team on content and application for greatest effectiveness.
Special Qualifications: 
Sensitivity to the non-profit community. Good communication skills. Interest in market research and applying research aspects to the project for the strongest outcomes.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
15 hrs per week
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
Applying learning aspects of classroom education to the practical application process is invaluable to achieving the greatest outcome for the Change Lab educational concept.

Center for Scholars & Storytellers

Contact: 
Yalda T. Uhls
Address: 
Franz Hall
Phone: 
3102101244
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
We work to share psychological research with practitioners in the entertainment industry who create content for youth.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The project will include summarizing research papers, helping with events, reviewing content (scripts, shows) and writing up reports.
Special Qualifications: 
English language. Please fill out the application here (https://uclapsych.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HVZgqwNpqj9BVr) and email your resume and a cover letter briefly explaining your interest in the Center for Scholars & Storytellers to info@scholarsandstorytellers.com. Please include your first and last name in the subject of the email. We recommend that you submit your application, resume, and cover letter at least three weeks prior to the quarter in which you are interested in doing the internship, so there is ample time to review your application.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
7-10
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
One important component of reviewing scripts and designing entertainment for a specific audience is the knowledge of how that audience thinks. Cognitive Science students have the unique advantage of understanding both artificial and real systems, and this knowledge will serve within a sector associated in creating digital content for an audience. Additionally, the ability to read and summarize research reports is an important component within the cognitive science curriculum.

Chick-fil-A Brand Manager

Contact: 
Eric Kim
Address: 
900 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 
3104438900
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Chick-fil-A is one of the largest American fast food restaurant chains and the largest whose specialty is chicken sandwiches. This Chick-fil-A is located in the Westwood neighborhood and serves the greater Westwood community and the many students in the area.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
As a Brand Manager, you will ultimately be responsible for developing, executing, and shaping the marketing strategy of this Chick-fil-A restaurant. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: market research, competitor analysis, public relations management, social media marketing, partnership formation, and execution of tactical marketing campaigns to target the Westwood area. This is is a growth opportunity and we want you to take out as much as you put into this role.
Special Qualifications: 
Strong initiative, good communication, and the ability to demonstrate their capabilities.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
10
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
All aspects of marketing and public relations management tie into the teachings of Cognitive Science. Brand Managers are required to analyze customer behaviors and opinions and obtain actionable insights from them. Evaluating key target markets and catering specific marketing strategies to them teaches Brand Managers how to leverage their Cognitive Science learnings to create marketing campaigns that truly resonate with our audience.

Chronaly

Contact: 
Edmond Banayan
Address: 
10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1101 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 
(310) 307-4739
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Chronaly's product is a health app for developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. This mobile health app aims to bring a solution with a global social impact.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Intern will work closely with the CEO and collaborate with other team members to primarily impact product development and product management. Secondary responsibilities can involve assignments pertaining to research, marketing, and business development.
Special Qualifications: 
Intern must display initiative, determination, good communication skills. Also, to understand customer psychology and mindset. Interested in market research and applying strategy to apply for grants.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
7-15 hours
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
Applies the psychology learned in class to understand customer psychology. Cognitive Science educates students of the surface of some developmental disabilities, students will apply that knowledge to the company's community. Apply theories about strategic thinking in Cognitive Science to real world by analyzing product and environment in aims to best serve those who have developmental disabilities.

Cyan Robitics, Inc

Contact: 
Zach Rash
Address: 
200 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 
6507965402
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Cyan is a robotic last-mile delivery company seeking to make on-demand grocery delivery cheaper and more accessible using self driving robots. Currently serving college campuses.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Intern will be responsible for spearheading digital marketing campaigns to find ways to engage with Cyan's primary markets. Interns will do research, analyze data, and use this information to help find ways to gain insight into product development and marketing.
Special Qualifications: 
Intern must be self motivated, proactive, and creative. Must be able to work with and understand data, and be able to use information from data to inform digital marketing decisions. Microsoft Office and Python skills preferred.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
10
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
The intersection of psychology and technology is the primary context for service based applications. Market psychology in this context is crucial for development for companies like Cyan. Combining statistical, computational, and psychological methods will help Cyan develop its product and understand its market.

