Jobs & Internships

The Information Interaction Lab at the University of Michigan School of Information is always interested in attracting new talent.

Open Positions


At any time throughout the year, we’re considering applications of successful PhDs who have been active in premier HCI conferences, notably CHI, UIST, ISS (formerly ITS), and EICS. Ideally, there is significant overlap between our research interests and yours. For example, we currently focus our research on AR/VR interfaces. But we’re always interested in broadening our research activities as well, so just get in touch and we’ll talk.

PhD students

We just accepted two new PhD students starting in Fall 2020. For 2021, we will again be considering applications from graduate students interested in doing cutting-edge human-computer interaction research. In our lab, you will have access to the latest interactive technologies, and you will design, build, and study ways of improving the user experience. The research training you will receive in our lab will not only set you up for a career in academia, but would also allow you to explore your interests more broadly, and ultimately help you land a good position in industry as well.

Visitors and Interns

We previously hosted talented groups of students from UW, UNC, UBC, Tsinghua and Fudan each summer in our lab. We’re always interested in hosting visiting scholars and research interns, who we treat as full members of our lab.

For visiting scholars, we’re specifically looking for people who would like to spend some time with us and help us grow and expand our lab in new directions. Ideally, you would come with your own funding, but if there’s something significant to be gained for our lab, we should be able to help out.

Interns will have the chance to practice and build their research experience and skills, and will benefit from participating in many interesting research opportunities and events hosted by our lab, including weekly hackathons, first research projects, independent studies, reading groups, and practice talks.

Application Process and Materials

If you’re interested in any of the positions above, send an email to Michael Nebeling. Make sure to include a short paragraph about yourself and your interests in working with us. If you have it ready, please also include a CV, but a personal, goal-driven statement is a requirement. Later, you may also be asked to submit additional materials, such as a portfolio and references.