Lemelson-MIT 2023 Student Research Program


The Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) is looking to select
up to six MIT students to assist conducting observations, interviewing adults engaged in invention education,
and working with invention education workshop records.

Student researchers will receive guidance and support, including opportunities for learning the basics of ethnographic research while engaging in participant observation and interviews with adults attending LMIT’s summer invention education workshop.

Students will also have opportunities to hear from experts in the field with a background in product ethnography.

Accepted students will be paid $20 per hour and will be expected to work remotely (online) up to 40 hours per week across a six-week period from June 19–August 4, 2023.

Application preference is given for those who apply prior to December 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET. Positions will be first come, first served after this date.

In support of LMIT’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we strongly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply.