Every brain is different, and we think a maker space is a great place to learn about those differences and show off what those brains can do. That’s why we created NeuroVivid — an innovative maker program for youth aged 10–14 to learn about the brain through technology. 

Internship Opportunity

We are looking for teens or young adults (ages 13-30) who identify as neurodivergent, autistic, ADHD, or having dyslexia for a paid internship to co-design activities for the NeuroVivid project. As a co-designer, you will join us in the design process from idea generation through activity development and testing. If you are under 18, permission from a parent or legal guardian will be required for participation.

Interns will work with EdGE at TERC and partners at EDC, New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), and MXTreality to co-design activities for a museum maker program and help ensure that the experiences developed are fun, engaging, and accessible to a broad audience, including neurodivergent learners. Topic areas for these activities include:

  • Brain Differences & Cognitive Function 
  • Circuitry and Brain-Computer Interfaces 
  • Games & Demos 
  • Block Coding 

Because our development team is geographically distributed across the country, the internship is a virtual position. Meetings will take place on Zoom, so a good high-speed internet connection is required.

Interns will be expected to do a combination of the following tasks.

  • Participate in a 1-hour weekly Zoom meeting with project staff
  • Contribute to the design and development of maker activities
  • Create drafts, mock-ups, and contribute to design documents
  • Review and revise activities and ideas
  • Provide feedback on the accessibility of activities 
  • Participate in project evaluation efforts (e.g., interviews, surveys)

A single-payment stipend will be issued at the end of the internship.

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