Sesame Workshop is looking for a Content Research Intern for Fall 2018. Interns will gain experience in: library and online research to inform on children’s media projects, stimuli development, interviewing children, collecting, coding and verification of data, screening show segments and reviewing drafts of digital media resources in preparation for testing with young children or adult caregivers.
What role does research play within Sesame Workshop shows? Content Research serves as one of the three important divisions of what is known as the Sesame Workshop model -- research, production and content. The roles of Content Research are: to assess impact, comprehension and appeal, and to understand how to effectively position, market and measure the performance of our products and programs in a competitive environment, as well as develop, clarify and provide information about a production’s particular curriculum area(s), for example, mathematics, resilience, literacy, or science.
In addition, Content Research conducts formative research with children and their caregivers to support concept development, planning and production for Sesame Workshop outreach efforts as well as Sesame Street shows and digital media, and other domestic projects.
• Rising college junior and seniors, or graduate students majoring in psychology, education, or other related area of study with a special interest in research and children. • Prior experience in research with human subjects is preferred. • Prior experience working with young children is required.
What hours are expected of the interns? Interns should expect to work 2 full days a week from 9:30 am (or as early as 7:00am if going to a testing site) to 5:30 pm. Internships extend for the duration of the fall semester, roughly from September to mid-December.
What is Sesame Workshop? Founded in 1969, the Sesame Workshop is a producer of programs, products, and services in multiple media that entertain and educate children and their families. Beginning with Sesame Street, and later The Electric Company, Ghostwriter, Dragon Tales, and other programs, Sesame Workshop designs, researches, and produces television shows as well as other media. For more information, go to www.sesameworkshop.org