Enroll Hero

Contact: 
Mark Lee
Address: 
202 Bicknell Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 
8588636533
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Enroll Hero helps seniors 65 and older pick their optimal Medicare plan with our personalized recommendation engine. Founded by Mark Lee and Bryan Kocol (UCLA graduate), Enroll Hero is a venture-backed (Mucker Capital, Techstars) startup looking to simplify healthcare for seniors. Those turning 65 in the US are overwhelmed by the hundreds of Medicare plans to choose from and there are no good resources to help with making this choice. We are on a mission to make Medicare simple.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The marketing intern will work closely with the CEO to ultimately drive customer growth through the company’s marketing and sales efforts. Tasks include content strategy refinement and execution for our website, emails, PR, advertising and social media. Also, the analysis of marketing channels and campaigns to determine what’s working best. Finally, the intern may help with data-collection tasks to enable the company to better understand overall performance. The intern will gain a wide exposure to various aspects of starting a business.
Special Qualifications: 
Some technical or mathematics background to work with data sets. For marketing, we look for both a data-driven mindset to make sense of the numbers and a creative mentality to brainstorm ideas that can boost those numbers.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
10 Hours Per Week
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
We use insights derived from consumer behavior to ultimately get the consumer to enroll in a health insurance plan through our product, marketing and sales activities. The human-computer interaction is integral to our user experience and one that is rooted in behavioural and cognitive sciences.

Everipedia Software Intern

Contact: 
Sam Kazemian
Address: 
201 Wilshire Blvd Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 
8052318418
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Everipedia is the world's first decentralized knowledge base; the next version of wikipedia on the internet. Larry Sanger, a co-founder of Wikipedia joined Everipedia as the Chief Information Officer to help facilitate the new form of online encyclopedias. Everipedia also builds various decentralized ledgers and blockchain architecture for other decentralized applications. Today, the company has raised over $30 million of venture capital funding(http://fortune.com/2018/02/08/blockchain-everipedia/).
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
To design, build, and complete EOS and Ethereum smart-contracts. To design frontend browser interfaces for interacting with smart-contracts and the decentralized ledger while building features into the everipedia.org web-application as well as software updates for Everipedia articles.
Special Qualifications: 
The intern should be full-stack developer with knowledge in both frontend and backend technologies such as JavaScript, C++, HTML/CSS, and Python. The intern should also be familiar with macroeconomic systems and blockchain technology.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
10-12
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
A large portion of blockchain and decentralized technologies have been developed with cognitive science principles in mind. The consideration of psychological incentive systems combined with software remains the cornerstone for decentralized platforms. Without a thorough understanding of both human psychology and large information systems, blockchain technology would be impossible. In securing the stability of blockchain smartcontracts, both the remaining psychological incentives and software-based loopholes must be taken into account. A cognitive science background is most advantageous for the development of blockchain technology due to its interdisciplinary requirements of understanding and implementation.

Far Out Fest - Design Intern

Contact: 
James Barton
Address: 
200 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 
(415) 450-1805
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Started in 2016 as an underground way to feature student artists and local talent in the Westwood Village, Far Out Presents brings new life to live events. We wanted to give artists the platform we know they deserve to share their music. Ever since, we’ve combined our young hustlin’ energy with an entrepreneurial creativity to throw some incredible concerts and festivals. We annually throw Westwood’s Far Out Fest in the heart of Westwood Village. We feature live performers, great food and beverage options we believe in, plenty of family friendly activities, local businesses, and most importantly vibes you can boogie to. In 2019 we successfully gained 501(c)(3) status in the state of California and are proud to be able to partner with local and national businesses alike to put on the festival as well as our other events.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
You will be responsible for creating marketing and branding materials that fit Far Out Fest's current brand and style. These assets include but are not limited to: posters, flyers, merchandise, and website designs. As this internship lies at the intersection of consumer psychology, design, and media, you will be applying principles of psychology and cognitive science into your designs.

Special Qualifications: 
Experience creating graphic designs for branding and marketing purposes
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
The internship centers around applying concepts and principles in Cognitive Science to design digital branding and marketing assets. This involves demonstrating an understanding of visual perception (such as the gestalt principles) in order to arrange content and layouts that are intuitive, engaging, and visually pleasing. This leverages the student's studies and their ability to design based on how humans perceive the visual stimuli around them. It also involves practicing an understanding of consumer psychology in order to create assets that appeal to a specific customer base.

