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Roux Summer Research Internship - Extended Reality Graphics Perception

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

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Portland, ME, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

Summer Research Internships at The Roux Institute

The Roux Institute Summer Research Internship Program is a 10-week full-time internship for graduate and undergraduate learners on-site at the Roux Institute campus of Northeastern University in Portland, ME.


  • Stipend: $5,000 for Undergraduate Research Interns $7,500 for Masters & PhD Research Interns.
  • Gain interdisciplinary research experience and mentoring from Roux Institute Researchers.
  • Access professional development seminars on topics including networking, communication, entrepreneurial thinking, and more.
  • Network with other Roux Institute researchers and partner organizations
  • Explore the Greater Portland area and build community with other researchers in your cohort and entrepreneurs from our Founder Residency programs.

Program Dates

INTERNSHIP DURATION: June 3 – August 16, 2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN: December 15, 2024


About The Roux Institute

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent-building, and economic growth for Portland, Maine, and northern New England. We are nurturing an environment for high-impact research and innovation in computer and data science, digital engineering, the advanced life sciences and medicine, and other tech fields. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high- growth sectors. Together, we envision an innovation corridor that in the coming years will stretch from Boston to Portland and beyond.

Research Internship - Extended Reality Graphics Perception

The Human Data Interaction Research Team at the Roux Institute of Northeastern Univeristy seeks a research intern to help better understand how people perceive graphics in Extended Reality (XR) systems. This project will closely examine dynamic XR environments and the perceptual interference that come into play when these graphics are overlaid on the real-world. While the human visual-perception system has been studied for hundreds of years, less is known about how people perceive graphics in dynamic XR environments. We are investigating how XR design choices (such as color, brightness, graphical encoding, line weight, etc.) influence our ability to rapidly consume data and minimize interference with primary tasks. A successful summer internship will touch all facets of research in this area, from contributing to study design, to conducting testing sessions, to analysis and publication of the results. The student will also gain skills in data analysis, coding and data visualization.


  • Aiding in the design of human subject research studies.
  • Development of AR/VR applications for use in user tests.
  • Conducting user study sessions.
  • Aiding in the authoring of research results.


  • Graduate-level student pursuing a degree in a relevant field
  • Background in computer programming, quantitative research, and/or data collection
  • Experience with User Study Design or Human-Subject research preferred
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team

Application Materials

  • A resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position.

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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