The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen (head: Dr. Falk Lieder) offers a position for a paid internship in a project on executive functions training (project leader: Dr. Maria Wirzberger). This position would give you the opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art software engineering practices from the institute’s software workshop and contributing to cutting edge research and the development of an application that might help thousands of people become more effective.
The goal of the project is to develop and test a computer-based training application that helps people to stay focused and avoid distractions in real-world study and work environments. This involves testing and improving an existing Python application and extending it with additional features.
What we are looking for
Applicants should have a strong programming skills in Python and be familiar with software engineering tools and practices including unit tests and Github. A solid background in computer science, human-computer interaction or related fields is expected. Additional skills and/or interest in machine learning or web development would be a plus but is not required.
How to apply
Please send your CV, transcripts, previous publications or thesis (if any), and a cover letter explaining your motivation and why you think you are a great fit for the group to email@example.com. If possible, please arrange for 1-2 letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address. (If this is not possible for you, then please explain why.)
As part of your application, please also submit some example code that you have written in Python. If this is not possible for you, we would ask you to complete a short assignment.
Further inquiries on the scope of the project can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity and seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Therefore we explicitly encourage women to apply.