Gains Group

Contact: 
Steve Gera
Address: 
12655 W Jefferson Blvd
Phone: 
7604349361
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Gains Group is a strategic advisory and consulting agency focusing on sports and technology. Our company works with a variety of professional sport franchises around the globe, helping them achieve optimal performance through the integration of science and technology.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Assistant responsibilities include indexing technology companies and researching new applications for them. Additional responsibilities may include creating presentations on topics involving psychological principles or the strategies that professional organizations are using to achieve success. Build digital products, and applications for our clients for everything from performance, to fan engagement, to gaming. We're highly interested in anyone who can code, build websites, and data science is a real plus!
Special Qualifications: 
Assistants should have an interest in technology, sports and be self starters willing to work on their own with a little guidance. Coding, design, research, and core technical skills are a plus.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
7 to 10 hours
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
At Gains Group we are always looking at how humans interact and perform in sports, and the way the brain works greatly influences what we do. We want to work with Cognitive Science students looking to use their understanding of mankind to change the world through sport.

GradStreet - Business Development & Growth Specialist

Contact: 
James Barton
Address: 
200 De Neve Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 
9083913462
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
GradStreet started at UCLA as a college venture, and has now grown into rapidly-growing profitable retailer to students across California. GradStreet offers graduation regalia and photography services with a modern spin to it, taking down competitors who have dominated the space for nearly 100 years. To date, GradStreet has saved students well over $100,000. We're a young company and moving fast, with a mission to update an industry that hasn't seen innovation in eons.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Help us grow! We need someone to get into the trenches with us for some business development work as we rapidly expand to over 100 schools in 2010. This position may include: school outreach, competitor research, ambassador recruiting, inventory management, and even some accounting work.
Special Qualifications: 
Experience with business development in some capacity is preferred.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
7
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
We need our intern to have an understanding of how people tend to make decisions. Creating eye catching content that grabs attention and resonates is a matter of understanding psychology. We want to create visual stimuli that establishes trust with our audience. The only way to do that is to fully understand out audience first.

HTC, Vive Studios

Contact: 
Chris Chin
Address: 
5200 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 
310-955-6464
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
HTC Vive is a virtual reality platform developed in partnership by HTC and Valve. Designed from the ground up for room-scale VR, Vive allows true-to-life interactions and experiences thanks to an adjustable headset displaying stunning graphics, two wireless controllers with HD haptic feedback and 360˚ absolute motion tracking. Vive Studios’ mission is to discover and empower development talent, and give everyone access to content that pushes the boundaries of VR.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The Vive Studios Team is looking for a Developer Relations Intern for testing and development support for current and new VR projects. The intern would help provide the technical knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to support and promote our developer facing offerings to content creators and partners. This individual will be part of a team that will drive the creation of innovative experiences and high-quality content through the developer community. This individual will be a key contributor in engaging and supporting developers and partners, elevating Vive technology, and enabling meaningful high-quality content submissions to our distribution platform
Special Qualifications: 
Experience as a developer with a focus on VR and mobile technologies Experience with C# or C++ coding for 3D graphics Experience with both Unity and Unreal game engine technology and engine performance optimization Active member in developer user groups and engagement with groups driving development efforts Excellent documentation and presentation creation skills Excellent oral, written and public presentation skills Ability to work well within a team is a must
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
10-20
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
Virtual Reality leverages our visual and auditory perception through immersive virtual experiences, which can be advantageous in furthering our understanding of the mind, memory, and our senses. A Cognitive Science student can apply their interdisciplinary background in human psychology, neuroscience, and computer science to aid in developing embodied 3D spatial content that feel immersive to the brain. With hand-tracking, eye-tracking, and even lip-tracking - a Cognitive Science student would be able to explore the frontiers of mixed and virtual reality while gaining industry experience driving efforts to support the VR developer ecosystem

Instantgo, Inc.

