Summer internship in UCLIC available - now closed
We are looking for a UCL student registered for a Computer science or Engineering Degree undergraduate course to work as a summer intern with Professor Yvonne Rogers and Dr Nic Marquardt.
The main purpose of this internship is to work on a project to build an interactive sensing tool by hacking a Geiger Counter. The aim is to enable it to pick up human inputs (movement, heartbeat, breath, heat) and create artistic digital outputs (sound, projection). The input and outputs should be accessible to students, allowing them to manipulate and design their own outcomes. The project will consider how to make it possible for students open up the Geiger Counter, understand the basic circuitry, rewire and code the counter to interpret human inputs and create digital outputs. It will involve designing, prototyping, engineering, making and coding.
The intern will engage in a knowledge exchange with Yvonne Rogers and the UCL Interaction centre focusing on innovative ways of delivering digital skills to secondary students through movement and physical computing. They will develop a novel digital physical computing learning tool that can be used to sense aspects of the environment, human bodies and dance sequences as a new way of understanding and developing the use of movement in delivering digital skills. The goal of this interdisciplinary project is to impact the number of secondary school students engaging coding and dance. The project will involve working with Rebecca Evans from Pell Ensemble and Su Adams from U Can Too.
Please see the detailed Job Description.
Applicants must send their CV and personal statement to at Dr Louise Gaynor to be considered for this internship. Deadline to submit applications is at 12:00pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019.
Interns will be employed and paid in accordance with UCL Internship Policy, accrue annual leave, and be entitled to statutory sick pay and other pay (see the policy for further details).
Currently the rate of pay is £10.43 per hour with the expectation of no more than a 36.5 hr working week during the summer vacation.
Interns are subject to UKVI Right to Work in the UK requirements.