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Graduate Research Assistant Positions Available at AINow

AI Now is hiring three Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) to support the ongoing research at the Institute

Dear friends,

A quick update to our job posting for three Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) to support the ongoing research at the Institute: We have opened the position to include both NYU and non-NYU graduate students.

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Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistants will work directly with NYU Distinguished Research Professor and AI Now Director of Research and co-founder Kate Crawford and NYU Distinguished Research Scientist and AI Now Executive Director and co-founder Meredith Whittaker. These part-time positions are ideal for graduate students looking to gain exposure to the developing interdisciplinary field surrounding the social and political implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting interdisciplinary literature reviews, archival research, and ethnographic interviews
  • Synthesizing research papers and findings for written and oral presentation to senior researchers
  • Note-taking and summarizing of meetings, events, and interviews
  • Proofreading and copyediting draft publications, including reports and academic articles, for grammar, style, and verification of citations and evidence

Given time and capacity, Graduate Research Assistants may also have the opportunity to engage in other aspects of AI Now™s work, including brainstorming sessions, research, and public events.


Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate program, and available to work 15-25 hours per week for the summer and/or 12-20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Most of the work will take place on-site at our offices in Manhattan.

We welcome graduate students with any disciplinary or experiential background to apply, including technical and non-technical backgrounds, and especially those with experience in STS, history, media studies, and philosophy.

We will also be looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills and high level of professionalism
  • Strong writing and editing abilities
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Interest in helping develop and produce interdisciplinary research on the social and political implications of AI

Please submit your application via our online form by April 1, 2019 at 5PM.

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