2018 Summer Research Internship with Haworth Human Performance Lab

Job Description: Haworth Job Posting 76247 “Research Assistant Intern” with Rebecca S Johnson

The summer research internship is an educational experience for a graduate student or advanced undergraduate student interested in and studying how workplace environments impact human cognition and behavior. The student will be mentored by and directly with a Global Workplace Senior Research Specialist and will provide support primarily for quantitative research activities on a variety of topics concerning the intersection between workplace environments and knowledge work. The student will contribute to secondary research efforts and aspects of primary research including evaluation of study design, study coordination, data collection, and analysis for Human Performance Lab studies. The lab runs experiments that incorporate biometric measurements such as eye tracking, facial expression analysis, electroencephalogram, and electrodermal activity/skin conductance. Additional experience will include development of research based marketing material of findings in coordination with Haworth Corporate Marketing. 

The internship is available May 2018 - August 2018.

Job Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor degree in psychology, sociology, communication, marketing, or related field and currently enrolled in graduate school, or at 3rd year undergraduate status by summer 2018. All applicants must have successfully completed a social science quantitative research methodologies course or equivalent (natural sciences) at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Experience: Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Knowledge and experience with statistical software such as SPSS and/or R or equivalents preferred.


Haworth research investigates links between workspace design and human behavior, health and performance, and the quality of the user experience. We share and apply what we learn to inform product development and help our customers shape their work environments.




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