User Research Internship for Edutech Startup in NYC

mzassenhaus
2009
User Research Internship for Edutech Startup in NYC
May 14, 2010 - 8:20pm
New York, NY
United States
Employer: 
Knewton, Inc
From a recruiter: 
Direct employer
Term: 
Other
How to apply: 
designjobs@knewton.com
Description: 

Based in NYC’s Union Square, Knewton is poised to revolutionize the practice of education with the world’s most powerful adaptive learning engine. Today, our revenues come from our next-gen online test prep classes, but our vision is much wider. Generic blurb aside, we are a startup. We are rich in eclectic personalities and are ridiculously dedicated. Our intention is to democratize education. Yes, that is a lofty goal, but we are committed to it, and our investors think we're on to something. 

We're looking for User Research help in our UX department. 

Responsibilities would include:
    •    Organizing and conducting usability testing on current features and features in development
    •    Organizing and conducting user research on students in any of our product markets
    •    Organizing and conducting user research for marketing
    •    Analyzing and presenting findings
    •    Collaborating with the UX team to prescribe recommendations based on research
    •    Creating personas for all products and marketing segments

This is a paid internship.  The position is on-site in Union Square, NYC.

Please send resume and statement of interest, as well as any relevant work samples to: designjobs@knewton.com

Knewton was founded by Jose Ferreira, a former Kaplan executive, with funding from Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, and prominent angel investors. The company was selected as the AO 250 leader in Digital Education for 2009 and was a finalist in Amazon’s 2008 Start-Up Challenge. Knewton is participating in a Harvard Medical School study on using crowd-sourcing to power diagnosis, and is one of four companies selected by Princeton University’s Institute of Advanced Study to participate in an 18 month long study on using technology to innovate education.

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