Research Intern @ Boston College

Now Accepting Applications

Job Description

The Computer Science department at Boston College invites applications for multiple research intern positions (visiting students) in visualization and human-computer interaction. The candidate will be sponsored by and work under the supervision of Dr. Nam Wook Kim. The candidate will conduct original research on topic areas that are agreed upon by the candidate and the supervisor. Example topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Systems and techniques for data-driven, explorable explanations
  • Intelligent and collaborative support for data exploration and communication
  • Perception & cognition principles for data storytelling
  • Multimodal interaction (Pen+Touch/AR/VR) for immersive data experiences
  • Inclusive/accessible visual data communications
  • Visualization applications for creativity, social computing, civic engagement, etc

The candidate is encouraged to publish at top venues in visualization and human-computer interaction, such as VIS, CHI, UIST, and CSCW. The candidate will receive full travel support to present their work if the work is published and the candidate is the first author.

Starting Date

The position begins immediately upon the availability of the candidate. The duration will be up to 6 months with a minimum of 3 months.


The candidate must be enrolled in an M.S. or Ph.D. program in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field. Exceptional undergraduates, especially those who are applying before starting a graduate school, may still apply. Depending on the type of research that the candidate will conduct as part of this position, one or more of the following technical skills are required:

  • Prototyping and development skills (e.g., D3 and WebGL)
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods (e.g., contextual inquiry and empirical analysis)
  • Applied machine learning (e.g., intelligent agents and recommendation systems)

How to Apply

Please submit the required materials to
The email should contain the words "Research Intern" and the candidate's "Name" in the subject line.

Required Materials:

  • Email describing the candidate’s research interest and suitability for the position
  • Curriculum vitae

Compensation includes a reasonable stipend commensurate with experience and education.


Please forward any questions to Nam Wook Kim (Email:

Additional Information

Boston College is a tier-1 research university located in the Boston area, a historic place with a full of cultural and educational experiences (e.g., Boston Symphony Orchestra and Museum of Fine Arts). The Boston area has a strong visualization and human-computer interaction community consisting of a myriad of academic and industrial research institutions and tech companies such as Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Northeastern, UMass, Brown, WPI, IBM, and Adobe that is ideal for synergetic research collaborations as well as networking opportunities.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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