Research at IONS focuses on exploring the fundamental nature of consciousness in three primary program areas: Consciousness and Healing, Worldview Transformation, and Extended Human Capacities. A key aspect of our mission also involves translating our research into transformative educational programs and creating opportunities for our members to find and build community.
IONS programs are supported by our internship program which has provided interns with real-world learning opportunities in noetic science and education, and occasionally in communication or development since 2003. Projects supported in the Research department include Spiritual Competencies for Psychologists, Mindful Motherhood, At Home Within, Worldview Explorations, Death Makes Life Possible, the Subtle Energies Resource, the Spiritual Engagement Project, and many more.
IONS Interns reflect on their internship experience
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Internships may involve:
- background research/literature reviews
- data management and analysis
- academic manuscript preparation
- social media/blogging
- community member relations
- developing marketing materials
- curriculum development
- creating presentations in Prezi and PowerPoint
- filing and scanning archival material
Current priorities: editing, analyzing and formatting academic papers to a state of readiness for submission to academic journals. The ability to receive guidance and then work independently is essential.
General qualifications: excellent writing, verbal, and computer skills, familiarity with statistical analysis, and understanding the general process of scientific research. Specialized qualifications will be explained in alignment with specific projects.
IONS’ internships are unpaid. IONS does not provide assistance in securing housing for those coming from out of the area. We will only call you if we are considering you for a position.