Undergraduate students that are interested a career in games user research can apply for an internship to work as a research assistant with Masters and Ph.D. students in the SWaGUR program. Students will have the opportunity to be mentored by graduate students, explore their areas of interest within the field, make academic connections, and have an awesome summer job.
There are a number of different projects that you could be working on for your summer internship. Here are some of the research areas in the SWaGUR program:
Player experience and analytics
Novel interaction in games
Gamification and serious games
Narrative and games
Computer supported collaboration
Computer graphics and simulations
Cognitive neuroscience perceptual phenomenon
Check out the About SWaGUR page to learn more about the program and to find out what our graduate students are up to.
In your internship you will support graduate students’ work by aiding them with their research projects. You will have the opportunity to become published in leading academic conferences and journals in the field of games user research. Your work may include, data collection, quantitative or qualitative analysis, coding, data entry, conducting online surveys or interviews, aiding with the write-up of journal articles, research videos, game development and design, and more.
The SWaGUR internship will require you to work full-time hours (35-40 hours per week) for a duration of 16 weeks. The work term will run from the start of May until the end of August.
Before applying to SWaGUR find a supervisor at your university (University of Saskatchewan or University of Waterloo) that you would be interested in working with. To see the list of supervisors in the SWaGUR program visit Choose your Supervisor.
To apply to the SWaGUR summer internship you will need to submit the following documents:
Send your application to the supervisor you would like to work with (you can find contact information in the professor’s profile).
To apply for a summer internship for Spring 2017 submit your application prior to the first week of March. Definite deadlines will be determined by the department you are applying to.
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