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Spring 2023 MDI Scholar Job Description

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Spring 2023 cohort of the MDI Scholars Program. For full consideration, please submit your application by December 9, 2022 at 11:59pm Eastern. 

The Spring 2023 Cohort will work with researchers and practitioners to help advance knowledge on areas including forced migration, civil justice, environmental policy, social media, misinformation, education, politics and polarization, and other fields. MDI Scholars will not only gain valuable research skills, but they will also engage in research that will help shape future research at the intersection of public policy, data science, and other disciplines. 

During the academic year, MDI Scholars are expected to work up to 20 hours a week, depending on the project. 

In addition, MDI Scholars attend monthly MDI Scholars meetings, and share their research as part of a MDI Scholars Research Showcase at the end of the semester.


The Spring 2023 MDI Scholar Program is available to enrolled Georgetown University students. The Program provides motivated Georgetown students across disciplines the opportunity to engage in scholarly research. Coursework and/or previous research experience in computer science, data science, statistics, public policy and/or computational linguistics is preferred, but we encourage students of all majors to apply. Students should have a demonstrated interest and knowledge of working with large-scale data analysis and its implications in society.

Mode of Work

The scholar program is hybrid. MDI has two office locations on Main Campus and 500 1st Street.

Program Timeline

Application Deadline: We will accept applications until Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 11:59pm Eastern. 
Interviews: Week of Dec 12, 2022
Notification of selected MDI Scholars: Jan 6, 2023
Position Start Date: Week of Jan 23, 2023
Position termination: May 12, 2023 with the possibility of extension to the Summer

EEO Statement

The Massive Data Institute at Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Due Dec 9, 2022 at 11:59pm Eastern