Contact: 
Nathanael Eisenberg
Address: 
449 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills 90012
Phone: 
424 282 0866
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Instantgo develops an online platform that lets experts and other professional provide their time and knowledge and get compensated over the phone and text. The Instantgo app serves many different populations as it offers different experts to answer many different needs of users. Among the main categories today are psychologist, nutritionists and life coach who can set their price and rate for their time and get contacted directly on the platform by people who are looking for their help. Instantgo is a new way to provide your services to others.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The intern will be responsible of developing several aspects of the Instantgo platform in order to improve the user experience and flow of connection with the professionals on the platform. More precisely, the intern will focus on all the privacy parameters and improve the way experts such as psychologists can set their preferred way to be contacted on the platform. The Intern will also work on the flow for consumers and do some work in terms of user interface after being exposed to the results of different flow experiments. The intern will also develop a better understanding of development processed, analytics and QA.
Special Qualifications: 
The intern needs to showcase a willingness to learn in a fast paced environment and be at the forefront of knowledge in mobile development. The intern needs to be able to work on both front end issues while having a good understand of the back end.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
10
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
Many of the experts present on the Instantgo platform work in a field connected with cognitive science, psychology and mental health.

Internship with Logos

Contact: 
Oliver d'Abo-Hurwitz
Address: 
Remote
Phone: 
310-773-1743
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Logos is building a future for news where journalists act as their own independent media outlets through converting their readers into monthly paid subscribers. Our decentralized model will ensure readers can get access to a diverse range of quality content for a fraction of what it would cost to currently subscribe to multiple credible news outlets. Logos was a member of StartupUCLA's 2018 Accelerator cohort and was founded by UCLA students.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
We're looking for highly motivated individuals who love a challenge and would like to join us in tackling complex problems in the field of journalism and technology. This internship doesn't require you to come into a physical office (we run our company entirely remotely) and you get to set your own hours. Each position has considerable flexibility regarding the work you can focus in on. Every intern gets to work on a personal project they come up with which gets pitched to the CEO. High-impact and fast paced work environment (hint: we're a startup!). Current Open Positions: Marketing Internship, Web Development Internship, UI/UX Design Internship, Product Management Internship,
Special Qualifications: 
Qualifications vary according to each position. Generally, we're looking for self-starters who are also quick learners.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
10-15
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
Cognitive Science, like working at Logos, is fundamentally interdisciplinary. Regardless of whether you're working with us in a marketing or development capacity, you will be forced to not only think but also work cross-functionally. It will give you real world experience analyzing and observing the behavior of our users and allow you to develop creative solutions for their problems.

Jazz Hands For Autism

Contact: 
Ifunanya Nweke
Address: 
10880 Wilshire Blvd, ste 800, www.jazzhandsforautism.org
Phone: 
4242097190
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Jazz Hands For Autism is a nonprofit organization that provides job development, job training and job placement for adults on the autism spectrum. Through the Jazz Hands Concert Series and the Jazz Hands Musicians Academy, Jazz Hands For Autism helps musicians on the autism spectrum develop transferrable social, professional and on stage skills that increase employability and their success as working musicians.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Positions: 1. Public Policy Intern: Researching legislation issues Identifying supportive government figures and organizations. Providing research support in development of advocacy positions and funding opportunities 2. Development Intern: Assisting with grant-writing and donor relations. 3. Teacher's Assistant Intern: Assisting with class instruction, monitoring daily student behavior and daily student progress (Jazz Hands Musician's Academy) 4. Student Mentor Intern: Assisting students with non-musical and non-social goals (Jazz Hands Musician's Academy) 5. Research & Evaluation Intern Assisting staff with compiling and analyzing student data trends to help ensure long term student progress (Jazz Hands Musician's Academy) 6. Information Analyst Intern: Providing non-experimental and theoretical research support on topics relevant to music and autism.
Special Qualifications: 
Positions: 1. Public Policy Intern: ability to research and analyze data 2. Development Intern: strong writing skills, experience using MS excel/ Google sheets and other data bases 3. Teacher's Assistant Intern: ability to collect, track and analyze data 4. Student Mentor Intern: ability to understand mental processes and give positive feedback 5. Research & Evaluation Intern: ability to compile and analyze data and make inferences from collected data 6. Information Analyst Intern: ability to review information and data and write pieces about it
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8-10 hours
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
Positions: 1. Public Policy Intern: public policy affects every domain and discipline so familiarity with public policy as it relates to mental health, cognitive deficits, etc greatly informs practice. 2. Development Intern: this internship provides students with real world experience in learning how to track, and maintain multi faceted information on a database which is important to the cognitive science discipline 3. Teacher's Assistant Intern: this internship provides students with real world experience in collecting potentially quantitative data, codifying data and tracking data which is important to the cognitive science discipline 4. Student Mentor Intern: this internship provides students with real world experience in interacting with clients who have a developmental disability and exploring ways to provide positive feedback. 5. Research & Evaluation Intern: this internship provides students with real world experience in compiling and analyzing data and making inferences from collected data 6. Information Analyst Intern: this internship provides students with experience in review information and data and writing pieces about it

