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Research Associate

About AI4ALL

AI4ALL is an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit that opens doors to the artificial intelligence industry for underrepresented talent through education and mentorship. We nurture a global community of students who learn AI fundamentals and who then apply those principles to solve society’s most pressing problems in deeply innovative and ethical ways. AI4ALL programs have empowered over 6,500 people globally with AI education. AI4ALL summer programs run at 11 top universities around North America. Seventy-seven percent of alumni are interested in a career in AI after completing the program, and many are already making significant impacts in the field, from educating their peers to winning “best paper” at top AI conferences. In October 2019, AI4ALL Open Learning will launch, providing communities with free, approachable, project-based AI education.

By telling a new story about who can be a maker in AI, we’re creating tomorrow’s AI leaders and changing technology’s future. AI4ALL has received funding from Melinda Gates/Pivotal Ventures, Jensen and Lori Huang,, Chan Zuckerberg Institute, Prudential Financial, Microsoft, EY, and The Micron Foundation, among others and has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, TIME, USA Today, and The Atlantic.

About the Position

AI4ALL, Columbia University, and Stanford University have partnered for a national research project to design an open-source toolkit that will include best practices for serving students from underrepresented backgrounds in Artificial Intelligence. You will be part of the core project team, will work closely with the Principal Investigators at Stanford & Columbia, and will own management of the research project plan. This is a part-time, paid position and is based in the Bay Area. You’ll be expected to work on the project 15-20 hours per week, between October 2019 and September 2020. 


You will be responsible for:



  • Coordinating with the Principal Investigators to refine research questions, methodology, and measurement tools

  • Developing a detailed research project plan to track progress, assessment, and findings

  • Conducting research, literature reviews, and compiling findings relevant to the project

  • Conducting interviews with program participants (high school and college-age students) and key stakeholders 

  • Supporting Principal Investigators in consolidating findings into public reports, deliverables, and other external-facing materials

Administrative Support & Project Management 

  • Managing project and serving as the research liaison to other associated teams, as relevant, including the AI4ALL admissions team, and/or the curriculum team

  • Maintaining the research schedule and timelines

  • Planning meeting agendas and attending sessions with relevant project contributors

We’d prefer if you:

  • Are a current MS or PhD student in Artificial Intelligence or Computer Science. An interest in STEM education is a plus

  • Enjoy synthesizing data and can write clearly

  • Appreciate working independently and collaboratively

  • Have strong attention to detail and thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment

  • Are interested in how you can make a difference to support students from underrepresented groups in artificial intelligence, computer science, & other STEM fields


EEO Statement

AI4ALL is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.



Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.

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