The Jain Family Institute

Data Visualization Fellow


Data Visualization Fellow

New York // Part Time // Research


The Jain Family Institute is seeking a junior fellow, in college or early graduate school, to build data visualizations related to our current projects, focusing on our project in digital ethics and curation. The ideal candidate has a wide-ranging curiosity, competency in statistics, and experience building data visualizations in D3. She or he will be joining a small team of generalist-practitioners with backgrounds in philosophy, physics, economics, social science, and data science working on building comprehensible explanations of algorithmic fairness metrics.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $6,000 for approximately 15 hours per week over six months. Those interested should send a CV or résumé with contact information, a letter of interest, and an overview of previous projects, to

Selected candidates will be invited to an in-person interview in our Manhattan office in late April.

The preferred due date is July 15, after which we will accept applications on a rolling basis.


Time commitment: approximately 15 hours a week

Attendance: one to two times weekly, at meetings in our SoHo office

The fellow's tasks will include:

  • development and implementation of visual representations of algorithmic decision system outcomes;
  • developing interactive explanations of fairness definitions;
  • assisting with other projects as needed.


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Familiarity with D3
  • Background theoretical knowledge of data visualization principles
  • Excellent analytic or quantitative skills; strong communication

Helpful Skills and Qualifications

  • Familiarity with machine learning
  • Competency in Python
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Background in ethics, social justice, and/or political theory

  • A stipend of $6,000, paid in monthly installments of $1,000
  • The possibility of publishing new research under the auspices of Jain Family Institute
  • Opportunities to meet with scholars, policy experts, and leaders in finance, business, education, and the arts


The Jain Family Institute is a research incubator that builds promising ideas into real-world pilots. Our work investigates and influences the structural forces that affect the way people live, work, and learn. Our team collaborates with industry, government, and academia to pilot scalable, high-impact interventions.

For details about our staff and current projects, see

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