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.
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.
Please contact edge_admin @ terc.edu with any questions.