KAV

Contact: 
Whitman Kwok
Address: 
520 Broadway, Santa Monica
Phone: 
(650) 440-6588
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
KAV was founded in 2015 when my son’s ice hockey team experienced a half dozen concussions at the ripe age of 11. What started as an endeavor to make sports safer has grown into the complete revolution of what’s possible in protective gear through personalization. Integrating advanced polymers, state of the art algorithms and 3d printing, we’re able to make custom helmets that fit like a glove with a stylish aesthetic. The unrivaled performance has gained traction with everyone from the SJ Sharks to the aspiring athlete just learning how to skate (or bike, or ski…). We’re looking for driven interns to propel our mission of protecting the next generation of athletes.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
One of the challenges of a custom helmet is communicating the brand and how the helmet will look so it exceeds the customer's expectations when it arrives on their doorstep. There are two opportunities for one or more interns that will accelerate our mission to protect the next generation of athletes. The first project is to drive deep community engagement through our social media channels. • Refine our digital brand and online presence • Analyze and enhance our posts to maximize engagement as measured by followers and more importantly engagement of followers (likes, comments, etc) • Craft and manage surveys and giveaways that engage the community but also provide a benefit to it The second project is to utilize our website to not only engage with the hockey community, but also provide a concrete sense of how the KAV helmet will look on them and improve their game: • Provide as an immersive experience as possible for every feature, to convey every aspect of the helmet and how it will benefit the player • Implement an AR plugin to our website so a customer can see how the helmet would look and fit on their head. • Bonus points: use the same AR process to gather measurements of their head to improve the fit of the helmet. You will work with and have the full support of the CEO, Whitman and our CTO, David, who led Search Quality and YouTube recommendations at Google and can play the drums with the best of them.
Special Qualifications: 
• Driven - as your interaction with the team will largely be text, calls and a weekly hour meeting, interns must be self-motivated and operate with a high degree of autonomy. • Analytical skills - both projects benefit from A/B testing, analytics and user engagement to optimize both the online experience and community engagement. • HTML, CSS and Javascript experience to modify our website to post instructional content but also create a seamless (and ideally fun) UX as the person measures and provides their data. Experience with the Apple ecosystem is a plus. • Photography, videography, graphics skills are a nice to have to generate professional content
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
12-15
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
Your work engages your coursework in the following ways: • Analyze and learn how customer experiences can be optimized for their enjoyment and benefit • Implement new technology (AR) in a meaningful and beneficial application • Learn how to build a community and relationships to accelerate our mission of protecting the next generation of athletes.

Laugh Lounge

Contact: 
Claude Shires
Address: 
1447 Broadway, Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone: 
3109480282
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Laugh Lounge is revolutionizing the live comedy experience for comedians, clubs & consumers by live streaming comedy shows through their app.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The Digital Marketing Intern will be responsible for aiding in planning, management, execution and coordination of digital marketing for Laugh Lounge. The Digital Marketing Intern will help integrate a range of digital and brand activities and management of online platforms and social communities. The Digital Marketing Intern will support in growing brand awareness within the U.S. The Digital Marketing Intern will also help with copy writing and content creation.
Special Qualifications: 
Experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, Canva, Social Media, Google Analytics, or Google Ads. Dedication and demonstrated interest in paid media and organic advertising.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
20
How does this relate to Cognitive Science?: 
Marketing and advertising lies at the intersection of developing technology as well as social psychology. How people interact with advertisements and companies and the phenomena that goes on in these interactions is a huge topic of interest that applies cognitive science practically in the real world. Interns would be using technical skills like graphic design and analytics to analyze consumer behavior as well as developing ways to predict future trends. These actionable insights gained through data can be applied to change company behavior to mesh more naturally with the world and keep up with technology as best as they can. Determining different audiences and target markets is also tedious but very relevant to topics in cognitive science such as social cognition, decision-making, perception, and metacognition. Applying these topics in different contexts like media and design is important to get a well-rounded understanding of the concepts.

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