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  • Intern needed for VR App Development for Research

    Job Posting:

    Seeking Undergraduate or Graduate-level Interns for VR App Development Educational Research

    We are seeking VR designers and skilled Beta testers to work with us on the design and testing of a Virtual Reality App that will run on Google Cardboard. The main responsibility of the intern or interns that work on this project will be to test and help polish a working VR app by a target deadline of December 31, 2017.

    This project is managed and funded by a nonprofit research foundation that designs and delivers training and coaching in personal financial literacy and money management. The organization is based in Raleigh, NC and this position will be done remotely. The intern(s) will report to the Project Manager, based at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

    This app will deliver educational content on financial literacy and personal money management to a learner via a simple but fun immersive experience. The complexity of the app will be something like the Google Cardboard demo app, where a person uses a menu to go into a series of scenarios where they can then select items from an environment that will then open, displaying text, or talk to them, delivering the content via speech, or play a video. There will be interactive features such as quizzes, as well.

    Expectations of interns:
    • Picking and placing of pre-fabricated objects in a 3D forest environment in Unity
    • Playtesting of modules: Making sure assets in environment are properly placed and interactions are bug-free
    • Recording of issues and missing assets, and reporting this to project leads

    Rate of pay and dates of project:

    Interns will be paid hourly, up to $18/hour depending on references and any previous work they can show to demonstrate their level of expertise before hire.
    This work is expected to begin in early October 2017 and be completed no later than December 31, 2017.
    Minimum qualifications: Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in electrical or computer engineering, 3.2 GPA or higher, completed or enrolled in VR app development course and at least two excellent academic references. Github experience preferred but not required.
    To apply, please email a brief statement of interest, a resume and the contact information (including relationship to applicant) for two recent, relevant professional or academic references to Dr. Charlotte Zeamer, Research Associate (UC Santa Cruz),